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Liberty accepted me into their online program when they received my transcripts. Then, they awarded me financial aid - a subsidized loan, an unsubsidized loan and a pell grant.
They received all the funding from the Department of Education but only credited me with the loans, keeping the pell grant. I called several times and was told to keep checking ASIST (online account) for "updates."
The semester is now near over, and they have successfully stolen my money. The financial aid department is incompetent, dishonest and has terrible communication skills. Go elsewhere! Trust me!
I attended a year on campus at Liberty and I spent three years enrolled in the External Degree Program. The flexibility of the scheduling was a big plus. If you are not a self starter, then this program is not for you. While there are deadlines to meet, you have to set aside time to study and watch the class instruction and stick to your plan.
I enjoyed the professors start to every class with prayer. What better way could you start the day! If I had a question, it was usually answered within a reasonable time allowance. Just can't get enough of Ergan Canner!
When I attended the online school, the library was a real issue. I was fortunate to have a local college that allowed me to check out their research material for a couple of weeks. Now, the library is conveniently online.
The fact that Liberty makes a bold, unapologetic and uncompromising claim to the Baptist faith was refreshing. I did not find the rules to be overbearing on campus. The Liberty Way is a reflection of what I already believe. Online schooling doesn't have a need for a dress code or a music standard. Your free to attend your virtual class in your pajamas with your MP3 player in one ear and donning a Mohawk and a tongue stud if you so desire! The critics on these reviews that complain about the rules with the online program are lying!!!
Academically, the classes were challenging and intense. If you did your own work in a timely fashion, the homework would be graded with encouraging comments and personalized instruction.
If you are looking to get a top notch, Christian education, then Liberty is the place to be.
I am currently attending Liberty University online. It definitely takes time management and discipline to complete the classes with good grades, but is well supported by the professors and advisors. I have so thoroughly enjoyed my time here and am so excited to attain my degree and travel to VA to walk! If you are ready for an on-line commitment, you can't go wrong with Liberty University! Best of luck!
I began attending Liberty Online in May 2009, in the M.Ed. program. I should start by saying that yes, this is a Christian university, and when I applied, I was assured that there would NOT be religion forced down my throat-- this is not true, at all. You will be required to complete assignments based on Biblical principles.
Anyway, when I first started there, the experience was a good one. The instructors were good (although it was quite easy to tell the ones who had just attained their advanced degree), the coursework was good, I felt like I learned a lot.
However, as the semesters passed, it got worse and worse. I think, honestly, the online school is just too large for the support staff they have employed there. Forget about getting a timely response from academic advising. If you call, be prepared to wait at least an hour, sometimes up to two. And when you are taking online classes, who has time to sit on the phone and wait for 2 hours? If you email advising, be prepared to wait at least 2 days to receive a response. Do not expect them to be helpful, AT ALL.
I know more than they do, honestly. Perfect example-- June 15th was the scheduling deadline for summer classes, the office closed at 11:45 on June 15th, so anyone who didn't call before then, missed the scheduling deadline. Now here's the kicker-- the deadline was extended to the 17th, but that was not on the message that played when you called on the 15th, so if you were traveling or did not have access to the internet for those 2 days, there was no way to know the deadline had been extended. Forget about requesting to get into classes a day after the deadline, they are as inflexible as can be.
I would not call this school "friendly" for online learners at all. Stay away from Liberty. Plus, I heard at an intensive course that employers do not put a lot of "faith" in a degree from Liberty-- there's something to think about.
July of 2004 I joined the Liberty University family as a graduate student.I could not have found a better university to accomplish my goal of acquiring my M.Ed. The Online university could actually serve as a model for other online programs.
Liberty University actually care about their students and how well each student succeed in their individual program of study. The Advisors and Counselors actually call you individually,to find out if you are having problem that need to be addressed.If you need additional assistance,be it financial or academics,instructors, are always just a phone call away.
Liberty University is an excellent choice for accomplishing your educational goals.It was a wonderful experience for me.
I've taken several classes at LUO. Overall the experience is very positive and I recommend it. Some instructors are better at on line teaching than others to be sure. I'd rank 70% of those I have had as outstanding in their ability to teach and give meaningful feedback too online students.
If you are assigned an instuctor you find less than acceptable, you can withdraw from the class and re-enroll the next term with little financial penalty if you do it early in the term. Overall a very good experience.
I made the awful mistake of attending here. Not a day goes by that I don't regret it. The rules smother you. The students are horribly stuck up and all the faculty cares about is getting more students in. Don't fall for this. STAY AWAY from Liberty University. I couldn't make any friends there. And if you're a free thinker, neither will you.
This is a great online school to attend. It is very challenging academically, but also very convenient. Liberty University comes highly recommended!!!
I attended on campus at Brenau University and Piedmont College (both were great schools) but life got in the way and I had to drop out and go to work. Wanting to complete my degree I attending UMUC and the University of Alabama distance educational programs - and both were horrible. Neither school cared anything about me except "where is the money". After dropping out of both schools I had no hope of finishing my undergraduate until I found out about Liberty through a friend at church. I applied and here I am today 9 hours from having my BA.
Also I am in the National Guard- and one thing that is true - Liberty is military friendly. They have their own military affairs department that puts us first. Apply for TA/VA and they will get right on it.
In closing - no college is perfect. but Liberty is by far the closet to it. So stay away from other poorly run online colleges and go to the best. And yes - Liberty U is accredited.
I started liberty with good faith, that a christian university would have their prioritys in line, unlike most other colleges. I was way wrong. I went through till my last semester and the addmissions rep. told me that i never took my math classes, that somehow they got overlooked and so it will be another year before i can graduate.
Then on top of that, they do this audit thing where even after you apply and get accepted they randomly choose students to "prove" their income once again with more info. Well i got chosen. I turned in all my info, and kept getting letters saying it wasnt turned in. I would call, they would say oh, we got all your 1040 except page 1, will you please send it. So i do, they again say, we didnt get it, so i would send it again, then next time i would call they would say we have all except page 2. The financial aid people have no idea what they are doing.
And i forgot to mention everytime i would call and have a rep. register me in classes i would later find out they were classes that we not the right level, so they would have to change them. I am a mother of two, a wife of 8 years. I have a full time job and attend libery full time. I would not recommend this university to anyone. If you attempt and end up needing help the dean or none of the other employees will help, they all blame it on everyone else.