Why Should You Seek Admission to One of Liberty University’s Online Undergraduate Degrees?
Undergraduate degrees can help create new career opportunities by giving you advanced, formal training and broadening your skills in a wide variety of fields. Employers recognize that an employee with an accredited associate degree or bachelor’s degree has undergone a reliable training process that demonstrates time management, determination, and discipline.
We offer generous transfer policies that aim to give as much credit as possible to students for accredited courses. As a result, students can transfer in up to 75% of their undergraduate degree credit hours from previous coursework.
Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. Our programs are flexible and offered 100% online, allowing you to manage your personal, work, church, and community responsibilities while completing your degree. With Liberty’s 8-week online format, you have no set login times and the ability to focus on fewer courses at once while still completing a full-time course load.
Our online programs are widely recognized for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, and Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). With our awards and accreditation, you can be sure that you are earning a degree from a highly rated institution.
Undergraduate Degree Program Admission Requirements
- Apply online or call (800) 424-9595 to apply to an undergraduate degree program with an Admissions Counselor. There is no upfront application fee, however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
- Fax, scan or email unofficial college transcripts. Please note: Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes when a transcript request form is also submitted.
- An official transcript will be needed within 60 days of acceptance or prior to non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. An unopened official transcript can be mailed to the address in the contacts section below.
- Electronic official transcripts can be emailed directly to email@example.com if your previous institution offers electronic official transcript processing.
- A High School Self-Certification form (login required) may be accepted if official high school transcripts are submitted within first 12 credit hours in program.* Please note: You will first need to claim your Liberty Account.
*This policy can be waived for students who submit unofficial college transcripts from an accredited college/university showing at least 12 earned hours with an acceptable GPA.
If You Have Military Only Transfer Credits (Completed Basic Training and Enlistment)
You must request an official Military transcript. Please go to the Military Transfer Credit webpage to request your military transcript. For military-specific admissions guidance, please visit the Military Admissions Guide.
If You Are Applying to an RN to BSN or RN to BSN to MSN Program
As an exception to the general criteria for admission, the RN to BSN to MSN programs require a 3.0 or above GPA for admission in good standing. Additionally, the following documentation is also required for both the RN to BSN and RN to BSN to MSN programs:
- A copy of your RN licensure in your state of residence
- Documentation showing that you are a graduate of a National League for Nursing accredited nursing program leading to an associate degree or hospital diploma
At this time, our School of Nursing programs are limited in certain states. Please view the licensure/certification requirements for your state. International students can contact the School of Nursing for questions about admission to their specific degree of interest.
If You Are an International Applicant
You may be required to have your international transcripts reviewed. Information regarding the transcript evaluation process for international students can be found by visiting NACES.
Applicants whose native language is other than English must submit official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an approved alternative assessment. For information on alternative assessments or TOEFL waivers, please call Admissions or view the official International Admissions policy.
- Students must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Students with less than 2.0 will be considered for Acceptance on Caution.
- For military-specific admissions guidance, please visit the Military Admissions Guide.
Unofficial College Transcript Policy
An unofficial copy of your college transcript can either be faxed from the institution, printed from the school’s official site or an opened copy that you may have in your possession.
Before sending unofficial college transcripts, please make sure they include the following:
- Your previous school’s name or logo printed on the document
- Cumulative GPA
- A list of completed courses and earned credit broken down by semester
- Degree and date conferred (if applicable)
Official College Transcript Policy
An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been issued directly from the institution and is in a sealed envelope. If you have one in your possession, it must still be in its original sealed envelope. If your previous institution offers electronic official transcript processing, they can send the document directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the student uses unofficial transcripts to earn acceptance, all official transcripts must be received within 60 days of the admissions date or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. Failure to send all official transcripts within the 60-day period will prevent registration.
If You Are a BS in Respiratory Therapy Applicant
In addition to general criteria for admission, your transcripts must show that you have graduated from a CoARC-accredited associate degree in respiratory therapy. You must also show that you have a current Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and are licensed to practice.