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08/30/2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Freshman Student

High school students seeking admission to LIU Post are expected to have completed a college preparatory program* and should submit the following materials listed below:

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official high school transcript or evidence of completion of high school graduation requirements (GED)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Tests results from the SAT or ACT (If you would like to have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to LIU Post, you should use the following school codes when registering for the test: ACT – 2687; SAT – 2070)
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Letters of recommendation from high school teacher or guidance counselor

*A college preparatory program includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, three years of science, and two years of foreign language. Students who do not meet this academic profile should contact the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 for more information.

Admission Criteria

High school students seeking admission to LIU Post are required to have:

Average GPA: Solid “B” / 82–85 / 3.0
Average SAT: Math & Critical Reading combined: 1000 or ACT Composite: 20

Program for Academic Success (P.A.S.)

Students who do not meet LIU Post’s admissions requirements but demonstrate potential for academic success, may be eligible for the P.A.S. Program. Through this one-year academic program, a limited number of freshman enroll as matriculated students with restrictions and benefit from a unique support network component that includes a full-time modified course load, smaller class sizes, academic support services, tutoring and continuous guidance throughout the freshman year. The goal of this support program is to help freshman students become matriculated without restriction by their sophomore year. To learn more, click here.

Additional Admission Requirements for Some Majors

The following majors have additional admission requirements:

Art Department

Art History and Theory: Students applying to the B.A. in Art History and Theory are required to participate in an interview with the program director. Visit the Art Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Art Therapy: Students applying for the B.F.A. in Art Therapy participate in an interview with the program director. Visit the Art Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Media Arts Department

Electronic Media (Broadcasting): Students applying to the B.F.A. in Electronic Media must complete a Competency Assessment consisting of a brief inventory of the student's grammar, spelling, reading comprehension and written expression. Visit the Media Arts Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Journalism: Students applying to the B.F.A. in Journalism must complete a competency assessment consisting of a brief inventory of the student's grammar, spelling, reading comprehension and written expression. Visit the Media Arts Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Public Relations: Students applying to the B.F.A. in Public Relations must complete a competency assessment consisting of a brief inventory of the student's grammar, spelling, reading comprehension and written expression. Visit the Media Arts Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Music Department

Music: Students applying to the Bachelor of Music in Music (B.M.) or Bachelor of Science in Music (B.S.) must participate in an audition and take a placement test. Visit the Music Department Web site for specific information about the audition and testing process.

Theatre, Film, Dance & Arts Management Department

Arts Management: Students applying to the B.F.A in Arts Management are admitted into the program by an interview with the program director and identification of a specific area of interest (theatre, dance, music, or visual art.) Visit the Theatre, Film, Dance & Arts Management Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Dance: Students applying for the B.F.A in Dance Studies are required to audition. Visit the Theatre, Film, Dance & Arts Management Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Film: Students applying to the B.F.A. in Film are required to participate in an interview with the program director. Visit the Theatre, Film, Dance & Arts Management Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Theatre: Students applying to the B.A. or B. F. A. in Theatre are admitted into the program by interview, audition or portfolio review. Visit the Theatre, Film, Dance & Arts Management Department Web site for specific information on the process.

Department of Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology: After the student is accepted to LIU Post under general admission requirements, students must apply separately to the B.S. in Radiologic Technology program. The application process includes an interview with the director and a background check as determined by New York state. Visit the Radiologic Technology Department Web site or call 516-299-2777 for more information. Fall admittance only.

Honors Program (UPDATE!)

The profile for this year's Honors student was a high school average of a 90 in a competitive academic program with a combined SAT I score of 1200 OR 1800 OR an ACT Composite score of 24 or higher. Transfer students are accepted with a minimum 3.4 college grade point average (G.P.A.). The director of the program can be contacted via e-mail at joan.digby@liu.edu or by calling 516-299-2480. To learn more about the Honors Program, click here.

TIPS FOR ACCEPTANCE TO LIU POST

  • Distribute your high school work over as many of the academic areas as possible.
  • Stay active in high school. A strong candidate is someone who balances academics with extracurricular activities.
  • If you have one subject that gives you trouble, work harder to improve it during your later years of high school. LIU Post takes into consideration your entire high school transcript, searching especially for areas in which you have shown improvement.
  • Prepare for the SAT or the ACT. LIU Post requires a standardized test for admission, but it does not matter if you take one or both. The higher the test scores, the better the opportunities you will have to qualify for LIU Post academic scholarships. Some high school students will retake the SAT or ACT to achieve higher scores, resulting in higher scholarship dollars.
  • Make your personal statement/essay about you. Be sure to give the reader a better idea of who you are. Include something that makes you jump off the page.