You must have applied for and secured admission to Liberty University in order to be accepted into the Honors Program.
Complete the Honors Application form. Honors_Application Attach additional pages if needed.
Required scores must be documented in the application packet either on the high school transcript or results from the College Board (screen shot or print outs are acceptable). Qualifying scores must be available by April 1 (1270 SAT is a combined critical reading and math score only, not the writing sample). Transfer or Liberty University students do not need to include SAT/ACT scores.
Liberty University's Registrar may have transcripts but they are unavailable to the Honors Program and MUST be submitted as follows:
Include an expository essay of four to five typed pages on the topic “What I Hope to Gain from an Honors Program Education at Liberty University.” This should be doubled spaced with one inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font.
Submit three letters of recommendation written on school/business letterhead with a signature and placed in sealed envelopes with sender’s signature across the flap. Letters of recommendation 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 (relatives are not suitable references).
If you are applying as a high school student, you should have three letters from high school teachers.
If you are applying as a college student (Liberty University and transfers) you should have three letters from professors.
When applying, please send all the materials—application, transcripts, essay and three letters of recommendation- in one envelope to the Honors Program office. Applications need to be postmarked by April 1.
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24502
For more information on National Merit Finalists, go to the FAQ page.
Applications will not be considered if not received or postmarked by April 1. Applicants who do not have all of the required documents in their files by April 1 will not be considered for the admissions process.
When will I be accepted?
The Honors Program accepts students in the spring for entrance the following fall semester.
The only exception is when a student is transferring to Liberty University from another college/university’s Honors program or Honors college (this is not the same as an honors society.)
How competitive is the selection process?
See the FAQs section for current statistics, but for the past three years, we have only accepted current LU and transfer students with a perfect 4.0 GPA, and high school students had to have SATs and ACTs above the minimum score of 1270 and 29.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Honors Program at email@example.com