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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

Important Online Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2019 Academic Calendar

Sub-Term A

  • Acceptance Deadline: 7/24/2019
  • Registration Deadline UG: 8/7/2019
  • Registration Deadline GR: 8/7/2019
  • Financial Check-In Deadline: 8/12/2019
  • Class Start Date: 8/19/2019

Sub-Term J

  • Class Start Date: 8/19/2019

Sub-Term B

  • Acceptance Deadline: 7/24/2019
  • Registration Deadline UG: 8/7/2019
  • Registration Deadline GR: 8/7/2019
  • Financial Check-In Deadline: 8/12/2019
  • Class Start Date: 8/19/2019

Sub-Term C

  • Acceptance Deadline: 8/21/2019
  • Registration Deadline: 9/4/2019
  • Financial Check-In Deadline: 9/9/2019
  • Class Start Date: 9/16/2019

Sub-Term D

  • Acceptance Deadline: 9/25/2019
  • Registration Deadline: 10/9/2019
  • Financial Check-In Deadline: 10/14/2019
  • Class Start Date: 10/21/2019

Spring 2020 Academic Calendar


Liberty University Intensive Course Format

Intensive courses of varying frequency are offered each semester in the J-term. A limited amount of courses are available in the A-term and C-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.

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 are $250 per credit hour
  • Graduate tuition rates are $275 per credit hour
  • Divinity block tuition rates* allow you to pay no more than $2,475 per semester in tuition.
  • Doctoral** military rates of $275 per credit hour.
  • Application fees are waived for service members, veterans, and their spouses.
  • We offer additional tuition discounts for First Responders!

*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 Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.