Liberty University is a current member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System (DNS). The school participates in the DNS-2 (Associate level) and DNS-4 (Bachelor’s level) systems. The DNS is a group of institutions selected to provide service members and their eligible family members the opportunity to complete college degrees without losing credit because of frequent changes in duty station. For example, many courses offered by member institutions have two-way guaranteed transferability to provide more flexibility and options to satisfy degree requirements. The SOC DNS Student Agreement issued to all eligible students at member institutions provides a complete evaluation of the service member's prior learning, including courses from other colleges and universities, military training courses, military occupational experience, nationally-recognized tests, and other non-traditional credit, as well as clearly identifying requirements for completing the degree. Current SOC Degree Network System membership and participating degree information is available at http://www.soc.aascu.org.*
On this webpage, we provide information on the following:
Use the links above to quickly navigate to the information you are looking for. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our SOC Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberty University offers the following academic benefits to military students enrolled at the undergraduate level, depending on their status as an Online or Residential student:
If you are an undergraduate military student, you are eligible to receive the above academic benefits, whether you meet the requirements to receive a SOC DNS Student Agreement or not. If you do not qualify for a SOC DNS Student Agreement, you will still receive all of the same benefits, but they will apply to the Degree Completion Plan instead.
Found out more about which type of degree plan you will receive by reviewing the Qualifications section below.
A SOC DNS Student Agreement is a contract-for-degree, signed by the institution, that provides a list of degree requirements, evaluates all prior coursework and credit earned through military service and experience or by taking nationally-recognized exams, and identifies which courses are still needed to complete the degree. Only certain branches of the military will qualify for this type of degree plan. All undergraduate military students get the academic benefits outlined above, but not all military students receive SOC DNS Student Agreements.
To receive a SOC DNS Student Agreement from Liberty University, you must meet all of the following requirements:
If you meet the criteria above, you will automatically receive a copy of your SOC DNS Student Agreement within the first 6 credit hours you take. If you have any questions about your SOC DNS Student Agreement, you can email email@example.com for assistance.
If you did not meet all of the criteria outlined above, you will not receive a SOC DNS Student Agreement. However, you will still receive the academic benefits outlined in the previous section. These will be applied to your Degree Completion Plan Audit, which you can access through your ASIST account at any time.
Special Note for TA Students:
You may need an official degree plan for your Tuition Assistance. If you are eligible for a SOC DNS Student Agreement, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request this document.
If you do not qualify for a SOC DNS Student Agreement (Air Force students and graduate students), you may contact us at LUMilitary@liberty.edu to requeat a signed copy of your Degree Completion Plan.
To ensure your SOC DNS Student Agreement (or degree plan) has been finalized and all of the academic benefits have been applied, make sure the following steps have been completed.
There are several requirements for graduation of which you should be aware:
For further questions, you can speak with an advisor at (800) 424-9595 or email email@example.com.
* The Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) degree program consists of several areas of study. Each area is referred to as a cognate. Hours listed in each cognate may vary depending on the areas of study you choose and your transferred college credit. At least two cognates are required for the major (up to three may be chosen). You may choose from the following areas of study: accounting, business, criminal justice, education, management information systems, psychology, and religion. Contact your academic advisor for further details at (800) 424-9595.
*Although Liberty University is currently a member of the SOC Degree Network System, membership or participating degrees may change at any time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for-up-to date information.