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 purposes.
Submit any additional information the student
believes to be helpful to the Admissions Committee for
review and subsequent admission decision.
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 credentials.
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.
for admission to an undergraduate degree in music will be
expected to audition prior to declaring that major.
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
Four units of English
Three units of mathematics, including Algebra I and
II, and Geometry
Three units of science, two of which must include a
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.
Two units of one foreign language
Two units of health and physical education
One unit of fine or practical arts
College highly recommends additional units in science,
mathematics, social studies, fine arts, and foreign
languages. An advanced studies curriculum is preferred.
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
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
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.
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. Copies of the Longwood
College Transfer Guide are available upon request. The
Guide is also available at www.lwc.edu/admiss/international.htm.
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.
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
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
and consult our web site at www.lwc.edu/admiss/international.htm.
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.
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
Health to determine whether the medications can be obtained
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.
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
for Students with Disabilities: Admission
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.
who wish to request Longwood publications or applications in
an alternate format should contact the Director of
Disability Support Services at 434.395.2391; 711TRS (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.
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
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
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.
students are not eligible to benefit from the Articulation
Agreement with community colleges.
However, individual courses will be evaluated and
granted credit when appropriate.
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
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 registration.
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
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.
about required courses and procedures for application for
licensure is available from Longwood’s Licensure Officer
in the Department of Education or Special Education,
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
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 applicable.
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
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
of an ADMISSIONS OFFER
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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