Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy


The policies are established and maintained by the Council for Academic and Admissions Standards in Liberty University Online. 

Eligibility for Admission

All students who intend to transfer to Liberty University must be eligible for readmission at the last institution attended.  Students must present a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Students who do not meet the scholastic regulations may be placed on academic probation.  Students who have been dismissed or suspended from their last school of attendance may not be eligible for admission to Liberty University.

Official Transcripts

In order to receive a transcript evaluation, students must request an official transcript to be sent to Liberty University.

Address:            Liberty University Online

                         Attn: Liberty University Online Admissions Verification

                         1971 University Blvd
                         Lynchburg, VA 24515


Courses must be institutionally accredited through an accrediting body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Higher Education.

Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are recommended to those who have attended unaccredited Bible colleges or institutes.



A grade of C or better is required.  We do not transfer Pass/Fail grades.  


Non-Transferable Courses

  • Remedial courses (usually courses numbered 1-99)
  • College orientation courses
  • Courses with "Pass"/"Fail" grades or "Satisfactory" grades (unless "P" is equivalent to a "C" or higher on the transcript)
  • Continuing Education Credits (CEU) - exception may be made for recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE)


Courses Transferable under Special Conditions:

  • Capstone courses transfer as elective credit only (will NOT transfer as a capstone course.)
  • Internships or practicum courses transfer as elective credit only
  • Seminars and workshops only transfer if the course is a standard college course offered on a regular basis with a standard syllabus
  • Varsity or intramural Sports - only transfer if college-level (100 or above) and averaged into GPA at previous school

80% Equivalent

In order to receive direct credit for a course, the description must overlap the Liberty University course content at least 80%.   Courses that do not match a Liberty University course by at least 80% are eligible to transfer as elective credit.   Elective credit is coded as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX or 4XX, depending on the level of the course.

2/3 Rule

In order for a transfer course to meet a particular course requirement, the course must be at least 2/3 of the number of hours of instruction at Liberty University.  For example, BUSI 310 is taught as a 3 semester hour course.  In order to receive credit for BUSI 310, the course taken previously must be worth at least 2 semester credits, which satisfies the 2/3 rule. The 2/3 rule may create a shortage of credit hours. To meet the degree’s total credit hour requirement, the credit hours will need to be made up somewhere else on the degree completion plan.


Quarter to Semester Hour Conversion

If you attended an institution that was based on a quarter system, then the credits will be converted to a semester system.   We use the following table to convert quarter credits to semester credits:

Quarter Credit = Semester Credit
5 3.3
4 2.7
3 2.0
2 1.3
1 0.7