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Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to attend LIU Riverhead. How do I apply?

The best way to apply is online. You also can download a printable version of the Undergraduate Admissions Application from the website by clicking on the Apply Now in the upper-right hand-corner of this page and mail it to:

LIU Riverhead
Admissions Office
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, LIU Building
Riverhead, N.Y. 11901

For more detailed information, visit the Undergraduate Admissions homepage, and click on the Getting Started: The Application Process link.

What are the admission requirements for the upper-division undergraduate programs (B.S. in Childhood Education or B.A. in Communications Studies-New Media) at Long Island University?

The admissions requirements for the upper-division undergraduate programs are as follows:

  • All official transcripts (all colleges or universities attended)
  • One professional letter of recommendation
  • An on-campus interview

How soon will I be notified of my admission decision?

As soon as the Admissions Office of LIU Riverhead receives all required credentials, your application will be reviewed for acceptance and scholarships. You will be notified right away by an Admissions Counselor of the decision. You may contact the Admissions Office at any time to check on your status of your application at 631-287-8010.

Where should I send the required admission credentials?

Please submit all required admission credentials to the following address:

LIU Riverhead
Admissions Office
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, LIU Building
Riverhead, N.Y. 11901

How do I find out more information on your upper-division undergraduate programs?

You can request information for LIU Riverhead by completing the "Request More Information" form and the information will be mailed to you.

For further information on academic programs at Long Island University and specific transfer opportunities, please contact the Admissions Office at 631-287-8010.

Also, you are welcome to drop by the office Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or by appointment.

What are the application deadlines for your upper-division undergraduate programs?

LIU Riverhead has rolling admissions for the upper-division undergraduate programs in childhood education and communication studies-new media. Please contact the Admissions Office for more details at 631-287-8010 or e-mail riverhead@liu.edu.

What is an upper-division undergraduate program?

The LIU Riverhead’s upper-division undergraduate program was developed for students who have earned an associate degree or have completed the equivalent of two or more years of undergraduate study. The following is a list of the criteria and assessments used for admissions to the upper-division undergraduate programs:

  • Have completed around 60 credits of liberal arts and sciences course work and/or an associate degree
  • Have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher, on a 4.0 point scale
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a professional in the field of education or a former professor
  • On-campus interview

Is LIU Riverhead affiliated with Suffolk County Community College?

LIU Riverhead is proud of its partnership with Suffolk County Community College (SCCC). Our upper-division undergraduate programs in childhood education and communication studies-new media are offered in conjunction with SCCC and provide a flexible transfer of credits from all SCCC associate degree programs. Students complete their freshman and sophomore years at SCCC earning an associate degree (A.A., A.S. or A.A.S.) and benefit from a seamless transfer of credits applied toward the B.S. in Childhood Education or the B.A. in Communication Studies-New Media at LIU Riverhead. They then pursue their junior and senior years of the B.S. degree at LIU at Riverhead, which is located on SCCC’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead. Upon completion of 60 credits (including the associate degree), the student is awarded the Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education or the B.A. in Communication Studies-New Media. SCCC students benefit from a streamlined admissions process, access to transfer and academic advising and a seamless transfer of credits toward their bachelor’s degree. SCCC alumni are automatically eligible for a 40% tuition discount scholarship upon acceptance to LIU. SCCC freshman and sophomores interested in transferring to Long Island University for their junior year are welcome meet with LIU academic advisers at any time at the beginning of the SCCC studies.

What times are your courses offered?

LIU Riverhead offers flexible course schedules in the evenings beginning at 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and on weekends. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at 631-287-8010 or e-mail riverhead@liu.edu.

What organization accredits Long Island University?

The upper-division undergraduate program of LIU Riverhead is registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

How soon will I be notified of my admissions decision?

As soon as the Admissions Office of LIU Riverhead receives all required credentials, your application will then be reviewed for acceptance and scholarships by an admissions counselor. You will be notified right away of the admissions decision. You may contact the Admissions Office at any time to check the status of your application – 631-287-8010.

When can I register for classes?

You may register for classes upon acceptance to LIU Riverhead. You will be contacted by a faculty advisor shortly after acceptance into the program in order to secure your registration.

How can I request an official transcript?

There are several ways to request an official transcript from LIU Riverhead. Visit the Transcript Requests web site by clicking here.

Is there housing available for undergraduate students?

On-campus housing is not available at LIU Riverhead.

Where is LIU Riverhead located and how do I get there?

LIU Riverhead is conveniently located on the Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus. Our address is 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road – Long Island University Building, Riverhead, New York 11901-3499.

For travel directions, click here.

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