Submitting an Application for Admission
It is recommended that an Application for Admission to the 15-credit Advanced Certificate in Forensic Social Work be submitted at least one month prior to the start of classes. All applications and requested materials (i.e. transcripts, letter of recommendation, personal statement) should be submitted to the LIU Post Graduate Admissions Processing Center. 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.
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.
Submit official undergraduate and/or graduate transcript. 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.
4. Letter of Recommendation
Submit one professional and/or academic letter of recommendation that addresses your potential for success in the profession and your ability to complete a graduate program. Letters of recommendation should be from an academic source, preferably a professor or academic official who is familiar with your academic history and achievement. If you have been out of school for several years, recommendations may come from your employer or supervisor. The references should be given the Letter of Recommendation signed by you, along with a stamped envelope addressed to: Graduate Admissions, LIU Post, Admissions Processing Center, P.O. Box 805, Randolph, MA 02368-0805.
5. Personal Statement
Submit a statement of approximately 500 to 1,000 words describing your reason for pursuing graduate study at Long Island University, 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.
Send application materials to:
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Ste. 102
Canton, MA 02021