Get Closer to Your Goals, One Course at a Time

Ready to register? If this is your first time registering for classes, congratulations! You’re on your way to a life-changing accomplishment. Click on the numbers below to go to each step in the registration process. If you want to ensure you have all the necessary information, read through steps 1-3 carefully. Just ready to register? Skip to step 4 and get it done.

Have questions? Give us a call at (800) 424-9595 or chat with us live – we’re always happy to help!

Admissions Steps

    • 1
    • Courses
    • 2
    • Schedule
    • 3
    • Checklist
    • 4
    • Registration
    • 5
    • Success

 Step 1 — Choose your classes

You’ve already decided on the degree you want to earn — now plan your course roadmap to get there. How?

  • Find your Degree Completion Plan (DCP). This is a list of all the courses you must pass to earn your degree.
  • Note the Course Sequence Guide on the second page. This is the order in which faculty recommend you take your classes.
  • Ask yourself how many credit hours you want to take each term (most classes, not all, are 3 credit hours each). Studying full-time could lower the cost of each course, depending on your program. Below are the credits needed per semester at each degree level to qualify as a full-time student (taking anything less will qualify you as a part-time student):
    • Undergraduate: 12 or more credit hours per semester
    • Graduate: 9 or more credit hours per semester
    • Postgraduate/Doctoral: 6 or more credit hours per semester
  • Decide how many general education and degree-specific courses you want to take each term.

Have questions about which classes fit you best or how your status as a full-time or part-time student affects your tuition costs? Call us at (800) 424-9595 or chat with us live.

Ready to register? Skip to step 4.

Step 2 – Create your schedule

One great advantage to studying online is the freedom to study wherever life takes you. Most of our courses have no set login times, so you can schedule your coursework around important commitments and events, making the most of your time.

Our 8-week course structure allows you to fit twice as many courses into a semester if you want to — simply choose the plan that works best for you:

  • A-Term classes run August to December; January to May; and May to August 
  • B-Term classes pair easily with D-term classes, and run August to October; January to March; and May to July
  • C-Term classes run September to November and February to April
  • D-Term classes pair easily with B-term classes, and run October to December; March to May; and July to August 

Liberty University Online Sub Terms

When you choose your classes at registration, note when they are offered — some are not available every sub-term and you may need to plan ahead. Have questions about sub-terms or the best way to schedule your courses? Call us at (800) 424-9595 or chat with us live.

You can also review our Academic Calendar to keep track of all important dates and deadlines associated with your courses throughout the year.

Ready to register? Skip to step 4.

Step 3 — Check off important tasks that set you up for success

Don’t lose valuable time or create future obstacles by missing something important. When you take care of these tasks today, you’ll be glad you did! Take a few moments and ask yourself:

  • Am I fully accepted into my program? Are there any other forms you need to send in for admission?
  • Have I claimed my Liberty account? Your account opens the door to your Liberty ID, username, and password creation. This allows you to register online for courses and access all of our online course guides, your courses in Canvas, and many other helpful tools!
  • Am I checking my Liberty email regularly to make sure I don’t miss important announcements? Email is the main way Liberty will communicate with you, so make sure you’re checking it often.
  • Have I completed my FAFSA and gotten the financial aid process moving (if planning to use financial aid)? While you can register for classes without a FAFSA on file, completing it early can prevent delays further down the enrollment process.

Have questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Learn what’s fact and what’s fiction about this important form in the short video below.

Admission Process FAFSA


While you’re not required to complete these important tasks prior to registration (except confirming your admission), taking the time to do them now will help set you up for success. Have questions? Call us at (800) 424-9595 or chat with us live.

Ready to register? Skip to step 4.

Step 4 — Register for your courses

You’ve chosen your classes, set your schedule, and crossed important tasks off your list — now you’re ready to register!

This helpful tutorial video will walk you through the registration process. Take a few minutes to watch it, then follow the simple steps below. (Please choose the appropriate semester each time you register.)

  1. Log into Course Registration from myLU or by navigating to
  2. Select the term for which you wish to register, then click “Register for your selected term’s courses”.
  3. Select the Degree Completion tab at the top of the screen to view the specific courses you need to complete for your degree.
  4. Select the “Still Needed” tab to view any outstanding courses that need to be completed.
  5. Select a course that fits in your time frame to begin the registration process.
  6. Register for the course or save it to the cart to register for later once you have a comfortable list.
  7. Repeat for all other courses
  8. Complete Financial Check-In
  9. Celebrate — you’re on your way to earning your degree!

Want a hand? Our team is always happy to walk through registration with you — whether it’s your first time or your last time. Just give us a call at (800) 424-9595 or chat with us live.

Step 5 — Repeat this process every semester and stay on track!

Registering for classes doesn’t need to feel daunting — by putting a little time into planning your semester ahead of registration, you can create a schedule that will help you get the most out of your courses and feel prepared!

Use these online tools to help you plan ahead and never miss a deadline:

  • Our Academic Calendar will provide you with the upcoming registration and Financial Check-In deadlines. The Academic Calendar also lists when registration will open for each semester so that you can schedule your courses as soon as they become available.
  • Our Course Registration Help page has a number of guides that can make registering for class a breeze. Find out how to register for courses, view your class schedule, and access your Degree Completion Plan all in one place.
  • Our Upcoming Events Calendar lists all events, deadlines, and webinars relevant to you as an online student. Use this page to keep up-to-date on all upcoming events and take full advantage of all our online resources.
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