Admissions and Enrollment
- Can I enroll at Liberty University Online Academy if I live in another country?
Liberty University Online Academy offers online distance learning to students all over the world. Student work is then transmitted online for the Academy to grade and record. All you need is access to a computer with an internet connection!
- Do you know my particular state’s homeschooling requirements?
Parents are ultimately responsible for knowing what their state will require of them while attending LUOA. Most states view us as a private school and only require a verification of enrollment letter.
- How does the Academy accommodate students who are a grade level behind in one or two of their subjects?
We handle unique academic situations on a case-by-case basis. We will review records, evaluate possible assessment testing, and discuss the situation with the student’s parents to create solutions that follow our academic policies and serve the best interests of the student.
- How long does a student have to be enrolled at the Academy to receive a diploma?
If your student is transferring from another school, your student will need to complete a minimum of 1 full year, or 5 credits, with the Academy. In addition, seniors enrolling at the Academy for the first time will need to complete 5.5 credit hours in order to graduate. If your student has been homeschooled, additional credits may be required if proper documentation cannot be provided for previous coursework. Feel free to explore our graduation requirements page for more information.
- I have just pulled my student out of a public school. What do I do now?
Each state has unique laws regarding accredited, online private schools. Your state may view Liberty University Online Academy as a private school or homeschool.
Your local school district can provide you with the proper documentation that they require based on your state laws. We also recommend contacting the Home School Legal Defense Association to find out what your state’s homeschooling laws are.
- What is LUOA’s Nondiscriminatory Policy?
Liberty University Online Academy admits students of any race, ethnic origin, gender, or nationality. The academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnic origin, gender, creed, nationality, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Can my student also take classes outside of the Academy for credit?
Outside courses are allowed but must be approved by the Academy and meet specific requirements.
- What electives are available for 1st through 8th grade?
There are no elective options for students in K-5th grade. Our students in 6th-8th grade have a small selection of courses to choose from, which come at an additional charge. Electives are not as necessary in these grades as they are in 9th-12th grade. Feel free to review our middle school electives.
- Will LUOA credits be accepted if my student transfers to another school?
Liberty University Online Academy’s transcript is accepted by most high schools; each school can accept or reject any transfer credits. If you anticipate a transfer to a local high school in the future, we recommend contacting the high school to verify that all credits will be accepted.
- Will your program prepare my student for college?
Liberty University Online Academy’s course of study is designed to prepare students for entrance to most universities and colleges. Due to the fact that each college or university has its own entrance requirements, the student will want to consult with the school of his or her choice in order to pursue a high school program of study that meets the specific requirements of that institution. Check out the list of schools that LUOA students have been accepted into.
- Do you offer achievement testing?
Yes! We are pleased to offer our students the Stanford 10 assessment exam every Spring. This is available beginning in 3rd grade. It is an optional test and does not have any fees for those who wish to take it.
- Does my student have to take the diagnostic Entrance Assessment Exam to enroll in the Academy?
Students are not required to take the diagnostic/Entrance Assessment Exam to enroll.
- How do LUOA students perform on achievement testing?
Students who perform well in Liberty University Online Academy courses generally earn above-average scores on achievement testing.
- What is the purpose of the diagnostic Entrance Assessment Exam?
The Entrance Assessment Exam is a tool used in the admissions process to evaluate your student’s readiness for our high school math and upper-level science courses. This is administered on a case-by-case basis.
- Do you offer an official transcript for outside courses that are approved for Academy credit?
The credit will show on our transcript as transfer credit with the school name from which the credit was transferred or as a “homeschool” course if the course was administered by a parent.
- What do I do if I have been homeschooling and don’t have any transcripts for my student?
If you have been a homeschooling parent, you will need to provide a transcript. As you prepare your homeschooling records, you should record all courses completed, credits earned or hours spent, and the letter grade earned. Try to organize chosen courses according to grade level, even if it doesn’t conform to the exact format or time frame of your educational process. The more recognizable you can make your transcripts, the easier it is for our Admissions office to review them.
- Can I get a refund if this doesn’t work?
Families have the opportunity to utilize a 30-day risk-free period at LUOA. In this time period, they are able to complete LUOA coursework for 30 days. If by the 30th day, they are not satisfied with the program, they can withdraw and receive a full refund. Please note that nonrefundable fees, such as application and payment plan fees, will not be refunded with the 30-day risk-free trial. The 30-day risk-free trial does not include Dual Enrollment courses.
Should the family need to withdraw the student at any time during the school year, the LUOA Administration must approve of breaking their contract. If the contract is broken, the family will be charged a $50 withdrawal fee and must pay the current 30-day monthly tuition payment. The obligation for future monthly tuition payments is eliminated. Families who have made a full-year payment will receive a prorated refund based on the last day of the month enrolled.
- What does the Academy tuition cover?
Tuition covers curriculum, teacher access, academic advising, record keeping, library access, transcripts, accreditation, and all academic services. It is important to note that LUOA does not provide technology such as computers or laptops.