Applications are considered through a modified rolling admissions process. To be considered for full matriculation in the fall semester, applications must be submitted by May 1st of the previous spring. To be considered for full matriculation in the spring semester, applications must be submitted by November 1st of the previous fall. These deadlines permit the review process to occur in its entirety, which includes both a thorough examination of the application materials and an applicant interview.
Applications that are received after these dates (i.e., May 1 for fall admission; Nov 1 for spring admission) are considered for limited matriculation on a provisional basis. Late applicants with an undergraduate and/or previous graduate grade point average of 3.0 or above may be accepted on a limited matriculation basis and permitted to take up to 12 credits (a full load of courses) during their first semester. During that semester, these students are interviewed and their applications more thoroughly assessed to determine if they will be accepted for full matriculation. Late applicants with an undergraduate or previous graduate grade point average below 3.0 will be eligible for limited matriculation and permission to register for up to 6 credits during their first semester. During that semester, these students are interviewed and their applications more thoroughly assessed to determine if they will be accepted into the program, either for limited for full matriculation. When a student’s status is changed, the department notifies the Admissions office.Application Materials
All candidates must submit the following:
After a thorough examination of application materials, program faculty interview selected applicants, often in small groups. Interviews take place throughout most months of the fall and spring semesters. Most interviews take place in the early afternoon. Interviews are approximately half an hour in length.
Interviews typically involve responses to questions pertaining to their individual, relational, educational, and vocational experiences that have contributed to their desire to pursue graduate study in counseling and questions pertaining to their educational and career goals. Time is also allotted for applicants to ask questions of the faculty about the program and the University.
Applicants are evaluated on verbal and non-verbal communication skills, interpersonal interactions with staff, and appropriateness of responses.The Review and Notification Process
Graduate applications are submitted to the Brooklyn Campus Admissions Office and forwarded to the department once they are complete. The application form, personal statement, all transcripts, letters of recommendation, and resume must be received by Admissions before the applicant review process begins.
On a monthly basis, the program faculty reviews completed applications that have been forwarded from Admissions to the department. The department then contacts applicants whom they have selected to be interviewed and interviews are scheduled. The remaining applicants are notified that they are not accepted. Applicants who are not accepted may request recommendations for strengthening their application for future submission. Applicants who seek to be reconsidered for acceptance in a future semester may submit an updated application at that time, with indication in the personal statement of how the applicant responded to the direction provided by the faculty when not previously accepted to the program.
Within approximately one month after being interviewed, applicants are informed of their acceptance status.Submitting an Application For Admission
All applicants must apply for admission to Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Please apply online at My LIU or use the Apply Now link in the top navigation bar. For more information on the admissions process, visit the Office of Admissions Web site.
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