Longwood College accepts applicants
for fall, spring, and summer terms and is pledged to a non-discriminatory
admissions policy. To receive information about the College, you may contact
Longwood through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and on the Web at www.lwc.edu.
Complete and return the
Undergraduate Application for Admission by the priority date of March 1. The
application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $30.00 or
by an official Fee Waiver Form from the College Entrance Examination Board that
has been issued and signed by the student's counselor. Longwood College
application forms may be obtained in most high school or community college
counseling offices, by writing to the Office of Admissions, Longwood College,
Farmville, VA, 23909-1898, or on-line at www.lwc.edu/admiss/apply.htm.
Request that the
student's high school submit to the Office of Admissions an official transcript
of high school records. Students who have attended other colleges or
universities under dual enrollment programs must also request that those
institutions send official transcripts.
Take the Scholastic
Assessment Test (SAT I) of the College Entrance Examination Board, or the
American College Testing Service Examination (ACT), and request that the test
scores be sent to our Office of Admissions.
Students planning to major in a modern language should take the subject
test (SAT II) in the language or languages of their choice for placement
Submit any additional
information the student believes to be helpful to the Admissions Committee for
review and subsequent admission decision.
When the College receives the
student's application, application fee, official transcripts of records, and
test scores, the Admissions Committee carefully examines the student's
qualifications and notifies the student as to whether or not the applicant is
accepted for admission.
Freshman admissions decisions are competitive and based on academic
performance in high school. Performance will be measured by considering academic
units completed (college preparatory), class standing, cumulative grade-point
average, and the scores on the SAT or ACT college entrance test. The Admissions
Committee will also review additional information submitted by the candidate in
support of the application. Primary emphasis, however, is placed on academic
Selection criteria are established each year by the Board of Visitors
within the mission and resources of the College. Most of Virginia accepted
applicants graduated from high school with the Advanced Studies Diploma.
Candidates for admission to an undergraduate degree in music will be
expected to audition prior to declaring that major.
Students accepted for admission will be required to make a non-refundable
deposit of $400.00 if they will be residential students and $100.00 if they will
be commuting students. The deposit is due by May 1. Students accepted after May
1 must pay a non-refundable deposit within two weeks of their acceptance.
Action Admission: Longwood
College offers Early Action Admission to freshman applicants who possess
above-average high school records, class standing, and SAT I or ACT scores. To
be considered for Early Action, applications must be received by December 1 and
successful candidates will be notified by early January. The offering of
admission is non-binding for the student. Students not selected for Early Action
will automatically be considered for regular undergraduate admission.
school juniors who have demonstrated high academic achievement in a college
preparatory high school program may be considered for Early Admission. General
application procedures and deadlines are the same as for seniors, with the
following documentation additionally required: written endorsement from the
Director of Guidance or Principal; a letter from the parents or guardian in
support of the decision; and a statement from the applicant outlining the
reasons for seeking to begin college after the junior year of high school.
for undergraduate degree programs should be graduates of an accredited high
school, anticipating graduation from an accredited high school, or hold the GED
Certificate with satisfactory scores. All students, whether high school
graduates or GED holders, are expected to meet certain minimum unit requirements
for admission. These minimum units include:
1. Four units of
2. Three units of
mathematics, including Algebra I and II, and Geometry
3. Three units of
science, two of which must include a laboratory
4. Three units of
social studies, including American History and Government
residents may substitute a second unit of history or social science in place of
government of government.
5. Two units of
one foreign language
6. Two units of
health and physical education
7. One unit of
fine or practical arts
The College highly recommends additional units in science, mathematics,
social studies, fine arts, and foreign languages. An advanced studies curriculum
students should complete and return an application for admission, accompanied by
a $30.00 non-refundable application fee by the priority date of March 1. The
student should request that a final official high school transcript and official
transcripts from each college attended be sent directly to the Office of
Admissions. It is important to indicate on the application if an Associates of
Arts and/or Science Degree will be received before transferring to Longwood.
Transfer students who transfer 45 or more semester hours to Longwood must
declare a major prior to admission to the college. Undeclared transfer students
must declare a major upon completion of 45 credit hours (includes Longwood hours
and transferred hours).
A minimum cumulative 2.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for all hours attempted at all
accredited colleges attended is expected to be considered for admission. Achievement of the minimum GPA does not
imply automatic admission. Transfer applications are reviewed with primary
emphasis on academic course work taken at the college level. Students are
expected to have successfully completed academic course work in four main
academic areas: English, mathematics, science, and history/social science.
