Liberty University Online Programs Admissions Documents Information

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Liberty University Online Programs Admissions Document Directory

Below is a directory of documents used by Liberty University’s online programs for admission. Please select the link or use your web browser’s search function to find the admission requirements you need for your Liberty University application.

If you have not yet applied, please visit our Application page for more information about the Liberty University application process.

If you have further questions about Liberty University’s online program admissions, please see the Online Admissions Process Page. You can also reach an LUO Admissions Counselor at (800) 424-9595.


Academic Recommendation Letter

Accredited Bachelors

Current in Field

Ecclesiastical Endorsement

Education Recommendation Form

Graduate Official Transcript

Graduate Self Certification

Graduate Status Record

Graduate Unofficial Transcript

High School Self Certification

Master of Science in Nursing: CPR Certification

Miller Analogy Test

MSN Recommendation Form

Pastoral Recommendation Letter

Ph.D. in Theology & Apologetics Questionnaire

 

Ph.D. in Theology & Apologetics Writing Sample

Pilot Certificate

Professional Recommendation Letter

Professional Vita

RN License

Statement of Purpose Form

Rawlings School of Divinity Questionnaire

Three Years' Experience

TOEFL

Undergraduate Official Transcript

Undergraduate Unofficial Transcript

Unofficial High School Transcript

Vignette Responses

 


Academic Recommendation Letter: When required for program admission, Liberty University mandates that academic recommendation letters be written by a person in the academic field (advisor, faculty, professor, etc.). The letter must be on department letterhead and physically signed by the recommender. Once you have set up your Liberty Account login, you may also submit the recommendation through our electronic system by accessing ASIST > General Information > Admissions Forms. You will then enter your recommender’s emails so that a direct electronic request can be processed. Please note that the link delivered is only usable for seven days, but you can resubmit the request through ASIST as many times as needed.


Accredited Bachelors: An accredited Bachelor's Degree is required by Liberty University for all online graduate programs, such as the Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Divinity (M.Div). This requirement means that all students applying to this program must submit a transcript demonstrating that they have earned their Bachelor’s Degree at an institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can check the accreditation of your institution on the website for the Department of Education.


Current in Field: Students applying to the online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program in the online School of Divinity are required to be currently in a field of ministry. If you are in ministry at a Christian day school, college, or university, working for a Christian denomination, or working as a church staff member, you should include this information in your resume to be reviewed for admission requirements.


Ecclesiastical Endorsement: An ecclesiastical endorsement is required for all students with a Liberty University application to the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program in the Rawlings School of Divinity, Liberty's online seminary.  As a Christian college, Liberty University wants to ensure that applicants’ ministry responsibilities will not be unreasonably complicated by pursuing a degree. The endorsement should indicate the agreement of the church or employing organization with the applicant’s participation in the online Doctor of Ministry program.  The ecclesiastical endorsement can be received by any leader within a church or group setting (Chief Deacon, Assistant Pastor, Music Minister, Executive Pastor, Youth Pastor, or Chief Elder). If you are the senior pastor of your church, there are three ways we can accept the letter:

  • From the board of deacons
  • From the church secretary (only if the letter states that the church body has voted and the majority has agreed upon your pursuit of the Doctor of Ministry degree).
  • From a staff member (formal vote not required in this case).
     

The ecclesiastical endorsement does not have to come from a church; it can also come from an organization such as the Salvation Army or a parachurch organization (ex. A Christian college like Liberty University).

  • These are acceptable as long as they are completed according to the above context.
  • In the case where a Parachurch ministry is endorsing the student, two letters should be submitted.
    • One from their local church
    • One from their director of employment (supervisor) attesting to the fact that the student can fulfill the requirements of their position within the organization as well as fulfilling their ministry requirements.
       

In either of these situations, the document must be physically signed (not typed). The same letter cannot be used to complete both a recommendation and an ecclesiastical endorsement. The letter can be faxed, mailed, or scanned and emailed as an attachment.


Education Recommendation Form: Students with a Liberty University application to certain degree programs are required to provide a recommendation using the Education Recommendation Form. Recommendations will not be accepted if received without the complete form. Once you have set up your Liberty Account login, you may also submit the recommendation through our electronic system by accessing ASIST > General Information > Admissions Forms. You will then enter your recommender’s emails so that a direct electronic request can be processed. Please note that the link delivered is only usable for seven days, but you can resubmit the request through ASIST as many times as needed.


