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.
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.
Note: Application fee(s) are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
$40 application fee- Residential Program
$50 application fee- Liberty University Online
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:
All students accepted on Academic Warning/Probation or Caution status will be limited to 13 semester hours of coursework, including:
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.
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:
All residential program applicants must submit an Admissions Essay.
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.
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.