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Freshman Student Checklist

Admitted StudentsCongratulations! You have been accepted to LIU Post. We welcome you to the LIU Post family and we know that your college experience here is going to be both exciting and rewarding! Great academics, exciting activities and a breathtaking campus are just a few of the things you have to look forward to at LIU Post. We want to make sure that you enjoy your college experience and that you get the most out of your education. So, now that you have received a formal offer of acceptance, we ask that you please follow the steps below to complete the registration process that will confirm your status as an enrolled student. We very much look forward to you becoming a part of our campus community.

Pay Your Tuition Deposit

Download and complete the Admitted Student Response Form. Mail the form along with a nonrefundable $200 tuition deposit made payable by credit card, check or money order to: Bursar’s Office, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548-1300. Please include your student I.D. number on the memo portion of the check or money order. Your 9-digit LIU Post student I.D. number can be found on your acceptance letter. If you do not know your I.D. number, please contact the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900.

Deadlines to submit Tuition Deposit and Admitted Student Response Form:

  • May 1 for Fall enrollment
  • January 1 for Spring enrollment

If these dates have passed, the deposit deadline is two weeks after the receipt of the letter of admission.

Once you made your tuition deposit of $200, you can make an appointment to meet with an academic and career counselor, who will help you select your courses and register for the upcoming semester. See “For Deposited Students” on the left-hand navigation for more information.

Apply for Financial Aid

(for U.S. citizens and/or permanent residents only)

If you have not already completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we urge you to do so by March 1. Logon to www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is used to apply for federal, New York State and university grants, scholarships and other financial aid. If you need help along the way, contact the LIU Post Financial Assistance Office at 516-299-2338 or click on Financial Assistance & Scholarships link.

Take a Tour of the Campus

Now that you have been admitted to LIU Post, you'll probably want to become more familiar with your new surroundings. You can take a campus tour, speak to an admissions representative, or attend an admissions information session or open house. Visit the Campus Tours & Events link on the left-side of this page or call 516-299-2900. The Admissions Office is open Monday through Saturday during the school year.

Complete Health Forms

LIU Post requires all enrolled students to complete the following health forms:

  1. Report of Medical History 
  2. Report of Health Evaluation 
  3. Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form

These forms should be completed by you and your physician and mailed to: Director, Student Health and Counseling, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548-1300.

(Note: International students must complete all health forms in English)

Apply for On-Campus Housing

If you plan to live on the LIU Post Campus, you must complete and submit the Application for On-Campus Housing and a deposit of $300. Mail the form along with a nonrefundable $300 housing deposit made payable by credit card, check or money order to: Bursar’s Office, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548-1300. Please include your student I.D. number on the memo portion of the check or money order. The 9-digit University I.D. number can be found on your acceptance letter. If you do not know your I.D. number, please contact the Admissions Office at 516-299-2900. Students will not be assigned a residence hall unless they have registered for classes for the upcoming semester.

Deadlines to apply for On-Campus Housing:

  • May 1 for Fall enrollment
  • January 1 for Spring enrollment

Set Up Your My LIU Account

After you are registered for classes, activate your My LIU account, which will give you access to your course schedule, grades, financial aid, and billing information and access to online course registration for future semesters. To activate your account, go to my.liu.edu and create a user name and password (use your social security number or your LIU ID which was included on your acceptance letter). You can use My LIU to register for future semesters, check your grades, pay your bill online, and designate individuals (such as your parents) to view your tuition bill. You can also use My LIU as your official e-mail address. Tell your friends and family they can e-mail you at firstname.lastname@my.liu.edu. If you have questions or problems, phone the Center for Student Information (CSI) at 516-299-3967 or e-mail for help at CSI@liu.edu.

Plan to Attend New Student Orientation

Beginning in June, the Student Life and Leadership Development Office will mail you information about New Student Orientation. Orientation is mandatory for all freshman. You can choose from one of three convenient orientations, which are held in July and August. A make-up orientation is held a few days before school begins in September. This is a great way to learn more about college life, become familiar with campus resources and facilities, and meet other students. For more information visit the New Student Orientation Web site, call 516-299-2800 or e-mail mypost@cwpost.liu.edu.

Other Important Information

 

Compulsory Health Insurance Requirement:

Long Island University requires all residential students, student-athletes, clinical fieldwork participants, and international students to maintain valid health insurance. You will be automatically billed for the compulsory health insurance plan on your student account. Students who have their own health insurance may waive this charge. This is a time-sensitive responsibility. Students must complete the waiver on or before the semester deadline date to avoid being billed. To waive the charge, log into your My LIU account at https://my.liu.edu and select the Student Health Insurance option from the Useful Links section of the Student Center homepage and follow the required instructions. Please print and retain a receipt for your records.