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Transfer Credit FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My classes transferred as 1XX,2XX,3XX,4XX. What does that mean?

2. What can I do if a course didn't transfer as I thought it should?

3. What is a General Education class?

4. What class can I take/use for the Math, Social Science, Natural Science, Humanities requirement?

5. Can I test out of a course?

6. How do I know what courses I need to take to finish my degree?


1. My classes transferred as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX. What does that mean?

Credit that transfers as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX, or 4XX means that while your class transferred to Liberty University, it did not match a specific class currently offered at Liberty. The 1XX, 2XX classes transfer as lower-level credit, while 3XX, 4XX transfer as upper-level credit. Both types of credit will count toward your overall degree. Also, these transfer course(s) may meet some of your general education course requirements. Please refer to your degree plan for details.

2. What can I do if a course didn't transfer as I thought it should?

If you believe the course is 80% equivalent to Liberty's course, you may appeal the evaluation by completing a Transfer Evaluation Inquiry Form and submitting a course description or syllabus of the particular class(es) in question.

If you know that the course is not 80% equivalent, but it should still be able to satisfy a particular course requirement on your degree plan, you may complete a Course Substitution Form submit a syllabus of the particular class(es) in question.

3. What is a General Education class?

A General Education (Gen Ed) class is a required course that all students pursuing a bachelor's degree must complete. Learn more about the Approved General Education Courses.

4. What class can I take/use for the Math, Social Science, Natural Science, Humanities requirement?

Please review the classes that are listed on the Approved General Education Courses website to see which classes will meet the needs of the General Education requirements. You can also review the courses that Liberty University Online offers that satisfy these requirements through the Course Guides.

5. Can I test out of a course?

Yes, If you feel that you have a strong background of knowledge in specific areas, you can take advantage of Insitutional Challenge Exams (ICE), DSST Exams, or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. If you successfully pass these exams, you will receive credit toward your degree. Please note: CLEP exams are not available for graduate students.

6. How do I know what courses I need to take to finish my degree?

Browse through our tutorial on the Degree Completion Plan Audit to find out how to easily navigate through the process! You can also view this through your ASIST. This will automatically place your transfer and institutional credit into your degree plan. If you are a military student or pursuing an A.A. or B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) please email us at luotransfer@liberty.edu to request your degree plan.

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