Application Instructions

Freshman and Transfer

Criteria for Admission

Admission decisions for freshmen are competitive and are based on academic performance in high school. Performance is measured by considering academic units completed (college preparatory), class standing, cumulative grade point average, and scores on the SAT or ACT. The Admissions Committee will also review additional information submitted by the candidate in support of the application. Primary emphasis, however, is placed on academic credentials. Freshmen enrolling for the fall of 2012 had a GPA mid-range of 3.06-3.62; SAT mid-range of 960-1100; and ACT mid-range of 19-24.Virginia applicants are expected to have earned an Advanced Studies Diploma. Transfer applicants are expected to have successfully completed academic course work in four main areas: English, mathematics, science, and history, and to have above a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for all hours attempted at all accredited colleges attended. The average GPA for admitted transfer students for the fall of 2012 was 3.1.

Application Deadlines

Freshmen Early Action (Nonbinding)
December 1
Notification letters
December 1
Notification letters
Scholarship Candidates
December 1 (priority)
Notification letters
Regular Decision (Freshmen and Transfers)
March 1 (priority)
Notification letters
Rolling (beginning in January and approximately 5-6 weeks after all credentials are received.)
Spring Admission (Freshmen and Transfers)
November 1 (priority)
Notification letters

Application Procedures

Your application for admission to Longwood University will be evaluated after the Admissions Office has received all the necessary materials. You are required to submit the following:

  1. The Application for Admission, Application for In-State Tuition Rates, and personal statements.
  2. A nonrefundable fee of $50. (Freshman applicants with limited financial resources may pursue an application fee waiver from the College Board. For information, contact your Guidance Office.)
  3. An official copy of your high school transcript.**
  4. An official copy of your transcript(s) from each college or university attended including dual enrollment credit.**
  5. **Once you have submitted your initial transcripts (high school and/or college) to complete your admission file, you are required to update your admission file with grades from newly completed quarters, semesters, and/or graduation.

  6. (SAT)* or (ACT) scores. Scores may be sent directly to Longwood by the testing service. Please use the Longwood University institutional codes: 5368 for SAT and 4366 for ACT. SAT and ACT scores that appear on official high school transcripts (sent directly to Longwood) will be accepted. Transfer students may be exempt from submitting SAT or ACT scores. Note: Students planning to major in modern languages should take the SAT Subject Test in the language(s) of their choice for placement purposes.
  7. * All references to SAT scores reflect the use of two scores -- Math and Critical Reading. We do not use the Writing scores in the evaluation process.