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Admission Requirements

The admissions requirements for our upper-division undergraduate program in criminal justice are as follows:

  • Application for Admission. We also have a paper application.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Grade point average of 2.0 or higher, on a 4 point scale.
  • If you hold a degree from outside the United States your official records of all post-secondary education must be translated by an approved organization such as World Education Services (WES). You may purchase this translation by contacting WES, www.wes.org or telephone at 1-800-937-3895. Request a course-by-course translation with conversion of all grades into a U.S.4- point scale with U.S. degree equivalencies. This translation must be received by the Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by WES.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The TOEFL or IELTS is generally not required of candidates who have studied for at least two years at an accredited high school or post-secondary institution where English is the only method of instruction, unless there is a need for additional evidence of proficiency in English upon review of other academic credentials. The minimum TOEFL score for admission: 71 Internet-based score (197 computer based, 527 paper-based score) or minimum IELTS score for admission: 6.0 (effective Spring 2012).

LIU Brentwood does not admit first-time freshman. Students applying to the upper-division undergraduate program must have completed a minimum of 24 credits in liberal arts course work and/or an associate degree from an accredited college or university. Transfer students are evaluated primarily on the basis of their college work. For information contact the Admissions Office at 631-273-5112.

Transfer Credits

The program is designed for transfer students who have earned an associate degree or a minimum of 24 credits in liberal arts from an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Students who have completed fewer than 24 credits are encouraged to apply to the B.A. Criminal Justice Program at the LIU Post. Transfer students are eligible to transfer a maximum of 72 credits for all courses taken at an accredited two-year college, and a maximum of 96 credits from an accredited four-year college. Transfer credit is awarded for academic courses successfully completed with a grade of C- or better at an accredited college or university. A student transferring to LIU Brentwood with a conferred associate degree from an accredited institution will receive a maximum of 72 transfer credits including for courses in which they received D grades, provided those courses were required for the degree. A student transferring from a non-accredited institution must consult with his or her academic counselor to determine transfer credit eligibility.