Admissions Policies & Requirements
Entering freshmen are admitted with the expectation that they will profit from the educational opportunities provided by the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. Students are reviewed, and admitted, in most cases, directly into a bachelor or bachelor of fine arts degree. Some professional degree programs offer undergraduate students the opportunity to prepare for the professional phase by admitting to a “pre-professional” track. Under those circumstances, admission to the professional phase is not guaranteed and students may be required to “re-apply” through the department for admission to the professional phase once the necessary coursework has been completed.
The Admissions Office will take into consideration for final admission decision the following: grades in high school and, if applicable, in college-level course work; prior academic record relative to the applied for program; SAT/ACT test scores; tests of English as a foreign language (TOEFL, IELTs or iBT); personal statement; letter(s) of recommendation; interview (if required by department); portfolio/audition (as required by department). Additionally, students' applications will be assessed for evidence of academic progression and potential for success at the university level. Evidence of leadership, community service, and life experience affecting students' previous academic record will be taken into account but may not affect the final admission decision if the student is not academically prepared for direct admission to their program of choice or for admission to one of the University's alternative admission programs. Students must provide the Office of Admissions a final, official high school transcript prior to enrolling at the University.
Most applicants accepted as freshmen have completed a college preparatory program including*:
- 4 Carnegie units of English
- 3 Carnegie units of mathematics (Algebra I, II and Geometry)
- 3 Carnegie units of sciences (w/ laboratory)
- 3 Carnegie units of social science
- 2 Carnegie units of foreign language (in sequence)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree who plan to major in natural science or mathematics are to include in their high school preparation intermediate algebra (algebra II), trigonometry, one unit of biology, and one of chemistry or physics.
*Additional academic requirements may be required, or strongly recommended. Please review the individual program sections of Website for more details.
Fall 2011 Freshmen Admissions Profile:
Fall 2011 Admitted Freshmen Academic Profile:
- Middle 50% average range 79-90 (overall average= 84.3%)
- Middle 50% SAT CR: 400-510 (overall average= 460)
- Middle 50% SAT MT: 410-560 (overall average= 490)
Policies Related to Enrollment and Admission Programs
Plan for Academic Success (PAS)
The PAS program will review applicants who do not meet the requirements for admission directly into their intended program of study. Students offered admission into PAS will be considered based on their scholastic background and their potential for future success at the Brooklyn Campus.
Plan for Academic Success requires students to be enrolled in the program for one year. At the successful conclusion of the PAS year, 24 credits and a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher, students will be prepared and advised for transferring into a degree program offered at the Brooklyn Campus. However, students may not be eligible for all programs of study.
PAS provides students a unique supportive environment where they are introduced to student services, workshops, group advising sessions, and social/community-based programs designed to foster their success at the university/collegiate level.
The Brooklyn Campus welcomes applications from veterans and encourages them to take full advantage of their G.I. Bill benefits. Candidates are required to submit a copy of Form DD214, Report of Separation, to the Office of Admissions. A Veterans counselor is available to assist in admissions and funding procedures. For further information click here.
Students interested in pursuing admission to the Brooklyn Campus Honors Program are encouraged to visit the Honors website to find out more about the curriculum and requirements for admission. Students interested in applying for the Honors program may also download an application for Honors from the “Forms and Documents” section.
Readmission to the Brooklyn Campus
Students who have interrupted their studies for a semester (Summersessions not included) are required to file a readmission application with the Office of Admissions. This application should be presented at least one month before the beginning of the semester that the student wishes to enter. Readmitted students must fulfill graduation requirements in effect the year of readmission.
Probationary students who withdrew from the University and are applying for readmission must have the approval of the appropriate Dean.
Students who have been suspended or dismissed for academic reasons must have their applications for readmission referred to the appropriate committee on scholastic standing. Readmission applications for dismissed students must be filed no later than August 10 for the Fall semester, January 10 for the Spring semester, and May 10 for the Summer semester.
Students attending and in good standing at other accredited colleges or universities who wish to enroll at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University may apply as Visiting Students (non-matriculated). Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Admissions. Admission as a Visiting Student does not imply admission to a degree program at the Brooklyn Campus, and Visiting Students are not eligible to receive Brooklyn Campus financial aid. Visiting Students who wish to pursue a degree at the Brooklyn Campus must apply at the Office of Admissions after downloading the Visiting Student Application from “Froms and Documents.”
Student Support Services—Services for Disabled or Academically At-Risk, Low Income, First Generation Students
Students in need of additional support may investigate the services offered through the Student Support Services Program for physically and/or learning disabled and/or Academically At-Risk first generation low income students. This Federally Funded TRIO program provides students coordinated services to address individual needs related to their disabilities or academically at-risk factors that would otherwise not afford students the educational and future career opportunities available to them through a degree of higher education.
Students do need to apply for additional services and/or admission to the program. To find out about services please contact the Office of Student Support Services at 718-488-1044.
Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College Level Examination Program and Caribbean (CAPE)
Candidates who have taken courses in high school under the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board should arrange to have their scores sent to the Office of Admissions. Placement or credit (or both) may be granted for work that meets certain levels of achievement.
Students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate degree program may receive college-level credit for their exam results. Students receiving a 4 or higher (HL) will receive the appropriate equivalent credit at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University.
Candidates who have participated in the College Level Examination Program of the College Entrance Examination Board should arrange to have their scores sent to the Office of Admissions. Placement may be granted for work that meets certain levels of achievement.