Take a Look at Liberty University’s Transfer Guide to Help You Through the Admission Process
Several hundred students choose to transfer to Liberty University each semester from community, Christian, public, and private colleges and universities. Our Admissions Counselors and Transcript Evaluators are trained professionals who provide ongoing support. We understand that you have worked hard for the college credit you have earned and expect to transfer as much as possible toward your degree completion plan.
Please email LUTransfer@liberty.edu with any questions on the policies below.
Transfer Credit Limits
- Associate degree – A minimum of 15 credits must be taken through Liberty University.
- Bachelor’s degree – A minimum of 30 credits and 25% of the coursework required for the major content area must be taken through Liberty University.
Transfer Credit Policy
Undergraduate transfer credit is permitted from an accredited institution for those courses with a grade of “C” or better and similar in content and scope to courses offered at Liberty University.
A grade of “C” or better is required. Pass/Fail grades do not transfer unless they are equivalent to “C” or higher according to the transcript. Transfer credits are given grades of P (for Pass) and are not calculated into the Liberty GPA.
In order for a transfer course to meet a particular course requirement, the course must be at least 2/3 of the number of hours of instruction at Liberty University. For example, BUSI 310 is taught as a 3 semester hour course. In order to receive credit for BUSI 310, the course taken previously must be worth at least 2 semester credits, which satisfies the 2/3 rule.
Courses that do not match a Liberty course may be eligible to transfer as elective credit. Elective credit is coded as 1XX, 2XX, 3XX, or 4XX, depending on the level of the course.
- Remedial courses (usually numbered 1-99)
- College orientation/student success courses
- Courses with “Pass”/“Fail” grades or “Satisfactory” grades (unless “P” is equivalent to a “C” or higher on the transcript)
- Continuing Education Credits (CEU) – exception may be made for recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE)
- Professional development, special topics, seminars, or internships
Courses transferable under special conditions
- Capstone courses transfer as elective credit only (will NOT transfer as a capstone course)
- Internships and practicum courses transfer as elective credit only
- Seminars and workshops only transfer if the course is a standard college course offered on a regular basis with a standard syllabus
- Varsity or intramural sports – only transfer if college-level (100 or above) and averaged into GPA at previous school
Students are considered to be in a class according to the number of credit hours they have transferred:
Quarter to Semester Hour Conversion
If you attended an institution that was based on a quarter system, then the credits will be converted to a semester system. We use the following table to convert quarter credits to semester credits:
|Quarter Credit||Semester Credit|
Is a degree from Liberty University respected?
At Liberty University, we strive for excellence, stemming from our mission to Train Champions for Christ.
We have worked to meet rigorous academic standards. Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, SACSCOC. Plus, many of our degrees hold programmatic accreditation with other accrediting bodies. You can rest assured that your degree from Liberty will be respected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Liberty accept transfer credits?
Yes – Liberty’s transfer credit policy is very generous!
Will all of my credits transfer?
If you meet a few basic thresholds and are transferring from an accredited school, most or all of your credits will likely transfer! Our transfer credit policy above can help. You can also review Liberty University’s transfer equivalency guides for more information.
How many credits can you transfer to Liberty?
You can transfer in up to 75% of your undergraduate degree to a program with Liberty University. That means up to 90 credits for a standard 120-credit-hour program.
How can you transfer from one university to another?
As a transfer student, it’s important to know your options and what the process will look like when you are switching to a new school.
Liberty University’s transfer requirements are pretty straightforward. Your courses must be from an accredited institution and meet a few other basic thresholds. Take a look at our transfer credit policy above for more information.
You must also go through the admission process like every other student. Liberty University’s transfer acceptance rate is about 55%. We have no set minimums for acceptance. Instead, we review each student’s file on a case-by-case basis.
Are Liberty University credits transferable?
Yes! Liberty University is regionally accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This accreditation means that nearly every other accredited institution will accept Liberty University transfer credits.
Does Liberty University have rolling admissions?
Liberty University’s transfer application deadline is flexible because of rolling admissions. This process means that there are no hard deadlines for admission. However, we advise submitting all required documents, like college transcripts, as soon as possible.
The faster your documents are in, the faster you will receive an admission decision. Then, you will be able to move on to later steps in the admission process.
What is the minimum GPA for Liberty University?
We do not have a minimum GPA for acceptance to Liberty, but we do have mid-ranges and guidelines. Learn more about the admission process.
How much does it cost to apply to Liberty University?
The application fee at LU is just $50, and it is deferred until you’re ready to enroll.
How long does it take to hear back from Liberty University?
As an LU transfer student, you can expect to hear your admission decision quickly. Typically after all required documents have been submitted, you will receive your decision in just two weeks or less. And don’t worry – Liberty University’s transfer deadline is flexible, so you can submit your documents whenever you’re able.