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Liberty University - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Admissions Documents:
To complete an application file, the following documents are required:
• Liberty University Admissions Essay.
• Official high school transcripts " unless you are transferring an associate degree " and college transcripts.
• Your SAT score or ACT score

Admission decisions are competitive and are based primarily on the following factors:
Cumulative high school GPA and college (if applicable)
GED scores (if applicable)
Consistency and trends of grades
Results from the SAT* or ACT without writing, using the highest score on each section
Essay submission
Note: Other documentation such as reference letters, community service, and leadership, may also be helpful or required by the admissions committee.

Mid-ranges for enrolled freshmen:
High School GPA 3.17-3.85
SAT* (math and critical reading) 950-1170
ACT composite 20-26
This means that 50% of admitted students come from above or below the ranges.


Liberty does not have specific course requirements for applicants; however, the recommended curriculum prepares applicants for classroom expectations at Liberty.

The recommended curriculum includes:
• 4 units of English
• 2-3 years of college preparatory mathematics
• 2 years of laboratory science
• 2 years of social science
• 2 years of foreign language
• at least 4 units of elective credits

Note: Liberty University will consider your best composite ACT score. SAT scores are based on Math and Critical Reading Sections only. The Writing section of the SAT is not considered for acceptance or academic scholarships. We always use the highest SAT score. GPA's are recalculated (unweighted).

Liberty does accept AP, CLEP and IB exams. You must take and pass the AP test at the end of the class in order to receive college credit. Students are able to receive college credit for successful completion of an IB exam if the IB course completed was a higher level course and the student received a score of at least 4 (on a 7 point scale) on the final exam.