Liberty University Application Process

Take Your First Step Toward Joining the Liberty Family

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 you apply to Liberty, you’ll receive an individualized Student Checklist that will guide you through admission and walk you through every form, process, and step along the way.

Liberty University’s application process is designed to be as straightforward as possible. We’ve broken it down into 5 simple steps, outlined below. If you’re ready to become a Champion for Christ at Liberty University, apply today!

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If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 543-5317 or email


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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Admissions Steps

    • 1
    • Application
    • 2
    • Acceptance
    • 3
    • Financial Aid
    • 4
    • Check-In
    • 5
    • Register

 Step 1 – Submit Your Admission Application

Who can apply to Liberty University?
  • High school second-semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Transfer students

How can I apply?

There are a few ways you can apply to Liberty:

What are the requirements to get into Liberty University?
Does Liberty University have an application fee?
  • Yes, we charge a $50 application fee (which is deferred until Financial Check-In).
  • There are many ways to take advantage of Liberty University’s application fee waiver. If you apply while you are on campus during a daily visit, ExperienceLU event, or Liberty’s College For A Weekend (CFAW), your fee will be waived.

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Step 2 – Submit Your Admission Documents and Get Accepted

  • Claim your Liberty account.
  • Tell us who you are and what you can achieve at Liberty by writing and sending in your personal essay.
  • Submit your high school transcripts.
    • High school students: We can make an admission decision based on your preliminary transcripts (grades 9-11). Request unofficial transcripts from your school and upload them to your Student Checklist or have your high school guidance office email them to (Note: Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes. Liberty will need your final official transcripts prior to you attending.)
    • Transfer students: We can make an admission decision based on your final high school transcripts. Upload them to your Student Checklist or have your high school guidance office email them to
    • If you submit a Transcript Request Form along with your unofficial transcripts, we’ll be able to expedite your admission decision by requesting the official transcripts on your behalf.
  • Submit your SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.)
    • SAT (Liberty Code: 5385)
    • ACT (Liberty Code: 4364)
  • Submit your Enrollment Deposit (Note: the earlier you submit your deposit, the more scholarships you may qualify for).
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.

Step 3 – Apply for Financial Aid  

Once you’ve been accepted, get excited! You’re coming to Liberty! Now there are just a few more things to take care of:

    How do I receive financial aid?
    • Submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
      • FAFSA (Liberty code: 010392)
    • Apply for loans and grants
    • Complete Financial Check-In (FCI)

    Remember that your Student Checklist will walk you through all of these processes.

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    To be considered for federal grants, work study, loans, or Liberty University scholarships, you must submit your FAFSA by the deadline each year.

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    Remember these important numbers!

    FAFSA (Liberty code: 010392)

    SAT (Liberty Code: 5385)

    ACT (Liberty Code: 4364)

    Step 4 – Complete Financial Check-In

    Congratulations on your acceptance!

    If you will be a new student in the Spring of 2024, you can complete Financial Check-In after Oct. 1, 2023, and remember the deadline for new New Spring 2024 students is Jan. 5, 2024 ($150 late fee applied on Jan. 6).

    If you will be a new student in the Fall of 2024, you can complete Financial Check-In after Jan. 1, 2024, and remember the deadline for New Fall 2024 students is Aug. 9, 2024 ($150 late fee applied on Aug. 10).

    Keep in mind:

    • It takes 3-5 business days for your FAFSA to be processed and on file.
    • You will have more payment options available to you the earlier you complete Financial Check-In.
    • When you complete FCI,  you will:
      • Secure your housing
      • Choose a dining plan
      • Select a payment plan
      • Register your vehicle
      • Review and verify your account summary and financial aid

    Step 5 – Register for Your First Courses

    Congratulations on completing FCI! You can start registering for classes. Register through our Registration Tool or give us a call to get help with picking your courses.

    • Make sure to consult your degree completion plan and course guides to identify the best courses with which to start.
    • If you would like assistance in registering for your first set of courses, our admissions counselors are available by calling (800) 543-5317.
    What else do I need to do to get ready for my first semester?

    Important Terms to Know:

    Claim Your Account

    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)

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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 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.

    Enrollment Deposit

    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.

    Flames Pass

    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

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