Transferring from VCCS
with AA&S, AA or AS completed
The transition from a completed two-year community college program to the Longwood Liberal Studies major and Teacher-Preparation program can be a smooth process for students who plan carefully.
Planning for the Courses
If you are completing an AA, AS or AA&S degree at a Virginia Community College, you can plan your electives to include many of the required Liberal Studies Courses. Please see the current Longwood catalog for specific requirements.) The lists below identify VCCS courses that are accepted as equivalent to Longwood required courses in the Liberal Studies major.
Goals #1-11 are automatically met through completion of the AA, AS or AA&S degrees.
|Goal #12||Required Longwood Course||Acceptable Transfer Courses|
|Ethics/Philosophy||PHI220, 225, 226, 227, 229|
Goal #13 and #14 have no transfer equivalencies and must be met through Longwood courses.
LIBERAL STUDIES CORE COURSES
Required on most tracks. See the Liberal Studies Course of Study page to determine which courses will fit into your plans.
|Required Longwood Course||Acceptable Transfer Course|
|ENGL380. Children's Literature/3cr.||ENG150|
|MATH121. Functions and Graphs/3cr.||MTH158, 163|
|BIOL114. Fundamentals of Life Science/4 cr.||BIO102|
|PHYS103. Conceptual Physics/4 cr.||PHY100, 101, 102|
|EASC300. The Dynamic Planet/3 cr.||GOL105, 106, 110|
HIST 221. U. S. History to 1877/ 3 cr.
|HIS 121, HIS 122|
|POSC150. American Government and Politics/3 cr.||PLS130, 135, 211, 212|
LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS - Elementary-School Track.
Elementary-school track offered on campus and at NCI or Emporia
There are no transfer equivalents in the major requirements for this track.
LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS - Middle-School Track.
Middle-school track offered on campus only - not at NCI or Emporia
Liberal Studies students on the middle-school track choose two areas of concentration. This list includes course choices that have VCCS transferable equivalents. See the Liberal Studies Course of Study page to determine which courses will fit into your plans.
|Longwood Course||Acceptable Transfer Course|
|COMM101. Public Speaking/3 cr.||SPD100, CST100|
|MATH164. Precalculus/4 cr.
or MATH262. Differential and Integral Calculus II/ 4 cr.
|MTH164, 166, 168
|MATH261. The Differential and Integral Calculus I/4 cr.||MTH173, 176, 273|
|CMSC121. Introduction to Computer Science/ 3 cr.
or CMSC160. Introduction to Algorithmic Design I/3 cr.
|CHEM101. General Chemistry/4 cr.||CHM101|
|HIST100. Foundations of Western Civilization/3 cr.||HST101|
|HIST110. Modern Western Civilization/3 cr.||HST102|
|ANTH101. Introduction to Anthropology/3 cr.||SOC210, 211, 212|
Other course requirements in the Liberal Studies major tracks must be met through Longwood courses.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
|Required Longwood Course||Acceptable Transfer Courses|
|EDUC245. Human Growth and Development/3 cr.||CHD121, 122, PSY230, 231, 235|
|EDUC260. Introduction to the Teaching Profession/2 cr.||EDU200, SDV110|
|EDUC270. Practicum I/1 cr.||EDU200, SDV110|
All other professional education requirements must be me through Longwood courses.
NOTE: If you are not completing an AA, AS or AA&S degree at a Virginia Community College but have college level credits, your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by course basis. There are no exemptions from the General Education courses as there are with the completed degree. Please check the Longwood Transfer Guide for further information.
Planning to Meet the Test Score Requirements
The wise student who is interested in teacher preparation will take care of the test requirements prior to entering Longwood University in order to avoid delays in completing the program. Choose one of the following options:
1. A composite SAT score of 1100, with 530 or higher on both the math and verbal sections of the test.
2. ACT composite score of 14, with a math minimum of 22, reading and English total 46.
3. Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) reading subtest score of 235 and writing subtest score of 235 plus one of the following:
a. SAT math score of 530
b. ACT math score of 22
c. Praxis I math score of 178
4. Composite (reading, writing and math) Praxis I score of 532.
Check the Office of Professional Services web page for further information about the teacher-preparation program at Longwood.