Transfer Credit Frequently Asked Questions

LUO Transfer Credit FAQs

Liberty University Online Makes Your Academic Transition Easy

Liberty University is dedicated to saving you time and money by providing easy and fair transfer evaluations for eligible course credit. 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 with Liberty University.

As an online student at Liberty University, you can transfer in up to 45 credits into an Associate’s Degree, up to 90 credits into a Bachelor’s Degree, and up to 50% of a Master’s degree total content. Other programs also allow transfer credit on a per-program basis with specific requirements, including many post-graduate 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.


Liberty University Online Transfer Credit Frequently Asked Questions

  1. My classes transferred as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX. What does that mean?
  2. What can I do if a course did not transfer as I thought it should?
  3. What is a General Education class?
  4. What class can I take/use for the Math, Social Science, Natural Science, Humanities requirement?
  5. Can I test out of a course?
  6. How do I know what courses I need to take to finish my degree?

1. My classes transferred as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX, or 4XX. What does that mean?

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, 2XX classes transfer as lower-level credit, while 3XX, 4XX transfer as upper-level credit. Both types of credit may count toward your overall degree requirements for major or free electives. Also, these transfer course(s) may meet some of your general education course requirements. Please refer to your online degree completion plan for details.


2. What can I do if a course did not transfer as I thought it should?

If your course did not transfer as you thought it should, you may appeal the evaluation by completing a Transfer Evaluation Inquiry 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 should still be able to satisfy a particular course requirement on your degree plan, you may complete a Course Substitution Form submit a syllabus of the particular class(es) in question to Liberty University’s Registrar’s Office.


3. What is a General Education class?

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.


4. What class can I take/use for the Math, Social Science, Natural Science, or Humanities requirement?

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 Online offers that satisfy these requirements through the Course Guides page.


5. Can I test out of a course?

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.


6. How do I know what courses I need to take to finish my degree?

Liberty University’s Degree Completion Plan Audit makes it easy to navigate and browse through the process. You can also view this through your ASIST account. 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 luotransfer@liberty.edu to request your degree plan.


Transfer Credit Additional Resources

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

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