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 https://www.gosoced.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. Military students include current service members, veterans with honorable/general discharge, and military spouses of service members or veterans. To receive these benefits please be sure to submit documentation verifying your military status:
These academic benefits are applicable to catalog years that have specific requirements and credit hours that would warrant these waivers.
Additionally, undergraduate military students who are transferring in a certain number of credit hours may qualify for additional course waivers:
For degree completion plans from catalog years prior to 2017-2018, academic benefits for undergraduate military students depend upon the campus of enrollment. These academic benefits outlined below are applicable to catalog years that have specific requirements and credit hours that would warrant these waivers.
All undergraduate military students may receive the applicable benefits and waivers outlined above, whether they meet the requirements to receive a SOC DNS Student Agreement or not. If you do not qualify for a SOC DNS Student Agreement, these benefits and waivers will apply to the Degree Completion Plan instead. Find 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 in the previous section, but not all military students receive a SOC DNS Student Agreement.
To receive a SOC DNS Student Agreement from Liberty University, you must meet all of the following requirements:
If you do 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.
If you meet the qualifications 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.
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.
Special Note for TA Students: You may need a SOC DNS Student Agreement or a signed degree plan for your Tuition Assistance. All students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the required document.
There are several requirements for graduation of which you should be aware:
For a complete list of the guaranteed-transfer courses that can be utilized in your SOC DNS Student Agreement (degree completion plan), please visit the SOC Degree Network System Tools website here.
For further questions, you can speak with your academic advisor or email email@example.com.
*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.