CVCC and Liberty University Co Enrollment Agreement
This agreement enables students to enroll jointly at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) and Liberty University (LU) and applies only to the LU Residential courses with a limit of 50 students.
The CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program is an exclusive opportunity for students who are earning their Associate’s degree at CVCC and who plan to continue their education by earning their Bachelor’s degree at LU. The full details of this Agreement are listed below under “Agreement.”
In this program, students can take one course at LU per semester while they are enrolled at CVCC, and each LU course from the General Education Course List contributes toward completion of the Associate’s degree at CVCC!* Benefits of participating in this program include the opportunity to be immersed in the Liberty culture, and the ability utilize the Montview Student Union, Jerry Falwell Library, and attend Convocation. Upon completion of this program, students can transfer to LU as a full-time student with 60 credit hours from their CVCC Associate’s degree!**
*If a student participates in this program for the full 2 years, up to 12 or more LU credits may be earned prior to transferring to LU for the Bachelor’s degree.
**The maximum amount of eligible transfer credits will be applied toward the prospective LU Bachelor’s degree. Note that not all LU Bachelor’s degrees are capable of utilizing the full 60 credits earned from the CVCC Associate’s degree. Examples include, but are not limited to, the highly-specialized Engineering and Nursing degree programs.
Steps to enroll in the CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program:
- Apply and be accepted to CVCC
- Apply Now and be accepted to Liberty University
- Enroll in a minimum of six credit hours at CVCC (per semester as a co-enrollment student)
- Request CVCC to submit the CVCC Co Enrollment Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. A new form will be needed for each semester during the program.
- The student will be registered for the desired course at LU each semester
The General Education Course List contains recommended courses that students can take as part of the Co-enrollment program. This list illustrates how courses fulfill specific general education requirements at both CVCC and LU, and how the courses transfer between the two institutions. Students may take one class each fall and spring semester at LU and are encouraged to work with their advisors at both CVCC and LU, to ensure selected courses meet academic requirements
CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program Agreement
The CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program was instituted on October 16, 2016 as an agreement between Central Virginia Community College and Liberty University to provide students with unique educational opportunities. The CVCC Co-Enrollment agreement is reviewed on an annual basis by both parties to ensure continuity. This Agreement enables students to enroll jointly at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) and Liberty University (LU) for up to two years, applies only to the LU Residential Degree Programs, and is limited to a maximum of 50 students.
Admission to the Program
The CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program is an exclusive opportunity for students who are earning their Associate’s degree at CVCC and who plan to continue their education by earning their Bachelor’s degree at LU. Both CVCC and LU will promote the CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program to qualified students during regular admission recruiting cycles, as admission applications are reviewed, and during CVCC coursework.
- A student seeking to enroll in this Program must have completed a high school diploma or GED.
- A student must be pursuing an Associate’s degree and enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester at CVCC to qualify for this program.
- Any student accepted under the CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program will begin at CVCC in an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S) or Associate of Science (AS) degree program. These are the two CVCC programs which qualify for the Guaranteed Admission Articulation Agreement. Upon the completion of the academic requirements stipulated in the CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program, a student will transfer to and complete the Bachelor’s degree at Liberty University.
- A student will apply directly to CVCC and LU, and must submit all the required information for the applications for both institutions. Students will enroll in at least 6 credit hours each semester with CVCC, and will enroll as non-degree-seeking students with LU. The LU application should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link on the CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program webpage.
- Each college will evaluate the application and will convene about the appropriate admissions decision regarding each applicant for the Co-Enrollment Program. Applicants will be notified of the decision as follows:
- Admission Approved – The student is admitted concurrently to CVCC and to LU as eligible for Co-Enrollment.
- Admission Decision Deferred – The student must make satisfactory academic progress at CVCC for future Co-Enrollment consideration at LU. Courses to be completed and grade point requirements will be specified by LU. When LU is considered the Home institution, LU’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and Academic Standing standards will apply.
- Admission Denied – The student is not currently admissible for Co-Enrollment.
Participation in the Program
- CVCC will assign a liaison once the student is enrolled at CVCC. This liaison will work with the student to ensure that all requirements related to the Co-Enrollment plan are met so that credits will transfer to LU.
- LU will assign a liaison once the student is enrolled at CVCC who will work with the student and the student’s liaison at CVCC to ensure that all requirements related to the Co-Enrollment plan are met so that credits will transfer to LU and that courses necessary for efficient progress at LU towards the Bachelor’s degree are successfully completed in a timely manner.
