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First Year Students

Long Island University is a nationally recognized teaching and research institution, and the perfect place for you to launch your college journey. At Long Island University, you will find an institution committed to your success and helping you reach your goals.

With endless opportunities, Long Island University is an inspiring place to learn, grow, and become the best version of yourself.

Visit campus for an upcoming event or to take a tour. Once you are ready, apply and become part of Shark Nation!

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


Application Type

Application Submission


Early Action

November 15

By December 1

Early Decision

December 15

By January 1

Regular Decision*

January 5 (recommended)

By May 1

*Regular decision applications for first-year students are reviewed on a rolling basis until the start of the fall semester.

Applicants should submit the required material below for consideration:

  • Undergraduate application at or via the Common Application.
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • High school transcript.

Applicants may submit the following for consideration:

  • SAT or ACT Test Scores: SAT: LIU Code 2369. ACT: LIU Code 2792.
  • If English is not the student’s native language, an official copy of TOEFL, IELTS, or iBT; students may also provide evidence of English proficiency through submission of standardized test scores.
  • Recommendation from one teacher or guidance counselor.

Each applicant is considered through a review of their application and supporting material. Admitted freshman students are required to provide proof of successful completion of high school or its equivalent prior to the first day of classes.

Freshman applicants may apply for fall, spring, or summer admission as full- or part-time degree seeking students. Classes are offered during the day, evening and on weekends. A non-degree option (for a student not enrolled in a degree program) is available to visiting students.

It’s time to make Long Island University your university. Visit to get started. 

Here are some important next steps for our Future Sharks.

1.    Activate your My LIU account.

To set-up your account, please click here to activate your account. If you need assistance, contact

2.    Secure your seat by making a tuition deposit.

Pay online at My LIU and click “Make an E-Payment” on main landing page. Students should use their LIU ID number on their acceptance letter.

Deposit Submission Instructions:

  • Go to:
  • Click “Proceed to Login”
  • Select “Make An E-Payment” under the large green dollar symbol
  • You will be redirected to your MYLIU Payment Gateway
  • Log in as a student with your MYLIU information
  • Select the “Deposits” tab
  • For the “Term” option, select the term you were admitted to
  • For the “Deposit” option, select “Tuition E-deposit”
  • Complete the required deposit for your program of study

3.     Complete your On-Campus Housing Application 

Planning to live on campus? Complete a housing application to reserve your residence hall room. Follow the instructions found in your MyLIU Student Center portal under the icon "University Housing." 

4.    Sign-up for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation serves as your introduction to the Long Island University campus community.  Sign-up for Orientation at

5.    Submit final, official high school and /or college transcripts.

Your final and official documents must be sent to Admissions prior to the beginning of classes. 

If you are a first-year student, you are encouraged to submit any AP or other official college transcripts to Admissions for transfer credit consideration. 

AP, SAT, and ACT scores can be sent via College Board


LIU Code

Advanced Placement (AP)






How can I visit campus?
We strongly recommend that you visit campus during your college search process! You can attend an event, take a tour in-person or virtually, or participate in other experiences. To schedule a time to visit campus, click here.

When will I get an admissions decision?
You can apply to Long Island University for early action, early decision or regular decision. Admissions will notify you in accordance with the chart found on the “How to Apply” tab above.

LIU is committed to providing prospective students timely responses. The earlier you apply in the admissions cycle, the sooner you can expect an admissions decision.

How do I accept my offer of admission?
To accept your admissions offer, you should submit your $200 tuition deposit via e-payments on your MyLIU account. It is recommended you submit your deposit by May 1st to secure your spot.

Does LIU offer application fees waiver?
Yes, LIU does consider requests for an application fee waiver for students who demonstrate financial hardship. If you would like to request an application fee waiver, click here.

What should I do if I would like to request a scholarship increase?
The admissions process at Long Island University is a very personal one. Your admissions recruiter can work individually with you to review your application, scholarship offer, and determine other opportunities that you may be eligible for. Scholarship appeals are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee on a rolling basis and consider financial need, academic achievements, and extracurricular activities.

Does LIU require test scores?
While test scores are not currently required, Long Island University encourages students to submit their SAT and ACT test scores to maximize their scholarship opportunities.

What if I want to change my major after I apply?
You can change your major at any time before or after enrolling. Before enrolling, you should contact the Office of Admissions to change your major. If you have already enrolled, you should work with a Success Coach to submit a change of major form.

What is the difference between early action, early decision and regular decision?
You can identify on the Common Application or the LIU application how you would like to apply to Long Island University. If you apply early action, you will find out if you have been accepted earlier than many students but can still apply and consider other schools. If you select early decision, you will also find out if you have been accepted earlier than many students but are committed to attending LIU.

Visit the “How to Apply” tab for submission and notification dates.

What happens if I am placed on the waiting list?
We review our waiting list periodically throughout the year. We will keep you updated throughout the admissions process on your application status.

Can I defer my admissions decision to a later date?
If you wish to defer your admissions decision, please contact your Admissions Recruiter to complete the process. Your acceptance may be deferred; however, your scholarship offer will be adjusted based on the semester you enroll.

I have been accepted to Long Island University, what is next?
Congratulations, and welcome to Shark Nation! Please visit the “Accepted Student” tab above to take your next steps and commit to Long Island University. You will look great in blue and gold!