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Application Procedures


 Application Type and Deadline
Entry TermEarly Decision (nursing only)Early Action
(Final deadline for nursing)
Fall 2023 Nov. 1, 2022 Dec. 1, 2022 March 1, 2023
Spring 2023 Not applicable Not applicable Dec. 1, 2022


Ready to take the first step toward joining the Lancer Family? It's as simple as 1, 2, 3 . . . 

1. Create your student profile

Whether you apply through the Longwood application or the Common Application (opens on August 1), you’ll need to create your student profile. Be sure to keep your login information in a safe place so you can refer to it in the future.

2. Complete and submit your application

All Applicants except Nursing

  • SAT/ACT score (optional for Fall 2023)*
  • Letters of Recommendation (strongly encouraged)
  • Personal statement (optional)

Nursing Applicants

  • Nursing essay (required)
  • SAT/ACT test scores (strongly encouraged)
  • Test-Waiver Option and Conditional Admission

Applicants unable to submit test scores due to COVID-19, may apply for conditional admission with a test waiver. Students choosing this option must have taken (or be on track to complete) four years of upper-level mathematics while in high school. Students admitted with conditional status will be enrolled in BIOL 206 and MATH 171 during the first semester at Longwood and must earn a “C” grade or better to continue in the nursing program.  

3. Upload your documents

48 hours after successful submission of your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to upload an unofficial copy of your high school transcript. You’ll also receive a checklist of your next steps toward becoming a Lancer!

*Test scores -- SAT/ACT test scores are not required, but optional. If you choose not to submit standardized test scores, you will not be penalized and your application for admission will be holistically reviewed for consideration for admission, the Cormier Honors College, and merit-based aid. If you choose to submit standardized test scores, you will have the opportunity to elect “test-optional” and self-report your unofficial scores on your application. Confirmation of official scores will be required prior to enrolling.

Admissions Options

Early Decision Admission: Nursing Applicants Only (applications due November 1)

Longwood offers Early Decision Admission to freshman applicants interested in Nursing entering the fall semester. 

To be considered for Nursing, application and admission documents must be received and/or postmarked by November 1. Candidates will be notified by mid-December of admission decision. If admitted, a financial aid package estimate will be provided along with acceptance notification. The offer of admission is binding. 

Students not selected for Nursing during Early Decision will have the opportunity to be considered for Early Action Nursing.

Early Action Admission (applications due December 1)

Longwood offers Early Action Admission to freshman applicants entering the fall semester.

Students applying for Early Action Admission must submit a completed application and admission documents no later than December 1. Early Action applicants choosing to submit test scores must submit scores no later than March 1. After March 1, applicants will be reviewed for admission without test scores. The offer of admission is non-binding for Early Action Admission. Early Action applicants receive the highest consideration for merit scholarships.

Students applying for Honors and Nursing must also apply by December 1.

Applications without transcripts will be closed on May 1.

Regular Admission

The regular admission deadline is March 1. We strongly recommend submitting your application and FAFSA by this date in order to receive top aid consideration. Applicants whose materials are received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Nursing applicants are not eligible to apply as Regular Admission.