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Degrees

The LIU Post Campus awards the following undergraduate degrees: Associate in Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science. These degrees are earned through programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Management, the School of Education, School of Health Professions and Nursing, and School of Visual and Performing Arts. Three-quarters of the work for the Bachelor of Arts degree (96 credits) must be in liberal arts and sciences; one-half of the work for the Bachelor of Science degree and for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree (64 credits) must be in the liberal arts and sciences; one-quarter of the work for the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degree (32 credits) must be in liberal arts and sciences. LIU Post offers a 64-credit Associate’s degree (A.A.) program. Students must fulfill the Core Curriculum and competency requirements, and at least 48 of the credits earned must be in the liberal arts and sciences.

Dual Degrees

The LIU Post Campus awards the following dual degrees: Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts, Bachelor of Science/Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Arts/Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science/Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts/Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts.

These dual degrees are earned through programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Management, the School of Education and the School of Health Professions and Nursing. Entrance requirements may vary depending upon the academic program. Generally a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 is required (Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional GPA requirements for specific program requirements) of students enrolled in a dual degree. Some programs may require a higher GPA along with GMATs for students enrolling in College of Management programs.

Double Majors

A student may be granted permission to pursue two academic plans (a primary and a secondary major) on the undergraduate level. The student pursuing two academic plans is required to fulfill the academic plan and correlated requirements for both areas, as well as the Core Curriculum requirements in both academic plans; however, only one degree will be awarded. In order to pursue two academic plans, a student must obtain the permission of both the departments. In order to obtain two academic plans, a student should consult with his/her academic advisor.

The academic counselor in the primary academic plan will be the official counselor and retain the advisement folder; however, the counselor in the secondary academic plan must be consulted during the registration period for program approval.

Core Curriculum

See the Core Curriculum section of the Web site for details.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

See the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) section of the Web site for details.

Minors

Students can elect to complete one or more academic minors as part of their Academic Degree program. Students pursuing minor are required to fulfill the course and minimum credit (credit) requirements listed by the Academic Department. A 2.25 minor subject average (higher in some areas) is also required to complete the minor. A minimum of 9 credits of the requirements for the minor must be completed at LIU Post.

Cross-Referenced Courses

Cross-referenced courses may be applied only once to a student’s program/plan students may choose under which discipline a cross-referenced course will be listed. The course designation may not be changed once the course appears on the student’s permanent record. For example, a student majoring in finance and taking FIN 65 (cross-referenced as ECO 65) cannot also receive credits for ECO 65, which is a liberal arts requirement.

Course Frequency

Frequency of course scheduling is usually indicated after each course description in the course catalog by one of the following: Every Semester, Spring, Fall, Annually, On Occasion. If a course is not offered or is cancelled, it may be taken as independent study with authorization by the department chairperson and Dean. Substitutions for major, minor or core requirements must be approved by the Academic Standing Committee. Frequency of evening, summer and weekend offerings is not indicated within this Bulletin; the student should consult the department to ascertain which courses will be offered during these sessions. Complete schedules of these course offerings may be obtained from the Director of Programs for Non-Traditional Students at 516-299-2431 or e-mail study@cwpost.liu.edu. In addition, a complete listing of courses is available at www.liu.edu/cwpost/schedule.

Class Standing

Full-time students in good academic standing may carry 12-19 credits during each fall and spring semester (Weekend College, Winter Session and Summer Session programs are subject to different credit allowances). A student taking 20 or 21 credits in the regular semester must be in good academic standing and obtain the signature of his/her academic & career counselor and major department chair on the registration card; a student taking 22 credits or more must be in good academic standing and obtain the signature of his/her academic & career counselor and the dean of his/her major school. In accordance with University regulations, only students who have been admitted to the University have formally registered, and made arrangements for payment of tuition and fees, may attend classes. To be considered a sophomore, a student must have earned 30 credits; a junior, 60 credits; a senior, 90 credits.

