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.
1. Activate Your My LIU Account
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. 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 is included on your acceptance letter). You can use My LIU to register for future semesters, check your grades, pay your bill online, and designate individuals (such as your parents) to view your tuition bill.
Once you are enrolled in LIU Global, you must use MyLIU as your official email address. Tell your friends and family they can email you at firstname.lastname@example.org, unless you have a common name, then your last name might 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. The university will not acknowledge emails from enrolled students who use a personal email address.
2. Pay Your Tuition Deposit and Submit Your New Student Registration/Enrollment Form
Secure your seat by making a tuition deposit. Download and complete the New Student Registration/Enrollment Form. Mail the form along with a nonrefundable $200 tuition deposit made payable to Long Island University (check or money order): Office of Admissions, One University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Please include your student I.D. number on the memo portion of the check or money order. Your 9-digit LIU Global student I.D. number can be found on your acceptance letter. If you do not know your I.D. number, please contact the Admissions Office at 718-488-1011. You may also pay online at My LIU and click “Make an E-Payment” on the main landing page.
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 and 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 Assistance 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. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services to discuss a reasonable payment plan that will help you to manage your financial balance.
Pay your bill or set up your payment plan account.
If you need help along the way, contact Carlett Thomas at email@example.com or 718-488-3409.
4. Submit All Required Enrollment and Health Forms
Deadlines to submit Required Forms:
July 1 for Fall enrollment
November 1 for Spring enrollment
Mail/Email/Fax all required forms to:
One University Plaza
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 to the Office of Student Services in New York.
Apply for your 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 LIU Global.
All freshmen going to Costa Rica must purchase a ticket on the following flight:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
United flight UA 1222
Departing Newark (EWR) at 4:00 pm
Arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) at 7:15 pm
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/program handbook will be emailed to you by the Center/Program Director before the semester begins. It contains a lot of useful information about studying and living in that particular location. Share with your parents and/or other family members.
8. Reach Out to Current Students
While this step is optional, we strongly encourage you to explore our website and social media and make connections with current LIU Global students. To be connected with a current student by email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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/programs have an in-country orientation, the New Student Orientation for freshmen going to Costa Rica is held at the main campus in Brooklyn, NY at the end of August. This two-day orientation is open to parents/guardians. Students are provided local hotel rooms and family members are welcome to stay at the hotel for a discount. Please visit the Orientation section at Global Life for more details.Questions or concerns? Please contact Tami Shaloum in the New York office at 718-780-4312 or email@example.com. For questions related to the freshman year in Costa Rica, please contact Maria Sandberg, Student Services Coordinator & Global Health and Safety Coordinator at 718-554-0396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.