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Non-Matriculating Students

Guidelines for Non-Matriculating Students Who Wish to Take an M.A. English Course

Restrictions

  • Cannot be an international student.
  • Must hold a Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent.

Process for Students from Within the LIU University System

  • Meet with Graduate Advisor.
  • Provide writing sample.
  • Get permission from course instructor (signs off on registration card).
  • Get written permission memo from Chair of department (and signs off on registration card).
  • Go to Admissions and fill out application to Graduate School as "Visiting Student from Brooklyn."
  • Admissions signs off and then student can register for class at the Registration Office.

Process for Undergraduate Students from Within the LIU University System

Same process as above except the student must decide whether s/he is taking the class for undergraduate or graduate credits. Students must choose one or the other.

Process for Students from Outside of the LIU University System

  • Meet with Graduate Advisor.
  • Provide writing sample.
  • Provide any other documentation as requested by course instructor and/or Chair of Department (may include transcripts, letter of intent, letters of recommendation).
  • Get permission from course instructor (signs off on registration card).
  • Get written permission memo from Chair of department (and signs off on registration card).
  • Go to Admissions and fill out application to Graduate School as "Special Visiting Student."
  • Admissions signs off and then student can register for class at the Registration Office.

After taking up to 6 credits, the student must apply to the graduate program to continue. All documentation needed for application must go to Admissions for usual processing (official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and writing samples).