Graduate Official Transcript: An Official Transcript is required for students applying to a Liberty University online Doctoral Degree program. The Official Transcript should include the school’s name, the student’s name, courses and credits earned broken down by semester, cumulative GPA, dates attended, and degree and date conferred. An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been issued directly from the institution, in a sealed envelope. An Official Transcript can also be received through an electronic transcript database provider such as Scrip-Safe, Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or others. The transcript should be sent directly to Liberty via the school’s secure system. If an email address is requested, use luoverify@liberty.edu.


Graduate Self-Certification:  Applicants pursuing an acceptance decision to a Liberty University graduate program before their undergraduate degree has been conferred, must self-certify that they are within their last semester of completion, with the equivalent of 15 credit hours or fewer remaining, and can show the completion of at least 105 credit hours. Please contact our Admissions Office at (800) 424-9596 to submit your Self-Certification over the phone, or you may fax or email the Self-Certification form provided below.


Graduate Status Record:  A Graduate Status Record is required from all students with a Liberty University application for certain online Doctoral degrees. 


Graduate Unofficial Transcript: An Unofficial College Transcript is acceptable for admission requirements into both undergraduate and graduate programs. The Master of Theology programs, post-graduate programs, and doctoral programs accept only official transcripts for admission. Official transcripts must be received by the completion of the student’s first term, or within 60 days after receiving an accept decision, for the student to be eligible for registration in the following term. An acceptable Unofficial Transcript should include the name of the school, the student name, courses and credits earned, cumulative GPA, dates attended, and degree and date conferred. A College Transcript is considered unofficial if sent via email or fax unless sent electronically through a secure data transfer company such as Scrip-Safe.


High School Self-Certification: Undergraduate applicants must self-certify that they have successfully completed high school or received their  GED,  or will have by the time they begin their Liberty University Online program. Applicants who have conferred an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution are not required to self-certify. Once you have set up your Liberty Account login, please use the following link in ASIST to complete this form.


Master of Science in Nursing: CPR Certification: A current CPR certification is required for all students with a Liberty University application to the Master of Science in nursing program.  A current CPR certification card from the American Heart Association for healthcare providers with AED is required. The certification will need to remain current throughout the degree program. If certification has lapsed, a hold will be placed on enrollment in all nursing courses until the CPR certification is renewed. The Certification will need to show either CPR certification or BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.  Any other certifications will not be accepted.


Miller Analogy Test: A Miller Analogy Test is required of all students with a Liberty University admissions application to the Ph. D. in Theology and Apologetics. This test can also be used by students’ admission requirements for the Ph. D. in Counseling degrees if they have not taken the Graduate Record Exam.


MSN Recommendation Form: All students with a Liberty University admissions application for the Master of Science in nursing program are required to provide a nursing recommendation form. The recommender will need to fill out the MSN Recommendation Form. An approved recommender is a nursing professor who can provide classroom and/or clinical performance of the student, or a nurse manager who completes the applicant’s annual employment appraisal. Once you have set up your Liberty Account login, you may also submit the recommendation through our electronic system by accessing ASIST > General Information > Admissions Forms. You will then enter your recommender’s emails so that a direct electronic request can be processed. Please note that the link delivered is only usable for seven days, but you can resubmit the request through ASIST as many times as needed.


Pastoral Recommendation Contact Form: A pastoral recommendation contact form is required for all students with a Liberty University application to any of Liberty’s online degrees in the School of Divinity, including any online Masters, online Postgraduate Degree, or online Doctoral Degree. Once you have set up your Liberty Account login, you can complete the Pastoral Recommendation Contact Form by accessing ASIST > General Information > Admissions Forms.


Ph.D. in Theology & Apologetics Questionnaire: A Questionnaire is required from all students with a Liberty University application to the Ph. D. in Theology & Apologetics to ensure that they will meet the academic and theological background required to succeed in Liberty University’s most rigorous online seminary degree.


Ph.D. in Theology & Apologetics Writing Sample: A Writing Sample is required by all students with a Liberty University application for the Ph. D. in Theology & Apologetics program. The writing sample must be 30 pages long (excluding the cover page, table of contents, and bibliography), in Turabian format, and the topic must be related to theology and apologetics. Students can use a chapter from a Master's thesis if the chapter meets the 30 page minimum requirement.


Pilot Certificate: A Pilot Certificate is required by all students with a Liberty University application to the Bachelor of Science in Aviation. This can either be a FAA Commercial Pilot certificate, an airline transport pilot, or designated military pilot certification. A private license is not sufficient to complete this requirement but will be usable for college credit.


Professional Recommendation Letter: A Professional Recommendation Letter is one of the admission requirements for certain Liberty University applications. The recommender will need to fill out this form. Recommendations will not be accepted if received without the complete form. Once you have set up your Liberty Account login, you may also submit the recommendation through our electronic system by accessing ASIST > General Information > Admissions Forms. You will then enter your recommender’s emails so that a direct electronic request can be processed. Please note that the link delivered is only usable for 7 days, but you can resubmit the request through ASIST as many times as needed.


