English Proficiency Requirements Online Degree Programs


Applicants whose native language is not English must take an approved English proficiency test and provide documentation of a passing score.

The following English proficiency tests are accepted for admission with the listed minimum score:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — 80 (Liberty’s school code: 5385)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) — 6.5
  • International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) — 3.9

Please have your official scores mailed to the following address:

Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515


The English proficiency test requirement may be waived in the following cases:

  • If you have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college in the U.S. or another English-speaking country within the last 5 years
  • If you have the required level of English-Second-Language (ESL / ELL) from one of the following schools:
    • Language Consultants International (LCI) — Level 6
    • ELS Educational Services (ELS) — Level 109

To have the English proficiency test requirement waived, you must provide official documentation to the Office of Graduate Admissions for review. Please note that this waiver is not guaranteed.

For more information, please speak with an online admissions counselor at (800) 424-9595.