Admission Requirements

Longwood takes a holistic approach in making admissions decisions, considering not only grades and test scores but also academic rigor of the high-school program, extracurricular activities and other relevant factors including:

  • Cumulative GPA
  • Class rank (if available)
  • Consistency and trends of grades
  • GED scores (if applicable)

Accepted Students at a Glance:*

  • Mid-range GPA: 3.08 – 3.79
  • Mid-range SAT: 1010-1160
    • (based on the new SAT test beginning March 2016)
  • Mid-range ACT: 19-25

*students accepted for fall 2016

A competitive applicant’s coursework includes:

English 4 years
Math 3 years- Algebra I, Algebra II, & Geometry
Science 3 years- Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Earth Science (2 units must include a lab)
History/ Social Studies 3 years
Foreign Language 2 years of one foreign language (additional years of one language strongly recommended)
Health/ Physical Education 2 years
Fine or Practical Arts 1 year

The Advanced Studies Diploma (23 units) is preferred for students in Virginia.

Additional years of Math, Science and Foreign Language are strongly recommended.

The highest critical reading and math scores from the SAT are evaluated. The Writing score is not used in the admissions process. SAT II scores are not required for general admission.

AP, Cambridge, College Level (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Scores 

AP Transfer Credits - Longwood Recognizes the AP examination for various credit with appropriate scores. 

Cambridge Exams (A/AS) – Longwood recognizes the Cambridge Examinations for various credit with appropriate scores.  

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) – Longwood recognizes several CLEP Subject Examinations for credit with appropriate scores.  

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams (HL/SL) - Longwood recognizes the IB examinations for various credit with appropriate scores.