Professional Vita: Students with a Liberty University admissions application for certain online doctoral degrees will require a Professional Vita. A professional vita is a more detailed version of a resume. The vita will be much more in-depth than the applicant's resume. Rather than drawing attention to specific qualifications catered to the student's program of choice (as a resume does), the vita will generally list a biographical account of the student's education and experiential background.


Rawlings School of Divinity Questionnaire:  A divinity questionnaire is one of the admission requirements for the Liberty University application for any graduate or post-graduate degrees in divinity. The questionnaire must be completed online. Incomplete questionnaires will not be accepted. Once you have set up your Liberty Account login, you may then complete the online Divinity Questionnaire.


RN License: A nursing license is required for all students with a Liberty University application for the Master or Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The licensure needs to be an unencumbered RN license from one of the fifty United States without sanctions or accusations, active or pending during enrollment in the Liberty University Master or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs.  Students must report any changes /sanctions or other updates to their license including but not limited to restriction by a state board, probation, suspension etc. immediately to the MSN or BSN program director. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program. The licensure will need to be current throughout the duration of the degree program. If the license has lapsed, a hold will be placed on enrollment in all nursing courses until the RN license is current and unencumbered.

Foreign licensed RN’s will need the following additional admission requirements:

  1. International RN’s will need proof of valid and current RN licensure based on a review by the Commission on Graduates for Foreign Nursing Schools International (CGFNS International). The student must submit the professional report for RN license comparison.
  2. International RN students will need to pass the NCLEX Readiness test offered by CFGNS International.
  3. For transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S., an academic undergraduate transcript evaluation from CGFNS will be required. This is required to determine the equivalency of the applicant’s nursing and baccalaureate degrees to nursing education programs offered by schools in the US.
  4. A TOEFL test will be required for international, non-English speaking candidates (score of 500 on paper-based tests, 173 on computer-based tests or 60 on internet-based tests for undergraduate and 80 for graduate).

Statement of Purpose Form: For several online Masters Degrees and online Doctoral degrees, you will be required to complete a short writing prompt as a preliminary writing sample and to ensure that you are applied for the best program for your goals. Once you have set up your Liberty Account login, you may access the Statement of Purpose digital form.


Three Years Experience Students who apply to the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) must have at least three full years of ministry experience that is pastoral in nature and connected with a local church.


TOEFL: Applicants whose native language is a language other than English must submit official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). You can find information about taking the test on the TOEFL home page. This requirement may be waived in certain cases. Please contact an LUO Admissions Counselor to discuss options for waiving the TOEFL requirement.


Undergraduate Official Transcript: An Official Transcript is required for all students with a Liberty University application to an online Undergraduate Degree program. Official transcripts must be received by the completion of the student’s first term, or within 60 days after receiving an acceptance decision, for the student to be eligible for registration in the following term. The Official Transcript should include the school’s name, the student’s name, courses and credits earned, cumulative GPA, and dates attended. An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been signed and issued directly from the institution and is in a sealed envelope. An Official Transcript can also be received through an electronic transcript database provider such as Scrip-Safe, Docufide, or National Student Clearinghouse, or others. The transcript should be sent directly to Liberty via the school’s secure system. If an email is requested, you should use luoverify@liberty.edu.


Undergraduate Unofficial Transcript: (Official transcripts must be received within 60 days after an accept decision is given, or before a student would begin their second term of registration). An Unofficial College Transcript is acceptable for admission requirements into online Undergraduate degrees and online Masters Programs. An acceptable Unofficial Transcript should include the name of the school, the student name, courses broken down by semester, grades and credits earned, cumulative GPA, and dates attended. A College Transcript is considered unofficial if sent via email to luoverify@liberty.edu or by fax to (888) 301-3577.


Unofficial High School Transcript: In rare cases, a full high school transcript may be needed for admission requirements. An unofficial high school transcript can be accepted in combination with a self-certification form. A high school transcript must include the name and location of the school, coursework, and grades for grades 9-12, as well as a final graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from high school, please see the High School Self-Certification description. An unofficial transcript can be faxed, mailed, or scanned and emailed as an attachment. If an applicant has already conferred an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, a high school transcript is not required. Please Note: financial aid requirements differ from admission requirements. Please see the Financial Aid page for information about verification documents and steps.


Vignette Responses: Vignette Responses are required by all students seeking a Liberty University application for the Ph. D. in Counseling Education and Supervision degree. Further explanation on how to develop the responses is found here.