Non-Degree Study

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

High School Students

Students who are still enrolled in high school may register as non-degree students if they are endorsed by their school counselor or principal and receive approval from the appropriate college dean.

Regular Admission (Denied)

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.


  • Maintain at least a "C" average in order to continue
  • Meet any course prerequisites and admission standards
  • Provide unofficial transcripts of highest education level achieved
  • Abide by Longwood’s Academic Regulations (as outlined in the Course Catalog) and

Full Time (12 credits or more)

Non-Degree seeking students must have permission from the Dean of the College to take 12 or more credits. Generally, this permission is limited to students who are working toward a special certification, or license, and who have demonstrated their ability to do college-level work.

Graduate & Professional Non-Degree Study

Those not enrolled in a graduate program may enroll in courses as a graduate non-degree student. Apply 

For further information on Graduate and Professional programs and courses, see all our Academic Programs.

Credit Evaluation

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 the applicability to the specific degree program in which the student wishes to enroll.

Students are encouraged to apply for admission before they complete 24 undergraduate credit hours or 9 graduate credit hours.

Permission is required from the Registrar in order to take more than 24 hours as a special student.


Non-degree student registration begins four weeks after the opening of registration for degree-seeking students.

Complete a Non-Degree Enrollment Request and an Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rate (pdf) on a yearly basis to be considered for in-state rates.

Your forms may be mailed or faxed to (434) 395-2252. You may be asked to provide our office with a transcript if your class has a prerequisite.

Review Process

Registration confirmation and registration instructions will be sent to the email you provide.

LancerNet ID

User Support Services will email your LancerNet ID and password to your personal email.

Your LancerID and password allows you to access the myLongwood portal, the student portal for academic and billing information. Contact User Support Services for assistance with myLongwood.

Tuition and Fees

are due in full and follow the same billing policy and schedule as degree-seeking students. Please direct all billing questions to our Student Accounts Office.


All non-degree students are required to meet the course drop and withdrawal deadlines.

A drop will reverse any tuition and fee charges. A withdrawal will grade the course as a "W" and will not generate a tuition and fee refund.