Admissions Policies & Requirements
The Brooklyn Campus welcomes students from two-year or four-year regionally accredited colleges/universities. 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 Brooklyn 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 the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University.
Coursework is transferrable to Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus 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 trascript. Other transferrable credit 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 Long Island University are required to complete the Brooklyn Campus 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 Brooklyn Campus programs is not guaranteed and is subject to a complete application evaluation.
The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University 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 the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. 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.
The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University 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.
Policies Related to Enrollment and Admission Programs
The Brooklyn Campus welcomes applications from veterans and encourages them to take full advantage of their G.I. Bill benefits. Candidates are required to submit a copy of Form DD214, Report of Separation, to the Office of Admissions. A Veterans counselor is available to assist in admissions and funding procedures. For further information, contact the Veterans Affairs Office.
Readmission to the Brooklyn Campus
Students who have interrupted their studies for a semester (Summer sessions not included) are required to file a readmission application with the Office of Admissions. This application should be presented at least one month before the beginning of the semester that the student wishes to enter. Readmitted students must fulfill graduation requirements in effect the year of readmission.
Probationary students who withdrew from the University and are applying for readmission must have the approval of the appropriate Dean.
Students who have been suspended or dismissed for academic reasons must have their applications for readmission referred to the appropriate committee on scholastic standing. Readmission applications for dismissed students must be filed no later than August 10 for the Fall semester, January 10 for the Spring semester, and May 10 for the Summer semester.
Students attending and in good standing at other accredited colleges or universities who wish to enroll at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University may apply as Visiting Students (non-matriculated). Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Admissions. Admission as a Visiting Student does not imply admission to a degree program at the Brooklyn Campus, and Visiting Students are not eligible to receive Brooklyn Campus financial aid. Visiting Students who wish to pursue a degree at the Brooklyn Campus must apply at the Office of Admissions.
Student Support Services—Services for Disabled or Academically At-Risk, Low Income, First Generation Students
Students in need of additional support may investigate the services offered through the Student Support Services Program for physically and/or learning disabled and/or Academically At-Risk first generation low income students. This Federally Funded TRIO program provides students coordinated services to address individual needs related to their disabilities or academically at-risk factors that would otherwise not afford students the educational and future career opportunities available to them through a degree of higher education.
Students do need to apply for additional services and/or admission to the program. To find out about services please contact the Office of Student Support Services at 718-488-1044.
Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College Level Examination Program and Caribbean (CAPE)
Candidates who have taken courses in high school under the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board should arrange to have their scores sent to the Office of Admissions. Placement or credit (or both) may be granted for work that meets certain levels of achievement.
Students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate degree program may receive college-level credit for their exam results. Students receiving a 4 or higher (HL) will receive the appropriate equivalent credit at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University.
Candidates who have participated in the College Level Examination Program of the College Entrance Examination Board should arrange to have their scores sent to the Office of Admissions. Placement may be granted for work that meets certain levels of achievement.
Adult Degree Completion Program
Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus Degree Completion Program provides guidance for adult students who are interested in going back to school to earn or to complete a degree, as well as those who are returning to enhance professional credentials or simply to enrich their lives.
OPAL (On-Line Portfolio for Adult Learners) is a program developed to assist adult students in earning credit for life experiences. Through a guided seminar class, Orientation Seminar I for the Adult Completion Program, students will design an e-portfolio to document how life experiences may match academic course work, allowing them to earn credit toward completing a degree. Through OPAL, and any other previously earned, transferable, college credit students may decrease the time normally required to complete a Bachelor's degree. Additionally, students may opt to take a CLEP examination for college-level credit Refer to the “Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and College Level Examination Program” section for more information about alternative forms of receiving advanced credit.
Graduate Admissions Preparedness Program (GAPP)
The Long Island University Graduate Admissions Preparedness Program (GAPP) permits Brooklyn Campus and Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni who have held their degrees for two years or longer to register for a lifetime maximum of 12 credits in any credit-bearing undergraduate course at the Brooklyn Campus for which prerequisites have been completed. Some courses may require departmental approval. A $200 registration fee is required per semester, but tuition is waived. Continuing education and certificate courses are excluded. This program may enable alumni to undertake basic coursework, which may not have been completed as an undergraduate, in order to pursue a graduate degree. Participants may not register until the first week of classes. For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.