It is the policy of the Long Island Business Institute to accept all qualified applicants for admission. Candidates must demonstrate that they have the interest, ability, and potential to successfully complete the requirements for the course of study in which they wish to enroll. LIBI does not discriminate in its recruitment and admission of students on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, age, or disability status.
All applicants must visit the Office of Admissions to meet with an admissions representative for an interview. The applicant must also complete an application, take any required admissions or placement tests, and see a financial aid specialist to determine the ability to meet tuition and other obligations. The applicant receives a college catalog at this time.
To be accepted for admission and matriculation into a certificate, diploma, or degree program, the applicant must meet the following standards:
General Admissions Requirements
A.O.S. Degree Programs:
Commack Admissions Committee
The Commack Admissions Committee is comprised of court reporting Faculty members who are seasoned court reporters. The Committee will meet with select candidates for the program and assure that there are no obstacles preventing them from successfully completing the program. They will further explain the discipline needed to complete the academic courses as well as the amount of time that must be dedicated to the practice of machine shorthand. The committee is charged with identifying future academic course of actions, advisement, or retesting if necessary. The committee also handles appeals from students that have exceeded Maximum Time Frame and wish to continue in the program.
Requirements for students without a U.S. high school diploma or GED.
Mathematics (3 credits)
Language arts (6 credits)
Humanities (3 credits)
Natural science (3 credits)
Social science (3 credits)
Business/technical (6 credits)
Please consult your assigned Academic Advisor or Registrar’s Office to confirm the courses that meet these requirements and the expected date of graduation.
COMPASS exam and/or CELSA exam are used for remedial coursework placement purpose. Applicants who have taken college level English and Mathematics and earned grades of B- or above may be exempted from placement exams. Official college transcript of prior coursework must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for consideration of exemption.