Online Admissions Process

Navigate our Online Program Admissions Process and Start Your Degree!

As you embark on your academic journey, the university admission process can seem overwhelming. In order to help you pursue an online college degree program from Liberty University, we have designed 5 steps to make it easy to navigate through the Liberty admission and enrollment process and begin your online degree as soon as possible!

Admissions Steps

    • 1
    • Application
    • 2
    • Documents
    • 3
    • Financial Aid
    • 4
    • Courses
    • 5
    • Check-In

Step 1 – Submit Your Admission Application

Apply to the online program that meets your future career goals!

Admission applications can be submitted online or over the phone with an admissions counselor by calling (800) 424-9595.

As an accredited online Christian university, Liberty University offers certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs including online degrees in divinity, sciences, arts, communications, and many more!

Popular examples include:

A.A. in Accounting

B.S. in Psychology

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Please see the academic programs page for more information about Liberty University’s extensive online degree program options.


Step 2 – Submit Your Admission Documents

Once you have applied to an online degree program, you will need to send your transcripts and other required documents for the Liberty admission process.

Students can be accepted into most programs with unofficial transcripts, but official college transcripts must be submitted within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever occurs first.

Please note: Unofficial transcripts can only be used for acceptance purposes when a transcript request form is also submitted.

You can fill out and submit the Transcript Request Form, and we will determine if we can request your official transcripts for you at no cost to you. If you have a military service background, please see the military transfers page to find out more about requesting military transcripts for the online admission process.

Where do I send my transcript?

  • Unofficial transcripts can be sent by fax, email, or mail.
  • Address: Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
    1971 University Blvd.
    Lynchburg, VA 24515
  • E-mail:
  • Fax: (888) 301-3577
  • Official transcripts must either be mailed or submitted directly to Liberty University from your previous institution through an electronic official transcript system.

Transcript Requirements

Please keep in mind that transcript requirements differ depending on degree level. Liberty University admissions may also require additional documents. Visit your specific program admissions page to learn more. Here are the general requirements for each program level for the Liberty University admission process:

  • Willmington School of the Bible (WSB) You will need to submit an official High School transcript.* Please visit our WSB page for more information about this online religious studies diploma.
  • Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs – You will need to submit an official High School transcript* as well as any official college transcripts. Please note: Due to the short length of certificate programs, unofficial transcripts are not accepted.
  • Online Associate Degrees and Online Bachelor’s Degrees – You will need to submit an official High School transcript* as well as any official college transcripts. Please note: Unofficial college transcripts can be used for the online associate degree and online bachelor’s degree university admission process when a transcript request form is also submitted; however, official transcripts will be required within 60 days.
  • Online Graduate Certificate Programs – You will need your official completed bachelor’s degree transcript on file for a Liberty admission decision. Please note: Due to the short length of certificate programs, unofficial transcripts are not accepted.
  • Online Master’s Degrees – You can complete the university admission process with unofficial transcripts showing your completed bachelor’s degree; however, official transcripts will be required within 60 days, or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever occurs first. Please note: Unofficial transcripts can be used for the Liberty University admissions process when a transcript request form is also submitted.
  • Online Postgraduate Degrees and Online Doctoral Degrees – You need your official completed master’s degree transcripts on file for the Liberty University admission process. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted for postgraduate and doctoral levels.

*Students can enroll in up to 12 credit hours with the submission of a high school self-certification form. If official high school transcripts are not received within those 12 credit hours, a hold will be placed on the account and additional registration will not be permitted until transcripts are received. The official high school transcript can be waived with 12 or more college credits from an accredited school with an acceptable GPA.


Step 3 – Start the Financial Aid Process

Get started setting up your financial aid by following the below steps and submitting the forms that apply to you.

As an accredited university, eligible students may use federal and private grants and aid. Make sure you have your FAFSA completed prior to class registration. Even if you intend to pay out-of-pocket through one of Liberty University’s interest-free payment plans, have military benefits, or have corporate tuition assistance, you may be eligible for additional benefits through financial aid.

Submit Your FAFSA

You can complete your FAFSA using your FSA ID username and password and with Liberty’s school code (010392). You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid. If you have more questions or concerns about the FAFSA, see more about the FAFSA. Types of aid can include:

Apply for Loans

Learn about and apply for federal and private loans.

You can also explore additional funding options:

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


Step 4 – Enroll in Your First Courses

Congratulations on your acceptance! You can now register through our Registration Tool or call (833) 227-1038 to get help with picking your courses.

  • Make sure to consult your degree completion plan and course guides to identify the best courses with which to start.
  • If you would like assistance in registering for your first set of courses, our New Enrollment Specialists are available by calling (833) 227-1038.


Step 5 – Complete Financial Check-In

Once you are registered for classes, you can complete Financial Check-In. Keep in mind:

Things to keep in mind:

  • It takes 3-5 business days for your FAFSA to be processed and on file.
  • You will have more payment options available to you the earlier you complete Financial Check-In.
  • If pursuing a graduate program or higher, ask about redeeming a book voucher with your financial aid.

The week before your classes begin make sure you have your books and are prepared for your class(es). Log in to Canvas and be sure to complete your Course Requirements Checklist on the start date of courses.