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Procedures and Deadlines

Application Procedures

Your application for admission to Longwood University will be evaluated after the Admissions Office has received all the necessary documents.

You are required to submit the following:

  1. The Application for Admission and personal statements.
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $50. Please make your check or money order payable to Longwood (credit card payment is accepted if applying online). Include on the check the full name of the applicant. (Freshman applicants with limited financial resources are encouraged to pursue an application fee waiver. For more information, contact your high school Guidance Office.)
  3. An official copy of your high school transcript(s).
    Transcript Request Form (pdf, 420k) Request your transcripts electronically.  *Please note that some high schools currently do not participate.  If you are unable to locate your high school, please contact your guidance counselor to have your transcripts sent. 
  4. An official copy of your transcript(s) from each college or university attended, including dual enrollment. Once you have submitted your initial transcripts (high school and/or college), you are required to update your admission file with grades from newly completed quarters or semesters.
  5. Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores. Scores may be sent directly to Longwood by the testing service.
    All references to the SAT include Math and Critical Reading scores only. We do not use the Writing section during the admission process.
    Please use the Longwood institutional codes: 5368 for SAT, 4366 for ACT.

SAT I and ACT scores that appear on official high school transcripts (sent directly to Longwood) will be accepted. If you are over 23 years of age and/or have completed 30 transferable hours of credit at an accredited college/university, you may be exempted from submitting SAT or ACT scores.

Note: Students planning to major in modern languages should take the SAT II Subject Test in the language(s) of their choice for placement purposes.

 

Early Action Admission

Early Action will allow you to receive an earlier notification of admission and you will be considered for scholarship programs if you meet the minimum guidelines.

Longwood offers Early Action Admission to freshmen applicants who possess above-average high school records, class standing, and SAT I or ACT scores.

To be considered for Early Action, applications must be received by December 1 and successful candidates will be notified by early January (non-binding, deposit not required until May 1). Students not selected for Early Action will automatically be considered for regular undergraduate admission.

*Nursing candidates should apply by December 1; however, their decisions will be made by mid-March.

 

Application Deadlines

Early Action (Non-binding)
December 1
Notification begins in mid-January

Nursing
December 1
Notification in March

Scholarship
December 1
Notification in March

Regular Admission
March 4 for Fall
November 1 for Spring
Notification within 6 weeks after file is complete

National Deposit Deadline
May 1
No refunds made after May 1