Grading

Credits are granted for courses completed with the grade of A excellent, A- very good, B+ very good, B good, B- good C+ above average, C average, C- below average, D below average, or P passed. The grade of F signifies failure. A grade of incomplete (INC) indicates that some of the course requirements have not been completed. W indicates a student initiated withdrawal from a course after the change of program period though the last day for grade change options (as noted in each semester’s Schedule of Classes), UW indicates unauthorized withdrawal. WF indicates an unauthorized withdrawal with a record of failure. Grades of W (withdrawal), UW (unauthorized withdrawal), INC (incomplete) or P are not computed in the student’s overall or major averages. Grades for courses taken at another college or university do not enter into the computation of either the cumulative or major averages. All Long Island University courses taken at any branch campus will be computed into the student’s cumulative and major averages. The average grade in the major field is computed from all of the courses the student has taken in the major. Required courses in which a grade of F was earned must be repeated within one year. Students are encouraged to repeat such courses, provided they are offered, during the subsequent semester; this applies particularly to those students who are on academic probation. The Academic Standing Committee will evaluate the status for any student who fails the same required course twice. Students are responsible for monitoring their major and cumulative averages to ensure they are meeting their requirements for graduation, as well as the requirements for satisfactory academic progress.

Pass/Fail Option

Students may take a maximum of two courses on the Pass/Fail (P/F) basis per academic year (which includes Winter and Summer Sessions and Weekend College sessions, and all other newly created sessions, for a total of not more than 24 credits in a student's resident undergraduate program). This restriction does not apply to courses offered only on the P/F basis. A grade of “P” will be posted on the student's transcript only if the actual grade earned is a “D” or better. Only elective courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Core courses may not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Courses in a student's major or minor and co-related courses may not be taken as P/F without the written permission of the major or minor department chair or program director.

Students in Early Childhood and Childhood Education degree programs may not be allowed to take any courses in their academic concentrations (30-credit liberal arts concentrations in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) pass/fail. Students who opt for a Pass/Fail during the Fall or Spring semester are not eligible for inclusion on the Dean's or Honor's List for that semester. Students may choose the P/F option up to three weeks before the last day of classes as specified in the academic calendar. Changes will not be considered after the deadline date.

To graduate with honors, a student must take at least 56 credits at LIU Post, not including courses taken Pass/Fail or Life Experience credits. Students in the Program for Academic Success may not take courses on a Pass/Fail basis.

Quality Points and General Average

Each student must satisfactorily complete at least 129 credits for a baccalaureate degree (except those transfer students exempted from 1 credit of College 101); in some departments more credits are required. The student must achieve an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.00, and in some departments requirements may be higher. In the major area, the student must achieve an average of at least 2.25; in certain programs the minimum major average may be higher. A credit is defined as 55 minutes of classroom work per week, completed on one 15-week semester, or its equivalent, plus appropriate out-of-class assignments and readings. A student’s grade point average is calculated using the University’s quality-point index. A grade of (A) corresponds to an index number of 4.00, (A-) to 3.67, (B+) to 3.33, (B) to 3.00, (B-) to 2.67, (C+) to2.33, (C) to 2.00 and (F) and (WF) to 0. Grades of (W), (UW), (P), (SP), and (INC) are not factored into the computation, nor are grades for courses taken at another college or university.

To derive the quality point ratio, divide the total number of quality points by the total; number of credits, including those of failed courses. The grades W, UW and P are not counted in the G.P.A. computation nor are the grades for courses taken at another college or university.

For example: A student earns an A in a 4-credit Biology course (4 x 4 = 16), a B- in a 3-credit English I course (2.67 x 3 = 8.01), a B in a 3-credit History II course (3.00 x3 = 9), a C in a 3-credit Math IV course (2 x 3 = 6), and an F in a 3-credit Art I course (0 x 3 = 0). The student has received 39.01 quality points, divide 39.01 by 16 (credits taken) and the cumulative average for the semester is 2.44.

Dean’s and Honor’s Lists

Eligibility for the Dean’s and Honor’s lists is evaluated after each Fall and Spring term and is determined by grades earned in the regular academic semesters (fall and spring). Summer Session grades are not considered. Students who receive grades of Incomplete (INC or I), Failure (F), Withdrawal (W), Unauthorized Withdrawal (UW) or Pass/Fail (P/F) in either semester are not eligible. In addition, students repeating courses are not eligible. An average of 3.50 in 12 or more completed credits is required for inclusion on the Dean’s list. An average of 3.50 for part-time students who have completed 6 - 11 credits in an academic semester is required for inclusion on the Honor’s list. Students are not eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s or Honor’s list if they have any grade of W, INC, UW or P/F in either the fall or spring semester.

