At Liberty University, we are striving to change lives.
We currently have over 700 international students enrolled from more than 70 countries around the world. We want you to join the Liberty family and immerse yourself in an academic environment that is both Christ-centered and located on a safe campus.
We offer many degree options and affordable tuition costs for international students. Please note that if you are studying under F2 status, you may only enroll as a part-time student and will not qualify for financial aid.
Step 1: Apply
The following documents are required in order to be considered for admission to Liberty University:
- International Application (online or printable)
- Secondary Education and College transcripts
- Applicants who have completed secondary education or college-level academic coursework outside of U.S. must have their transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service provider that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (NACES®)
- If a NACES credential evaluation was completed based on a preliminary secondary transcript for the purpose of admission to the University, the student must also submit a NACES evaluation of the final secondary credential before being permitted to register for second-semester courses
- Test of English Proficiency: If English is not your primary language, submit one of the following tests:
- Duolingo English test score of 90 is required for undergraduate admissions (105 for the School of Aeronautics)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) – Score: 61 (79 for admissions to the School of Aeronautics).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Score: 6.0 (6.5 for admissions to the School of Aeronautics).
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Score: 51 (55 for admissions to the School of Aeronautics).
- International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) – Score: 3.6 (3.9 for admissions to the School of Aeronautics).
- Successful completion of Level 6 at Language Consultants International (LCI) (7 for admissions to the School of Aeronautics).
- Successful completion of Level 109 at ELS Educational Services (ELS) (112 for admissions to the School of Aeronautics).
- Passport: Send a photocopy of the photo picture page of your passport including your birth date and the expiration date of your passport and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to (434) 522-0430
- SAT or ACT college entrance exam score report
- Not required for admission purposes, but may be essential for obtaining a Student Visa in your country
- The midrange score for the SAT is 980-1040, and the midrange for the ACT (composite) is 19-22
- Admission Essay
Answer each question in just 100-150 words:
- Describe how your personal faith and beliefs contribute to your college search process. (Examples include reasons for choosing Liberty, background information about your personal faith and beliefs, or other information you deem relevant.)
- Liberty’s mission is to develop Christ-centered leaders. Describe how you will contribute to this mission as a Liberty student. (Examples include interests in church or community service, personal achievements or goals, or other examples of what you hope to achieve as a student.)
- Email your essay to email@example.com and include your full name, address, and date of birth
Additional items needed for your F2 application:
- Copy of your F-2 visa, I-20, and I-94
- Copy of your principal’s F-1 visa holder documents: I-94, F-1 visa, and I-20
Step 2: ASIST
Complete Financial Check-in & Register for Courses
- Claim your myLU (ASIST) account by going to https://www.liberty.edu/account > Press “Click Here to Claim Your Account”
- Use your primary phone number indicated on your application
- Complete Financial Check-In in ASIST
- Review Housing information for international students
- Complete the online Math and English Assessments by logging in to your myLU account > My Access > Canvas > Courses > Math assessment and English assessment
- Register for courses in your ASIST account
- Review the Health Insurance Information
- Create your FERPA in ASIST
Step 3: Attend
Make Travel Arrangements & Attend Orientation
- Submit your picture for your Flames Pass, which serves as your student ID
- Notify your International Admissions Representative via email of your travel arrangements in order to be picked up at the Lynchburg airport, bus, or train station.
- Submit your final and official high school and college transcripts
- Attend International Student Orientation
Take a look at the Admissions Forms & Downloads page if you are having trouble locating a specific document.