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The LIU Post Admissions Office is located in Mullarkey Hall.
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY 11548
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International Students

LIU Post is home to 700 international students from countries around the globe. Here at LIU Post, we have graduated thousands of international students who have gone on to become highly successful professionals in the U.S. and abroad.

Located just 25 miles east of New York City on Long Island’s historic Gold Coast, LIU Post is nestled in a suburb that Business Week called one of the most beautiful in the country. Here, you’ll find a classic college campus right out of a movie—it comes as no surprise that it’s been the location for several recent films and TV shows. LIU Post is close to entertainment, sports, and shopping venues, and is minutes from some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. And the unsurpassed professional and cultural opportunities of New York City are just a short train ride away.

Participate in LIU’s English Language Institute, a program for non-native English speakers that helps you meet university requirements, and develop your skills in conversation, reading, writing, and grammar. LIU provides free tutoring in all areas of study, and ongoing English language support after you complete the program.

As an international applicant we are here to help you every step of the way! Below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the application process for international students.

What is the deadline to apply?

We have rolling admissions. This means that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.

Please note that some programs do have strict deadlines. You can visit your program website for more details.

What do you need from me in order to review my application? 

All international applicants are required to submit the following:

Undergraduate Applicants Graduate Applicants
High School transcripts


Undergraduate transcripts
Statement of purpose
2 letters of recommendation
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score (no conditional admission will be offered without these scores)

Additional requirements vary by department. Some additional documents include:
Letters of recommendation

The following programs require the GMAT or GRE:
Accountancy M.S.
All Teaching Programs
Behavior Analysis M.A.
Business Administration M.B.A.
Clinical Psychology Psy.D.
Genetic Counseling M.S.
Psychology M.A.
Taxation M.S.

Doctoral programs require additional information. Please contact admissions or visit your program website.

If applying to Art, Theatre, or Music programs, you will be required to submit a portfolio or audition. Digital portfolios/auditions are preferred and should be submitted via Acceptd. DVDs/CDs will also be accepted. Send DVDs/CDs to:

International Admissions
Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548

**For review purposes we will accept copies of all documents. Upon being accepted you will be required to submit official transcripts in sealed envelopes and have official test scores reported to LIU Post.

How can I submit my documents? 

  • You can email pdf copies to
  • Portfolios/Auditions must be submitted via Acceptd 
  • Or you can mail documents to the following address:

Do I need a transcript evaluation?

The following students must submit an approved NACES evaluation, we recommend WES. For a list of approved NACES members please check here

  • Transfer applicants
  • All graduate applicants
NACES evaluations for all students
  • Course-by-course NACES evaluation of undergraduate transcripts

What are your English requirements? 

Undergraduate Applicants

Graduate Applicants


Minimum Scores for full admission:
PTE: 50
SAT: 420 Critical Reading
ACT: 16 on English Section

The following will be required to attend the English Language Institute (ELI):
IELTS below 6
TOEFL below 75
PTE below 50

Minimum Scores for full admission:
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58

The following score ranges will be required to attend the English Language Institute (ELI)
TOEFL: 56 -78
IELTS: 5.5 - 6.0
PTE: 45-57

Program exceptions:


M.A. Music or M.S. Music Education

M.S. in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling
TOEFL of 85
IELTS of 7.0

Ed.D. Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
TOEFL: 100
IELTS: 7.5

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
TOEFL: 100
IELTS: 7.5

Ph.D. Information Studies
Minimum scores
TOEFL: 100
IELTS: 7.5

No conditional admission will be offered to any doctoral program.

Our ETS reporting code is 2070.

Can you waive my English requirement? 

The only time we waive the English requirement is if you submit an ELS 112 completion certificate or if you have completed 2 years of academic study in an approved English speaking country. 

Anguilla Antigua
Australia Bahamas
Barbados Belize
Bermuda British Virgin Islands
Canada Denmark (must provide proof of instruction in English)
Dominica Gambia
Ghana Grand Cayman Islands
Grenada Guyana
Irish Republic Jamaica
Kenya Micronesia
Montserrat New Zealand
Nigeria Norway
Philippines Saint Kitts and Nevis
South Africa (must provide proof of instruction in English) St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sweden
Tanzania Turk and Caicos Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
United States (excluding Puerto Rico)
United Kingdom

I have already completed another English Language program at a different University, will you waive my requirement? 

Unfortunately, other English Language Institutes do not satisfy our English requirement and will not count toward years of study to waive the English requirement. 

How long will it take to review my application?

Once we have all of the above mentioned documents the review process can take 2-3 weeks. You will be notified of your admissions decision via email.

When can I receive my I-20? 

I-20s will only be issued after you have been admitted into a program of study. Once admitted, the Long Island University Immigration Services Office will contact you about issuing the I-20. 

What do I need to submit in order to receive my I-20? 

Where can I send my I-20 documents? 

I-20 documents can be emailed to or mailed to:

LIU Post
Admissions Office - Immigration Services
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548