Academic Honor Societies

See the Academic Honor Societies section of the Web site for details.

Attendance

It is expected that students will attend all class sessions scheduled for the courses in which they are enrolled. Regulations concerning attendance in particular course are at the discretion of the instructor. Responsibility for class attendance rests with the student. Absences from classes or laboratories may affect the final grade. Ordinarily, the work missed through absence must be made up. However, permission to makeup such work is not automatic, and is given at the discretion of the instructor. When a student’s attendance in classes is unsatisfactory to his/her instructors or to the Dean, the University reserves the right to exclude the student from an examination, course or program.

Absence from a Final Examination

Students who are absent from a final examination must: 1. notify their professor or department chair within 24 hours of the reason for the absence, and 2. request permission from the professor to take a deferred final examination. The deferred final examination is granted as a privilege, not as a right. It may be permitted only to a student who complies with the notification regulations indicated above, whose work during the semester has been satisfactory, and whose reason for missing the scheduled examination is deemed acceptable.

Probation, Suspension and Dismissal

Students will be placed on academic probation in any one of the following circumstances:

  1. The student's cumulative average (Long Island University courses only) falls below 2.00 (higher cumulative average required in some programs);
  2. The student's major average falls below the minimum required by the major department or program. The minimum major average is typically 2.25 (see individual programs for exceptions; i.e., Education, Social Work, Accountancy);
  3. The student's semester average falls below 2.00;
  4. The student does not complete at least half of the credits for which he or she originally registered in any given semester. A student who remains on probationary status for two semesters will be suspended from the university by the Academic Standing Committee.

Students on probation must comply with the following stipulations:

  1. they may not register for more than 12 credits; or for 13 credits if one of the courses includes a laboratory science, or is College 101;
  2. they may register for only three credits per Summer session;
  3. they may not receive a grade of UW or F in any courses;
  4. they must raise their major and cumulative averages to at least the required minimum by the time they have completed 12 more credits. A student with an unsatisfactory academic record may be suspended after a review by the Academic Standing Committee.

Students who have attempted 24 credits, and achieve a GPA of 1.0 or below, will be suspended from the University.

Generally, the Academic Standing Committee will determine suspensions and dismissals after the spring semester. Students may appeal their suspension or dismissal to the Academic Standing Committee. Students who are suspended at that time may not attend summer sessions or the following fall semester at LIU Post, and must observe the following procedure when seeking readmission: a) Submit an application for readmission to the Office of Admissions. b) Provide a formal statement of permission from the chair of their major department or program indicating their eligibility to pursue that major. c) Submit a letter of appeal to the LIU Post Academic Standing Committee. If readmitted, they will be permitted to return to LIU Post for one semester on probation. Any student who is readmitted on probation after suspension must comply with the stipulations outlined by the Academic Standing Committee to return to good standing. Failure to comply with these stipulations will result in the student's academic dismissal from the institution.

Readmission

Students who stopped attending LIU Post and wish to return must file an application for readmission. Applications can be obtained from the Office of Admissions. If readmission is approved, students return subject to the academic requirements as posted in the Undergraduate Bulletin in effect at the time of readmission. Students who have been academically suspended must observe the following procedure when seeking readmission:

In order to be considered for readmission, the Committee requires suspended student to:

  • Register for 6 credits in one academic semester or one summer at another accredited institution (outside the LIU system). 
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better in those 6 credits
  • Submit your official transcript from that institution 
  • Submit a personal letter of intent, indicating their desire to continue their studies at LIU Post
  • Submit a written letter of support from the chairperson of their major department indicating their eligibility to pursue that major

Applications for reinstatement and supporting documentation must be received by the Academic Standing Office no later than two weeks prior to the first day of classes for the semester for which they are seeking readmission. 

