"The greatest thing I gained out of being a member of the Compass Community is not only the many opportunities I had to be exposed to different situations, people, and majors in order to help my passion but also the set of friendships I made that are sure to last a lifetime."

-Kevin Karsner, Class of 2015

The Compass Living-Learning Community (LLC) and the Explore! Learning Community (LC) are designed to provide members with the opportunity to explore academic majors and careers in order to ultimately declare a major at Longwood.

Why Should I Apply?


  • Make connections with other undeclared students in your Living/Learning Community
  • Work toward Core Curriculum requirements while exploring different majors and involvement opportunities
  • Take classes designated specifically for you and your cohort
    • ENGL 165 (Fall 2018)
    • CTZN 110 (Spring 2019)
  • Take part in retreats, outings, programs and activities
  • Develop close relationships with faculty, staff and Peer Mentors
  • Live in Cox Hall (Compass LLC)
  • Be a part of a unique and exciting Longwood experience


Am I Eligible To Apply?

Applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a full-time first-year student entering Longwood in Fall 2018
    • Students in the Compass LLC will live in Cox Hall
  • Cannot be admitted into the 12 Community or Honors Program
  • Cannot be enrolling with AP/Dual Enrollment credits that fulfill the English 165 requirement
  • Graduate high school with a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Complete the online application
    • Deadline: Friday, June 15