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General Education Diploma (GED)
Undergraduate Self Certification
Pilot Certificate
Accredited Bachelors
Graduate Self Certification
Official High School Transcript
Unofficial High School Transcript
Preliminary High School Transcript
Official Homeschool Transcript
Undergraduate Official Transcript
Undergraduate Unofficial Transcript
Graduate Official Transcript
Graduate Unofficial Transcript
Graduate Management Admission Test
Graduate Status Record
Miller Analogy Test
Ecclesiastical Endorsement
Current in Field
Three Years Experience
Ph. D. in Theology & Apologetics Questionnaire
Ph. D. in Theology & Apologetics Writing Sample
Vignette Responses

Pastoral Recommendation Letter
Doctorate of Ministry Recommendation Letter
Seminary Questionnaire
RN License
Master of Science in Nursing: CPR Certification
Academic Recommendation Letter
Professional Recommendation Letter
School of Music Recommendation Letter

MSN Recommendation Form
Education Recommendation Form


General Education Diploma: In the event a student has not graduated from a High school, or has plans to graduate from a high school, a student can submit a General Education Diploma (GED) to waive the High School Transcript Requirement. A GED must include the student's name, the State in which the GED was completed or Testing Center Information and location, and must show the date and confirmation that the student successfully completed the GED

Undergraduate Self-Certification: Undergraduate applicants, who are submitting unofficial or preliminary documents, must self-certify that they have, or will have successfully completed high school or received their GED. Applicants who have conferred an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution are not required to self-certify. Please use the following link in ASIST to complete this form: 

Undergraduate Self-Certification

Pilot Certificate: A Pilot Certificate is required by all students applying to the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics. This can either be a FAA Commercial Pilot certificate, an airline transport pilot, or designated military pilot certification. A private license is not sufficient to complete this requirement.

Accredited Bachelors: An Accredited Bachelor's Degree is required by all Master of Arts in Teaching programs. This requires that all students applying to this program are required to have earned their bachelors degree at an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can check the accreditation of your institution by checking the website for the Department of Education

Graduate Self-Certification:  Applicants pursuing an acceptance decision to a graduate program before their undergraduate degree has been conferred, must self-certify that they are within their last semester of completion.

Please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 424-9595 to submit your Self-Certification over the phone, or you may fax or email the Self-Certification form provided below.

Official High School Transcript: An official high school transcript is required for all students applying to an undergraduate program who have not conferred an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. A high school transcript must include the name and location of the school, coursework and grades for grades 9-12, as well as a final graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from high school, please see the Preliminary High School Transcripts description. If you are unable to acquire your official high school transcripts, please see the Unofficial High School Transcript description. The transcript must be faxed or mailed directly from the high school to be considered official.

Unofficial High School Transcript:  An unofficial high school transcript can be accepted in combination with a self-certification form. A high school transcript must include the name and location of the school, coursework and grades for grades 9-12, as well as a final graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from high school, please see the Preliminary High School Transcripts description. An unofficial transcript can be faxed, mailed, or scanned and emailed as an attachment. If an applicant has already conferred an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, a high school transcript is not required.

Preliminary High School Transcript: A preliminary high school transcript can be accepted in combination with a self-certification form for a student who has not yet earned a high school diploma and is 19 years of age or younger. A high school transcript must include the name and location of the school, as well as coursework and grades for grades 9-11. A preliminary transcript must be official. The form must be faxed or mailed directly from the high school to be considered official.

Official Homeschool Transcript: A homeschool transcript must contain a graduation date, coursework with grades for grades 9-12, and be signed by a teacher or parent. In order to meet admissions standards, the following two statements must be included on the transcript:  "The student has completed the equivalency of a secondary education," and 2) "The school abides by state standards."  If the two certifying statements are not included, the transcript will be considered unofficial and a self-certification will be required. 

Undergraduate Official Transcript: An Official Transcript is required for all students applying for admission into an Undergraduate Degree Seeking program. Official transcripts must be received by the completion of the student’s first term, or within 60 days after receiving an acceptance decision, in order for the student to be eligible for registration in the following term. The Official Transcript should include the school’s name, the student’s name, courses and credits earned, cumulative GPA, and dates attended. An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been signed and issued directly from the institution, and is in a sealed envelope. An Official Transcript can be also received through an electronic transcript database provider such as Scrip-Safe, Docufide, or National Student Clearinghouse. The transcript would be sent directly to Liberty via the school’s own secure system.

