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 is 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.
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 Admission 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:
- Duolingo English test score of 90 is required for undergraduate admissions (105 for the School of Aeronautics)
- TOEFL Essentials Test: score of 7 is required for undergraduate admissions (8.5 for the School of Aeronautics)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) – Score: 61 (79 for admission to the School of Aeronautics)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Score: 6.0 (6.5 for admission to the School of Aeronautics)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Score: 51 (55 for admission to the School of Aeronautics)
- International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) – Score: 3.6 (3.9 for admission to the School of Aeronautics)
- Successful completion of Level 6 (7 for admission to the School of Aeronautics) at Language Consultants International (LCI)
- Successful completion of Level 109 (112 for admission to the School of Aeronautics) at ELS Educational Services (ELS)
**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 as a 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
*Liberty University is offering test-optional admission from now through Fall 2023 acceptance.
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the college application process difficult. If your testing plans have been disrupted, don’t worry — Liberty has options!
Get your Visa & SEVIS (if applicable)
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee and your student VISA are integral parts of your admission process as they allow you to legally study in the United States.
To be considered for SEVIS I-20 eligibility:
To be considered for SEVIS I-20 transfer eligibility for students residing inside of US:
Why is it important to claim my Liberty account before I’m accepted?
- Your Liberty account will give you access to your Student Checklist, which will walk you through every step you need to take to get accepted, registered, and ready for your first semester as a freshman or transfer student.
- This account will be your main form of communication with the university. You’ll receive emails about scholarship opportunities, deadlines, and other important information, so make sure to check your inbox regularly.
- 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 > My Access > Canvas > Courses > Math assessment and English assessment
- Register for courses in the course registration tool
- 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
Make Travel Arrangements & Attend Orientation
Important Terms to Know:
Once you apply to Liberty, you’ll be able to claim your personal LU account, which allows you to:
- Access your Liberty University Student Checklist, which contains step-by-step instructions for staying on track with the enrollment process
- Complete Financial Check-In (FCI) to secure your spot on campus (once you have been accepted)
- Register for classes when registration opens for your term (Note: you must first complete FCI)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
The private information in your student account — such as grades, class schedules, and financial aid awards — may not be released to anyone without your consent. Creating a FERPA PIN allows you to give your parents or guardians access to this information.
Most schools require some sort of deposit during the enrollment process — that’s normal. Some use it as a firm RSVP, while others apply it toward housing or something similar.
At Liberty, your Enrollment Deposit serves as a down payment toward your first semester’s tuition. Additionally, submitting your Enrollment Deposit gives you access to additional scholarship funds — up to $10,000 worth! Check out other benefits that will be available to you after submitting your Enrollment Deposit.
Your Flames Pass is your official student ID card. You’ll use it to:
- Attend campus activities and athletic events
- Check out library books
- Do laundry
- Get into your dorm
- Pay for meals
- Ride the bus