In order to be considered for readmission, the Committee requires dismissed students to

  • Register for 12 credits in one academic semester at another accredited institution (outside the LIU system)
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in those 12 credits
  • Submit their official transcript from that institution
  • Submit their personal letter of intent, indicating their desire to continue their studies at LIU Post
  • Submit a written letter of support from the chairperson of their major department indicating their eligibility to pursue that major 

Applications for reinstatement and supporting documentation must be received by the Academic Standing Office no later than two weeks prior to the first day of classes for the semester for which they are seeking readmission. 

Advanced Placement

Academic credits toward graduation will be granted automatically to students who pass the College Entrance Examination Board’s Advanced Placement examination with a score of 4 or 5. Credit for the grade of 3 will be awarded only on the recommendation of the department chairs concerned (except for English, which awards credits for the grade of 3). No credits will be awarded for a score less than 3. Further inquiries concerning Advanced Placement should be directed to the Transfer Admissions at 516-299-2900.

Credits by Proficiency Examination

LIU Post will accept a number of “transfer credits” earned by a student who receives an eligible score on the CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) examinations or a similar proficiency examination given by the New York State Department of Education. Some academic departments at LIU Post have placed restrictions on the applicability of proficiency examinations to degree requirements. Before students are eligible to receive this credit, they must meet LIU Post’s entrance requirements and be accepted for admission. Specific LIU Post regulations limit the total number of credits accepted toward graduation by proficiency examination to 60; no more than 9 credits may be used to fulfill the advanced requirements in the major. A student’s final 9 credits in the major must be completed at LIU Post. Students serving with the United States Armed Forces, honorably discharged; those serving with such agencies as VISTA and the Peace Corps; and others with proficiencies that are related to the academic program are invited to seek either proficiency credits as outlined under “Credits by Proficiency Examination” or advanced standing. Further inquiries should be directed to the Transfer Admissions at 516-299-2900.

Credits for Life Experience

Life Experience Credits are credits given in recognition of knowledge obtained in ways other than study in a two-or four-year accredited college. The knowledge must be equivalent to what would be learned in a LIU Post undergraduate course, and the applicant must be able to demonstrate such knowledge. No student may apply for Life Experience Credits before completing six credits at LIU Post. Students should consult with their academic advisor before seeing the Life Experience Coordinator. For application forms and additional information about fees, rules and procedures, contact the Life Experience Coordinator at the Office for Non-Traditional Student Programs at 516-299-2445 or e-mail adult-services@cwpost.liu.edu.

Institutional Assessment

For the purpose of institutional assessment, undergraduate students may be required to take academic achievement examinations in their freshman and senior years. Outcomes of the exams are used only to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum and do not effect student grades.

Graduation and Diplomas

Students who meet all requirements for their degrees in September or January are considered to be in the graduation class of the following May. Diplomas are dated three times a year: September, January and May. Candidates for graduation are required to notify the Records Office of their intended date of graduation by filing a degree application at least three months in advance. Please consult the Academic Calendar for deadline dates. Assuming they clear for graduation, students who file their degree application after the specified graduation deadline will automatically have their degree awarded at the following conferral, regardless of the date of completion of requirements. The final 32 hours of credit must be earned in academic residence (regular attendance), 9 of those 32 hours being in the student’s major program. A minimum of 9 credits of the requirements for a minor must be completed at LIU Post. Full-time students should complete degree requirements within five years. The Academic Standing Committee is the final arbiter of all matters of academic standing, such as waivers of and substitutions for graduation requirements.

General Requirements for Graduation

  • 2.00 cumulative average (higher in some areas)
  • 2.25 major subject average (higher in some areas)
  • 2.25 minor subject average (higher in some areas) if attempted
  • Core and major requirements fulfilled, and minor requirements if attempted
  • 128 credits (more in some departments 129, credits including Freshman Seminar)
  • Writing Across the Curriculum requirements fulfilled

Graduation with Honors

Summa cum laude requires an average of 3.90 or higher; magna cum laude, 3.70-3.89; cum laude, 3.50-3.69. At least 56 credit hours (not including courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis or Life Experience credits) must be earned in academic residence at LIU Post for the student to qualify for honors.

