Summer at Liberty
Except for Liberty University doctoral students, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service does not require international students to enroll in summer classes. International students can remain at Liberty, work on campus, enroll in classes, or can travel elsewhere.
Sign up for residential classes through the Course Registration Tool on your MyLU portal, or by contacting the Registrar’s Office.
You must comply with F-1 regulations during the summer months. This means you may not work off-campus or study anywhere but Liberty unless you have prior authorization from your International Student Advisor (email MyStatus@liberty.edu) that has been added to your I-20 form.
Talk to your CASAS advisor about signing up for Liberty University Online summer classes. Make sure they know you are a current residential student and want to take only a few online classes. You cannot change to an online program because you will lose your status.
On-campus: You are eligible to work on-campus full time or more. Go to our employment webpage for more information.
Off-campus: If you have completed two semesters (1 year) of study in the U.S., you are eligible to apply for off-campus work authorization if you meet the required special circumstances. See the employment page for more information on Curricular Practical Training.
On-Campus: International students may live on campus during the summer with or without taking classes. Students will have to pay for housing. See the Summer Housing page.
Off-Campus: Students may also move off campus for the summer months without special permission. See the commuter webpage for help finding an apartment.