Join more than 700 international students from over 70 countries at Liberty University.
International admission is a unique process with specific steps to follow. In addition to the information below, our team of professional International Admissions Specialists are here to assist you through each stage of the process to ensure all of your questions are answered.
Our desire is that earning your degree is both academically enriching and affordable. We have made several scholarship options available to you as an international student. Find out more information and take a look at some helpful resources on our International Students homepage.
Step 1: Apply
Your first step in the admission process will be to submit your application to Liberty University! Additionally, there are multiple documents that are required for our Admission Committee to make an admission decision. Please check out the instructions below to start your admission to Liberty.
To be considered for admission eligibility:
Application Deadline: The time needed for processing a visa application and making travel arrangements varies for each student. This means there is no definite application deadline. However, we recommend that you apply at least three months before the semester in which you plan to attend begins. This will allow enough time for our office to process your application and for you to schedule your F-1 visa interview.
- Submit Admissions Essay
- Submit secondary education and college transcripts
- Applicants who have completed secondary education or college-level academic coursework outside of the 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.
- Submit official Test of English Proficiency for students whose primary language is not English, submit one of the following tests:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) – Score: 61 (79*)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Score: 6.0 (6.5*)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Score: 51 (55*)
- International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) – Score: 3.6 (3.9*)
- Successful completion of Level 6 (7*) at Language Consultants International (LCI)
- Successful completion of Level 109 (112*) at ELS Educational Services (ELS)
- Successful completion of Advanced 6 at Forum Intensive English Center (Forum)
* For admission to the School of Aeronautics
**For students who have studied for 2 or more years in the U.S. educational system, the English proficiency test requirement may be waived. (exception: School of Aeronautics FAA certification programs)
Note: Liberty University offers online, non-credit English Second Language (ESL) training through our Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE). Completing Liberty’s online ESL training course does not waive the requirement for taking a standardized test of English proficiency, but it may help students prepare for such an exam.
- Submit SAT or ACT college entrance exam score report (if available). Not required for admission purposes for students coming from outside of the USA, but may be essential for obtaining a Student Visa in your country.
- Submit $250 Enrollment Deposit
To be considered for SEVIS I-20 eligibility:
- Submit a copy of passport
- Submit Affidavit of Financial Support with proof of finances (see cost breakdown here)
(email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (434) 522-0430)
To be considered for SEVIS I-20 transfer eligibility for students residing inside of US:
Step 2: Accept
Step 3: ASIST
Complete Financial Check-In & Health Form
- Claim your myLU (ASIST) account by going to myLU Sign-in > Claim New 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 assessment tests by logging into your myLU account > Blackboard > My Access > Courses > math assessment and English assessment
- Register for courses in your ASIST account
- Financial Check-in must be completed before class registration
- You must register for 12-18 credits to be considered a full-time student and receive financial aid
- Complete the Online Health Form
- To complete your health form, log in to ASIST > Student > Student Health Form
- Must have TB test taken within 1 year of arrival
- Review the Health Insurance Information
- Create your FERPA in ASIST