Undergraduate Unofficial Transcript: (Official transcripts must be received within 60 days after an accept decision is given, or before a student would begin their second term of registration). An Unofficial College Transcript is acceptable for admission into Undergraduate and Master's programs. An acceptable Unofficial Transcript should include the name of the school, the student name, courses and credits earned, cumulative GPA, and dates attended. A College Transcript is considered unofficial if sent via email or fax, unless sent electronically through an electronic transcript database provider such as Scrip-Safe.

Graduate Official Transcript: An Official Transcript is required for students applying to a Graduate Degree Seeking program. Official transcripts must be received by the completion of the student’s first term, or within 60 days after receiving an accept decision, in order for the student to be eligible for registration in the following term. The Official Transcript should include the school’s name, the student’s name, courses and credits earned, cumulative GPA, dates attended, and degree and date conferred. An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been issued directly from the institution, in a sealed envelope. An Official Transcript can be also received through an electronic transcript database provider such as Scrip-Safe, Docufide, or National Student Clearinghouse. The transcript would be sent directly to Liberty via the school’s own secure system.

Graduate Unofficial Transcript: An Unofficial College Transcript is acceptable for admission into both undergraduate and graduate programs. The Master of Theology programs, Post-Graduate programs, and Doctoral programs all require officials only. Official transcripts must be received by the completion of the student’s first term, or within 60 days after receiving an accept decision, in order for the student to be eligible for registration in the following term. An acceptable Unofficial Transcript should include the name of the school, the student name, courses and credits earned, cumulative GPA, dates attended, and degree and date conferred. A College Transcript is considered unofficial if sent via email or fax, unless sent electronically through a secure data transfer company such as Scrip-Safe.

Graduate Management Admissions Test: A Graduate Management Admissions Test is required by all students applying for admission to the Doctor of Business Administration. 

Graduate Status RecordA Graduate Status Record is required by all students applying for admission to the Ph. D. in Professional or Pastoral Counseling.

Miller Analogy Test: A Miller Analogy Test is required of all students seeking admission to the Ph. D. in Theology and Apologetics and the Dr. of Education. This test can also be used by students seeking admission to the Ph. D. in Counseling degrees if they have not take the Graduate Record Exam.

Ecclesiastical Endorsement"An ecclesiastical endorsement is required for all students applying for admission to the Doctor of Ministry program.  The endorsement should indicate the agreement of the church or employing organization with the applicant’s participation in the Doctor of Ministry program.  For example, the ecclesiastical endorsement can be received by any leader within a church or group setting (Chief Deacon, Assistant Pastor, Music Minister, Executive Pastor, Youth Pastor, or Chief Elder). If you are the senior pastor of your church, there are three ways we can accept the letter:

  • From the board of deacons
  • From the church secretary (only if the letter states that the church body has voted and the majority has agreed upon your pursuit of the Doctor of Ministry degree).
  • From a staff member (formal vote not required in this case).

The recommendation does not have to come from a church; it can also come from an organization such as the Salvation Army or a parachurch (ex. Liberty University).

  • These are acceptable as long as they are completed according to the above context.
  • In the case where a Parachurch ministry is endorsing the student, two letters should be submitted:
    • One from their local church
    • One from their director of employment (supervisor) attesting to the fact that the student can fulfill the requirements of their position within the organization as well as fulfilling their ministry requirements.

In either of these situations, the document must be signed (not typed). The same letter cannot be used to complete both a recommendation and an ecclesiastical endorsement. The letter can be faxed, mailed, or scanned and emailed as an attachment."
 

Current in Field: Students applying to the Doctor of Ministry program are required to be currently in a field of ministry. If the student is in ministry at a Christian day school, college, or university, working for a denomination, or working as a church staff member, any of these can be used to complete this admissions requirement. This requirement is completed using the resume submitted by the student.

Three Years ExperienceThree years of ministry experience are required by all students applying for admission to the Doctor of Ministry program. After a student has earned their Master of Divinity, they must have spent three full years in ministry for admission to the Doctor of Ministry program. This requirement is completed using the resume submitted by the student.

Ph. D. in Theology & Apologetics Questionnaire: A Questionnaire is required by all students seeking admission to the Ph. D. in Theology & Apologetics.

