Longwood takes a holistic approach in making admissions decisions, considering not only grades and test scores but also academic rigor of the high-school program, extracurricular activities and other relevant factors including:
Test-Optional for Fall 2021:
Students applying for Fall 2021 admission are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score (nursing applicants are excluded). For those who choose to submit a score, the highest critical reading and math scores from the SAT will be evaluated. The Writing score is not considered for admission.
Accepted Students at a Glance:
A competitive applicant’s coursework includes:
|Math||3 years- Algebra I, Algebra II, & Geometry|
|Science||3 years- Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Earth Science (2 units must include a lab)|
|History/ Social Studies||3 years|
|Foreign Language||2 years of one foreign language (additional years of one language strongly recommended)|
|Health/ Physical Education||2 years|
|Fine or Practical Arts||1 year|
The Advanced Studies Diploma (23 units) is preferred for students in Virginia.
Additional years of Math, Science and Foreign Language are strongly recommended.