Students who wish to take courses for personal, educational or professional development and are not seeking a Longwood degree are welcome to take courses for which they are qualified.
- As a non-degree student, you must meet any course prerequisites and admission standards. We will require unofficial transcripts of highest education level achieved.
- Non-degree student registration begins four weeks after opening of registration for degree seeking students.
Graduate students –
- No more than nine Longwood non-degree graduate hours may be counted towards a degree, certificate, or professional endorsement program.
- A teacher who is primarily interested in licensure renewal but not credit toward a degree program may enroll as a non-degree student as explained on this page.
For further information on graduate level courses and degree programs, and requirements please go to the Graduate Studies website.
Non-degree students are advised that credits earned as a non-degree student are not necessarily applicable toward a Longwood degree program. After admission, 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 enroll. Students are encouraged to apply for admission before they complete 24 credit hours. Permission is required from the Registrar in order to take more than 24 hours as a special student.
Students who have been denied regular admission to an undergraduate program at Longwood may not register as non-degree students without permission from the Dean of Admissions and the Dean of the College of the student’s intended major. Students who are still enrolled in high school may register as non-degree students if they are endorsed by their guidance counselor or principal and receive approval from the appropriate college dean. Non-degree seeking 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 Dean of the College; 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 work.
Non-degree students are a welcome asset to Longwood! All our students are required to abide Longwood’s Academic Regulations and Honor Code.