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Graduate Admission Status

A student may be admitted to LIU Post for graduate study in one of the following categories:

  1. A Standard Admit is a student who has submitted all required documentation and meets all eligibility requirements for his or her degree program.
  2. A Limited Admit is a student who plans to apply for matriculation but does not meet all academic requirements or has not submitted all required credentials. A limited matriculant must submit any missing application credentials by the end of the first semester he or she is enrolled. Any student accepted as a Limited Matriculant because of academic deficiencies must satisfy all conditions outlined in the acceptance letter to be considered for full matriculation. If the conditions of limited matriculation are not satisfied, the student may be permanently reclassified as a Non-Matriculant. Once all deficiencies are removed, the student must submit a written request to be re-classified as a full matriculant to the Graduate Admissions Office.
  3. A Non-Degree Admit is a student who has a bachelor’s degree but is not a candidate for a graduate degree and is taking a limited number of courses for certification, professional advancement or personal enrichment. Any Non-Matriculated student who wishes to be considered for a degree program must apply for a change of status and satisfy all admission eligibility requirements for his or her area of interest. Certain graduate programs do not allow visiting students. Please consult with the Graduate Admissions Office for further information at 516-299-2900 or via e-mail at
  4. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to take a limited number of undergraduate or graduate-level courses, may be admitted as a Graduate Personal Enrichment Student. Acceptance as a personal enrichment student does not constitute acceptance into a degree or certificate program although courses taken might apply to degree programs if a student subsequently applies to and gains admission to a specific program. Most departments limit students to 6-9 credits taken under Personal Enrichment; in addition, some departments do not allow students to enroll with Personal Enrichment status. A maximum of two semesters of Personal Enrichment are permitted, and students must complete an application each semester prior to registration.

For additional information, please consult with the Graduate Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or e-mail:

Admission of Undergraduate Students

A qualified LIU Post senior who needs less than a full program to meet his or her bachelor’s degree requirements may concurrently register for undergraduate courses and a limited number of graduate courses, the credits from which may be applied toward his or her master’s degree requirements.

Any interested student must:

  1. Complete an application for graduate admission
  2. Be provisionally accepted into the department or school (if the student is accepted, the appropriate graduate department must notify the Records Office so that his or her graduate record is created)
  3. Make a written declaration of his or her intention to take graduate courses and reserve them for graduate credit and concurrently register for required undergraduate bachelor’s degree courses
  4. Have his or her registration card signed by both the undergraduate and graduate academic counselors, and by the appropriate department chairperson and dean

Graduate Credits Applied to Undergraduate Degree Requirements

A qualified LIU Post Campus junior or senior student with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 may complete bachelor’s degree requirements by taking graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate. Requests to register for graduate classes must be approved by the student’s undergraduate academic counselor, department chairperson and dean. An undergraduate student may normally register for a maximum of 12 graduate credits. Credits earned in graduate courses that are applied to the bachelor’s degree may not subsequently be applied to a master’s degree. Exemptions to this policy are found in descriptions of "5-Year Accelerated Programs" found within the individual academic departments on our Web site, or by contacting the Graduate Admissions Office at 516-299-2900.

International Students Admissions Criteria

Graduate applications are welcome from international students who hold the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree. Please visit the For International Students section of the Web site for a comprehensive overview of requirements for enrollment.

Admission to Classes

Admission to graduate classes does not imply that a student has been accepted as a degree candidate. In order for a student to be accepted as a degree candidate, he/she must satisfy all graduate program entrance requirements and must be granted full matriculation status.

Visiting Students

A graduate student who is in good standing at another college or university may register for LIU Post Campus courses by filing an "Application for Graduate Personal Enrichment/Visiting Students" as a visiting student. Certain graduate programs do not allow visiting students. Please see the Visiting Students Web site or contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or e-mail:


If a student is out of attendance and has not maintained his or her Maintenance of Matriculation status (see Academic Policies) or has not been granted a Leave of Absence, he or she must apply for readmission in the Graduate Admissions Office as follows:

  • Students out of attendance for one semester but fewer than five years, must complete a Request for Admission form available in the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • Students out of attendance for more than one academic year, but fewer than five years, must complete a "Request for Readmission" form available in the Graduate Admissions Office. This form must be approved and signed by the appropriate academic department.
  • Students out of attendance for more than five years must submit a new application and all supporting credentials. If readmission is approved, students return subject to the academic requirements posted in the Graduate Bulletin in effect at the time of readmission.

Deferring Admission

Once accepted to graduate studies at LIU Post, you can defer admission for a maximum of one year. You must make a written request to the Graduate Admissions Office and receive the approval of your graduate advisor. If approved, you must complete the Admitted Student Response Form and pay the tuition deposit to hold your place at LIU Post.

In order to qualify for a deferral, students must:

  • Be admitted
  • Not have already attended a class/course for semester admitted
  • Indicated in writing prior to the start of the semester that they wish to enroll for a future semester

Students who wish to "defer" are not intending to enroll in courses at any other college or university. Deferred students will be moved to a future semester without re-evaluation of academic record.