Long Island University welcomes applications through the Common Application for transfer students. Students may also complete the Long Island University application. 

Applicants for transfer admission from accredited two-year and four-year colleges are considered. 



Application Type

Application Submission


Spring Transfer*

October 1 (recommended)

By November 30

Fall Transfer*

April 1 (recommended)

By March 1

*Transfer application submissions are recommended. Applications are reviewed and decisioned on a rolling basis.


Applicants should submit the required material below for consideration: 

  • Undergraduate application at or via the Common Application. 
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee. 
  • Undergraduate college transcripts

Applicants for transfer admission from accredited two-year and four-year colleges are considered. Students transferring from non-accredited institutions must consult with the Office of Admissions to determine eligibility for transfer credits. 

Transfer students are evaluated primarily based on their college work. Students with fewer than 24 credits of previous college work, or those who enrolled in college courses before completing high school, must submit secondary school records. 

Many academic departments have special criteria for admission and may require a higher GPA, an audition, or portfolio review. The Office of Admissions weighs all available information and evidence of achievement. 

Transfer students will receive an official transfer credit evaluation after being admitted to the University. Generally, transfer credits are awarded for equivalent academic courses that have been completed with grades of C- or better at accredited colleges or universities. Students transferring directly to LIU from two-year institutions can receive a maximum of 72 credits. Those transferring from four-year institutions can receive a maximum of 96 transfer credits.

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