ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS

FAQs

As an international applicant we are here to help you every step of the way! Below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the application process for international students. Take our virtual tour in English, Arabic, Chinese or Spanish! Just choose your language option on the bottom right corner.

What is the deadline to apply?

We have rolling admissions. This means that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.

Please note that some programs do have strict deadlines. You can visit your program website for more details.

What do you need from me in order to review my application? 

All international applicants are required to submit the following:

Undergraduate Applicants Graduate Applicants
High School transcripts

Optional:
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE
SAT/ACT

Undergraduate transcripts
Statement of purpose
2 letters of recommendation
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score (no conditional admission will be offered without these scores)

Additional requirements vary by department. Some additional documents include:
Resume/CV
Letters of recommendation

The following programs require the GMAT or GRE:
Accountancy M.S.
All Teaching Programs
Behavior Analysis M.A.
Business Administration M.B.A.
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.
Genetic Counseling M.S.
Psychology M.A.
Taxation M.S.

Doctoral programs require additional information. Please contact admissions or visit your program website.

If applying to Art, Theatre, or Music programs, you will be required to submit a portfolio or audition. Digital portfolios/auditions are preferred and should be submitted via Acceptd. DVDs/CDs will also be accepted. Send DVDs/CDs to:

International Admissions
Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548

**For review purposes we will accept copies of all documents. Upon being accepted you will be required to submit official transcripts in sealed envelopes and have official test scores reported to LIU Post.

How can I submit my documents? 

  • You can email pdf copies to post-enroll@liu.edu
  • Portfolios/Auditions must be submitted via Acceptd 
  • Or you can mail documents to the following address:

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

Do I need a transcript evaluation?

The following students must submit an approved NACES evaluation, we recommend WES. For a list of approved NACES members please check here http://www.naces.org/members.html.

  • Transfer applicants
  • All graduate applicants
NACES evaluations for all students
  • Course-by-course NACES evaluation of undergraduate transcripts

What are your English requirements? 

Undergraduate Applicants

Graduate Applicants

Doctoral

Minimum Scores for full admission:
TOEFL: 75
IELTS 6.0
PTE: 50
SAT: 420 Critical Reading
ACT: 16 on English Section

The following will be required to attend the English Language Institute (ELI):
No IELTS/TOEFL/PTE
IELTS below 6
TOEFL below 75
PTE below 50

Minimum Scores for full admission:
TOEFL: 79
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58

The following score ranges will be required to attend the English Language Institute (ELI)
TOEFL: 56 -78
IELTS: 5.5 - 6.0
PTE: 45-57

Program exceptions:

MBA/Accountancy/Taxation
TOEFL 85

M.A. Music or M.S. Music Education
TOEFL 85

M.S. in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling
TOEFL of 85
IELTS of 7.0

Ed.D. Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
TOEFL: 100
IELTS: 7.5

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
TOEFL: 100
IELTS: 7.5

Ph.D. Information Studies
Minimum scores
TOEFL: 100
IELTS: 7.5

No conditional admission will be offered to any doctoral program.

Our ETS reporting code is 2070.

Can you waive my English requirement? 

The only time we waive the English requirement is if you submit an ELS 112 completion certificate or if you have completed 2 years of academic study in an approved English speaking country. 

Anguilla Antigua
Australia Bahamas
Barbados Belize
Bermuda British Virgin Islands
Canada Denmark (must provide proof of instruction in English)
Dominica Gambia
Ghana Grand Cayman Islands
Grenada Guyana
Irish Republic Jamaica
Kenya Micronesia
Montserrat New Zealand
Nigeria Norway
Philippines Saint Kitts and Nevis
South Africa (must provide proof of instruction in English) St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sweden
Tanzania Turk and Caicos Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
United States (excluding Puerto Rico)
United Kingdom
Zimbabwe  

I have already completed another English Language program at a different University, will you waive my requirement? 

Unfortunately, other English Language Institutes do not satisfy our English requirement and will not count toward years of study to waive the English requirement. 

How long will it take to review my application?

Once we have all of the above mentioned documents the review process can take 2-3 weeks. You will be notified of your admissions decision via email.

When can I receive my I-20? 

I-20s will only be issued after you have been admitted into a program of study. Once admitted, the Long Island University Immigration Services Office will contact you about issuing the I-20. 

What do I need to submit in order to receive my I-20? 

Where can I send my I-20 documents? 

I-20 documents can be emailed to post-international@liu.edu or mailed to:

LIU Post
Immigration Services Office
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548
USA