Parents Admissions

Understanding the Process

There are a lot of complicated processes in life — the college admission process shouldn’t be one of them. Neither should the financial aid process.

So, great news! Once your child applies to Liberty, they’ll receive an individualized Student Checklist that will guide them from admission to graduation, walking them through every form, process, and step along the way. 

Want more details? Take a high-level look at everything involved in becoming an LU student.

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Admissions Process

Application FAQs

Who can apply to Liberty University?

  • Second-semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Transfer students

What are the admission requirements?

     See our Admission Requirements for more information.

How can my child apply?

  • Online:  Online Application
  • Through Live Chat
  • Over the phone with an admission counselor: Call (800) 543-5317, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (EST).
  • Have questions? Call the parent helpline at: (855) 745-3568

Is there an application fee?

  • Yes. The standard application fee is $50 (deferred until Financial Check-In)
  • If your son or daughter applies while they are on campus for a daily visit, ExperienceLU, or during College For A Weekend (CFAW), the fee will be waived.

What other steps need to be taken before my child can be accepted?

Why is it important for my son or daughter to claim their Liberty account before they’re even accepted?

  • Every applicant’s Liberty account gives them access to their individualized Student Checklist, which will walk them through getting accepted, registered, and ready for their first semester as a freshman or transfer student.
  • It will also be the main form of communication between your student and the university. They’ll receive emails about scholarship opportunities, deadlines, and other important information, so they should check their inbox regularly.

Why is it important to submit the Enrollment Deposit?


  • Submitting the Enrollment Deposit early in the admission process will guarantee your son or daughter more financial aid awards.
  • When they place the deposit, they will also earn a free CFAW visit – a $50 savings!

      Acceptance FAQs

      Once your child has been accepted, get excited! You’re going to be a Liberty parent!


      How do we start the financial aid process?

      (Remember that the Student Checklist will help you with all of these processes.)

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      How does my student get ready for their first semester?

      • Complete their Math and English Assessments (these will place your child in the right classes)
      • Register for courses
      • Buy textbooks
      • Create a FERPA pin
      • Get their Flames Pass
      • Complete their health form

      School Codes

      SAT (Liberty Code: 5385) 

      ACT (Liberty Code: 4364)

      FAFSA (Liberty code: 010392)

      Important Terms to Know


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      Enrollment Deposit

      Most schools to require some sort of deposit during the enrollment process — that’s normal. Some use it as a firm RSVP, others apply it toward housing or something similar.

      At Liberty, the Enrollment Deposit gives you access to additional scholarship funds — possibly up to $10,000 worth! And the earlier you submit it, the more benefits you have available.

      What kinds of benefits?

      • The opportunity to live like a college student for four days on Liberty’s campus in Lynchburg, Va., at College For A Weekend (CFAW). Come as a family – your student will attend classes, stay in a dorm, eat in our award-winning dining hall, and hear from a leading influencer in entertainment, business, government, or ministry — for free! (saving you $50)
      • A free application! When you call and speak to an admissions counselor, your student can apply and submit their Enrollment Deposit at the same time — and the app fee will be on us (saving you another $50).
      • And a $2,000 Early Deposit Award applied to your child’s first year at Liberty.

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      FERPA PIN (Personal Identification Number)

      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’s account — such as grades, class schedules, and financial aid awards — may not be released to anyone without their consent (if they are 18 years old or above). Creating a PIN for their FERPA account allows them to give you access to this information.

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      FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

      In order to be considered for federal grants, work study, loans, or Liberty University scholarships, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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      Financial Check-In (FCI)

      FCI is how you process your payment for each semester. When you complete it, you will:

      • Confirm your student’s course schedule
      • Secure their housing
      • Choose their dining option

      The earlier you complete FCI, the more payment plan options are available.

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      Flames Pass

      The Flames pass is your student’s official student ID card. They’ll use it…

      • As a key to get into their dorm
      • To pay for meals
      • To do laundry
      • To check out library books
      • As a bus pass
      • To get into campus activities and athletic events

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