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Transfer Policies for Undergraduates

In order to receive a transcript evaluation, you’ll need to request an official transcript from your prior institution. Acceptable official college transcripts are issued directly from the institution, either by mail or electronically.


Transcripts sent by email should arrive in the original sealed envelope to be counted as official.

Please send all official college transcripts to:
Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA  24515


An official transcript can also be submitted through an electronic transcript database provider such as Scrip-Safe, Docufide, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, or others.  This electronic transcript should be sent directly to Liberty via the school’s system. When an email address is requested, use “luoverify@liberty.edu”.


If you have completed secondary education or college-level academic coursework outside of the U.S. please have your transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service provider that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (NACES®)

General Transfer Policies:

  • Accreditation: Regionally or Nationally Accredited Institution, approved through the Department of Education
  • Grades: Grade of C or higher.  Grades of P/P+ are eligible to transfer as long as the grading system at the transfer institution states that “P” or “P+” is equivalent to C- or better.  Grades of P/P- are not able to transfer if they are not equivalent to “C-” or better.
  • Equivalency: Coursework must be similar in content and scope of courses offered at Liberty University.  Courses that are not significantly similar to a Liberty University course by may transfer as elective credit.   Elective credit is coded as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX or 4XX, depending on the level of the course
  • Credit Hours: Minimum credit hour requirement met

 Non-Transferable Courses

  • Remedial courses (usually numbered 1-99)
  • Grades of Pass/Fail or Satisfactory (unless P is equivalent to a C or higher on the transcript)
  • Continuing Education Credits (CEU) – exception may be made for recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE)

Transfer Age Limit

Five Year Age Limit
Ten Year Age Limit


Courses Transferable Under Special Condition

  • Capstone courses from another institution are not able to fulfill Liberty’s capstone requirements
  • Internships or practicum courses from another institution transfer as elective credit only
  • Seminars and workshops only transfer if the course is a standard college course offered on a regular basis with a standard syllabus
  • Varsity or intramural Sports only transfer if college-level and averaged into GPA at previous school

Additional Credit Hour Information

Coursework must be at least 2/3rds the number of hours required by Liberty.  For example, BUSI 310 is taught as a 3 semester hour course.  In order to receive credit for BUSI 310, the transfer course must be at least 2 semester credits. This satisfies the 2/3 rule.

The 2/3 rule may create a shortage of credit hours (all coursework is met, but a total of 60 or 120 hours is not). Additional credit must be taken to meet the credit hour requirement.

If the institution attended was based on a quarter system, then the credits will be converted to the semester system. Liberty uses the following conversion rate:  1 QH = .67 SH

The above policies are established by the Committee on Academic and Admissions Standards.

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