Whether your child is a current or prospective Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA) student, you likely have many questions. If so, check out our FAQ section below to find answers to common questions about admissions, classes, communication, technology, payment plans, and more!
We handle unique academic situations on a case-by-case basis. We will review records, evaluate possible assessment testing, and discuss the situation with you to create solutions that follow our academic policies and serve the best interests of your student.
In many cases, a child with a learning disability can be placed in a recommended curriculum level. The level recommendation is made by our admissions counselors according to student records and the results of the entrance assessment exam for mathematics. We are able to review 504 documentation and work with you to make reasonable accommodations/modifications. For more information, please see our Student Support Services page.
Liberty University Online Academy offers online distance learning to students all over the world! Student schoolwork is submitted online which makes international learning possible. Please speak to an admissions counselor regarding required documentation.
If you have been homeschooling your child, you will need to provide a transcript. As you prepare your homeschooling records, you should include 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. For guidance, view a sample homeschool transcript and sample homeschool report card.
Liberty University Online Academy’s courses of study are designed to prepare students for entrance to most universities and colleges. Because each college or university has its own entrance requirements, your student will want to consult with the future school directly to ensure LUOA’s curriculum meets the specific admissions requirements of that institution. Check out the list of schools that LUOA graduates have been accepted into.
The admissions process can be a few days or weeks. The time frame will greatly depend on the enrollment goals your student has, the accessibility of records, and the availability of your student to take possible assessment testing. Special approval or unique situations can arise that may add time to the admissions process. Our skilled staff is here to help you every step of the way so you can enroll in courses as soon as possible.
Each student is given up to 41 weeks to complete one school year’s coursework. Semester courses are 22 weeks and year-long courses are 41 weeks.
We recommend contacting the Home School Legal Defense Association to find out what your state’s homeschooling laws are. Your state could classify Liberty University Online Academy as either a private school or a homeschool.
Your local school district can provide you with any necessary documentation for your state.
Each state has unique laws regarding accredited, online private schools. You, the parent, 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. Contact your state’s Board of Education for more information.
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. Students are not required to take the diagnostic Entrance Assessment Exam to enroll.
You can enroll your student(s) to begin on any Monday throughout the year. Our flexible program accommodates students at any time of the year – so you can enroll when it’s most convenient for you!
Yes, twice a month, a progress report is sent via email to each student’s parents by our team of academic advisors. However, it is suggested that parents continuously monitor their student’s work through their parent observer account. If an official grade report is needed, we will send one upon request.
If you are looking to enroll in online elementary school courses or online high school courses, you can speak with our academic advising team to process your registration.
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You can also register for courses and view your course schedule and diploma completion plan through our Course Registration Tool.
Check out our online elementary school K-12 and our online high school Dual Enrollment pages for more information on logging in and completing schoolwork.
If you need to withdraw from an LUOA or dual enrollment course, please contact our academic advising team. They will process everything accordingly and work with Student Accounts to update any necessary financial obligations.
We encourage you to take an active role in your student’s education. Parents are essential in actively teaching and working with the student throughout the lessons, and we encourage daily review of student progress. Your involvement is critical to your student’s success.
Twice a month, you will receive a progress report from our academic advising team reviewing their progress and grades. If you need help interpreting scores, answering questions, or providing additional instruction to your student, please call our academic advising team for assistance.
Our teachers have up to 48 hours (with the exception of weekends and holidays) to review and grade each student’s daily assignments. Since projects are much larger than daily assignments, teachers are given up to 4 days to grade projects.
Yes, your student can pursue their education part-time; however, we encourage families to consider taking courses full-time to maximize time, savings, and support throughout your child’s education journey.
In the elementary and middle school curriculum, students will have quite a few worksheets. Worksheets will need to be printed, filled out by hand, and then scanned and submitted. If you would like your student to do more penmanship work, have the student do the online assignments and projects on paper first for the handwriting practice, and then type the work into the curriculum page and submit it.
One of the benefits of schooling online is the flexibility of the schedule. With the Online Academy, you have the flexibility to change your schedule when it becomes necessary. You do not need to notify the Online Academy of a singular school day that has been or will be missed.
