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:
Test-Optional for Fall 2023:
Students applying for Fall 2023 admission are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score. For those who choose to submit a score, the highest critical reading and math scores from the SAT will be evaluated. Nursing applicants are strongly encouraged to submit scores. The Writing score is not considered for admission.
Accepted Students at a Glance:
A competitive applicant’s coursework includes:
|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.
Longwood recognizes various credits earned by appropriate scores from: