Welcome, Class of 2027!

Welcome, Class of 2027!

We can’t wait to see you on campus in August 2023 for your first official days as a Lancer! Of course, if you can’t wait until then, we’ve lined up plenty of opportunities for you to visit campus. In the meantime, here’s a checklist of ways to stay on track as you transition to life as a Lancer.

January - May

  1. Join us for a Longwood 27 event!

    Longwood 27 Accepted Student Events are for newly admitted Lancers enrolling for fall 2023. If you have already claimed your spot or if you're still deciding, this event is for you! Learn more at go.longwood.edu/longwood27day.

  2. Complete your in-state tuition form

    To claim in-state tuition costs, please complete and submit your in-state tuition formFor information on exceptions, click here. Forms can be mailed to the admissions office or emailed to us

  3. Activate your myLongwood

    MyLongwood is Longwood's one-stop student portal. Update your information, check on your financial aid, even access your unofficial transcripts and course information.

    Activate your myLongwood portal now.

  4. Set up your official Longwood email account

    Your Longwood email account (also known as Live Mail) is where you'll receive lots of important information—be sure to check it often! To begin set up, you'll need your LancerNet ID which was sent to your personal email address.

  5. Submit your FAFSA by March 1

    The FAFSA priority filing deadline is March 1st, so file early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid! Visit studentaid.gov to get started.

    New students who complete a 2023-24 FAFSA will receive financial aid offers starting mid-February. After that, students are awarded weekly when new FAFSA’s are received.

    For more information, visit longwood.edu/financialaid.

  6. Prepare for class registration

    Start Here is just that—your starting point! This comprehensive guide to academics and first semester registration at Longwood provides all of the information you will need to enroll in your first semester courses.

    The Start Here webinar will walk students through navigating the Start Here course, successfully selecting first semester classes, and preparing for registration.

    When: 6-7 p.m. on February 15, March 14, April 11


    Registration, FERPA, DegreeWorks: In this live webinar, we will cover everything you need to know about registering for classes, the tools available to you and explain the protections of FERPA.

    When: 6-7 p.m. on February 22, March 28, April 19


  7. Review your financial aid offer

    As soon as your financial aid offer is available, you’ll receive it in the mail and be able to view it within your email. Take time to review the offer and understand the different types of aid. You can choose which awards you want to accept directly in myLongwood. If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid staff at finaid@Longwood.edu or 434.395.2077.

  8. Submit verification requirements for financial aid by May 11

    Financial Aid verification assures that financial aid dollars are going to the right students. As part of this, every year a number of Longwood financial aid recipients are randomly chosen to have their FAFSA data double-checked, or verified.

    If your FAFSA was selected for verification, the Office of Financial Aid will notify you by email as well as in your initial financial aid offer. You may view the items you need to submit to complete the verification process in your myLongwood portal.

    The priority deadline to submit the required information is May 11th, but the sooner we receive your information the sooner we can finalize your financial aid offer.

    Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

  9. Confirm your New Lancer Orientation date

    Beginning in March, admitted students will receive an email about New Lancer Orientation. The email will provide the date you will attend orientation based on your major.