International Students

With students from throughout the U.S. and 20+ countries worldwide, Longwood's academically-focused environment is perfect for international students.

Due to COVID-19, Longwood University will temporarily suspend the English proficiency test score requirement (TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge) for non-native speakers of English. Learn More

Admissions Requirements

International Freshman Requirements

To complete an application for undergraduate admissions, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete and submit the online international application and submit the $50 application fee, which is payable by credit card after you complete the online application
  2. Send Certified official, original transcripts as well as any leaving certificate scores from all secondary institutions with certified English translations and evaluations with an explanation of grading system/scale

    Secondary Education: Proof of successful completion of secondary education (e.g., secondary school transcripts, final exam scores, diploma) with certified English translations. Longwood recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate diploma and will award transfer credits for IB exams

    Curriculum: Qualified students will have studied math, science, history, thier native language, and a foreign language during the completion of secondary school

  3. Verify English language proficiency. See the English Proficiency requirements
  4. Complete and submit Undergraduate Financial Certification Form 2020-2021 (pdf), along with the bank statements
  5. Submit a copy of the information page in your passport

International Transfer Requirements

To complete an application for undergraduate transfer admissions, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete and submit the online international application. Submit $50 application fee, which is payable by credit card during completion of the online application
  2. Send Certified official, original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions with certified English translations and evaluations with an explanation of grading system/scale, proof of secondary school graduation
  3. Submit Undergraduate Financial Certification Form 2020-2021 (pdf) along with bank statements
  4. Submit a copy of the information page in your passport

Additional Requirements

International Applicants Transferring from a University in the U.S.

  • Non-native English speakers who have studied at a university in the U.S. for 2 or more years are not required to submit any English language proficiency scores
  • Non-native English speakers who have completed less than 1 year of study at a U.S. university, please submit English language proficiency scores
  • See the English Proficiency requirements

International Applicants Transferring from a University Outside of the U.S.

  • Send certified course-by-course evaluation for all post-secondary level studies completed outside of the U.S. at institutions that do not hold regional accreditation in the United States. GPA and Degree equivalencies must be included with your course-by-course evaluation. All fees charged by translators or external evaluators must be paid by the student. We require an evaluation from World Education Services (WES)
  • Submit verification of English language proficiency
  • See the English Proficiency requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

COVID-19 Information

Due to COVID-19, Longwood University will temporarily suspend the English proficiency test score requirement (TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge) for undergraduate, non-native speakers of English.

Undergraduate students who do not have test scores will:

  1. Be assessed via a Skype interview with Dr. Deborah Westin, Director of the English Language Bridge Program 
  2. Be required to complete a written essay while Dr. Westin observes during the interview
  3. Immediately scan and send written essays to Dr. Westin for review

The admissions decision will be sent to the student within 24 hours of completion of the interview.


Proof of English Language Proficiency for non-native speakers of English through one of the following:

  • TOEFL minimum score of 79/80
  • IELTS minimum score of 6.5
  • Cambridge English score of C2
  • SAT Critical Reading score of 500 or higher with Longwood Interview Assessment score of 15 or higher. The Interview Assessment is conducted by a TESOL certified Longwood professor by a video-conferencing or in-person.

International Applicants who meet the academic requirements, but do not meet required English proficiency may apply for the English Language Bridge Program (EBP).

  • TOEFL score of 60-79
  • IELTS score of 5.0-6.5
  • Cambridge score of B1 or B2
  • SAT Critical Reading score of 500 or higher with Longwood Interview Assessment score below 15

Native English Speaker

International Admissions will contact Native speakers of English to determine which additional standardized test scores may be required.

International Baccalaureate Diplomas

TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge requirement is waived for applicants who have earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Cost - 2020-2021

Longwood University requires the following minimum annual support, which is considered sufficient to support a basic student lifestyle.

Tuition and Fees: $29,480

Room: $7,761

Meal Plan: $3,907

Total: $41,148

See more information about Tuition & Fees.

Scholarships

Merit-based Scholarships

$2,000 - $15,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000 - $60,000 total)

No separate application – your eligibility will be based upon your admissions application.

Honors Scholarships -Priority application deadline is December 1

$1,000 - $6,000 per year for 4 years ($4,000 - $24,000 total)

Eligible students are invited to apply once they have submitted their complete undergraduate application. Can be combined with other scholarships.

Athletics Scholarships for Division I Sports

Partial and full scholarships available.

Contact the coach directly and request more information.

 

Submission Process

Submit documents through one of the following:

Scan and Email to Cheng Peng, Sr. Assistant Director of International Admissions and Student Support

Fax (001) 434-395-2332

Mail
Longwood International Admissions
Lankford 204 – Center for Global Engagement
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville VA 23909
U.S.A.

Admissions Information

Applications will be considered complete when International Admissions receive the application fee, official school transcripts and required test scores. 

Although not required, SAT scores will be reviewed, if submitted, and may qualify an applicant for larger scholarship awards.

Longwood reserves the right to request additional information, should it be deemed necessary to make an admission decision.


Recruitment

Please let us know if you would like to schedule a time to meet during our visit to your area!

Cheng Peng
Cheng Peng

Senior Assistant Director of International Admissions & Student Support
Lankford 204 
(434) 395-2627
pengc2@longwood.edu

 

Agent Information

International Students walk together on campus

Thank you for your partnership with Longwood University! 

We're here to help you assist your students and their families. 

Contact Cheng Peng, Senior Assistant Director of International Admissions & Student Support, at pengc2@longwood.edu to schedule a 15-minute training session.


About Longwood

  • Ranked eighth among Public Public Universities in the magazine’s Southern Regional Universities Category by U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • Centrally located on the East Coast (3 hours south of Washington, D.C. and 1 hour south of Richmond, Virginia)
  • Approximately 5,000 students from more than 20 countries
  • 14:1 student/faculty ratio

 Learn more about Longwood and Farmville.


Questions and Contact

Longwood University International Admissions

201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

1.434.395.2627