Transfer applicants who will have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester
hours in college-level subjects prior to enrollment at Longwood and/or who are
under 22 years of age may also be evaluated on their high school academic
performance and SAT scores.
Virginia Community College and Richard Bland College students planning to
transfer to Longwood should consult with their college counselor and review the Longwood College Transfer Guide. Specific questions about transfer
policies and practices should be addressed to the Office of Admissions or by
calling 804.395.2598 or 800.281.4677. Copies of the Longwood College Transfer Guide are available upon request. The
Guide is also available at
Students 25 years and older or whose life
experiences (family, marital status, employment history, military service, etc.)
indicate nontraditional consideration should submit an Adult Application for
Admission, a $30.00 non-refundable application fee and a statement of
educational goals. Students who have attended other accredited post-secondary
institutions must have official transcripts from each institution forwarded
directly to the Office of Admissions. Official high school transcripts or GED
Certification must also be submitted. A personal interview with an admissions
counselor may be required.
Adult applicants who do not
meet the standard requirements of minimum academic units and/or SAT scores may
be accepted provisionally. A conditional acceptance would require the successful
completion of three general education or major requirement courses with a grade
of "C" or better. A student deficient in a major subject area
(mathematics, English, social science or science) may be required to complete
specific courses at a community college before entering Longwood.
The College welcomes applications from prospective international students. In
addition to the program of study and SAT I requirements, the international
student must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language through the
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). A minimum score of 550 (paper
test) or a 213 (computer test) is needed for admission. In certain cases, SAT
scores may exempt students from the TOEFL Exam. International students seeking
admission to the College should request a copy of the International Student Guide and consult our web site at www.lwc.edu/admiss/international.htm.
To allow time for credential
evaluation and unexpected delays in international mail, International students
should mail the International Student Application for Admission and high school
records at least six months before planning to enroll. The Office of Admissions
requires an English translation for each transcript.
International students should pay particular attention to possible
medical needs and be immunized for the following diseases: Measles (Rubeola),
German Measles (Rubella), Mumps, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, and have a
Tuberculin Skin Test (ppd) within the past year. Medical insurance is mandatory.
If students have particular medication needs, they should write to the Longwood
Office of Student Health to
determine whether the medications can be obtained here. All
international students and any dependent residing with them in the U.S. must
obtain medical insurance that provides coverage for hospitalization
expenses, medication evacuation, and repatriation expenses.
Students must certify sufficient financial resources in order to be
issued a visa to attend Longwood. A foreign national must provide an affidavit
that shows that he/she has enough money to pay for four years at Longwood. The
affidavit must be signed by the student and parent and be notarized by a bank
official. Longwood does not provide financial aid for international students.
for Students with Disabilities:
to Longwood College is based on the requirements outlined in this catalog.
Admission decisions are made without regard to disabilities. All applicants to
the College are reviewed through the same admissions procedures and are expected
to present academic credentials at or above the minimum standards for admission
as established annually by the Board of Visitors. Scores from admissions tests
(SAT or ACT) taken with accommodations are accepted.
Individuals who wish to request Longwood publications or applications in
an alternate format should contact the Director of Disability Support Services
at 804.395.2391; 800.828.1120 (TT_Relay Service); or email@example.com.
Disclosure Policy: Once admitted, students
seeking accommodations must notify the Director of Disability Support Services.
The Director will determine what documentation is needed in order to establish
the most appropriate accommodations. In addition to reviewing the documentation,
the Director may request an interview between the student and a professional
competent to evaluate the student’s needs.
Longwood recognizes both the wide variations in the needs of students
with disabilities and the fact that as students progress through their programs,
unanticipated needs may arise. The Director will, at the request of the student,
faculty, or staff review the process by which the current accommodations were
determined and revise the accommodations as appropriate.
who have not attended Longwood College for one (even if withdrawal occurred at
the end of the semester) or more semesters must submit an Application for
Readmission and a $20.00 fee to the Office of Admissions at least 60 days before
the beginning of the term in which they plan to enroll. Readmission to the
College is not automatic. Each decision is made on an individual basis. An
Admissions Committee reviews the academic record and citizenship at Longwood as
well as courses taken elsewhere. Official transcripts from other colleges of
such course work are required.
The Admissions Committee is not obligated to readmit any student;
however, a student denied readmission may appeal in writing to the Office of
Admissions. The appropriate Dean(s) will review the appeal.
