Congratulations on your acceptance to Long Island University's Global College! 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 Sarah Moran,Long Island University's Global College Assistant Dean and Costa Rica Center Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions related to admissions, please contact an admissions counselor in New York at email@example.com or 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@example.org. 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 email@example.com. If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office at 718-488-1011.
Deadlines to submit Tuition Deposit and New Student Registration/Enrollment Form:
If these dates have passed, the deposit deadline is two weeks after the receipt of the letter of admission.
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 Assistant Dean Sarah Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Submit All Required Enrollment and Health Forms
Deadlines to submit Required Forms:
July 1 for Fall enrollment
January 1 for Spring enrollment
Scan and email copies of the items below to Oscar Ugalde, Oscar.Ugalde@liu.edu:
Submit your MMR/Meningitis Form Submit your proof of Submit to the Office of Enrollment Services in person or mail the original, notarized form (for more information visit https://liu.edu/Brooklyn/Enrollment-Services/Registration/FERPA-Forms):
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). Contact the Director of the Center to which you are going for detailed information about visa requirements for that country 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. The Director of the center to which you are traveling will advise you on the required dates of arrival and departure.
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) 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 or Zoom, please contact email@example.com and ask for an introduction. 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, a new student orientation for freshmen going to Costa Rica is held by Zoom prior to departure The orientation is also open to parents/guardians. Please visit the Orientation section at Global Life for more details.Questions or concerns? Please Sarah Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org.