ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS

Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to LIU Global! You have made an excellent decision in pursuing an experiential education. The LIU Global curriculum is committed to examining a new set of issues that are global in nature. As a student, you will gain skills, knowledge and the practical experience that will enable you to contribute positively to our rapidly globalizing world. The information below should help you navigate the next steps in your journey from accepted to enrolled and get ready to begin this exciting academic journey.

Should you have any questions or concerns about forms or deadlines, please contact Carlett Thomas, Director of Student Affairs and Administrative Services in the New York office at 516-299-3401 or carlett.thomas@liu.edu. For questions related to the freshman year, please contact Sarah Moran, LIU Global Assistant Dean and Costa Rica Center Director at sarah.moran@liu.edu. For questions related to admissions, please contact an admissions counselor in New York at 718-488-1011.  

1. Activate Your My LIU Account

After you are accepted to LIU Global, you will be able to activate your My LIU account. You will also be able to submit your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit online. Your My LIU account gives you access to your course schedule, grades, financial aid, billing information (and designate individuals such as your parents to view your tuition bill), and access to online course registration for future semesters. To activate your account, go to webapps.liu.edu/accountsetup/Identify.aspx. You will create a user name and password. Once you are enrolled, you must use MyLIU as your official email address. Your LIU email address will be  firstname.lastname@my.liu.edu.  If you have a common name, then your last name will, most likely, have a number after it. All official LIU Global correspondence will be sent to your MyLIU email address. When you correspond via email with any LIU office, you must use your MyLIU email address.

 2. Pay Your Tuition Deposit and Submit Your New Student Registration/Enrollment Form

Secure your seat by making a tuition deposit.  Pay the $200 deposit online through your My LIU account. After you deposit, download the LIU Global New Student Registration Form and email the completed form to global@liu.edu. If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office at 718-488-1011.

Deadlines to submit Tuition Deposit and New Student Registration/Enrollment Form:
May 1 for Fall enrollment
November 1 for Spring enrollment

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

3. Submit FAFSA and Create a Financial Plan (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 immediately. Log on to fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is used to apply for federal, New York State,  university grants, scholarships, and other financial aid. If you have already applied and received your Financial Aid package, then confirm it. Before you are able to establish a financial plan, be sure that you have taken the necessary steps to secure all financial aid you are eligible to receive. If you have followed the necessary financial aid application steps and have responded to requests from Student Financial Services, you can be sure that you will have a financial aid package that is designed to help you through your LIU Global education. Create a financial plan. Financial aid will cover a portion of your tuition, fees, and room and board. Visit the Scholarship page to learn about alternative ways to finance your education. It is a good idea to talk with your family about other ways to finance your education.

Pay your bill or set up your payment plan account.

If you need assistance, contact the Office of Enrollment Services (718-488-1037).  If you elect to email the Office of Enrollment Services, cc Carlett Thomas at carlett.thomas@liu.edu, Director of Student Affairs and Administrative Services.

4. Submit All Required Enrollment and Health Forms 

Deadlines to submit Required Forms:
July 1 for Fall enrollment
November 1 for Spring enrollment

Scan/email the items below to the staff member of the Center you will be attending:

Submit to the Office of Enrollment Services in person or mail the original, notarized form:

  • FERPA Waiver. "Use this form if you are allowing your parents (or another third party) access to your educational records on an ongoing basis. Release remains in place until a letter requesting cancellation is submitted". (If you are on the LIU Brooklyn campus, turn in the original FERPA Waiver to the Office of Enrollment Services located on the 3rd floor of the Sloan Building. If you are not on campus, mail the original, notarized FERPA Waiver to):
    LIU Brooklyn Enrollment Services
    1 University Plaza, S310
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • If you do not want your records released, please, fill out the Authorization to Withhold the Release of Directory Information.  "Use this form to withhold the releasing of Directory Information (See above for definition) to any third party. Must be filed each academic year."  The original notarized form must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment Services at the address below:
    LIU Brooklyn Enrollment Services
    1 University Plaza, S310
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

5. Get Travel Documents and Purchase Flight

If you do not already have one, obtain a passport. If you already have one, ensure that it is valid and that the expiration date meets the criteria of the country where you will be studying. Visit travel.state.gov for instructions and guidelines regarding passports. Remember that it can take up to six weeks to receive a new passport so be sure to submit your paperwork as soon as possible. You must submit a copy of the information page of your passport.

Apply for your visa (if applicable). Read through the visa and travel information that is provided for our centers. Requirements and international travel restrictions vary widely and can affect processing time so be sure to start this process as soon as possible. If you are an international student, you are responsible for obtaining visa information for each country you will be visiting.

Purchase your flight. All freshmen going to Costa Rica must purchase a ticket on the assigned group flight. Check the orientation section of the website for detailed instructions on which flight to purchase.

6. Submit Final Transcripts/Score Reports

Submit all final, official academic transcripts and AP/CLEP/IB records to the Office of Admissions. In order for you to begin classes, you must provide all final, official academic records. In addition, failure to inform the office of such credit will impact placement within the program, proper sequencing and may affect graduation requirements.

7. Read Your Center Handbooks

The Center handbook will be emailed to you before the semester begins. It contains a lot of useful information about studying and living in that particular location.

8. Reach Out to Current Students

While this step is optional, we strongly encourage you to explore our website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Channel, and Medium) to learn more about our students' experiences in our different LIU Global locations around the world and make connections with current LIU Global students. To be connected with a current student by email, please contact global@liu.edu and ask for an Email Buddy. They are excellent resources of practical information about the LIU Global experience and are excited to help you in your decision-making process.

9. Attend New Student Orientation

While all centers have an in-country orientation, the New Student Orientation for freshmen going to Costa Rica is held Brooklyn, NY at the end of August. Orientation is open to parents/guardians. Please visit the Orientation section at Global Life for more details.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Carlett Thomas at carlett.thomas@liu.edu; Sarah Moran at  sarah.moran@liu.edu; or Maria Sandberg at maria.sandberg@liu.edu.