Admission Requirements

What Documents Are Needed for Admission?

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Ready to take the next step toward enrolling your student at LUOA? Below you’ll find information about the types of documents you’ll need to submit in order to get your student started.

We’ve broken these requirements down into various categories of students. Some of these categories overlap – for instance, your student may be homeschooled and a Virginia resident – so be sure to check out all of the sections that apply to your student!

Please note: Dual Enrollment students also need to meet the minimum requirements listed below. Additionally, there are some requirements that are unique to Dual Enrollment admission. Visit our Dual Enrollment page for more information.

Public and Private Schooled Students

Official Academic Records
Unofficial Academic Records
Birth Certificate

Students who enroll full time in LUOA must submit official academic records that show the student’s most up-to-date progress. Academic records are not required for part-time K-12 students.

Academic records may include transcripts, report cards, or a combination of the two. Your Student Onboarding Checklist will provide a more detailed list of the documents needed for your student.

To be considered official, the student’s academic records must be sent directly from the previous school to LUOA. If you would like us to request your student’s academic records from their previous school on your behalf, be sure to fill out the Previous Enrollment Form.

Each grade level also has additional requirements for academic records to be considered official:

K-8th Grade

  • If high school credit has not been awarded, an official signature or embossed seal is not required for K-8 academic records.
  • If high school credit has been awarded, a signature or seal is required on the academic records to be considered official.

9th-12th Grade

  • Academic records for grades 9-12 are only considered official if they are signed by a representative from the school administration and/or embossed with the official school seal.
  • Academic records must indicate the number of credits awarded for each course.

Please note that LUOA may choose to enroll a student using unofficial student records. However, they do so with the understanding that, once matriculated, a student is not able to register for additional courses nor will LUOA records be released until official records from the previous school have been satisfied.

Unofficial academic records may also be used for initial evaluation of transfer credits.

K-12 students will need to submit a birth certificate as part of the admission process. Students applying to LUOA must be between the ages of 4-19. Students applying to Kindergarten must reach the age of 5 on or before September 30 of the school year for which they are applying.

Students who are 19 years old, and who will not be 20 on or before August 1 of the school year in which they are applying, are only eligible to enter LUOA if they have successfully completed 11th grade and are entering as a senior. Students who will be 20 years of age on or before August 1 of the school year in which they are applying will not be permitted to enroll in Liberty University Online Academy.

Homeschooled Students

Official Academic Records
Unofficial Academic Records
Birth Certificate

Students who enroll full time in LUOA must submit official academic records that show the student’s most up-to-date progress. Academic records are not required for part-time K-12 students.

Academic records may include transcripts, report cards, or a combination of the two. Your Student Onboarding Checklist will provide a more detailed list of the academic records needed for your student.

To be considered official, the student’s academic records must be signed by the parent/guardian with a physical or digital signature. Additionally, academic records should include the following:

  • Academic records should reflect all courses completed, credits earned (or hours spent), and the letter grade earned.
  • Courses should be categorized according to the intended grade level.

For guidance, view a sample homeschool transcript and sample homeschool report card.

Please note that LUOA may choose to enroll a student using unofficial student records. However, they do so with the understanding that, once matriculated, a student is not able to register for additional courses nor will LUOA records be released until official records from the previous school have been satisfied.

Unofficial academic records may also be used for initial evaluation of transfer credits.

K-12 students will need to submit a birth certificate as part of the admission process. Students applying to LUOA must be between the ages of 4-19. Students applying to Kindergarten must reach the age of 5 on or before September 30 of the school year for which they are applying.

Students who are 19 years old, and who will not be 20 on or before August 1 of the school year in which they are applying, are only eligible to enter LUOA if they have successfully completed 11th grade and are entering as a senior. Students who will be 20 years of age on or before August 1 of the school year in which they are applying will not be permitted to enroll in Liberty University Online Academy.

Virginia Residents

Health/Immunization Records
Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to submitting official academic records and a birth certificate, students living in the state of Virginia who enroll full time in LUOA will need to submit official copies of health and immunization records or a notarized religious exemption at the time of enrollment in Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grade. Please refer to the Virginia Department of Health website for further details on the requirements.

For compliance, we will need to collect either of the following forms:

Please note: This is not a request for proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a standard request by the Virginia Department of Health regulation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Health/immunization records are not required for admission; however, once a student has registered for courses, additional instructions will be emailed for submitting your documentation.

Since LUOA is an online school, why are immunization records or a religious exemption required?

Because we are an accredited school within the state of Virginia, full-time students enrolled in LUOA must satisfy state requirements for immunization (detailed in § 22.1-271.2).

Is the School Entrance Health Form needed if I submit a religious exemption?

If you choose to submit the Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption, the School Entrance Health Form is not needed.

Do I need to complete Financial Check-In before submitting my student’s health records?

You may submit your student’s health records before completing Financial Check-In (FCI).

International Students

Transcripts
Entrance Assessment Exam

Effective Nov. 1, 2022, if your child is in grades 9-12, plans on attending LUOA for high school, and has completed any secondary education or college-level academic coursework outside of the U.S., they must have their international transcripts evaluated course-by-course by a credential evaluation service provider that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (NACES). If your child is in grade 8 and plans on transferring any courses for high school credit, they must have these evaluated as well. LUOA recommends that families work with International Education Evaluations.

International Education Evaluations Portal

By using their portal, you can save up to $20 per evaluation and have a way to track the progress of your request!

A list of all approved service providers can be found at NACES.org.

International students entering 1st-9th grade will need to complete an entrance assessment exam to verify their grade placement.

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