Honors Program Application Guidelines

Transfer and Current 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.

The number of Honors scholarships is limited, so students are encouraged to make application to the program early in the spring semester. 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.


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 professors. The letters should be written on school letterhead (if available) with a signature. Recommendation letters must be in professional letter format rather than a generated form 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 the student to include in the application packet. This method provides assurance to the student that application is completed.

Acceptable method

The writer can mail the letter directly to us using the address below or send an email to honorsprogram@liberty.edu. The email should have the same content as the professional letter. 

  • It the student's responsibility to check with the Honors Office by emailing honorsprogram@liberty.edu to be sure the application is complete by the due date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mailing Address

Applications must be postmarked by March 1.

When applying, it is preferred that you send all the materials in a single envelope. If that is not possible, we will collect your documents together. You are responsible to ensure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Honors Program
Liberty University

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