Honors Program Application Guidelines

High School Students

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.

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.

Apply to Liberty University's Honors Program


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

SAT and ACT Scores

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 with 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. 

  • 1270 (old) or 1330 (new) SAT is a combined critical reading and math score only and does not include the writing sample.
  • 28 ACT (minimum scores does not guarantee acceptance).


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.

Format Requirements

  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Double-spaced text
  • One-inch margins. Leave margins of one inch at the top and bottom and on both 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 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.

Preferred method

The writer is to place the letter in an envelope, seal it, sign across the flap, and give it to students to include in the application packet.

Acceptable method

The writer can mail it directly to us using the address below or send an email to honorsprogram@liberty.edu.

Homeschooled students

View FAQs for more information on recommendation letters.

Mailing Address

When applying, it is preferred that you send all the materials in a single envelope. If that is not possible, we will match items up but you are responsible to ensure your application is complete by emailing us. Applications can be dropped off at the Honors Program Office located in the Jerry Falwell Library, Rm. 364. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Honors Program
Liberty University

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