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Credit Transfer Guidelines

A transfer student's application for admission will be reviewed on the basis of work done as a matriculated student, provided the student has demonstrated competence in the equivalent coursework to the degree/program in they are applying. Students presenting fewer than 24 transferrable credits will also be evaluated based on their high school (or equivalent) coursework.

In some cases, students may apply for a second bachelor's degree if they are changing careers or pursuing a professional degree like Nursing or Pharmacy. However, bachelor's degree holders may, in some cases, be better candidates for advanced or graduate degree programs. The granting of transfer credit does not affect specific divisional or departmental requirements.

A credit evaluation of previously completed coursework will be included as part of the student's final decision process but may not always accompany the student's admission decision. An official evaluation will be posted to the student's Campus record when final official transcripts have been received by the Admissions Office. All final official transcripts must be received prior to the student starting his or her studies at LIU Brooklyn.

Coursework is transferrable LIU Brooklyn if it is equivalent to a course currently offered at the Brooklyn Campus and was earned at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better. Courses not approved for transfer through the admissions process may be reviewed at the departmental level and after approval credited to the student's transcript. Other transferrable credits considered may include: Advanced Placement credit (3 or higher in all subjects), International Baccalaureate credit (HL 4 or higher), Advanced Levels (A,B, or C), CLEP (score of 50 or higher) and Excelsior College credit.

To qualify for the bachelor's degree, students admitted with advanced standing must complete in senior residence a minimum of 32 credits, including 15 credits of advanced work in their major in all schools and faculties. Advanced standing credit is provisional until students have completed at least 32 credits with a grade point average of 2.0 (C). To qualify for graduation, all students must also complete all other graduation and major requirements, including the requisite number of credits in the liberal arts and sciences.

Students wishing to transfer from other campuses of LIU are required to complete the LIU Brooklyn application for new students and must be in good academic standing. Transcripts and copies of the student's original records will be sent upon filing a request form in the Registrar's Office of the parent institution. Admission to LIU Brooklyn programs is not guaranteed and is subject to a complete application evaluation.

LIU Brooklyn may admit recipients of associate degrees from accredited community colleges or four year colleges or universities. Such students will be accepted as juniors in the bachelor's degree program with full value of credit (60 or 64 credits), unless they have specialized in a highly technical or professional program, and will be programmed for their junior year as if they had completed all of the first two years of required work. In their subsequent required credits, they will be expected to complete the requirements of the chosen major and continue so far as possible toward completing other Long Island University requirements, except that the total number of credits will not normally exceed 128.

Possible exceptions to the foregoing may occur for Education majors, Physical Education majors, Health Science majors, professional phase Pharmacy students, professional phase Nursing majors, Science majors, Accounting majors intending to qualify to sit for the CPA examinations, and students intending to major in a field other than that for which they received the associate degree.

To qualify for the bachelor's degree, all students must also complete the requisite number of credits in the liberal arts and sciences. Transfer students are evaluated for their prior academic achievement for their ability to meet curricular requirements for the intended program of study at LIU Brooklyn. Cumulative grade point averages as well as grade point average for specific areas of study (i.e. overall science G.P.A.) may be considered for admission to specific areas of study.

LIU Brooklyn has articulation agreements with Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City College of Technology and Bergen Community College for selected plans of study in the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences, the School of Education and the School of Health Professions.