Classroom Conduct

Discipline in the classroom is the responsibility of the faculty member in charge of the class. Misbehavior that interferes with the educational efficiency of a class is considered sufficient cause for the faculty member to impose a sanction regarding the student's status in their classroom. Students are always requested to first try and resolve the problem with the faculty member responsible for the class. If this is not possible, the student should make an appointment to see the Department Chairperson of the area for assistance. In the event the student feels this matter should be pursued further, they should contact the appropriate Dean for that area. Final determination as to whether or not the student will be permitted to continue as a member of the class, department or school would be the decision of the Dean or their designee. A record of the disposition of the case should be forwarded by the faculty member, department and or the Dean to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Education where a record is also maintained.

In situations where a faculty member or an academic department requires Department of Public Safety assistance, the faculty member or academic department will report the incident to the Department of Public Safety so that a report can be generated. A faculty member, Department Chairperson or Academic Dean has the right to make a formal complaint regarding a student and are encouraged to do so through the Department of Public Safety. In such cases, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Education will determine whether or not there were violations of the Ethos Statement and the Code of Conduct and proceed accordingly with the judicial process. For additional information outlining the Student Conduct disciplinary process please refer to www.liu.edu/CWPost/studentconduct.

Academic Conduct Policies and Standards

See the Academic Conduct Policies and Standards section of the Web site for details.

Course Registration

Students who have completed their first term of study at LIU Post are eligible to select and register for classes through their My LIU (my.liu.edu) account. Information about course offerings, closed and cancelled classes, and Writing Across Curriculum classes is available through My LIU and the online Schedule of Classes. The Office of Academic and Career Planning e-mails a registration reminder notice to all My LIU accounts prior to the start of the Summer/Fall and the Spring semester registration periods. The registration dates are also noted on the Academic Calendar and on the My LIU account under “Enrollment Dates”. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic and career counselor prior to the start of registration. The Office of Academic and Career Planning is located on the second floor of Kumble Hall. During the academic year, the office hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Students should contact the office directly regarding summer office hours.

Audit Policy

Selected classes may be audited on a noncredit basis with permission from the academic counselor.

Per Capita Classes

Only fully matriculated students can enroll in courses taught on a per capita/ individual instruction basis. Full-time University employees receiving tuition remission are not eligible for these classes.

Tuition Payment

Each semester the University mails a bill for charges to the billing address of students who register. Bills are also available online on the students MyLIU page (my.liu.edu). Students are responsible for making payment or approved payment arrangements by the first day of classes. Students who have decided not to attend should contact the Office of Academic Counseling to officially withdraw. Any balance not paid by the due date is subject to late payment fees. For further information, contact the Bursar's Office at 516-299-2323 or e-mail: bursar@cwpost.liu.edu or visit the Bursar Web site. No registration may be considered completed without payment or an arrangement acceptable to the Bursar. Students who have outstanding indebtedness to LIU Post are not eligible to register, receive transcripts of their records, have academic credits certified, be granted a leave of absence, or receive a diploma.

Program Changes

Students may drop and add courses, transfer from one section of a course to another, or change from a credit to an audit status (or vice versa) in one or more courses by either doing so in the student portal (MY.LIU.EDU) or filing an official change of program card with the Registrar’s Office. The deadline for program changes is the date specified in the academic calendar.

Visiting Student Authorization (VISA)

During Summer sessions, all LIU Post students who wish to be a visiting student at another college or university must consult with their academic counselor to determine their eligibility.

Students are permitted to take a maximum of 9 credits off campus during their entire academic career at LIU Post. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Students must complete a Visiting Student Authorization (VISA) form with their academic counselor who will submit the form to the Academic Standing Committee for final approval.  The following regulations apply: 

  1. Any major/co-related class that a student wishes to take off-campus must be approved by the department chairs. The VISA must be signed by the major chair for all major and co-related courses and by the department chair for co-related courses in order for the Academic Standing Committee to approve such a request.
  2. Only letter grades of C- or above are acceptable for transfer credits. Grades of D or P are not transferable. Grades earned at another institution are not used in the computation of either the student's major or cumulative average, they do not remove F grades earned at LIU Post, nor do they count toward fulfillment of residence requirements or the requirements for graduation with honors. A maximum of 72 credits may be transferred from two-year colleges.
  3. All students must complete their final 32 credits in residence, 9 of which must be in their major. Furthermore, students in the ASORAD (Advanced Study Opportunities for Recipients of the Associate's Degree) program (students who transferred to LIU Post with two-year degrees) must complete 56 credits in residence. Upon completion of course work, an official transcript of all VISA approved courses must be forwarded directly to the LIU Post Office of Transfer Admissions.

