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Liberty University Online Academic Calendar

Liberty University has a unique online course structure that provides more flexibility to students like you. By providing start dates throughout the year, we are confident that you will strike the right balance between pursuing your degree and maintaining your current lifestyle with our flexible scheduling options. 


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Liberty’s Online Course Format

Unlike traditional academic schedules that offer courses in the fall and spring semesters, Liberty University’s online academic calendar provides the flexibility of 3 semesters: fall, spring, and summer.

Our semesters are further broken down into sub-terms, B-term, C-term, and D-term. These three sub-terms run for just 8 weeks. We also offer some courses in a semester-long sub-term (A-term), which can range from 14 to 17 weeks. 

You can attend 8-week courses in our summer semester, providing you the ability to complete your online program in less time. Achieve all of your personal and professional goals with Liberty!

Liberty University's Online Programs Subterm Chart

Please note: C-term courses are not available during the summer semester.

Important Online Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2021 Academic Calendar

Sub-Term A

  • Acceptance Deadline: 4/21/2021
  • Registration Deadline: 5/5/2021
  • Financial Check-In Deadline: 5/10/2021
  • Class Start Date: 5/17/2021

    Sub-Term B

    • Acceptance Deadline: 4/21/2021
    • Registration Deadline: 5/5/2021
    • Financial Check-In Deadline: 5/10/2021
    • Class Start Date: 5/17/2021

    Sub-Term D

    • Acceptance Deadline: 6/2/2021
    • Registration Deadline: 6/16/2021
    • Financial Check-In Deadline: 6/21/2021
    • Class Start Date: 6/28/2021

    Sub-Term J

    • Class Start Date: 5/17/2021

    Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

    Liberty University Intensive Course Format

    Intensive courses of varying frequency are offered each semester in the J-term. 

    Financial Check-In Policy for Intensives

    • Students who are enrolled in an intensive, in addition to classes in regular sub-terms, must complete Financial Check-In by the earliest deadline.
      • For example, students with an intensive start date of June 10 would complete Financial Check-In by the B-term deadline.
    • If the intensive start date occurs in the middle of overlapping sub-terms, Financial Check-In must be completed by the earliest Financial Check-In deadline.
      • For example, students with an intensive start date of July 2 would complete Financial Check-In by the B-term deadline.
    • Students who are only enrolled in an intensive and no other courses would complete Financial Check-In by the sub-term deadline of their earliest intensive.
      • For example, students with an intensive start date of May 31 would complete Financial Check-In by the B-term deadline.
    • FCI for winter intensives must be completed along with Spring FCI and prior to the first on-campus date.
      • For example, a winter intensive the week of Dec 27-31 needs to be completed before Dec 27 even though the Spring FCI deadline is not until Jan 3.

    Military Deadlines

    Liberty University is proud to provide quality, flexible, and affordable education to students in the military. Our academic calendar and its deadlines are set up to ensure efficient processing of Tuition Assistance and Veterans Affairs forms and benefits before the Financial Check-In deadline of a given term.

    Please review our Military Dates and Deadlines page to ensure you are up-to-date with all important information. 

    Liberty University’s Military Benefits

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    Your GI Bill®, Tuition Assistance, and other military education benefits are designed to help you succeed both in military and civilian life, so we want to help you make the most of them.

    At Liberty, you’ll find competitive tuition pricing for our online programs, including:

    • Undergraduate tuition rates at $250 per credit hour
    • Graduate tuition rates at $275 per credit hour
    • Divinity tuition block rates* that allow you to pay no more than $2,475 per semester
    • Doctoral** military rates of $275 per credit hour
    • Application fee waivers for service members, veterans, and their spouses
    • Additional tuition discounts for First Responders!
    Doctoral Military Tuition Discount

    Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity and reach the pinnacle of your profession — for less.

    *Block rate = 9 to 15 credit hours (less than 9 or more than 15 credit hours for military benefits: $275/credit hour)

    **Military rate only applies to Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs and the Doctor of Ministry – Pastoral Counseling. Military students pursuing other doctoral programs will be charged the regular part-time/full-time doctoral tuition rate. 

    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 website at