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
- A qualified student for admission must have completed a high school diploma or GED.
- A student must enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester at CVCC to qualify for this program.
- Any student accepted under the Dual Admission and Enrollment Agreement will begin at CVCC in an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) or Associate of Science (AS) degree program. Upon the completion of the academic requirements stipulated in the dual admission offer, a student will transfer to and complete the bachelor’s degree at Liberty University.
- Students should apply directly to CVCC and LU and are required to submit all the required information in support of the application for dual admission to be a regularly admitted student to both institutions. Once coursework is completed at CVCC, they will notify Liberty University when the student has graduated and may complete their education at LU.
- The student is required to notify CVCC and LU that they accept admission under this dual agreement before enrollment begins.
- During the first two years at CVCC in the Associates level program, CVCC will be considered the Home Institution and Liberty 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 be considered the Home institution and CVCC will be considered the Host institution for financial aid processing purposes.
- Both institutions will assign academic advisors once the student is enrolled to ensure that all requirements are being met.
- CVCC students admitted to this program may take one course per semester at LU (and this does not include summer). Students may enroll in pre-requisite or gateway courses for their major or one other course of their choosing provided that space is available in the class, that pre-requisites for that course have been satisfactorily completed and that (for Title IV finance aid eligibility) the course specifically meets a requirement for the student’s Degree Completion Plan.
- Students who enroll at LU as a part of the dual enrollment program, while CVCC is the Home institution, must be in good academic standing at CVCC.
- Credits for any course successfully completed at LU will transfer back to CVCC and be applied to the students’ associate degree requirements as previously approved by the Registrar at each institution.
- Students will pay the tuition charges for each enrolled 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.
- The student becomes ineligible to continue under this program if enrollment is broken.
- Students admitted through dual enrollment program will have the opportunity to utilize the Montview Student Center, the Jerry Falwell Library and attend convocation.
- 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. The student will be required to complete the FAFSA for financial aid at LU.
- Students participating in this agreement 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 level degree and when LU is considered the Home institution.
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 email@example.com 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!