Transfer Partnerships

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces)

ALEKS is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system which uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a students knowledge base is in a given subject.  The assessment is able to instruct the student on the topics they are most ready to learn. As the student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses them to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS is proven to raise grades and pass rates, as well as resolves college-readiness and course mastery issues for millions of students. Certain ALEKS courses are recommended by ACE. There is no app fee waiver or tuition discount for students who transfer credits from ALEKS.

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Lumerit Education

Previously known as CollegePlus, Lumerit Education advises students on options for college credit and focuses on preparation and successfully guiding students through the college process set up for success and minimal debt accumulation. Lumerit Education primarily uses educational coaching and planning to help a student complete as many college credit exams (CLEP, DSST, Excelsior Exams, etc) as possible to minimize the amount they will need to spend for their degrees. If the student is a current or former Lumerit Education student, then he or she will qualify for an app fee waiver and 15% tuition discount with Liberty University.

  • Lumerit Education Coach: Students are put in contact with a “coach” who will guide them through the college process and help them determine what their goals are and how to reach them.
  • Life Purpose Discovery: Guides the student through Life Purpose material that will help them focus their passions and interests.
  • Study Skills: Helps the student acquire skills like speed reading, dynamic memory tools, and critical thinking.


Education

  • Degree Consultation: Helps the student develop a customized degree road map based upon their assessments.
  • Credit-By-Exam: Using the student’s degree road map, the coach will suggest a significant amount of CLEP, DSST, Excelsior Exams, etc. to complete. This will allow the student to start earning college credit with a minimal amount of debt incurred.
  • Lumerit Education Courses: At this time Lumerit Education offers a number of online courses that are ACE-approved for college transfer. These include Leadership classes, Comparative Worldviews, and Community Service Learning. Many of these courses will transfer to Liberty University, and they will transfer in as elective credit only.


The current list of courses is as follows:


Sophia Learning

Sophia Learning provides an alternative for non-traditional students to achieve success in their college endeavors by providing affordable, flexible, and transferrable classes. Certain Sophia Learning classes are recommended by ACE and are DEAC-approved (Distance Education Accreditation Commission). Students transferring courses from Sophia Learning to Liberty University are eligible for a 15% discount. Military and ERP students are able to receive a $50 discount per course by using the promotional code "SERVICE". There is no limit to the amount of courses taken using this code.

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StraighterLine

StraighterLine is an institution that offers general education online courses, tests, and assessments that conform to the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines for awarding transfer credit.

Liberty University Online students will receive a 15% discount on future courses after:

  • Completing a scholarship interview with a StraighterLine Enrollment Counselor by calling at 877-787-8375.
  • Completing 1 or more StraighterLine courses and then transferring to a partner college.
  • Requesting a letter of eligibility to be sent to Liberty University by emailing scholarship@straighterline.com.


Enrollment

  • New students who have never purchased courses from Straighterline before can be eligible for a promotional deal.
  • When checking out after enrolling in Straighterline courses, students should enter Liberty University's promo code: Liberty50.
  • Students must enter the code and select "Apply" so that it will appropriately submit.


Transfer Process

Students should be encouraged to contact StraighterLine for a transcript and have them send it to Liberty Online for credit. StraighterLine transcripts are not required for admission into Liberty University since it is not a college/university, but it is ACE credit.


Transfer Credit

  • Liberty will accept up to 30 credits of StraighterLine credit.
  • StraighterLine credit is considered ACE credit, which falls under PLA credit and explains the 30 credit hour cap.
  • Liberty will award credit once official transcripts are received.

Study.com

Study.com tries to make education accessible with video summaries of textbook material online. Although students can use this to improve their grades, if students want transfer credit, they will need to take assessment tests. Students can send in ACE transcripts to receive an evaluation.


Equivalency Guide