- Once the student is enrolled in this Program, the liaisons from both CVCC and LU will assist with course registration at their respective institutions, answer questions about the Program, and ensure that all requirements are being met. Students can email email@example.com for assistance with the co-enrollment process.
- Students admitted to this Program may take one course per Fall and Spring semester at LU, while taking at least 6 credit hours per Fall and Spring semester at CVCC.
- A list of approved LU courses is posted on the CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment webpage to allow students to research LU courses in which they wish to enroll. (In addition to courses, this page will contain general next steps and FAQs for students and parents to reference.)
- Students may enroll in prerequisite or gateway courses for their prospective LU major, or other courses of their choosing, provided that space is available in the course, pre-requisites for that course have been satisfactorily completed, and the course meets a specific requirement for the student’s Degree Completion Plan (for Title IV financial aid eligibility).
- Credits for any course successfully completed at LU will transfer back to CVCC and be applied to the student’s Associate’s degree requirements as previously approved by the Registrar at each institution. Registrar’s Offices at each institution will exchange transcripts on at least a semester-by-semester basis.
- While CVCC is the Home institution, students enrolled in this Program must remain in good academic standing at CVCC.
- If a student breaks enrollment at either CVCC or LU, the student becomes ineligible to continue under this program.
- Students enrolled in this Program have the opportunity to utilize the Montview Student Center and the Jerry Falwell Library and can attend Convocation.
Completion of the Program
- At the beginning of the second year of this Program, students must apply to Liberty as a full-time, degree-seeking student and work through the LU admission process as a transfer student. These students should transition to work with the general Admissions Office or other departments at LU to be admitted as a full-time student, complete Financial Check-In, register for courses, etc.
- Following successful completion of a qualified Associate’s degree, the student will transition from part-time Host enrollment at LU to full-time Home enrollment at LU. An official CVCC transcript must be submitted to LU verifying completion of the Associate’s degree. The LU Registrar will review the student’s CVCC transcript and identify courses that will meet specific requirements at LU.
- The student will be required to complete the FAFSA to receive financial aid at LU as a full-time student. Completion of the LU Financial Check-In process will also be required when LU is the Home institution.
- Students participating in this Program will be eligible to be considered for LU scholarships designated for transfer students and to participate in transfer student scholarship competitions after earning the Associate’s degree and when LU is considered the Home institution.
- Students and parents should review LU scholarships for any stipulations regarding previously-earned Liberty credit.
Title IV and Consortium Agreement
- Consortium Agreement: A student enrolled in the CVCC Co-Enrollment Program will show as a “special student” in Liberty’s system. This will not allow any Title IV aid to be applied or paid to the student’s account, making CVCC the institution responsible for the awarding and disbursement of any aid the student is eligible for throughout the course of the agreement.
- Home & Host Institutions: While participating in the CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program during the first two years at CVCC in the Associate’s degree, CVCC will be considered the Home Institution and LU will be considered the Host institution for financial aid processing purposes. After earning the Associate’s degree at CVCC, during the student’s full-time enrollment at LU, LU will transition to become the Home institution.
- Both CVCC and LU will abide by Title IV federal regulations required for the processing of financial aid including, but not limited to, the prohibition for incentive based recruitment or financial aid processing; compliance with FERPA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Records Safekeeping and record retention requirements; mutual cooperation for institutional audit activity; and maintenance of up-to-date student consumer information disclosure and Student “Right-To-Know” information.
- While enrolled in this Program, participating students will pay the tuition charges for each enrolled LU course, at CVCC rates, to CVCC. The LU Student Accounts Office will charge standard tuition rates for courses taken at LU and then provide a discount so that the net tuition charge is equivalent to CVCC rates. LU will bill CVCC for these charges.
- Parking: Students participating in this Program who elect to drive and park their motorized vehicles on campus must register their vehicle with the Liberty University Police Department (LUPD) and select the CS – Commuter Student Parking Decal. Effective starting Fall 2020, vehicle registration fees are waived for students participating in the CVCC-LU Co-Enrollment Program.
- The student will work directly with Resident Enrollment throughout the program and will be provided with their next steps, including but not limited to, how to register their vehicle with LUPD before the start of the term.
- Application: The initial application fee for a student’s non-degree-seeking application with LU will be waived for students participating in this Program. When the student applies to a degree-seeking program LU and enrolls full-time, that application fee will also be waived.
- Transcript Request: Transcript Request fees will be waived by LU for students in this Program who are needing LU transcripts sent to CVCC. Transcripts will be exchanged by LU and CVCC at the end of each semester.
