Section II: Enrollment

A.  Who must enroll in CSER?

  1. All residential undergraduate students who are full-time during the fall or spring semester are required to be enrolled in a CSER.  Undergraduate students are considered full-time if they are taking twelve (12) or more credit hours in a given semester.

    Note: This requirement does not apply to Dual-enrolled students unless the student has 12 undergraduate credits during their dual-enrolled semester.

  2. According to the student’s Degree Completion Plan (DCP), BWVW 101 and BWVW 102 are a student’s first two CSER requirements.

B.  What are BWVW 101 and BWVW 102?

  • According to the student’s Degree Completion Plan (DCP), BWVW 101 and BWVW 102 are a student’s first two CSER requirements.
  1. BWVW 101: BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW I
    This course is designed to aid the student in the development of a biblical worldview. This will involve an introduction to critical thinking, an evaluation of contemporary moral philosophies, and an affirmation of absolute truth. Students will be challenged to integrate a biblical worldview into their Christian/Community Service.
    BWVW 101 is a Prerequisite for BWVW 102
     
  2. BWVW 102: BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW II
    This course is a study of contemporary moral issues encountered by students in their Christian/Community Service. Students will be challenged to evaluate these issues and understand their responsibilities to them in light of a biblical worldview.
    Prerequisite: BWVW 101

    Note: Students who have failed either or both BWVWs will be required to enroll in the needed CSERs to keep from falling behind in their graduation requirements.  These students will be doing CSER while simultaneously completing their BWVW requirements.

C.  When may a student enroll in a CSER?

  • Students may enroll during the fall semester, winter break, spring or summer semesters. Students will need the name and email address of the person who will be supervising and evaluating their service before applying online.

    Note: Although CSER is not required during the winter break or summer semester, a CSER earned over the winter break or summer may count for a previous or future semester (See details at Section IV.G.)
  1. FALL SEMESTER
    The Christian/Community Service Registration Fair occurs during the second week of the fall semester. CSER supervisors are invited to represent their area of service and begin the registration process.
    Students are not required to register during the fair, but are encouraged to do so.  Otherwise, they are responsible to submit an application online through ASIST before the Add/Drop deadline.  Students will need the name and email address of the person who will be supervising and evaluating their service before applying online.

    The Add/Drop deadline for the FALL semester is the first Monday in October.  A $10.00 late fee will be added to the student’s Liberty University account after this date.

    Note:
    CSERs REGISTERED FOR IN THE FALL WILL AUTOMATICALLY CARRY OVER TO THE SPRING SEMESTER, BUT NOT THE WINTER BREAK SUMMER SEMESTER. Students must understand that they are making a one-year commitment to the organization when they enroll in the fall semester. If they wish to change CSERs in the spring, they must follow the proper procedures (See Section II.E. below).
     
  2. SPRING SEMESTER
    There is no Registration Fair in the spring semester. Consequently, students enrolling in CSER for the spring semester are responsible to submit an application online through ASIST by the Add/Drop deadline.  Students will need the name and email address of the person who will be supervising and evaluating their service before applying online.

    The Add/Drop deadline for the SPRING semester is the first Monday in March. A $10.00 late fee will be added to the student’s Liberty University account after this date.
     
  3. SUMMER SEMESTER
    Students must submit an application online through ASIST by the Add/Drop deadline.  Students will need the name and email address of the person who will be supervising and evaluating their service before applying online.  A CSER earned during the summer semester can count for any semester needed for graduation. Students may also complete a CSER during the summer if they are behind in the CSER requirements (See Section III.F.).

    The Add/Drop deadline for the SUMMER semester is the first Monday in July.  A $10.00 late fee will be added to the student’s Liberty University account after this date.
     
  4. WINTER BREAK
    Students must submit an application online through ASIST by the Add/Drop deadline.  Students will need the name and email address of the person who will be supervising and evaluating their service before applying online.  A CSER earned during the Winter Break can count for any semester needed for graduation. Students may also complete a CSER during the Winter Break if they are behind in the CSER requirements (See Section III.F.).

    The Add/Drop deadline for Winter Break is the first Monday in January.  A $10.00 late fee will be added to the student’s Liberty University account after this date.

     

D.  Do students need to re-register their fall CSERs in the spring semester?

  • No.  CSERs REGISTERED FOR IN THE FALL WILL AUTOMATICALLY CARRY OVER TO THE SPRING SEMESTER, BUT NOT WINTER BREAK OR THE SUMMER SEMESTER. Students must understand that they are making a one-year commitment to the organization when they enroll in the fall semester.
     

E.  May students Change, Drop or Add CSERs?

  • Yes. Students wishing to change, add or drop a CSER must obtain permission from their CSER supervisor and receive approval from the Center for CSER.  The drop add process is completed online through the following process.

ONLINE: CSER (ADD) Registration Process

In order to register a CSER follow these steps:

1)  Log into ASIST.
2)  Click on “Student.”
3)  Click on “Registration.”
4)  Click on “Christian Service.”
5)  Click on “CSER Registration Form for Residential Students.”
6)  Log into the portal with your Liberty username and password.
7)  Select the semester for which you need to register (when you actually complete the CSER hours, not necessarily for when you need the credit applied).
8)  From the drop-down menu select your CSER course code.  Select the organization from the 2nd drop down list that will appear to the right of the CSER course.  Select a supervisor from the 3rd drop-down list (Note:  You will need to click on the white background to get the 2nd and 3rd drop down menus to appear).
9)  If you are completing your CSER with a church, you will select 279-001 - Church Extension.  If you are completing your CSER with a non-profit organization that does not have a specific CSER course code, you will select CSER 399-001 - Special Projects. 

a.  If you are doing a CSER 279 or 399 and the organization (organized by state) is not listed in the 2nd drop down list, select “Not Listed” from the bottom of the list.  Enter the organization name in the text field that appears.
b.  If your CSER supervisor is not listed in the 3rd drop down, select “Not Listed” and enter the supervisors name and email address in those text fields.
c.  Enter your personal responsibilities.

10)  Certify that you have already contacted your CSER supervisor.  If you have not contacted your CSER supervisor, you will need to make contact before continuing to register for a CSER.
11)  E-sign and submit your CSER application.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation code and e-mail (KEEP A COPY OF THE CONFIRMATION NUMBER).  Your supervisor will also receive an e-mail within 24 hours letting him/her know that you have requested them to take the next step in processing your registration.

ONLINE: CSER (DROP) Process

In order to drop a previously registered CSER follow these steps:

1)  Log into ASIST.
2)  Click on “Student.”
3)  Click on “Registration.”
4)  Click on “Christian Service.”
5)  Click on “CSER Registration Form for Residential Students.”
6)  Log into the portal with your Liberty username and password.
7)  Select the semester for which you need to drop.
8)  At the top of the form you will see your registered CSER.  Under “Action” select “Drop this Course.”
9)  E-sign and submit your CSER application.

When you submit your drop application you will receive a confirmation code and e-mail (KEEP A COPY OF THE CONFIRMATION NUMBER).  Your supervisor will also receive an e-mail within 24 hours letting him know that you have requested him to take the final step in dropping your registration.  Once the drop is approved by your supervisor, it will be removed from your transcript.

Note: A $10.00 late fee will be applied to every drop and every add after the deadline of a given semester. (See Add/Drop Deadlines in Section II.C.1-4 above.).
 

Next: Section III - Participation