Home-school Admissions Policy
The following are the college admissions requirements for home-schoolers. Please be aware that Liberty desires to show maximum flexibility while maintaining general institutional requirements.
1. Application for Admission
Home-schooled students are welcome to apply for either a Residential or Liberty University Online degree program. Separate applications are required for each, and these can be found online.
2. Application Fee
Note: Application fee(s) are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
$40 application fee- Residential Program
$50 application fee- Liberty University Online
3. Academic Records
An applicant must also submit a concise transcript or records for the last three years of home-school studies. If the applicant has finished his schooling in a non-home-school 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 or is transferring 60 or more college-level credit hours. 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 semester hours of coursework, including:
- 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.
For LU Online, transfer students or reapplicants applying for an associate’s degree must have at least a 2.0 GPA. In addition, students transferring in more than 45 credit hours toward their degree will only be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students interested in pursuing the Multi-disciplinary studies degree must submit a rationale regarding how this degree will benefit their future goals, and reapplicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
5. Home-school Addendum
Students are not required to submit the home-school 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 a statement signed by 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.
All residential program applicants must submit an Admissions Essay.
7. 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.
8. Preferred Deadlines for Submission
Should you have any additional questions regarding this process, please call our Admissions office at 800-543-5317 (Mon-Fri 8am-9pm and Sat 10am-6pm EST) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.