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Transfer to Liberty University Online

The Office of Transfer Evaluations helps you transition seamlessly between your former college(s) and Liberty University. We understand that you have worked hard for the college credit you have earned and expect to transfer as much as you can toward your degree completion plan. We work hard to ensure that you do not have to repeat an equivalent course that you have previously taken through a regionally accredited college or university.

You may also be eligible for credit based on military or career experience. Visit the earn more credit through prior learning & experience page for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns during the transfer process, see the transfer credit FAQs or email us at luotransfer@liberty.edu and one of our experienced evaluators will answer your questions as soon as possible. Please give our staff a reasonable amount of time to respond, so that we can be sure to provide a detailed response that addresses your needs.

 Prospective Students

Transfer Credit

Liberty University transfers credit for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Learn more about the specific transfer credit policies for your degree program.

It is important that you make the best decision regarding where to pursue your degree, which is why we provide a free unofficial transfer consultation of your transcripts, prior to admission.

Willmington School of the Bible (WSB, formerly Liberty Home Bible Institute) students may transfer credits to Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity.
Learn more about transferring from Liberty Home Bible Institute/Willmington School of the Bible.

Virginia Community College System

Liberty has a system-wide agreement with the Virginia Community Colleges called the “Guaranteed Admissions Agreement” (GAA). This agreement is meant to ease the transfer process and create a smooth transition to Liberty.

  • Graduates of Virginia’s 23 community colleges, with a transfer-oriented associate’s degree and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher, are able to participate in the GAA policy at Liberty University. GAA students will follow all Liberty application processes and all special departmental/prgram application procedures, deadlines, and grade point average requirements.
  • Liberty University waives the application fee for those candidates who are graduates of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences.
  • For more information on the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement, click here.

The equivalency guide lists courses offered by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and the equivalent courses offered at Liberty University. 

Current Students

How does my transfer credit apply to my Degree Completion Plan?

Browse through our tutorial on the Degree Completion Plan Audit to find out how your transfer credit applies to your Degree Completion Plan. You can also view this through ASIST.

If you are pursuing a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) please email us at indsareas@liberty.edu to request your degree plan.

What is Tau Sigma National Honor Society?

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.”

Transfer students comprise 80% of Liberty University Online students.

Click here for more information on Tau Sigma or email tausigma@liberty.edu.

Education-Business 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. By taking advantage of Liberty’s portfolio program — their I.C.E. exams, CLEP test and DSST test — I have been able to obtain 66 credits toward my degree! This not only saved a considerable amount of time, but was a great cost savings as well.

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 Julia Shirkey, of Liberty [who handles transfer evaluations], was 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. Education