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Liberty University Transcript Information

ACCREDITATION

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. Graduate and professional schools throughout the country accept its degrees and credits. The State Department of Education of Virginia approves its teacher preparation program.  Liberty University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling programs are accredited by the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Liberty University follows a traditional semester system with two regular semesters (Fall and Spring) of approximately fifteen weeks, a Winter intersession, and a Summer term.

 

COURSE NUMBERING

000

099*

Developmental and Institute

100

299

Lower Level (Freshman & Sophomore)

300

499

Upper Level (Junior & Senior)

500

999

Graduate / Post-Graduate / Doctoral Level

*ASCS 101, 103, 104, 105, CLST 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, ENGL 100, GEED 100, MATH 100, 108, 110, MENT 100 and MENT101 and MUSC 100 are also Developmental.

 

UNIT OF CREDIT

A semester credit hour usually represents the equivalent of a 50-minute lecture period or 100 minutes of laboratory work each week.

 

GRADING SYSTEM*

The grading system is based on a 4.00 scale:

A

4.00

B-

2.67

D+

1.33

A-

3.67

C+

2.33

D

1.00

B+

3.33

C

2.00

D-

0.67

B

3.00

C-

1.67

F & FN

 

0.00

Note:  The +/- grades are for graduate courses only and were instituted beginning with the Fall 2011 semester.

 

ADDITIONAL GRADES NOT CALCULATED IN GPA

AU

Audit

PR

Progress

I

Work Incomplete

Q

Academic Amnesty

NP, NF

Did Not Pass

R

Repeated Course

P

Pass (equivalent to a C or higher)

W

Withdrawn

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

The grade point average is listed at the end of each semester for that semester; the cumulative GPA is at the end of the transcript. The formula for calculating this is:

GPA = Quality Points divided by GPA Credit Hours

The cumulative GPA for each academic level (e.g., undergraduate, graduate) includes all grades in that level, regardless of prior degree conferral, broken enrollment, or a program/major change.

 

REPEATED GRADES

Starting in the fall of 1979, students were permitted to apply the repeat policy to a course by requesting that the previous grade be changed to an “R” and the original grade be removed from the GPA calculation.  Beginning in the fall of 2012, for undergraduate courses, and the fall of 2014, for the graduate/doctoral courses, the repeat policy was changed so that the student’s original grade remains on the transcript, but will not be calculated into their GPA calculation.  Beginning in the fall of 2019 for undergraduate courses and for graduate/doctoral courses, the repeat policy was changed so that the student’s lowest grade remains on the transcript, but will not be calculated into their GPA calculation. These changes may also be applied in semesters prior to their implementation at the discretion of the Registrar’s Office.

 

The following letters may appear to the right of individual course grades next to the quality points:

A – The grade is included in the GPA hours.

E – The grade is excluded from both the earned hours and the GPA

      hours.

I – The grade is included in both the earned hours and the      

     GPA hours.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE AND

WILLMINGTON SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE

Transcript pages which indicate Course Level: Institute do not contain undergraduate-level coursework. The courses on these specific transcript pages are institute-level only, even though Willmington School of the Bible (formerly Liberty Bible Institute) courses are numbered in the 100-200 range.

 

ACADEMIC STANDING

Good Academic Standing is implied unless otherwise noted. Students who fail to attain a minimum GPA for their Academic Level may be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, Academic Suspension, or Academic Dismissal.

 

AWARDING OF DEGREES

Degrees are awarded throughout the year. Commencement exercises are held once a year in May.

DIP

 

Diploma of Biblical Studies (1973-1986) (Institute Diploma)

Th.G.

 

Graduate of Theology (Institute Diploma)

A.A.

A.S.

A.A.S.

 

Associate of Arts

Associate of Applied Sciences

Associate of Science

B.A.

B.F.A.

 

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

B.Ed.

 

Bachelor of Education

B.S.

 

Bachelor of Science

B.S.N.

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

B.M.

J.M.

LL.M.

 

Bachelor of Music

Juris Master

Master of Laws

M.A.

M.A.B.S.

M.A.C.M.

M.A.G.A.

M.A.G.S.

M.A.M.L.

 

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Master of Arts in Global Apologetics

Master of Arts in Global Studies

Master of Arts in Management and Leadership

M.A.P.P.

M.A.P.S.

M.A.R.

M.A.R.S.

 

Master of Arts in Public Policy

Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies

Master of Arts in Religion

Master of Arts in Religious Studies

M.A.T.

M.A.T.S.

 

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

M.B.A.

 

Master of Business Administration

M.Ed.

M.F.A.

M.P.A.

M.P.H.

 

Master of Education

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Health

M.S.

M.S.H.I.

M.S.I.S.

M.S.I.T.

 

Master of Science

Master of Science in Health Informatics

Master of Science in Information Systems

Master of Science in Information Technology

M.S.M

 

Master of Science in Management

M.S.N.

 

Master of Science in Nursing

M.R.E.

 

Master of Religious Education

M.Div.

 

Master of Divinity

S.T.M.

 

Master of Sacred Theology

Th.M.

 

Master of Theology

Ed.S.

 

Education Specialist

Ed.D.

D.B.A.

 

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Business Administration

D.M.E

 

Doctor of Music Education

D.Min.

D.N.P.

D.O.

D.P.A.

D.S.L.

D.W.S.

 

Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Public Administration

Doctor of Strategic Leadership

Doctor of Worship Studies

Ph.D.

 

Doctor of Philosophy

J.D.

 

Juris Doctor