Students eligible to be readmitted to the College may not, in some cases,
be eligible to enroll in a particular major because their academic standing may
be below the required minimum for the program.
Readmit students are not eligible to benefit from the Articulation
Agreement with community colleges. However,
individual courses will be evaluated and granted credit when appropriate.
Applications for readmission are available from the Office of Admissions
in person, by mail, by calling 804.395.2060 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
not seeking a degree may be permitted to take courses for which they are
qualified. Students who have been
denied regular admission to an undergraduate program at Longwood may not
register as special students without permission from the Director of Admissions
and the Dean of the School of the student's intended major. Special students
must maintain at least a "C" average in order to continue. A student
in this category who wishes to carry a full-time load (12 credits or more) must
have permission from the Registrar; such permission is generally limited to
those students who are working toward a special certification or license and who
have demonstrated their ability to do college-level work.
Special students may register for classes directly through the Office of
Registration. First-time special
students must complete an information sheet and the Application for Virginia
In-State Tuition Rates. Tuition and fee payments are due in full at the time of
Special students are advised that credits earned as a special student are
not necessarily applicable toward a Longwood degree program. After admission to
the College, such credits, as well as credits earned at other colleges or
universities, will be evaluated as to applicability to the specific degree
program in which the student wishes to enroll.
Special students are encouraged to apply for admission to the College
before they complete 24 credit hours. Special permission is required from the
Registrar in order to take more than 24 hours as a special student.
student who has earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution may
complete the course requirements for teacher licensure in Virginia. These
students may register as special students.
Information about required courses and procedures for application for
licensure is available from Longwood’s Licensure Officer in the Department of
Education or Special Education, 804.395.2204.
Baccalaureate Degree: A student who has earned a baccalaureate
degree from Longwood College or any other accredited institution may earn a
second baccalaureate degree by satisfying the following requirements:
Submit an undergraduate
Application for Admission, a $30.00 non-refundable application fee, and all
official college transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions.
Submit a completed
undergraduate Application for Degree to the Office of Registration, along with a
$25.00 diploma fee to the Office of Cashiering and Student Accounts. In order to
complete the Application for Degree, the student must meet with the appropriate
Department Chair. (Note: The admission process will not be completed until this
application has been filed.)
Complete, at Longwood,
at least 30 semester hours in a second-degree program beyond that work applied
toward the first degree. All general education requirements are met by the first
degree. Additional degree requirements are met by the first degree where
Maintain a minimum 2.0
grade point average cumulatively and in the major unless a higher minimum grade
point average is specified for a particular major.
PLACEMENT and CLEP
Longwood College offers advanced
placement with college credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
and through Advanced Placement Examinations.
Students seeking information concerning CLEP or Advanced Placement
Examinations may contact the Educational Testing Service at AP Services, P.O.
Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671,
or CLEP, P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000;
the Office of Registration at Longwood College, or their guidance counselor.
Information concerning acceptable scores and course equivalencies are available
from the Office of Admissions or Office of Registration. Longwood does not offer
credit for the General Area CLEP Exams.
As part of the advising and
registration process, all entering freshmen will take diagnostic/placement tests
in writing and mathematics. The results of the assessments will be used by
students and college advisors to guide first semester registration. Students
scoring below specified minimums on these placement tests will be required to
participate in developmental courses. These courses are offered on Longwood’s
campus through a cooperative arrangement with Southside Virginia Community
College. Developmental courses are designed to insure that students are prepared
to succeed in Longwood’s rigorous curriculum.
Satisfactory completion of required developmental courses is a
prerequisite to advancing to English 100 or college-level mathematics courses.
Students who fail to meet a prescribed standard within two attempts will not be
retained at the institution. Students diagnosed as under-prepared in reading may
be restricted to courses that do not have intensive reading requirements.
Normally students are expected to complete successfully all developmental work
within the first academic year.
of an ADMISSIONS OFFER
Longwood's Honor Code prohibits
lying, cheating, and stealing. Students who complete the Application for
Admission pledge to abide by The Honor Code. Should a student falsify the
information provided on the application, alter academic documents, plagiarize
the essay, or otherwise issue an untrue statement as part of the application
process, the offer of admission will be revoked. The College also reserves the
right to revoke an offer of admission should a student's academic performance
fall below established minimums or should a student fail to meet written
conditions stated in the admission letter prior to matriculation.
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