Application Instructions

Freshman and Transfer

Criteria for Admission

Admission decisions are competitive and are based primarily on academic performance in high school and/or college. Performance is measured by strength of curriculum, cumulative GPA; consistency and trends of grades; SAT or ACT scores and class rank. Extracurricular activities, community service, personal statements, special talents, leadership and other factors may also be considered. Primary emphasis, however, is placed on academic credentials.

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)
February 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 and Application for In-State Tuition Rates.
  2. A nonrefundable fee of $50. (Freshman applicants with limited financial resources may pursue an application fee waiver from the College Board.)
  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.
  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.