Getting Started

Getting Started

So I've been admitted to Global College, what happens next?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Global College! You have made an excellent decision in pursuing an experiential education. The Global College 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 will help you navigate the next steps in your journey from accepted to enrolled student and get you ready to begin this exciting academic journey.

For questions or concerns about forms or deadlines, or questions related to the freshman year, please contact Sarah Moran, our Global College 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.

We recommend taking these next steps:

  1. Set Up Your My LIU Account

    After you are accepted to LIU Global, you will be able to activate your MyLIU account. You will also be able to submit your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit online. After you deposit, download and complete the New Student Registration/Enrollment Form. The enrollment form must be sent via mail, however.

    Your My LIU account gives you access to your course schedule, grades, financial aid, and billing information and access to online course registration for future semesters. You may also designate individuals (such as your parents) to view your tuition bill. To activate your account, go to webapps.liu.edu/accountsetup/Identify.aspx. You will create a user name and password (use your social security number or your LIU ID which was included on your acceptance letter).

    Once you are enrolled in LIU Global, you must use MyLIU as your official e-mail address in all correspondence with us. All official Global College correspondence will be sent to your MyLIU email address. The university will not acknowledge emails from enrolled students who use a personal email address. Tell your friends and family they can e-mail you at firstname.lastname@my.liu.edu. If you have a common name, your last name might have a number added after it.

    Deadlines to submit the Tuition Deposit and the 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. If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office at 718-488-1011.

  2. 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 and university grants, scholarships and other financial aid.

    If you have already applied and received your Financial Aid package, make sure to 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 education.

    Financial aid will cover a portion of your tuition, fees and room and board. Visit the Scholarships page to learn about alternative ways to finance your education. Contact Student

    Financial Services to discuss a reasonable payment plan that will help you to manage your financial balance.

  3. Submit All Required Enrollment and Health Forms

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

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

    Email all required forms (with the exception of the FERPA Form) to oscar.ugald@liu.edu.

    If you are on campus, the original FERPA form must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment Services located on the 3rd floor of the Sloan Building. If you are not on campus, you must mail the original, notarized FERPA form to: 

    Office of Enrollment Services
    1 University Plaza
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

  4. Get Travel Documents and Purchase Flight

    If you do not already have one, obtain a passport quickly. 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 the travel.state.gov website 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 to the Office of Student Services in New York.

    Apply for your travel visa, if applicable. Read through the visa and travel information that is provided for our centers and programs. 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 during your term(s) with Global College. Our Center and Program Directors will help you as much as possible with the visa application process, but if a visa should be required for your destination, you will have to apply for it yourself.

    Purchase your flight as soon as you have all your documentation together. Our Center Directors will inform you about arrival and departure dates and locations. If you need any help in organizing your travel, please contact the Center or Program Director of your study destination.

  5. 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.

  6. Read Your Center Handbooks

    The Center or Program Director of your destination will email you the Global College Handbook of your respective location before the semester begins. The Handbook contains a lot of useful information about studying and living in your new home for the semester. Please share the Handbooks with your parents and/or other family members.

  7. Reach Out to Current Students and Connect on Social Media

    While this step is optional, we strongly encourage you to make connections with current Global College students. They are excellent resources of practical information about the Global College experience and are excited to help you in your decision-making process. For a list of students and their contact information, send an email to global@liu.edu.