Switching Between Online and Resident

Liberty University Online (LU Online) to a Residential Program

You must first complete a Resident Transfer Application with a Resident Admissions Counselor. After completing the transfer application, you will be required to submit any other applicable enrollment documents. Additionally, you must contact your LU Online Academic Advisor to be removed from any registered courses before the transfer will be considered final.


Resident program to LU Online

You will need to contact the Resident Student Advocate Office (SAO). The SAO will be able to assist throughout the withdrawal process. You must also contact an LU Online Enrollment Consultant for assistance with the LU Online application process (luoinquiry@liberty.edu) and you will be required to confirm in writing that you understand that your intended Degree Completion Plan may be affected as a result of switching from their Resident program to LU Online.

In addition, if you have lived in Liberty’s on-campus housing, you must ensure that you have made arrangements to remove your items from the room and return any keys to to the Office of Residence Life at the close of the semester.

Please Note: You will only be considered either a Resident student or a LU Online student during a single term. Students already attending one program will be able to switch programs after the completion of their current term. Changing academic programs will also affect financial aid eligibility. 


Financial Aid Considerations

Financial aid programs and eligibility vary greatly between the LU Online and Residential programs.

  • LU Online to Resident: Adjusting financial aid may take up to four weeks from the date of acceptance. The student must submit a FAFSA for each year, if applicable, and complete all Resident admissions requirements, such as the $250 confirmation deposit.
  • Resident to LU Online: Adjusting financial aid can take up to four weeks from the date of acceptance. The student must submit a FAFSA for each aid year, if applicable, and complete all LU Online admissions requirements.