Withdrawals

Please be advised that course withdrawals may affect eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid programs. Contact the Office of Financial Assistance for details. Partial Withdrawals –Withdrawal from an individual course (or courses) may be effected only by an “official withdrawal,” which becomes effective on the date the withdrawal form is submitted to the Registrar's Office. Refunds on specific course withdrawals are made in accordance with the schedule in the Tuition and Fees section. All withdrawals must have the approval of the student's academic and careen counselor. Students may withdraw from an individual 14-week course up to the 11th week of classes as specified in the Academic Calendar. Students who withdraw from any courses during the Fall or Spring term are not eligible for inclusion on the Dean's or Honors List for that semester. In exceptional cases, the dean of the school in which the course is offered may allow the grade of W (official withdrawal) after the deadline. If this grade is not awarded, the instructor may grant either of the grades UW (unofficial withdrawal– no penalty) or WF (withdrawal with failure). Complete Withdrawals Students who wish to withdraw from all their classes must see their academic and career counselor to process the “official withdrawal.” The withdrawal deadline is specified in the Academic Calendar printed in this bulletin on the campus Web site.

Refunds of tuition for withdrawals from LIU Post are made on a prorated basis in accordance with the refund schedule in the Tuition and Fees section. Consult the Office of the Bursar, 516-299-2323, for further information. Residential students withdrawing from LIU Post must have their room inventories checked by the Residence Life Office before any refunds will be considered. Room and board refunds will be made on the basis of the tuition refund schedule in the Tuition and Fees section. Room reservation deposits are not refundable after July 15 for the fall semester and after December 15 for students who will become residents in the spring semester. Students asked to leave the residence halls are not entitled to any refund. Students who do not plan to continue their studies at LIU Post must either apply for a Leave of Absence or file a Termination of Studies application (see following sections). Failure to do so may affect the availability of transcripts and/or future financial aid eligibility.

Leave of Absence

LIU Post permits students to interrupt their undergraduate studies when appropriate. If granted, a Leave of Absence allows a student to continue under the requirements in effect when he/she was initially admitted. The student does not need to be readmitted by Admissions upon return from the leave, but registers through his/her academic and career counselor. Students must file a Leave of Absence Application with the Academic Standing Committee. The application form is available in the Office of Academic and Career Planning. A positive recommendation by the Committee will result in the Registrar’s recording the Leave of Absence on the student’s transcript. A Leave of Absence for up to one year may be granted to matriculated students who are not in financial arrears and who are not subject to any disciplinary action. Application for continued leave beyond one year must be made in writing to the Academic Standing Committee. If such continuation of leave is not granted, application for readmission must be made in writing to the Admissions Office. A leave will not be granted after the normal withdrawal deadline specified in the Academic Calendar. Students who encounter special circumstances after the deadline should contact the Academic Standing Committee. Students are not permitted to attend another college or university while on an official Leave of Absence. International students should know that INS regulations may prohibit those who have been granted such a leave from maintaining their visa status.

