Several hundred students choose to transfer to Liberty University each semester from community colleges, Christian colleges, public colleges, and other colleges and universities. Our Admissions Counselors and Transcript Evaluators are trained professionals who provide ongoing support. We understand that you have worked hard for the college credit you have earned and expect to transfer as much as possible toward your degree completion plan.
Undergraduate transfer credit is permitted from an accredited institution for those courses with a grade of "C" or better and similar in content and scope to courses offered at Liberty University.
A grade of "C" or better is required. Pass/Fail grades do not transfer unless they are equivalent to "C" or higher according to the transcript. Transfer credits are given grades of P (for Pass) and are not calculated into the Liberty GPA.
In order for a transfer course to meet a particular course requirement, the course must be at least 2/3 of the number of hours of instruction at Liberty University. For example, BUSI 310 is taught as a 3 semester hour course. In order to receive credit for BUSI 310, the course taken previously must be worth at least 2 semester credits, which satisfies the 2/3 rule.
Courses that do not match a Liberty course may be eligible to transfer as elective credit. Elective credit is coded as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX, or 4XX, depending on the level of the course.
Students are considered to be in a class according to the number of credit hours they have transferred:
|Freshman||0 - 23.99|
|Sophomore||24 - 47.99|
|Junior||48 - 71.99|
If you attended an institution that was based on a quarter system, then the credits will be converted to a semester system. We use the following table to convert quarter credits to semester credits:
|Quarter Credit||Semester Credit|
Please email LUTransfer@liberty.edu with any questions on these policies.