On-Campus General Certificate Admission Procedures

On-Campus General Certificate Admission Procedures

Resident Graduate Admissions Office:
Phone: (877) 298-9617
Fax: (866) 418-4037
Email: Residentgraduate@liberty.edu
Text: 49596
Website: www.liberty.edu/residentgraduate
M-F: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm EST
Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST

Mailing Address:
Liberty University
Office of Resident Graduate Admissions
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

Items to be Submitted

Applicants must submit the following items to the Liberty University On-Campus Graduate Admissions Office in order to be considered for admission. Admission decisions are not made until all documentation has been received and evaluated.

  1. Application for Admission
    Application can be made online at www.liberty.edu/residentgraduate. To initiate an application by phone, graduate students may contact the Resident Graduate Admissions Office (1-877-298-9617).
  2. Application Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  3. Academic Records

    Applicants to master’s-level certificate programs may submit an official transcript indicating successful completion of a baccalaureate degree program from an accredited institution.
     An “official transcript” is one that is received directly from the educational institution attended, or is sent to Liberty University (by any party) within the original, sealed, university envelope. Official transcripts should be sent to the Liberty University On-Campus Graduate Admissions Office.  Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from an unaccredited institution who have also earned a master’s degree from an accredited institution will be assessed on the basis of the master’s-level degree. The Office of Graduate Admission may request additional documentation from applicants who do not meet admissions standards. If the Office of Graduate Admissions, in its professional opinion, determines that the documentation justifies the candidate’s potential for success, the Office of Graduate Admissions may present the documentation to the Provost’s Office with a request to admit the student admission to students based on professional judgment.

  4. Additional Requirements for Admission
    Please see the Program Specific Admissions Procedures in the individual program sections of this Catalog for information regarding minimum grade-point-average requirements and additional items needed for acceptance.

Conditional Enrollment

Conditional enrollment is not available to students pursuing certificates.

Self-Certification Form

Undergraduate students seeking admission to an online graduate certificate are not permitted to complete a Self-Certification. Students must submit transcripts indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Transfer Students

Graduate applicants who intend to transfer to the University must be eligible for re-enrollment or readmission to the graduate program at the institution they most recently attended.

Transfer of Credits

All credits must be completed through Liberty University for a certificate program. Credits from classes taken through Liberty University for a degree or a certificate conferred after January 25, 2013 can be transferred to a certificate. Courses taken outside of Liberty University cannot transfer into a certificate program.

Admission Notification

When all required items have been received, applicants will be notified of an admission decision from the Office of Graduate Admissions.


Students must apply for readmission if they have broken enrollment. A Liberty University residential student breaks enrollment if he/she does not matriculate in a course at least once every Fall/Spring semester.

Admission status is subject to the terms of any previous academic or disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal. Students may be required to provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended since enrollment at Liberty. Admission decisions for re-applicants will be based on the current admission criteria of the respective certificate program at the time the re-application is submitted.

Students who break enrollment and apply for readmission will be required to follow the current certificate completion plan in effect at the time of re-entry to the university.

Certificate Candidacy

Requirements for Certificate Candidacy vary by program. See the Admission Requirements Matrix for Certificates located at the end of this section.

Privacy Of Student Records: Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)

Liberty follows the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Details regarding University policies are published online at www.liberty.edu/ferpa. Persons desiring additional information about University policies and procedures should call or write the Director of Graduate Student Affairs.

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the university’s academic and administrative policies and procedures can be found on the University web site at www.liberty.edu/registrar.

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