Parent and Family Website

Here at LIU Brooklyn, our priority is your student. We are here to support the students in their academic and extra-curricular careers at LIU. As a family member, we also want to help you support your student during his or her time here. We hope that this site helps you navigate some of the questions you might have about your student attending LIU Brooklyn. We are excited that your student is joining the LIU Brooklyn community and hope that you feel a part of the community as well. This is an exciting time for you and your student and we wish you all the best in this journey.



What are the admissions requirements?

For First-Year Students:

  • LIU Online or paper application
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official high school transcript; final high school transcript with proof of graduation is required after admission and before classes begin
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (optional for most programs, but they can help determine scholarships)
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores (international applicants)

For Transfer Students:

  • LIU Online or paper application
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official transcript(s) from all previously attended colleges or university; students with fewer than 24 college credits should send official final high school transcript with proof of graduation
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores (international applicants)
  • International applicants only: Foreign college/university transcripts must be evaluated and translated by an evaluation service

For links and more information click here.

What is Express Decision Week and when is it?

Incoming freshmen, transfer, and graduate students will receive and on-the-spot admission decision. Students can apply prior to Express Decision Week or apply in person. For more information click here.

Orientation and Registration

When is Orientation and who should attend?

Orientation will take place on September 1, 2017 and is mandatory for all incoming students. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend. Special sessions are designed for parents and families to become informed on their student’s college experience. If you have not signed up for Orientation, please click here.

How does my student register for classes?

Students can register for classes by attending one of the University’s Advising and Registration Days. The full admissions calendar can be found here.

What is LIU Promise and how does my student sign up for a Promise Coach?

The LIU Promise is our commitment to ensuring you have the right tools, guidance and support to achieve your goals. When you apply to LIU, you will be assigned an LIU Promise Success Coach who will be there for you through graduation. Your coach will be the point of contact for everything you need—from academic and career counseling to campus activities to financial aid. It’s our promise to help you chart your success!

Living on Campus

My student is living on campus – is cable and internet included in their room?

Yes, cable and internet are provided for students in each residence hall room.

Who can I contact if my student is having problems with his or her roommate?

Students who are having questions or concerned in the Residence Halls are encouraged to speak with their Resident Assistant. Each floor in the Residence Hall has a Resident Assistant to help students with concerns and plan programs for the students to attend.

What should my student bring to move into the Residence Halls?

Suggested Items to Bring:

  • Extra-long twin sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Mattress cover/Mattress foam pad
  • Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Slippers and/or shower shoes
  • Small garbage can/Waste basket
  • Cat5 Ethernet cord
  • Wi-Fi router
  • Hangers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Broom/Vacuum
  • Throw rugs
  • TV/DVD player
  • Umbrella
  • Laundry detergent/Laundry basket

Prohibited Items:

  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lighting equipment
  • Electric or gas-powered heaters
  • Hot plates, toasters, or any cooking appliances of any nature
  • Sandwich makers, toaster ovens
  • Candles, incense, smoking and/or drug paraphernalia of any kind
  • Flammable decorations such as Christmas lights etc.
  • Furniture, extra refrigerator or microwave
  • Illegal substances of any nature
  • Explosives, fireworks, weapons of any kind, smoke laden materials, and/or instruments 

Health and Wellness

What Immunizations does my student need?

Information on required immunizations can be found here.

Where do I get the Immunization forms and how do I submit them?

The form and instructions for submission can be found here.

Are students permitted to use the recreational facility free of charge?

Yes. Current students are granted admission to the Wellness, Recreation, and Athletic Center (WRAC) by providing their current LU ID.

Is there an on campus Counseling Center for students?

Yes. Current students are able to seek personal counseling if they are struggling with an issue. We encourage students to learn about these on-campus resources. More information can be found here.

What resources are available for students’ spiritual well-being?

The Office of Campus ministry offers programs and services for Christianity, Catholicism, and Judaism. The staff are responsible for nurturing the spiritual development of LIU students. They coordinate diverse opportunities for students to participate in faith-based initiatives, leadership development, collaborative programming, and community service projects. They facilitate interfaith dialogues and forums to discuss the nexus between faith and issues pertaining to public life.

Campus Ministry is committed to addressing the diverse faith-based needs of our student body and encourage students to reach out to Roland Robinson to inquire about a faith tradition having a presence on campus.

Other FAQ

How can I check my student’s grades?

In accordance with FERPA, students must grant parents and family members access to their grades. The student must complete a form with their Promise Coach to allow for this access.

How can my student find a job on campus?

Students should fill out a FAFSA form to see if they qualify for a work-study position. Students who qualify for work-study can be placed in a variety of offices around campus. Students who have completed Work-Study or were unable to obtain Work-Study from the Federal Work Study Program may apply for on-campus budget jobs working for a campus department and getting paid directly from that department's budget. At times, budget jobs may be difficult to get as most departments fill their support staff with Work-Study students. Students can also ask their professors if they have budget opportunities, or check Aramark (LIU Brooklyn’s food service), the pool and fitness center at Steinberg Wellness Center, Kumble Theater, the Library, and Admissions as these entities frequently have budget positions to fill.

What dining options are available on campus?

LIU Brooklyn has many options for dining while on campus including Blackbird Café, Luntey Commons, Subway, Red Mango, and Pete’s Coffee. Meal plans are available for residents and commuters. For more information click here.

Important Offices and Contact Information

Enrollment Services

Financial Aid

LIU Promise

Residence Life and Housing

Academic Departments

Important Dates

Admissions Events

Residence Hall Dates

New Student Move-In is on August 31, 2017

Registration and changes period ends

  • Spetember 19, 2017 (Fall 2017)
  • February 7, 2018 (Spring 2018)

Academic Calendar

Tuition Payment Due Dates

  • Fall
    • Residents: August 1
    • Commuters: August 15
  • Winter
    • December 15
  • Spring
    • Residents: January 1
    • Commuters: January 15
  • Summer
    • May 15
  • For more information click here

Immunization Date

Students must have Immunization paperwork turned in by September 6, 2017. The form and instructions for submission can be found here.

New Student Checklist

  • Accept admission to LIU Brooklyn!
  • Turn in Residence Hall form and select a room
  • Turn in students’ Immunization forms
  • Attend Advising & Registration Days to register for classes
  • Mark your calendar for Orientation and Welcome Week
  • Access the Academic Calendars to know drop/add dates, University recesses, midterms dates, finals dates, etc.

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