Navigate our Online Program Admissions Process and Start Your Degree!
As you embark on your academic journey, the university admissions process can seem overwhelming. In order to help you pursue an online college degree program from Liberty University, we have designed five steps to make it easy to navigate through the Liberty admissions and enrollment process and begin your online degree as soon as possible!
Step 1 – Submit Your Admissions Application
Apply to the online program that meets your future career goals! 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 the online Associate’s Degree in Accounting, the online BS in Psychology, the online Master of Divinity (M.Div.), and the online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).
Please see the Academic Programs page for more information about Liberty University’s extensive online degree program options. Admissions Applications can be submitted online or over the phone with an Admissions Counselor.
Undergraduate Admissions Counselors – (800) 424-9595
Graduate/Post-Graduate Admissions Counselors – (800) 424-9596
Step 2 – Submit Your Admissions Documents
Once you have applied to an online degree program, you will need to send your transcripts and other required documents for the Liberty admissions process. Students can be fully accepted into most programs with unofficial transcripts, but official college transcripts must be submitted within 60 days of acceptance or prior to non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever occurs first. Please note: Unofficial transcripts can 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 university admission process.
Please keep in mind that transcript requirements differ depending on degree level. Please note that Liberty University admissions may require additional documents. Please visit your specific program admissions page to learn more. Here are the general requirements for each program level for the Liberty University admissions process:
- Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs – You will need to fill out a high school self-certification form and mail in any official transcripts for the Liberty admissions process. Please note: Due to the short length of certificate programs, unofficial transcripts are not accepted.
- Online Associates Degree & Online Bachelor’s Degree – You will need to fill out a high school self-certification form and mail in any official transcripts. Please note: Unofficial transcripts can be used for the online Associates Degree and online Bachelor’s Degree university admission process when a transcript request form is also submitted, however, official transcripts will be required after 60 days.
- Online Graduate Certificate Programs – You will need your official Bachelor’s Degree transcript on file for a Liberty admissions decision. Please note: Due to the short length of certificate programs, unofficial transcripts are not accepted.
- Online Masters Degrees – You can complete the university admissions process with unofficial transcripts showing your completed Bachelor’s Degree, however official transcripts will be required after 60 days, or prior to 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 & Online Doctoral Degrees – You need your official transcripts on file for the Liberty University admissions process. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted for postgraduate and doctoral levels.
You may fax, email or mail your unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts must either be mailed or submitted directly to Liberty University from your previous institution through an electronic official transcript system.
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 Christian college, 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:
- Grants – Virginia residents, be sure to apply for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant. Students pursuing online teaching programs may be eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
- Outside aid – View processing information for outside aid.
- Work Study
Apply for Loans
Learn about and apply for federal and private loans.
You can also explore additional funding options:
- Payment Plans
- Deferred Corporate Tuition Assistance
- Military Tuition Assistance
- Veteran Affairs and GI Bill® Benefits
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Step 4 – Enroll in Your First Courses
Congratulations on your acceptance! To get started, log into ASIST, select the “Student Tab” and then select “Registration.” Once there, follow the prompts to register for 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 Admissions Counselors are available by calling: Undergraduate: (800) 424-9595 or Graduate/Post-Graduate: (800) 424-9596.
Step 5 – Complete Financial Check-in
Once you are registered for classes, log in to your ASIST account to complete Financial Check-In so that you can lock in your online class seats. Keep in mind:
- After registration, it takes 3-5 business days for your FAFSA to be processed and on file.
- The sooner you complete Financial Check-In, the more payment plan options available.
- If pursuing a graduate program or above, ask about redeeming a book voucher with your Financial Aid.
Your professor will contact you the week before your classes begin to make sure you have your books and are prepared for your class(es). Log in to Blackboard and be sure to complete your Course Requirements Checklist on the start date of courses
Online Programs Admissions Contact Information
- Undergraduate: (800) 424-9595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graduate: (800) 424-9596 or email@example.com
Admissions Verification (Documents)
- Address: Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515
- Fax: (888) 301-3577
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org