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Submitting an Application

Submitting an Application for Admission

Online applications and all supporting credentials must be submitted and received by the Graduate Admissions Office on or before January 15.

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 e-mailing

2. Application Fee

Mail a non-refundable application fee of $50 by either check or money order (made payable to Long Island University) or contact the Bursar to submit fee via credit card. Please write your name on the check or money order, if that is your preferred method of payment. International applicants must pay the fee in U.S. dollars by sending an international money order or check. You can also pay by credit card by printing the Credit Card Authorization form on the Bursar Web site or by calling 516-299-2323. Cash, international postal money orders or Eurochecks are not accepted.

3. Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Supplemental Application

You can access the Supplemental Application here. Please complete and submit along with other hard copy credentials. The Supplemental Application includes a personal statement describing your reasons for pursuing a career in genetic counseling
(see #6 below).

4. Transcripts

Submit official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from all post-secondary institutions that you have attended. 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 official transcripts from all other institutions attended, including other graduate programs.

International students should refer to the International Admissions Web site for transcript requirements.

NOTE: If your previous educational records or other documents are in another name, please be sure to note that on the online application

5. Letters of Recommendation

Submit three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation that address your potential for success in the profession and your ability to complete a graduate program. The references should be given the Letter of Recommendation signed by you, along with a stamped envelope addressed to address below. Letter writers can return the letters to you in a sealed/signed envelope which you can then mail.

6. Personal Statement

Submit a statement describing your reason for pursuing a career in genetic counseling and graduate study at Long Island University, your personal and academic background, relevant experience, and your professional goals. This should be submitted with your Supplemental Application (see above).

7. Submit GRE Results

Applicants are required to submit scores for the general test (verbal, quantitative and analytic) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of the application. It is the applicant's responsibility to request that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) forward official copies of GRE scores directly to the LIU Post Graduate Admissions Office. Inquiries concerning this testing program and application to take the tests should be addressed to the Graduate Record Examinations, Educational Testing Service at, or call 1-800-GRE-CALL. LIU Post's Educational Testing Service Code is 2070.

8. 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.

Send application materials to:

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