Online High School Graduation Requirements

Take the Next Step Toward Graduation!

We want to help make the high school graduation process as seamless as possible — for parents and students alike! Here you’ll find important information about LUOA high school completion requirements.


Diploma Options

Students can graduate with one of the following diplomas. No matter which degree completion plan your student decides upon, he or she has the option to take Dual Enrollment courses. Please use the links to review the requirements for each diploma below.

  • Standard Diploma – This diploma can help enable students to attend most universities, some vocational or technical schools, and community college. Students in this track will graduate with a high school diploma from Liberty University Online Academy.
  • Advanced Diploma – This is a rigorous diploma that helps enable students to be more selective when considering postsecondary education options by requiring additional history, math, science, and foreign language courses. Students in this track will graduate with an advanced high school diploma from Liberty University Online Academy.
  • Associate Degree Program – Upon completing high school requirements for the Standard Diploma, students in this track will also be awarded an associate degree through Liberty University.


Class Standing

For class standing and placement, students are encouraged to meet the following requirements:

  • 9th grade – Successfully complete 8th grade
  • 10th grade – Accumulate a minimum of 7 credits
  • 11th grade – Accumulate a minimum of 13 credits
  • 12th grade – Accumulate a minimum of 19 credits; plan to graduate in the immediate year


Credits Earned Outside of the Academy

Students who would like to earn credit for a course taken outside of LUOA while enrolled full time should follow the steps below. In order to be considered full time with LUOA, students must take at least 5 credits through the LUOA curriculum.


  1. Submit the completed Non-Institutional Credit (NIC) form to LUOA administration for consideration.
  2. Academic Administration will approve/deny and will comment on expectations.
  3. Upon completion of the approved course, a Final Approval Form must be submitted to Academic Administration.
  4. Academic Administration will assess completion of paperwork and award/deny credit.
  5. If awarded, the course will be added to the student’s transcript and graduation plan as a transfer credit taken outside of LUOA.


Please note: The final grade of each course taken through an outside accredited institution will be included in the student’s GPA. Homeschool courses will be issued a final grade of “P” on a transcript and will not affect the GPA.


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. 


Admission to Colleges and Universities

Students planning to pursue higher education should research the entrance requirements of the particular school they wish to attend. Admission requirements will vary by school, and many colleges and universities require the ACT or SAT examination for admission. These tests are usually offered during the spring of a student’s junior or senior year.


Upon request, LUOA will send a copy of your student’s academic records to a prospective college or university. To request a transcript, contact our academic advising team. Allow 3 to 4 weeks to process requests during the summer months.


Additionally, check out our Graduate Profiles page to see a list of schools our students have been accepted to after graduating from LUOA.

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