ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS

FAQs

As an international applicant we are here to help you every step of the way! Below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the application process for international students.

What is the deadline to apply?

We have rolling admissions. This means that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.

Please note that some programs do have strict deadlines. You can visit your program website for more details.

What do you need from me in order to review my application?

All international applicants are required to submit the following:

Undergraduate Applicants Graduate Applicants
High School transcripts
Statement of purpose
2 letters of recommendation
TOEFL/IELTS
SAT/ACT
Undergrad transcripts
Statement of purpose
2 letters of recommendation
Resume
TOEFL/IELTS score

*If applying to Dance, Media Arts, Creative Writing, and Writing and Producing for Television, you will be required to submit a portfolio or audition. Digital links are preferred but DVDs/CDs will also be accepted. Send DVDs/CDs to

International Admissions
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201

**For review purposes we will accept copies of all documents. Upon being accepted you will be required to submit official transcripts in sealed envelopes and have official test scores reported to LIU Brooklyn.

How can I submit my documents? 

  • You can email pdf copies to bkln-international@liu.edu 
  • Or you can mail documents to the following address:

Long Island University
Brooklyn Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road
Suite #102
Canton, MA 02021

Do I need a transcript evaluation?

The following students must submit an approved NACES evaluation, we recommend WES.

  • Transfer applicants
  • Graduate applicants who hold a 3-year bachelor’s degree*

What are your English requirements? 

Undergraduate Applicant Graduate Applicants
Minimum Scores for full admission:
TOEFL: 75
IELTS 6.0

The following will be required to go to the English Language Institute:
No IELTS or TOEFL
IELTS below 6
TOEFL below 75
Minimum Scores for full admission:
TOEFL: 79
IELTS: 6.5

Anything below the above scores will go to ELI
All grad applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS. No application will be reviewed without this

Our ETS reporting code is 2070.

Can you waive my English requirement? 

The only time we waive the English requirement is if you submit an ELS 112 completion certificate or if you have completed 2 years of academic study in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or South Africa. 

I have already completed another English Language program at a different University, will you waive my requirement? 

Unfortunately, other English Language Institutes do not satisfy our English requirement and will not count towards years of study to waive the English requirement. 
How long will it take to review my application?

Once we have all of the above mentioned documents the review process can take 2-3 weeks. You will be notified of your admissions decision via email.

When can I receive my I-20? 

I-20s will only be issued after you have been admitted into a program of study. Once admitted, please follow the steps outlined in the Form I-20 Instructions. See below for more details on what documents need to be submitted.

What do I need to submit in order to receive my I-20? 

Where can I send my I-20 documents? 

I-20 documents can be emailed to bkln-international@liu.edu or mailed to:

International Admissions
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201