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Application Guidelines

Please review the following applicant definitions to better understand the application procedures and policies that pertain to your personal situation. If you need assistance with understanding the criteria required for your application, please contact the Office of Admissions directly for more information by emailing


  • students graduating high school in the same year as the term for which they intend to enroll AND less than 24 transferrable credits
  • or students enrolled in post-secondary instruction with less than 24 transferrable credits
  • or students who have completed the criteria for a high school diploma but have not enrolled in post-secondary education


  • students previously and/or currently enrolled, part-time or full-time, in community college, college or university with 24 or more transferrable credits
  • or students who have previously completed an associate's degree at a regionally accredited college or university
  • or students who have previously completed a bachelor's degree and are applying to the professional phase of Pharmacy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Athletic Training, or Occupational Therapy.


  • students who do not hold U.S. Citizenship nor permanent resident status.


  • students who are applying for admission but not seeking to complete a degree of study; students are limited to maximum of twelve credits without requirement to enroll in a degree program. (See “Visiting Student” for more information)

Adult Degree Completion:

  • Students, over the age of 24 years old who have previously enrolled in college and have not completed the requirements for a bachelors degree (either at LIU or elsewhere)
  • and may have extensive life experience outside of the college classroom that could be transferred as “life credit”


While most programs do not have a specific application deadline the sooner a student submits a completed application for review the earlier the student could receive a final admission decision. Students applying to the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University are encouraged to submit their completed application no later than April 15th for the fall term and December 1st for the spring term to ensure that an admission decision can be completed in a timely manner to enroll. (International students are strongly encouraged to submit their application for review no later than May 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term.)

While the University recommends deadlines for submitting an application for admission, Long Island University Brooklyn Campus does honor a rolling admission process.

Please note the academic programs that DO require a complete application by a deadline date:

Deadline for fall 2012 entry
Doctor of Pharmacy (professional phase) January 5, 2012
Occupational Therapy (professional phase) February 1, 2012
Speech Language Pathology (B.S./M.S.) March 30, 2012


Application evaluation is based on several criteria including program space availability. Students are encouraged to submit completed (see “complete application guidelines” below) applications as early as possible for the preferred term of entry so as to be given full consideration for admission.

Freshmen Applicants:

  • LIU-Brooklyn application form (paper or on-line) or The Common Application (paper or on-line), including the Brooklyn Campus supplement, with a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 USD; students may request a fee waiver from the College Board or National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) or by downloading the Fee Waiver Request Form under Forms and Documents.
  • Official transcripts from your high school showing the most recent, completed coursework; or official copy of GED score report. Current high school seniors are encouraged to submit senior year grades and, in some cases, first-quarter or mid-year grades will be required for review. Applicants who have graduated from high school should provide an official, final transcript that shows proof of high school graduation.
  • Official copy of SAT or ACT test scores from ETS if not included on your official high school transcript (see “Standardized Testing: SAT, ACT, and tests of English as a foreign language” for more information).
  • Official copy of TOEFL, IELTS or IBT if English is not the student's native language; students may also provide evidence of English proficiency with a minimum of 420 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading section.
  • One letter of recommendation from instructor, guidance counselor, adviser or supervisor is required. (Additional requirements related to letters of recommendations may apply; see specific program guidelines below).
  • 250 word minimum personal statement

Letters of Recommendation and Interview requirements:

In general, admission interviews are not required. However, the programs listed above include an interview in their departmental review process. If the department requires an interview, your final admission decision will be pending until your interview is completed.


# of Letters
Interview Required
Occupational Therapy (professional phase) 3 letters YES
Speech Language Pathology (professional phase) 3 letters YES
Pharmacy (professional phase) 2 letters YES

Auditions and Portfolio Requirements

Students applying to the B.S. or the B.F.A. in Dance are required to audition for admission to the programs. For more information about the programs, audition process and audition dates visit the departmental website at

Students applying to the B.F.A. in Studio Art or the B.F.A. in Computer Art are required to submit a portfolio of work for admission to the programs. For more information about the programs and the portfolio review process please visit or

Students applying to the B.F.A. in Jazz Studies, B.A. in Applied Music (Music Performance or Theory), or the B.S. in Music Education in Urban Schools are required to audition for admission to the programs. For more information about the programs, audition process, and audition dates please visit the department website at


All applicants must send applications and supporting application materials--official transcripts, recommendations, and personal statement (if not submitted on-line) to:

Long Island University
Brooklyn Campus
Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road
Randolph, Massachusetts 02368-0810

  • Place the credential cover sheet (found on-line at or as part of the paper application) as the top sheet of the package sent to the processing center.
  • Do Not send slides, photographs, portfolios, CD's, DVD's, awards, newspaper articles, checks or cash.
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTs score are to be sent electronically to the Brooklyn Campus (SAT code: 2369; ACT code: 2792) from the testing agency or sent directly to the Brooklyn Campus Office of Admissions.

  • International applicants please forward all materials to:

    Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
    Office of Admissions
    1 University Plaza
    Brooklyn, New York 11201
  • The $50.00 application fee must be a check or money order made out to Long Island University;we are not able to accept cash.

Students utilizing The Common Application should follow the application instructions and mailing instructions published on-line, or paper, with The Common Application.