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How To Apply

Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive. Students will be admitted to the BSN program as freshmen or as second year internal or external transfer students.

Application Deadlines:

The application deadline for the Fall 2014 class is December 1, 2013 for incoming freshman and external transfers.

If you are a current Longwood student interested in the nursing program, the application deadline for internal transfer students is December 1st annually. Internal transfer student application.

Incoming Freshmen Admission

Freshmen admission will follow the same process as general Longwood University admission.

"Admission decisions for freshmen are competitive and are based on academic performance in high school including academic units completed, cumulative grade point average, scores on the SAT or ACT college entrance test, and class rank, if available. Personal statements and participation in school and community activities are also considered" (Longwood, 2008).

The nursing program is rigorous, with an extensive required science foundation, and a solid high school background in math and science is essential preparation. An advanced studies diploma is required for applicants from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The program proceeds in a clearly defined pattern which cannot be easily modified. Therefore, all students will be expected to attend full time. Part time study will not generally be permitted.

Minimum High School Requirements

Minimum high school requirements include:

  • English - 4 years
  • Math - 3 years including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
  • Science - 3 years
  • History/Social Studies - 3 years
  • Foreign Language - a minimum of 2 years of one foreign language
  • Health/Physical Education - 2 years
  • Fine or Practical Arts - 1 year

Transfer Student Admission

Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive. Students may transfer into the BSN program in Fall of the sophomore year as space permits, as long as all required first year courses have been successfully completed. External transfer applicants are expected to have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

SAT scores (or ACT scores) are required for ALL applicants. There is no time restraint on the SAT score: for example, applicants could submit the SAT scores they earned when they were high school students.



Admissions Resources

Our Fall 2013 nursing class has been filled. The application deadline for our Fall 2014 nursing class is December 1, 2013.  The deadline for internal transfer students is December 1st annually.

Nursing applicants at their own expense are required to present evidence of a criminal background check with the application.

For more admissions information, visit WhyLongwood.com.