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Established in 1975, the Westchester Graduate Campus is a regional campus of Long Island University. Since its inception, the Campus has provided high quality programs in diverse disciplines that advance academic growth in a career-oriented environment. Classes are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays to accommodate the schedules of working adults and mid-career professionals.


Admissions Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 9a.m.-4 p.m.
Please feel free to call to schedule
an interview.

Telephone:

(914) 831-2700

Toll-free:
1-800-GRAD-LIU


Fax:

(914) 251-5959


Email:

westchester@liu.edu

Address:

Admissions Office
The Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577

How to Apply

We will be glad to mail you our Graduate Bulletin and Application Booklet or you can download and print the Application Booklet from our Web site.

To be considered for admission to Long Island University's Westchester Graduate Campus, please submit:

1. A completed application for admission
2. All official transcripts from all schools attended (undergraduate and above)
3. GMAT, GRE, TOEFL test score results if required
(Please see individual Academic Programs for test requirements.)
4. $30.00 application fee (checks made payable to "Long Island University")
5. Letters of recommendation (see specific program for details)
6. A current resume
7. A personal statement
8. Two completed immunization forms

These admission forms are available for you to download and print:
Application | Immunization | Recommendation Letter | Application Booklet

Note:
The Application Booklet contains instructions and all of the forms listed above.

International Students

All International Students must submit the following materials to be considered for admittance into a Graduate Program at Long Island University:

1. A $250.00 deposit towards your tuition.
2. An Affidavit of Support or Original/Attested Bank Statement along with an Affidavit of Support Form* showing at least $19,312.00 in US Dollars for tuition for one academic year and an additional $13,300.00 in US Dollars for living expenses for one academic year. (A total of $32,612.00) We must receive an affidavit for the total amount of $32,612.00 in order for a I-20 visa to be issued.
3. Official TOEFL score of 500 or better. On the new computer based TOEFL test, the admissions requirement is a score of 173 or better.
4. A completed Long Island University Admission Application for International Students with the $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
5. Professional Letters of Recommendation (2 for most programs).
6. Official transcripts from all undergraduate schools attended, accompanied by official notarized English translations. Foreign Credentials need to be evaluated by one of the evaluation agencies listed below:
World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org)
PO Box 745 Old Chealsea Station, NY, NY 100113-0745
212-966-6311
Globe Languages Services Evaluation Service
319 Broadway, NY, NY 10007
212-693-1489
Center for Applied Research, Evaluation & Education, Inc.
PO Box 20348, Long Beach, California 90801
213-430-1105
Education Credential Evaluators
PO Box 17499, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217
414-964-0477

7. A typed essay explaining your primary purpose in undertaking advanced study.
8.  Copies of your immunization records for Measles, Mumps and Rubella and a completed Meningococcal form. Only students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the Measles, Mumps and Rubella form.
9. A copy of your Social Security number (if you have one).

* Note: Affidavit of Support Forms can be downloaded from the Web site: www.uscis.gov

You will need a form known as an I-20 as well as a visa. You will need an I-20 in order to obtain a visa to the United States, which you must obtain from the U.S. embassy in your country.

Please be advised that in order for the Office of Admissions to process an I-20*, you must:

1. Be accepted into a degree program
2. Notify us of your decision to attend
3. Send in your affidavit of support ($32,612.00)and an original bank statement
4. Send in the $250.00 deposit towards your tuition

*Note: The I-20 will be mailed to the applicant's home country address if a J-1 Visa was submitted. The applicant must then obtain and submit a F-1 Visa to the WGC Admissions Office in order to register for classes.

It is also mandatory that you have a current Health Insurance Policy at the time of attendance in classes at Long Island University's Westchester Graduate Campus.

Non Degree Students

If you are applying to take courses as a non-degree or non-matriculated student then the following documentation is required by the Office of Admissions:

1. 30.00 Application fee made payable to Long Island University
2. Proof of a having obtained a Bachelor's Degree (Copy of Diploma or Official transcripts)
3. A completed Application for Non-Degree Admission Form

If you are interested in the teacher education, school counseling, school psychology, or business administration programs:
Click to print an Application for Non-Degree Admission Form

If you are interested in the library and information science or school library media programs:
Click to print an Application for Non-Degree Admission Form

NOTE:
This status enables a student to register for a maximum of six (6) credits. Permission to register for courses as a non-matriculant does not constitute admission or re-admission to any Long Island University graduate programs or to matriculate for a degree.

Other questions regarding taking courses as a Non-Degree student can be answered by calling 1-800-GRAD-LIU

All materials should be sent to:
Coordinator of Admissions
The Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase , NY 10577

The Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Phone: 1-800-GRAD-LIU
E-mail: westchester@liu.edu

 
Long Island University Westchester Graduate Campus Bursar Office