Our fluid curriculum allows students to take longer breaks if strictly necessary. It is important to contact our academic advising team and teacher(s) as well, so we know not to process any withdrawal for inactivity in the event of an extended absence. For dual enrollment courses, contact your university professor. Courses are subject to failure for non-attendance or non-completion policy. Contact LUOA academic advising for more information.
We want you to have the flexibility to work schooling around your schedule, not the other way around. For that reason, your student’s school day may look a little different from another LUOA student’s. You may have your student do all their work in one sitting or have them space it out over the course of the day.
Time spent on the computer will vary depending on your school calendar, the number of subjects that have been assigned, and the student’s understanding of the course material. Generally, a student taking a full course load spread over a 180-day (not counting weekends and holidays) school year will spend 3 to 5 hours a day on the computer.
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.
The contact information for our support offices can be found here.
There are 2 different ways to contact your teacher:
Through your Inbox in the curriculum.
Via the “Chat Live” button in your curriculum portal.
Remember – teachers have 48 hours to grade assignments and 24 hours to respond to emails.
You can also talk to a subject specialist by phone at (866) 418-8741, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.
To speak with the IT Helpdesk, follow one of the methods below:
Call Local (434) 592-7800 or Toll-Free (866) 447-2869.
See other contact information here.
The easiest way to contact Dual Enrollment college professors is via their university email. You can access your professor’s email address in Canvas under the “People” tab.
No, the Academy sets up the student’s school calendar at the beginning of the school year based upon the student’s courses. Based on this calendar, Canvas will divide the entire course into a lesson plan.
You are seen as the primary* teacher, partnered with the Academy support staff. This is a powerful combination. Parental involvement as the primary teacher is necessary to ensure your student’s success. However, we understand how overwhelming balancing life and homeschooling can be, so you have expert support at their disposal, from our team of advisors to our certified K-12 teachers.
*By “primary,” we mean “first-in-line.” Parents also serve as the primary source in holding students accountable for progress in their courses. As the primary teacher, you are your child’s “first responder” with help for academic questions. Next in line is your Academy teacher, who will help through the built-in messaging for student/teacher correspondence. Liberty University Online Academy teachers are available to students and parents for (real-time/live-voice) additional assistance via telephone when needed.
Though typing skills are an advantage, many students develop these skills throughout the course of their study with us.
Yes. Our curriculum is internet-based and accessed in Canvas by a username and password assigned to each student through the process of claiming his or her account.
If you have 2 (or more) students working in our computer-based courses, it makes it easier for your students to have 2 (or more) computers, but it is not required. If there will be 2 students working on 1 computer, we recommend having 1 student complete his or her work in the morning, and the other in the afternoon. If there are more than 2 students in the same family enrolled in the Academy, an additional computer is required.
Students in grades K-8 have worksheets that will need to be printed out, completed, and then scanned and submitted. Projects that are accomplished away from the computer include science experiments as well as research papers for language arts, history, and Bible. Also, in grades 7 through 12, our language arts courses include reading and evaluating printed novels, plays, and biographies.
You can review our digital literacy requirements here.
If you have an internet service provider that allows you to set a filter, you will need to set the filter to the lowest level to access the school curriculum. Visit our digital literacy requirements page for more information.
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.
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.
While having a student ID card is not required, we do recommend getting one! If you would like to order a Flames Pass (student ID card) for your child, you can fill out the request form.
The credit will show on the 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.
You can obtain transcripts for your child through the following link:
If your student is transferring from another school, they 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.
Outside courses are allowed but must be approved by the Academy and meet specific requirements. See our Current Student Resources page for more information.
Liberty University Online Academy’s transcript is accepted by most schools; each school can accept or reject any transfer credits. If you anticipate a transfer to a local elementary or high school in the future, we recommend contacting the school to verify that all credits will be accepted.
Families have the opportunity to utilize a 30-day risk-free period at LUOA. For more information, visit our Tuition and Fees page.
Yes, payment plans are available! We offer payment plans that are customizable between 2 and 10 months. The total tuition is divided into equal monthly payments for a full year or full semester registration. This option is selected during online Financial Check-In after registration is completed. Please know that a one-time $50 payment plan participation fee will incur on any student account when a payment plan is applied.
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. Any additional required course materials must be purchased individually.
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