Ph. D. in Theology & Apologetics Writing Sample: A Writing Sample is required by all students applying for admission to the Ph. D. in Theology & Apologetics program. The writing sample must be 30 pages long (excluding the cover page, table of contents, and bibliography), in Turabian format, and the topic must be related to theology and apologetics. Students can use a chapter from a Master's thesis if the chapter meets the 30 page minimum requirement.

Vignette Responses: Vignette Responses are required by all students seeking admission to the Ph. D. in Counseling degrees. Further explanation on how to develop the responses is found here.

Pastoral Recommendation Letter: A pastoral recommendation is required for all students applying for admission to any graduate or post-graduate seminary program. It must be completed using the following form: 

Pastoral Recommendation Letter (PDF)

Recommendations will not be accepted if received without the following form completed.

Doctorate of Ministry Recommendation Letter: A recommendation letter is required for all students applying for admission to the Doctorate of Ministry program.  Recommendation Letters should be written on letterhead by colleagues in the field of ministry.  The recommendation letter must be in professional letter format rather than a generated form.  The letter should be physically signed by the recommender in ink.  The same letter cannot be used to complete both a recommendation and an ecclesiastical endorsement. The letter can be faxed, mailed, or scanned and emailed as an attachment.

Seminary Questionnaire: A seminary questionnaire is required for all students applying for admission to any graduate or post-graduate seminary program.  The questionnaire must be completed online. Students applying for Liberty University En Espanol may contact a representative for further instructions on completing this form. Incomplete questionnaires will not be accepted. Please use the following link to complete the form:  

Seminary Questionnaire (Login Required)

RN License: A nursing license is required for all students applying for admission to the Master or Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The licensure needs to be an unencumbered RN license from one of the fifty United States without sanctions or accusations, active or pending during enrollment in the Liberty University Master or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs.  Students must report any changes /sanctions or other updates to their license including but not limited to restriction by a state board, probation, suspension etc. immediately to the MSN or BSN program director. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program. The licensure will need to be current throughout the duration of the degree program. If the license has lapsed, a hold will be placed on enrollment in all nursing courses until the RN license is current and unencumbered.

Foreign licensed RN’s will need the following additional admissions requirements.

1.     International RN’s will need proof of valid and current RN licensure based on review by the Commission on Graduates for Foreign Nursing Schools International (CGFNS International). The student must submit the professional report for RN license comparison.

2.     International RN students will need to pass the NCLEX Readiness test offered by CFGNS International.

3.     For transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S., an academic undergraduate transcript evaluation from CGFNS will be required.  This is required to determine the equivalency of the applicant’s nursing and baccalaureate degrees to nursing education programs offered by schools in the US.

4.     A TOEFL test will be required for international, non-English speaking candidates (score of 500 paper-based tests, 173 computer-based tests or 60 internet-based tests).

Master of Science in Nursing: CPR Certification: A current CPR certification is required for all students applying for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program.  A current CPR certification card from the American Heart Association for health care providers with AED is required. The certification will need to remain current throughout the duration of the degree program.   If certification has lapsed, a hold will be placed on enrollment in all nursing courses until the CPR certification is renewed. The Certification will need to show either CPR certification or BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.  Any other certifications will not be accepted.

Academic Recommendation Letter: The Academic Recommendation must be written by a person in the academic field (advisor, faculty, professor, etc.). The letter must be on a letterhead and signed (not typed) by the recommender.

Professional Recommendation Letter: A Professional Recommendation Letter is required by all students applying for admission to the Doctor of Business Administration programs. The recommender will need to fill out the PDF form found below:

Professional Recommendation Letter (PDF)

Recommendations will not be accepted if received without the following form completed.

School of Music Recommendation Letter: A School of Music Recommendation Letter is required by all students applying for admission to a School of Music program. The recommendation letter must be on the School of Music Recommendation form provided below:

School of Music Recommendation Letter (PDF)

Recommendations will not be accepted if received without the following form completed.

MSN Recommendation Form: All students applying for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program are required to provide an academic recommendation form. The recommender will need to fill out the PDF form found below:

MSN Recommendation Form (PDF)

An approved recommender is a nursing professor who is able to provide classroom and/or clinical performance of the student, or a nurse manager who completes the applicant’s annual employment appraisal.

Education Recommendation Form: All students applying for admission to either the Education Specialist or Doctorate of Education degree program are required to provide a recommendation using the following form:

Education Recommendation Form (PDF)

Recommendations will not be accepted if received without the following form completed.

 

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