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Application Procedures


  Application Type and Deadline
Entry Term Early Decision (nursing only) Early Action
(Final deadline for nursing)
Fall 2024 Nov. 1, 2023 Dec. 1, 2023 February 1, 2024
Spring 2024 Not applicable Not applicable Dec. 1, 2023
The regular application deadline has changed to February 1. Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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 2024)*
  • Personal statement (strongly encouraged)
  • Letters of Recommendation (strongly encouraged)

Nursing Applicants

  • Nursing essay (required)
  • SAT, ACT or TEAS test scores (required)

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!

Students interested in the Cormier Honors College are strongly encouraged to submit the admissions application and supporting documents in early November, allowing ample time to then submit an Honors portfolio by the December 1 deadline. Following review of the admissions application, eligible students will receive an invitation to apply to the Cormier Honors College. Learn more here. ​​

*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. You will have the opportunity to provide test scores after you have submitted 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. The offer of admission is non-binding for Early Action Admission. Early Action applicants receive the highest consideration for merit scholarships.

Honors and Nursing applicants also must submit the application and supporting documents by December 1.

Early Action applicants (with the exception of transfer students and those applying to the nursing program) can expect to receive a decision by mid-December.

Applications without transcripts will be closed on May 1.

Regular Admission

The regular admission deadline is February 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 February 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Nursing applicants are not eligible to apply as Regular Admission.