Longwood University

Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Building upon its strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, the University provides an environment in which exceptional teaching fosters student learning, scholarship, and achievement. As the only four-year public institution in south central Virginia, Longwood University serves as a catalyst for regional prosperity and advancement.
  • Guaranteed admissions for CSM students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts in Teaching with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and graduation. The cumulative GPA includes the GPA as calculated by CSM and the cumulative GPA of all other colleges attended.
  • Applications must be received by March 1st (for fall term) and November 1 (for spring term).
  • Acceptance to Longwood does not automatically mean acceptance to a particular program. 
  • This agreement is not applicable for students seeking admission to the Nursing Program: admission to the Nursing Program is competitive. 
  • Longwood University agrees that CSM graduates who are accepted will be granted junior status; all of their credits earned toward their degree will transfer (including D grades unless there are restrictions for students who started at Longwood as freshmen); and all of their lower-division general educations goals (requirements) will be met.

View our guaranteed admission agreement

  • We know how important you are in the college-selection and transition process, and we want to be sure you have the information you need to help your students make the choice that is right for them. Longwood University, Virginia Tech and VCU have teamed up to provide a unique opportunity for you to explore three great institutions during one awesome virtual event. Here’s what we have planned for you:
    • Get a sneak peek into life as a Longwood Lancer, Virginia Tech Hokie and VCU Ram
    • Learn about each institution's traditions, academic programs and student-support services
    • October 7th from 3-4:30pm
    • Register here!
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