As we send our graduates to some of the most prominent universities, our prayer is that with their intelligence, character, and spiritual knowledge, they will think critically, promote responsibility, love others, articulate a Christian worldview, and lead others to know Christ.
Admission to college is the culmination of the Liberty experience. While seeking God's plan for each student, we help seniors choose a college or university that will best meet their needs and abilities: academically, socially, philosophically, economically, and spiritually.
A Four-Year Program
Deciding which college to attend is one of the most important decisions an Upper School student will make. The college counselor, assisted by parents and teachers, helps make this decision process rewarding and exciting for the student. Liberty’s college counseling program is designed to work with students throughout their Upper School years.
The onset of college planning starts in the spring of the eighth grade year with the preparation of a student’s four-year plan. Students and parents meet with their guidance counselor to sketch out the courses the student will take to prepare for college.
Freshmen take the pre-ACT and PSAT 8/9. Sophomores take the pre-ACT and PSAT/NMSQT. During the junior year, students participate in PSAT, SAT, and ACT. In the spring, juniors are given instruction on the college admissions process. During the senior year, the program focuses on the actual process of college selection and application using college admissions tools to successfully navigate through the process. College counselors assist in the preparation of support documentation that accompanies each application to a college. Notifying students of new procedures or changes in admission policies at the colleges is part of the support given to students. Scholarship information is also shared with students and parents.
As a college preparatory school, approximately 98 percent of Liberty graduates enroll in college each year. Guiding students through the selection and admissions process can greatly increase the chances of successful college matriculation, just as Liberty's educational program prepares them for a successful academic college career.
The College Counseling Resource Center is located in the Academic Advising Department. The center is equipped with a wide-ranging library of extensive support materials and catalogs from colleges and universities from around the globe. College Placement and Financial Aid staff members are on hand to give individualized attention to Liberty students throughout the four-year process.