The deadlines listed in the table above are good guidelines, but not absolute deadlines.
Complete applications are reviewed once monthly beginning around the middle of the month in all programs except Business Administration and Communication Sciences and Disorders. For optimum consideration for all programs but the two exceptions, completed applications should be submitted by the deadlines listed above to insure admission to the requested term, financial aid and/or course selection.
When all application materials have been received and the file is complete, it is forwarded by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies to the appropriate faculty admissions committee for review. Each admissions committee reviews applications once monthly beginning around the middle of the month. Once the committee has rendered a decision, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies sends prompt, written notification to the applicant.
Applications to the online Business Administration MBA are due twice annually by May 1st for consideration for admission to the subsequent fall semester as a part-time student in all three concentrations or by February 1st for admission to the subsequent summer semester as a full-time student in the General Business concentration only. Applicants are sent notification of a decision within 45 days of receipt of the complete application. Deposits are refundable provided a written withdrawal/refund request is submitted to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies prior to the dates above.
Applications to the Communication Sciences and Disorders major are due annually by February 1st (an absolute deadline) for consideration for admission to the subsequent fall semester. To apply, complete the CSDCAS application at www.capcsd.org/csdcas and the Longwood University online application at www.longwood.edu/graduatestudies/10314.htm, pages 1, 2, 4 (if applicable), and 5. The essay, recommendations, official transcripts, and GRE scores are components of the CSDCAS application and should not be sent to Longwood. The February 1st deadline is an absolute deadline with verification of all application materials required by that date for the CSDCAS application. CSDCAS advises that it takes four weeks after achieving 'complete' status to be in 'verified' status. Receipt of the Longwood University online application is required by February 1st as well. Applications are reviewed once annually after the February 1st deadline for consideration for admission to the subsequent fall semester. Applicants are sent notification of a decision no later than March 15th and must accept the offer-of-admission by submitting a deposit by April 15th. Deposits are refundable provided a written withdrawal/refund request is submitted to the College of Graduate & Professional Studies prior to June 30th. Students accepted for the fall semester are given the option of taking courses the preceding summer.