LUO Transfer Credit FAQs

We understand that you have worked hard for the college credit you have earned. You expect to transfer as much as you can toward your degree completion. Liberty is dedicated to saving you time and money by providing easy and fair transfer evaluations for eligible course credit.

As an online student at Liberty University, you can transfer in up to 45 credits into an associate degree, up to 90 credits into a bachelor’s degree, and up to 50% of the total credits toward a master’s degree.

Other programs also allow transfer credit on a per-program basis with specific requirements, including many postgraduate and doctoral programs. Liberty wants to help you start your professional career quickly by maximizing your transfer credit and minimizing your remaining requirements to graduate.

Liberty’s Office of Transfer Evaluations exists to help you seamlessly transition between any previously attended college(s) to a Liberty University online degree program.

Credit that transfers as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX, or 4XX means that while your class transferred to Liberty University, it did not match a specific class currently offered at Liberty. The 1XX and 2XX classes transfer as lower-level credit, while 3XX and 4XX transfer as upper-level credit.

Both types of credit may count toward your overall degree requirements for major or free electives. Also, the transfer course(s) may meet some of your general education course requirements. Please refer to your online degree completion plan for details. You can also consider a degree in interdisciplinary studies if you have a large number of this type of transfer credit.

If your course did not transfer as you thought it should, you can appeal the evaluation by completing a Completed Course Evaluation Form and submitting a course description or syllabus of the particular class(es) in question to Liberty University’s Registrar’s Office.

If your course did not transfer as you thought it should, but it could still satisfy a particular course requirement on your degree completion plan, you may complete a Completed Course Evaluation Form and submit a syllabus of the particular class(es) in question to Liberty University’s Registrar’s Office.

A general education (Gen Ed) class is a required course that all students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete. Please refer to the Approved General Education Courses guide for details.

Please review the classes that are listed on the Approved General Education Courses page to see which classes will meet the needs of the General Education requirements. You can also review the courses that Liberty University offers that satisfy these requirements through the Course Guides page. Additionally, your Degree Completion Plan Audit can assist you in knowing what the specific general education requirements are for your program.

For many general education courses and some major courses, the answer is yes. If you feel that you have a strong background of knowledge in specific areas, you can take advantage of Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE), DSST Exams, or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. If you successfully pass these exams with the required score for college credit, you will receive credit toward your degree.

Please note: CLEP and DSST exams are not available for graduate students.

Liberty University’s Degree Completion Plan Audit makes it easy to navigate and browse through the process. You can also view this through the Course Registration Tool. The Degree Completion Plan Audit will automatically place your transfer and institutional credit into your degree plan.

If you are a military student or pursuing an A.A. or B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) please email us at to request your degree plan.

For more information, please visit the Earn More Credit through Prior Learning and Experience page.

Our Transferable Credit Hour Calculator will allow you to find courses offered at other schools that are pre-approved to transfer as Liberty University courses. 

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