Procedure for International Admissions for Exchange Students
- Exchange students should complete the International Exchange Student Application (docx).
- Submit the application to the study abroad or international office at your home institution.
- The Application should be approved by the official in charge of the study abroad office at the student's home institution, or the exchange coordinator, who will sign the Application Form and send it to the Office of International Affairs at Longwood University by the deadlines for the semester requested. Application forms should be faxed, with the original copy sent by express mail, along with an official transcript of the student's grades.
- The student must include a copy of their passport page that includes their passport number and photo.
- As part of the application, the student must provide evidence of financial support. For more details, see the paragraph titled "Proof of Financial Support for International Exchange Students" below.
- Upon acceptance, students will receive an acceptance letter and information packet, including the necessary documents and instructions for requesting a student visa, and information about required health insurance and immunizations.
- All international students must pay the required SEVIS I-901 fee to the United States Department of Homeland Security; you will receive instructions with the visa document. It is not possible to pay the SEVIS fee before receiving the I-20 or the DS-2019 document.
Students accepted into a Longwood University exchange or study abroad program will maintain registration status with their home institution, and they will be enrolled at Longwood University as non-degree students. The home institution will administer any financial aid, arrange transfer credit, and handle predeparture orientation.
Proof of Financial Support for International Exchange Students
As part of the application, international exchange students must provide evidence of financial support. The financial support must meet or exceed the cost of room, board and tuition (if applicable). This must to be an original document; for example an original bank statement, a letter signed by an official of a financial institution attesting to the availability of funds at these levels, etc. Exchange students may not need to provide evidence for these amounts, if they will not be paying for Longwood tuition and fees. Please contact your university's exchange coordinator for details of the amounts you will need to provide.
Financial Obligations of International Exchange Students
Study Abroad students are required to pay all program costs (tuition, fees, housing, meal plan, etc.) at the same rate established for Longwood University students upon arrival at Longwood University.
Application Deadlines for Exchange Students at Longwood University
To attend spring semester (January-May): approved applications must be received by Longwood University by October 1.
To attend fall semester (August-December): approved applications must be received by Longwood University by March 1.
To attend summer terms (May-August): approved applications must be received by Longwood University by February 1.