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International StudentsCongratulations! You have been accepted to LIU Post. We welcome you to the LIU Post family and we know that your college experience here in the United States 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.

1. PAY YOUR TUITION DEPOSIT

Download and complete the International Candidate Reply Form/Tuition Deposit Agreement. Mail the form along with a nonrefundable $200 tuition deposit made payable by credit card, check or U.S money order to: Bursar’s Office, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300 USA. Please include your student I.D. number on the memo portion of the check or U.S 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 516-299-2637 or e-mail international@cwpost.liu.edu.

Deadlines to submit Tuition Deposit and Admitted Student Response Form:

  • June 1 for Fall enrollment
  • November 1 for Spring enrollment

These deadlines will give you enough time to secure your form I-20, if necessary (F-1 Visa), and make travel arrangements. It is okay if the deadline has passed.

Once you made your tuition deposit of $200, you can make an appointment to meet with your academic and career counselor, who will help you select your courses and register for the upcoming semester. International Students with F-1 visas may not make an appointment or register for classes until they have checked in with the International Student Services Office and completed International Student Orientation.

2. SUBMIT YOUR FORM I-20 AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS IF SEEKING AN F-1 STUDENT VISA

The Form I-20 Application certifies that you have been accepted for a full course of study and have proven to Long Island University that you have sufficient funds to study and live in the United States. Students seeking an F-1 visa must complete and submit the Form I-20 Application and mail it to the International Admissions Office along with your supporting financial documents, such as a current bank statement, scholarship award letter, and signed affidavit of financial support. Please mail documents to: International Admissions Office, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300 USA.

Students already studying in the United States (College/University or language school) on an F-1 visa must also submit a completed F-1 Transfer-In Form Application & Information. Once your period of study with your current institution is completed, they must release your I-20 in the SEVIS system so we can complete the transfer-in process.

Students applying for an F-1 visa receiving free food and housing from a sponsor must submit a signed, completed Declaration of Free Room and Board and submit supporting documentation. This will be factored into the calculation of your funding when certifying sufficient funds are available to issue the Form I-20.

3. 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 must be completed by you and your physician and delivered to: Director, Student Health and Counseling, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548-1300. Please call 1-516-299-2345 or email studenthealth@cwpost.liu.edu for assistance.

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

4. APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING AND MEAL PLAN

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 Campus, Long Island University, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300 USA. 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 516-299-2637 or 516-299-2900 or e-mail international@cwpost.liu.edu. International students are guaranteed on-campus housing and can learn more about Residence Life online, by email at residencelife@cwpost.liu.edu, or by calling 1-516-299-2326.

5. PLAN TO ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Students entering the United States on an F-1 student visa are required to attend International Student Orientation prior to the start of their first semester, but all international students are invited to participate. The three-day orientation program introduces you to LIU Post and addresses your specific needs as an international student. Orientation sessions cover immigration rules and benefits, health and medical insurance issues, and special services such as student activities, dining and entertainment. You will meet LIU Post students, faculty and staff and take a guided tour of the Campus. Please see the  International Student Services Web site for more details. If you are already in the U.S. and plan to attend our overnight Freshman Orientation, click here.

6. 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 after you arrive on campus and register for classes, 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.

7. STUDENTS WITH TRANSFER CREDITS

Undergraduate transfer students will receive an official Student Transfer Evaluation within two weeks of your acceptance. This evaluation contains a listing of your transfer credits accepted by LIU Post. It is based on all your official college transcripts received to date by the LIU Post International Admissions Office. If you have attended a college that isn’t included in the evaluation, or if you did not submit a final official transcript(s) for all colleges and universities you have attended, please make arrangements to have these documents sent to the LIU Post International Admissions office. Once you receive the Student Transfer Evaluation, you may contact Academic and Career Counseling at 1-516-299-2746 to meet with an academic and career counselor to find out how your credits apply to a specific major and what requirements remain for the degree. Most international transfer students wait until they arrive on campus and participate in Orientation.

If you have completed graduate level coursework at another institution of higher education you may contact your academic advisor for more information about transferring credits and receiving waivers of your degree requirements. Select programs (such as M.B.A.) may review your undergraduate transcripts to determine course waivers as well, and may require a professional evaluation or notarized translations of course descriptions from foreign institutions.