- Activity: By default, students in this program are not charged the Activity Fee at LU and are not required to pay the Activity Fee. However, students may elect to pay the Activity. The Activity Fee provides access to Liberty University Student Activities, admission to athletic events, access to the Campus Recreation facilities, and helps to offset the cost of other resources dedicated to student activities. This will be paid directly to LU by the student.
- Dining: By default, students in this Program are not charged for a Dining Plan at LU and are not required to select a Dining Plan. However, students may elect to pay for a Dining Plan. The Dining Plan options cover the Food Court at the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall and other dining locations on campus. Students who wish to pay for a Dining Plan at LU will be afforded all the benefits and options associated with that plan. This will be paid directly to LU by the student.
- Convocation: Students enrolled in this Program have the opportunity to attend Convocation. Attendance is optional, and failure to attend will not result in fees or other reprimands.
- Course Withdrawal: Effective starting Fall 2020, students in this Program that are enrolled in a class at LU and withdraw from the LU course will no longer be charged the Withdrawal Fee.
- New Student Orientation: Students enrolled in this Program wanting to attend an orientation event such as Welcome Week, will no longer have to pay any orientation fee as this event does not require a fee. However, if students wish to attend any other on-campus event where a fee is required, such as DecideLU or College For A Weekend (CFAW), students must pay any associated fee.
This agreement is open to annual review/revision by Central Virginia Community College and Liberty University and can be terminated, with a 60-day notice, by either party.
What classes can I take at LU?
Courses completed at LU must also transfer to CVCC to fulfill their degree requirements; therefore, we have outlined general education courses above in the General Education Course List section that best work in the co-enrollment program.
How many classes can I take at LU?
Students may take one class each fall and spring semester at LU and are encouraged to work with their advisors at both CVCC and LU, to ensure selected courses meet academic requirements.
How do I register for my class at LU?
It’s encouraged that you register for your courses at CVCC first before planning the class you wish to take at LU; however, changes can be made to your course schedule through the first week of classes at Liberty. You will have access to the course registration portal through your myLU account, or you can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Do I have to/how do I register my vehicle at LU?
If you wish to drive and park your vehicle on Liberty’s campus, you must register and pay for parking through our Liberty University Police Department (LUPD). To register your vehicle, visit LUPD’s Parking & Traffic webpage and follow these instructions:
- Click on ‘Vehicle Registration’
- Under the ‘Purchase Parking Decal,’ click on ‘Register Your Vehicle’
- Click on ‘Vehicles’ at the top and proceed to add your vehicle details (make model, year, license plate, etc.)
- Click ‘Decals’ at the top of the page
- Click ‘Order Decal(s)’ and proceed with ordering the decal of your choice
Effective Fall 2020, CVCC – LU Co-enrolled students will have their parking fees waived! To be eligible for your free parking decal, you must select the Commuter Student (CS) Decal and park only in the Commuter designated lots.
Parking Decals will be mailed to your local address through August. After August, decals must be claimed at LUPD.
What fees should I expect to pay at LU?
As a CVCC-LU Co-enrolled student, many of your Liberty University fees will be waived or paid for through CVCC. Fees that will be waived or that are optional consist of:
- Parking (see Parking section above)
- Course fees (depending on the courses you take, there may be associated fees; however, these will be covered through the CVCC-LU Co-enroll program)
- Withdrawal fees (if you’re needing to withdraw from your course after the deadline)
- Late fees (any late fees surrounding FCI will be waived)
Fees that you may accrue or opt into will consist of:
- Printing Fees
- Disciplinary Fees
- Payment Plan Fees
- Meal Plans
- Activity Fee
Do I get an LU Student ID Card?
All students must obtain and carry with them their Liberty University Student ID, or Flames Pass. To request your Flames Pass, visit Liberty.edu/FlamesPass!
What are some other benefits available to me as a co-enrolled student?
As a CVCC-LU co-enrolled student, you have the unique opportunity to:
- Attend Convocation – the largest weekly gathering of young Christians in the world. This is not a required event, but an amazing opportunity to hear from influential leaders from around the world.
- Access the Jerry Falwell Library (JFL) with plenty of quiet study spaces, computers, and the Tinney Café to fuel your brain.
- Activities galore! Throughout the semester, LU’s Student Activities will host several different events such as Movie Nights, Open Mic, and the famous Coffeehouse. If you pay the Student Activity fee, you’ll also be able to gain access to LaHaye Rec & Fit, NCAA Athletic events, and more!