Medical Leave of Absence

A Medical Leave of Absence may be granted when serious medical and/or psychological circumstances prevent a student from adequately completing coursework in a given semester. A student who wishes to request a Medical Leave of Absence will need to obtain an application form which is available on the  Student Health and Counseling Center Web site or from the Student Health and Counseling Center located in Life Science, Room 154. The student must complete the form, attach adequate medical documentation and submit it to the Student Health and Counseling Center for evaluation. A Medical Leave of Absence may be granted to any full- or part-time undergraduate student and is initially granted for one semester only. A request for a continuance may be granted for up to one year. The Director of Student Health and Counseling evaluates the request and forwards the decision to the Academic Standing Committee. When a Medical Leave of Absence is granted, ALL CLASSES for which a student has registered will be cancelled. In addition, any classes for which a student has registered for the subsequent semester will be cancelled pending evaluation of the student by the Student Health and Counseling Center. Recipients of federal, state and/or University assistance who are granted a Medical Leave of Absence may lose financial assistance for the semester they are withdrawn. Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Assistance Office concerning the effects of this change in status. In addition, students should check with the Bursar regarding eligibility for a tuition adjustment and with the Residence Life Office regarding room and meal plan charges. All students seeking return from a medical leave are required to provide medical documentation to the Director of Student Health & Counseling and will be evaluated if applicable prior to receiving approval to return.

Maintenance of Matriculation

Unless they have obtained an official leave of absence, undergraduates must register for consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions). Although students typically proceed toward their degrees by enrolling in classes, they may apply for “Maintenance of Matriculation” status provided that they are engaged in some sort of academic activity, such as working on a thesis. Students approved for Maintenance of Matriculation are entitled to avail themselves of Campus facilities and services (e.g., computer labs, library privileges, health services). Maintenance of Matriculation does not, however, extend the time limits specified under “Requirements for Degrees,” and students should be aware that such status may affect their eligibility for financial aid. Students must apply to an academic counselor for Maintenance of Matriculation prior to or during the registration period in a given semester. The fee is $100, and this matriculation status will be recorded on their transcript as a “class” for zero credits. Maintenance of Matriculation is generally limited to two semesters. An extension beyond two semesters, due to extenuating circumstances, must be approved by the appropriate academic dean. Otherwise, they will have to apply for readmission to their academic program in accordance with procedures and policies stated elsewhere in this Bulletin. Maintenance of Matriculation is particularly important for international students, who must either attend classes or else maintain matriculation through suitable academic activity in order to maintain their visa status. In addition, Maintenance of Matriculation status enables students to continue to purchase student health insurance through Long Island University.

Termination of Studies

Students who intend to transfer to other colleges or universities, or intend to leave LIU Post permanently (or indefinitely) must file a “Termination of Studies” form. This form is available in the Academic and Career Counseling Center.

Partial Cancellation and Withdrawals, Dropping Below 12 Credits

When an undergraduate full-time student who has been billed at the flat rate (12 to 18 credits) drops below 12 credits during the program change period, charges are recalculated on the per credit basis and the difference between the revised per credit charge and the flat rate can be refunded. When an undergraduate full-time student who has been billed at the flat rate (12 to 18 credits) drops below 12 credits after the program change period, the difference between the new per credit charges and the flat rate becomes the basis for a refund. Please Note: The effective date of a student’s cancellation or withdrawal from courses is the date on which the student submits the official drop/add/withdrawal form to the Registration Office. Students have a financial obligation to LIU Post for full tuition unless they officially withdraw prior to the start of the semester.

Course Numbers

Odd-numbered courses are usually offered in the fall semester, even-numbered courses in the Spring. A few courses are offered each term without regard to this numbering code. Courses numbered from 1 to 299 are for undergraduates only. Courses numbered 300 to 399 are Honors Program courses. Courses numbered 400 to 499 are special, undergraduate multidiscipline courses. Courses 500 and above are for graduate students and are described in the Graduate Bulletin.

Graduate Courses Open to Undergraduates

Qualified Juniors and Seniors (those with a 3.25 cumulative average) may take graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate to complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The appropriate Dean’s approval (signature) is required on the registration card. The number of graduate credits normally allowed to undergraduates is 12 credits total (in Junior and Senior years). The credits earned in these courses that are applied to the bachelor’s degree may not subsequently be applied toward the master’s degree. Any extraordinary request for an exception to the 3.25 minimum average requirements must be presented to the Academic Standing Committee. Exceptions to this policy are to be found in the descriptions of accelerated programs within the departments of Accountancy, Biology, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Health Care and Public Administration, and Political Science/International Studies.

Transcript Requests

See the Transcript Requests section of the Web site for details.