Liberty University Application Process

Take the 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 from admission to graduation 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 simple steps, outlined below. If you’re ready to become a Champion for Christ at Liberty University, apply today!

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Step 1: Apply

Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the college application process difficult, as many SAT and ACT test sites have been closed for the past 6+ months. If your testing plans have been disrupted, don’t worry — Liberty has options!

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Who can apply to Liberty University?
  • High school second-semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Transfer students
What are the requirements to get into Liberty University?
How can I apply?

There are a few ways you can apply to Liberty:

  • Complete an online application
  • Contact us via Live Chat
  • Apply over the phone at (800) 543-5317
  • Stop by our admissions office
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.
What other steps do I need to take before I can get accepted?
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 2: Get Accepted

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?

Remember that your Student Checklist (accessed in ASIST) will walk you through all of these processes.

How do I get ready for my first semester?
  • Complete your math and English assessments (so we can place you in the right classes)
  • Register for courses
  • Buy your textbooks
  • Create a FERPA PIN
  • Get your Flames Pass
  • Complete your student health form
Check out your personalized Admissions Checklist for more details!

Important Numbers to Know:

SAT (Liberty Code: 5385)

ACT (Liberty Code: 4364)

FAFSA (Liberty code: 010392)

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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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Liberty University Admissions Process

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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Financial Check-In (FCI)

FCI is how you make your school payments each semester. When you complete FCI, you will:

  • Confirm your course schedule
  • Secure your housing
  • Choose a dining plan
  • Select a payment plan
  • Register your vehicle
  • Review and verify your account summary and financial aid
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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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Liberty University’s application deadline?

    Liberty’s admission deadline is flexible, and we accept applications on a rolling admission basis. That means we evaluate applications as they are submitted, with no hard deadlines for admission. The same policy applies to Liberty University’s transfer application deadline and Liberty University’s enrollment deadline.

    Is there an application fee for Liberty University?

    Yes. Liberty’s application fee is $50. However, you will not be charged until you register for classes.

    Is Liberty University hard to get into?

    Our admission decisions are competitive, and we do have general thresholds for acceptance. However, we strive to work with our students in all situations. Check out our admission requirements page for more details about Liberty’s admission standards.

    Is Liberty University a reputable school?

    Yes! Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Many of our individual programs have also met additional accreditation standards. You can be confident that your degree from Liberty has met rigorous academic standards and accreditation requirements.

    Does Liberty University use the Common App?

    No, Liberty does not accept the Common Application. We have a unique application process that can be completed either online or over the phone.

    When does Liberty University send acceptance letters?

    After submitting all necessary documentation, you can expect to receive an admission decision fairly quickly. We encourage you to complete all required steps (such as claiming your Liberty account, submitting your Enrollment Deposit and transcripts, and sending in your Liberty University application essay) in a timely manner so you can receive a faster admission decision.

    When is Liberty University’s regular decision deadline?

    Because Liberty accepts applications on a rolling admission basis, we do not distinguish between early and regular admission decisions. All applications will be considered as they are submitted, with no hard deadlines enforced.

    How can I contact Liberty’s admissions office?

    If you have any questions or need more information, we’re here to help!