Study Strategies

If you want to learn, you need to use study strategies that will work for you. 

Soar in Four

Take charge of your academic experience.

Student-Centered Services

Consultations, Midterm Grade Review, and Academic Probation Supervision

Coaching Groups

Students in library (aerial view)

New Lancers are matched with a faculty or staff Coach, a student Peer Mentor, and other new Lancers who share similar interests and hobbies.  Your Coaching group meets during New Lancer Days and throughout the semester. 

Coaches provide a resource for information about Longwood and Farmville, as well as assistance with questions about academics and life at Longwood.  

  • An opportunity
    for new Lancers to socialize, connect, and imagine the process of growth and change that students undergo in their first semester.
  • A safe space
    where new Lancers, their peer mentor, and coach set goals, identify obstacles, and make a personalized plan for the semester.

Students in classroom


Free, peer tutoring is offered in a number of courses.  

Tutoring sessions are scheduled and posted on the Center for Academic Sucess blog. 

Just show up to the classroom at the scheduled day and time. There's no need to sign up or clear attendance with anyone.

→ Check the Tutoring Schedule



Write, Right Here!

Longwood students working on a group project

From History papers to Chemistry lab, we can help you write right for your disciple.

The Writing Center staff is made up of students who have been carefully selected for their expertise and understanding of the subject area and discipline to help you develop as a writer.

You may come as many times as you wish and stay as long as you need for a one-on-one consultation. 

 → Visit the Writing Center

  • Getting Help
    Getting help at the Writing Center is not a violation of the Honor Code. Consultants help you understand and develop skills to do the work on your own.
  • 35-55 Minutes
    Students can expect to cover approximately 4 pages in a 55-minute session or 2 pages in a 25-minute session.


Calculate Your GPA

Use our GPA Calculation Sheet with Example to calculate your grade.



Rebecca Sturgill
Rebecca Sturgill

Director, Center for Academic Success
Brock Hall 211
(434) 395-2050