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Transfer Students and Advising
Transfer students must contact the Theatre, Art and Graphic and Animation Design Department Chair, who will route them to the appropriate faculty, who will determine what assessments the students must complete for graduation. This contact is the responsibility of the student and should occur shortly after the student is admitted into a Longwood program. A review of the transfer student’s portfolio may be required to determine which assessment is the appropriate placement for the student. The First-year Portfolio Assessment is waived for those transfer students who have received Longwood credit for ART 120, ART 223, and either ART 130 or 131.
In order to graduate in a minimum of two years, students must have completed the following foundations studio courses prior to admission to the university.
- Art 120 – Foundations of Contemporary Design
- Art 130 – Drawing I
- Art 131 – Life Drawing
- Art 223 – Three Dimensional Design
All other transfer students should expect to graduate in a minimum of three years.
from the Longwood catalog on Academic Advising
Newly admitted students who have declared their intention to pursue a degree in a particular discipline are assigned advisors in the appropriate school. The assignment of the advisor is generally not changed unless the student changes his/her degree program. Students who have not declared a major are advised by a special group of advisors who participate in the Longwood Seminar program.
Prior to registration, students are required to consult with their assigned academic advisor regarding course selection, career goals, and relevant academic policies. Advisor signatures are required on all registration forms. Note: Students who do not consult with their advisor prior to registering for class may be prohibited from using web registration. Although the academic advisor assists students with curriculum decisions and options, the student bears full responsibility for meeting graduation requirements.
Individual advising sessions are held between professor and student beginning a week prior to each semester's registration period. Students are expected to schedule an advising session with their advisor. A PIN number, permitting the student to register, is required of each student who has earned less than 45 credit hours. However, we strongly urge all students, regardless of accumulated credit hours, to be advised. Mistakes can be made through self-advising, and, when these happen, are the responsibility of the student.
Students are expected to keep a folder of their advising materials, including any notes they make, and bring these to each advising session. See the advising checklist on each concentration's page for more information.
When to file an Application for Graduation
Students must file an Application for Graduation with the Longwood Registrar as soon as they have earned 75 credits. Earned credits are defined as credits given in a class for which you have received a final grade. Failure to file automatically places a hold on the student's account. A hold prevents the student from registering for classes, which can compromise graduation. The hold is removed once the student files an Application for Graduation.
For additional forms related to courses and graduation, please refer to the Registrar's forms page.