Experience Plus and Transfer Credit

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Start with More: Transfer to Liberty University!

We know you’ve worked hard for the experience you have — whether that’s college credit, military training, or on-the-job training. We also know that you expect to transfer in as much as you can toward your degree completion. That’s why we make our transfer policies as flexible as possible to help you reach your goals faster.

As a military-friendly university, Liberty can review work-related credit based on your military or career experience. Come see how you can use your previous credit and move forward toward your goals!

Transfer Credit
Military Experience Credit
Unofficial Transfer Consultation
Professional Experience Credit

Military Experience Credit

We are thankful for the military service members who defend our country. We pride ourselves as a military-friendly school and want to ensure that if you have a service background, you receive credit for your experience.

Some of this credit may show on a Joint Services Transcript (JST) or on college transcripts.

Liberty’s Military Friendliness Awards


Professional Experience Credit

Many students have worked in their field of expertise for long enough to have accumulated work-related and on-the-job training, or have completed nationally-recognized professional credentials. Liberty University’s online programs can award credit from these kinds of professional experience sources through a review process called Experience Plus.

Liberty will allow up to 30 hours of Experience Plus credit that will be awarded in the form of transfer credit. Liberty allows a maximum of 90 hours of transfer credit for a bachelor’s degree.

Do You Have Prior Residential or Online College Courses for Transfer Credit?

Liberty University allows residential or online courses for transfer credits for our online undergraduate degrees, online master’s degrees, and online doctoral degrees. The exact number of transferable credits depends on degree length, graduation requirements, individual degree plan arrangement, and other academic policies.

You can transfer in:

  • Up to 75% of the total credit hours of an associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Up to 50% of the total credit hours of a master’s degree.
  • Up to 15 credit hours of a doctoral degree.

Quick FAQs

Can You Transfer Online College Courses from Liberty University to Other Schools?

Some students are concerned that taking courses online will diminish their value to other schools. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. With regional accreditation through SACSCOC, Liberty’s online courses are highly transferrable.

Can I See How My Prior On-Campus or Online College Courses May Transfer to Liberty University?

Fill out our Unofficial Transfer Consultation form and we can help you find out how your transfer credits will apply to Liberty’s online degree programs.

Unofficial Transfer Consultation

Need help figuring out what courses might qualify to transfer before you apply to Liberty? Let us do a free transfer consultation using your unofficial transcripts!

  • If you have already applied, just send us your transcripts and we will provide you with an unofficial evaluation of your residential or online courses for transfer credits.
  • If you haven’t applied yet, take advantage of our free unofficial transfer consultation.

Note: This is an unofficial calculation. Results are contingent upon grades received.

Student Testimonial

After substitute teaching for three years in the school our children attended, I was offered a full-time teaching position that required me to earn a degree over a three-year period. I was starting out with only six college credits, but with a wealth of knowledge in both education and business that I thought could translate into university credits. After extensively researching online schools all over North America, I found Liberty University to be the one that would best allow me to turn my experience into college credits.

It has been a real stretch to teach full time, operate my own part-time tax business and pursue my degree all at the same time… but I have had the unconditional support of my husband and family, and Liberty University employees were a great help throughout this time as well. Thank you, Liberty, for helping me turn my experience into credit, secure my career, and realize a dream.

– Renda Elmore, B.S. in Education

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.


We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.