Frequently Asked Questions
Can I transfer my credits?
LIU Post accepts all S.C.A.L.E. credits. The overwhelming majority of students have their S.C.A.L.E. credits accepted by other institutions; however, that transferability of credit is determined by the college or university receiving the credits. Questions about transfer of credits should be addressed to the receiving institution. Students and families for whom transferability is a deciding factor in participating in S.C.A.L.E., should verify that their credits will transfer to the institution(s) and program(s) to which they are likely to apply BEFORE registering for S.C.A.L.E.
Whom should I call if I have questions about S.C.A.L.E.?
Call the S.C.A.L.E. Office at 516-299-2211. We are here Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When and how do I pay my tuition?
Tuition is due for fall courses by December 1 and for spring courses by May 1. Students and families may pay online through MY LIU. Late fees may be assessed on accounts that are not paid promptly. Nonpayment does not drop you from a course; nonpayment only creates bad debt. STUDENTS WITH UNPAID BALANCES FROM FALL SEMESTER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR SPRING SEMESTER, NOR WILL THEY BE REGISTERED LATE.
Will my S.C.A.L.E. credits transfer if I go to another institution after high school graduation?
Our S.C.A.L.E. credits are accepted by most institutions. However, it is the student’s responsibility to check transferability of credit with the receiving institution.
How do I request an official transcript?
There are three ways.
- Come to LIU Post Registrar’s Office in Kumble Hall (M-F, 9-5).
- Use your MY LIU account on the Web site
- Use the toll-free number: 1-800-646-1858
How will I know my grade for my college credit course?
Use your MY LIU account to access your grades.
Are my high school grade and my college grade the same?
Most high schools grade numerically. Your grade for your S.C.A.L.E. course will be assigned according to LIU Post Grading system, which is an alpha system (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F) and quality points (4.00 – 1.00). The high school teacher of the course determines the high school grade and the college grade. To qualify for the S.C.A.L.E. Scholarship, you need to have (1) an average of “B” (3.0) in your S.C.A.L.E. classes and (2) at least 6 S.C.A.L.E. credits.
Is there financial aid to help with my S.C.A.L.E. tuition?
Since S.C.A.L.E. tuition is already discounted about 85% from on-campus rates, no other financial aid is available through LIU Post for S.C.A.L.E. students taking courses in high school.
May I apply and register to take my course for college credit if I have missed the deadline?
No. We cannot accept applications and registrations after the deadline.