Honors Program Application Guidelines

High School Students

Eligibility

  • GPA of 3.50 or higher (unweighted)
  • 1330 SAT or 28 ACT (minimum scores do not guarantee acceptance)

You must have been admitted or concurrently in the process of applying to Liberty University in order to be accepted into the Honors Program. Admission to Liberty University's Honors Program is competitive, and enrollment is limited.

Like most colleges, we require applicants to send official score reports directly from the College Board. Qualifying scores must be available by review date or by March 1. You should have already requested that your scores be sent to Liberty by the College Board. Once LU receives your scores, processing could take a week. If you plan to retake, simply apply using your current score and email us to update your application. We will accept your superscore. If you took the ACT or SAT more than one time, we will look at your highest individual test scores and calculate a new, super composite score from across your test dates.

Applications will only be considered if received or postmarked by March 1. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Honors Program acceptance letters will be emailed by or before May 1.

Drop off your materials at the Honors Program Office in the Jerry Falwell Library, Room 364 or mail your materials in a single envelope to: 

Honors Program
Liberty University
MSC Box # 710018
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515


Apply to Liberty University's Honors Program

Application

Be sure to fully complete the Honors Application. To reduce the volume of paper, please
only include documents that have been requested.

Essay

Include an expository essay on the topic “What I Hope to Gain from an Honors Program      Education at Liberty University” after researching our website. Describe how you would benefit from our Honors Program curriculum. Follow these format requirements:

  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Double-spaced text
  • One-inch margins. Leave margins of exactly one inch at the top, bottom, left and right sides of the text.
  • Indent the first line of a paragraph half an inch from the left margin.
  • Remove any extra lines between paragraphs. 
  • 4–5 typed pages. Essays less than four full pages will not be read.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers or faculty (principal, counselor, etc). The letters should be written on school letterhead (if available) with a signature. Recommendation letters must be in professional letter format and should address areas such as your intelligence, your critical thinking, your creative problem-solving abilities, and their estimation of your potential to succeed academically in an Honors Program curriculum. The writer is to place the letter in an envelope, seal it, sign across the flap. The student will include the letter in the application packet. 

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