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Liberty University Online - Undergraduate Resident Students

Students who wish to register for Liberty University Online courses should review the following information carefully before proceeding with registration.

  1. What is Liberty University Online?
  2. Eligibility
  3. How to register
  4. Costs
  5. How will I know my course has been registered?
  6. Available courses and guide
  7. Dates and deadlines
  8. Books
  9. Showing academic progress
  10. Drop policy
  11. Withdrawal policy
  12. Grade Appeal

1. What is Liberty University Online?

8-week, online courses accessed via Blackboard Fast Paced for the self motivated student (Assignments due every week) Liberty University Online courses are part of the student's official academic record and are calculated into their cumulative GPA. Students may NOT take foundational classes such as: ENGL 100, CLST 100 & 101, MATH 100 & 110.

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2. Eligibility

Must be a current Liberty student Must have at least a 2.0 GPA Must have a zero balance on your student account.

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3. How to register

To register for an online course as a residential student, please click on the link below through use of Internet Explorer only.

Liberty University Online Add Form for Resident Students

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4. Costs

As a resident student who takes Liberty University Online courses, whether a couple of Liberty University Online courses or all Liberty University Online courses for a semester, you will still be responsible for the same cost guidelines as if you were taking all resident courses.

It is your responsibility as the student to contact Financial Aid and/or Student Accounts to make the payment arrangements after registering for Liberty University Online courses.

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5. How will I know my course has been registered?

Your courses will appear on your ASIST account about 3-4 business days after you have received your confirmation email that your request has been processed by your Professional Advisor. You can know for certain your courses have been registered once they appear on ASIST. Even though your courses appear on ASIST, they will not appear on Blackboard until 4-5 days prior to the start date (see Dates and Deadlines link). If it has been more than a week and your courses have not appeared on ASIST, please contact your Professional Advisor in CASAS.

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6. Available Courses and Guide

Liberty University Online course list. Includes difficulty level and syllabi.

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7. Dates and deadlines

General listing of session dates.

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8. Books

The Liberty Bookstore has textbook information. Resident book vouchers do not apply to Liberty University Online courses.

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9. Showing Academic Progress

Students must access courses in Blackboard on the start date. Students must follow course deadlines as outlined by the instructor. Students who fail to show progress are subject to academic and financial consequences.

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10. Drop policy
 

Courses must be dropped prior to the course start date. Drop requests must be submitted directly to the Registrar’s Office. Students cannot request a drop once the course has begun.

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11. Withdrawal Policy

After the start date, students may request to withdraw up until the course deadline. A grade of "W" for withdraw will be placed on the student’s record.  To submit a request, students must go to the Registrar's Office and complete the Withdrawal form or email registrar@liberty.edu. The email must include the student's name, ID#, and course or courses to be withdrawn from.

If a withdraw is completed for a residential course, students are not permitted to register for that Liberty University Online course in the same semester.

If a student withdraws from a Liberty University Online course and adds a different Liberty University Online course within the same semester, they will be responsible for payment over 18 credit hours.

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  12. Grade Appeal

Resident student’s appealing an online class:

Liberty encourages students to have open and respectful communication with their professor to resolve any concerns regarding individual course assignment grades and/or the final grade for the course.

Please click here to access the grade appeal form.

(To access the form, you will need to login using your Liberty username and password)

Criteria for appeal:

Only final posted grades may be appealed beyond the professor. Appeals are accepted only when the grade assigned conflicts with:

  • The published grading rubrics for the course assignments
  • Written communication (i.e., email, announcements, etc.)
  • Calculation error on an assignment (resulting in a change to the final grade)

Appeals, other than those mentioned above, will not be reviewed.

The student must provide written documentation that demonstrates the occurrence of one or more of the above grounds for appeal. Documentation may be in the form of email correspondence, graded assignments, proof of timely submission, etc.

Appeal process:

A student wishing to appeal a final grade must submit the appeal to their professor and seek to resolve the situation with them. If the student wishes to appeal further they must follow the process outlined below:

  1. Within 30 calendar days of the end of the term, the student may submit a written appeal to the Online Chair/Chair, but should do so through the above link.  The student must include the information required above.  The Online Chair will consult with the instructor and review the student's written appeal.  The Online Chair will then notify the instructor and the student of his/her decision.
  2. If the student has additional support for their appeal, the student may submit a written appeal to the Online Associate Dean, through their original appeal form after receiving the decision by the Online Chair.  The Online Associate Dean will review the student's appeal, as well as any information provided by faculty member. When a decision has been reached, the Online Associate Dean will notify the Online Chair, the faculty member, and the student.
  3. If the student has additional support for their appeal, after receiving the decision by the Online Associate Dean, the student may submit a written appeal to the Online Academic Dean through their original appeal form after receiving a decision by the Associate Dean. The Associate Dean will review the student's appeal, as well as any information provided by faculty member. When a decision has been reached, the Online Academic Dean will notify the Online Associate Dean, the Online Chair, the faculty member, and the student. The Online Academic Dean’s decision is final.  

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