Homeschool Admissions Policy

The following are the college admissions requirements for homeschooled students. Please be aware that Liberty desires to show maximum flexibility while maintaining general institutional requirements.

Application for Admission

Homeschooled students are welcome to apply for the residential degree program. The application may be placed online or by phone with an admissions counselor at (800) 543-5317.

Application Fee

The application fee for the residential program is $40. Application fee(s) are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Academic Records

An applicant must also submit the equivalency of a high school transcript or records for the last three years of homeschool studies. If the applicant has finished his coursework in a non-homeschool setting, official transcripts or an official copy of the General Educational Development (GED) test scores will be required. The high school transcript and GED requirement will be waived if the student has earned an associate's degree. In addition, some high school and college transcripts may be waived if they are unobtainable due to extreme circumstances as determined by the Office of Admissions.

Although the university does not require specific high school courses for admission, successful applicants usually have completed:

  • at least 4 years of English
  • 2 years of college preparatory mathematics
  • 2 years of laboratory science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of foreign language
  • at least 4 units of elective credits in subjects such as art, music, or drama

All students accepted on Academic Warning/Probation or Caution status will be limited to 13 or 14 semester hours of coursework, which may include:

  • CLST 101/College Learning Strategies
  • CLST 102/College Reading Improvement
  • CLST 103/ Individualized Lab in Reading and Study strategies

These courses are designed to help students develop reading and study strategies necessary for success in college.

Homeschool Addendum

Students are not required to submit the homeschool addendum until graduation. For acceptance, we simply need the transcripts from 9th-11th grade. Upon graduation, students will need to submit the following:

  • Verification that they have completed a secondary school education. This requirement may be satisfied by signed statement from the parent or guardian, a home education diploma, or a graduation date posted on the home education records.
  • Verification that the home education was carried out in compliance with applicable commonwealth or state laws. The form of this documentation will vary depending on the state statutes governing home education. The documentation may be a letter from the local school board or public school superintendent, a letter from an umbrella school, or a signed affidavit from the parent or guardian.
Essay

All residential program applicants must submit an admissions essay.

Other Documentation

If the Admissions Committee determines that additional information is needed in order to make a determination on the applicant’s status, the applicant may be required to submit letters of recommendation or other relevant documentation.

Preferred Deadlines for Submission

Refer to the 4 A's of Admissions for Priority Program deadlines.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this process, please call our Admissions Office at 800-543-5317 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST), email admissions@liberty.edu, or chat with us live at libertyu.com/chat.