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Submitting an Application for Admission

It is recommended that an Application for Admission to the Advanced Certificate program be submitted at least one month prior to the start of classes. All applications and requested materials (i.e. application fee, transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement) should be submitted to the LIU Post Graduate Admissions Office.
To apply for admission, please follow these steps:

1. Long Island University Online Application for Admission

Applicants must complete the Long Island University Online Application for Admission. The application can be obtained by clicking on the above link or selecting the Apply Now button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. You can also request that a graduate application be mailed to you by calling 516-299-2900 or emailing

2. Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee of $50 can be paid via U.S. mail, by credit card, or online.
Online:  Click on “Make an E-Payment” from the main landing page of your My LIU account.
Mail: Send check or money order (made payable to Long Island University) to Bursar’s Office, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, N.Y. 11548. Please write your name on the check or money order.
Fax: Complete the Credit Card Authorization form on the Bursar website and fax to 516-299-2721 or contact a Bursar representative at 516-299-2323.

Note:  International applicants must pay the fee in U.S. dollars by sending an international money order or check. Cash, international postal money orders or Eurochecks are not accepted.

3. Transcripts

Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants who will have not completed their degrees prior to admission deadlines should submit a transcript without the final semester’s grades. Such applicants may be accepted pending receipt of their final degree noted transcripts. Submit one copy of official transcripts from all other institutions attended, including other graduate programs.
International students should refer to the International Admissions website for transcript requirements.

4. Certification

Initial, permanent or professional certification in teaching

5. Personal Statement

Submit a statement of approximately 500 to 1,000 words describing your reason for pursuing graduate study at LIU Post, your personal and academic background, relevant experience, and your professional goals. You may submit this statement as part of the Online Application for Admission, or follow at a later date as a hard copy.

6. International Students

In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based (213 computer-based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 6.5. International students whose native language is English, or who have attended for at least two years an accredited College or University where the only medium of instruction is English, may have the English Language proficiency requirement waived. The waiver is determined on an individual basis following a review of the student’s application. Students whose English Language proficiency is below the required minimum score but who are academically admissible will be “Conditionally Admitted” to the program and required to first complete LIU Post’s English Language Institute prior to enrolling in any academic coursework.


If you have any questions about the admissions application process or requirements, please contact Dr. Louisa Kramer Vida, chair of the Department of Special Education and Literacy, at 516-299-2245 or email, or the LIU Post Graduate Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email You can also contact the Graduate Academic Advisor for the program, Lucille DeVito, at 516-299-2199 or via email at

Send application materials to:

LIU Post
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Ste. 102
Canton, MA 02021