Academic Requirements for International Students
General criteria for admission to undergraduate programs are:
- Successful completion of secondary education (graduation from high school or equivalent)
- Curriculum - at least four units of English, three units of laboratory sciences, three units of mathematics, and two units of history.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score required for undergraduate admission is 550 (paper version); or 79-80 (Internet version). We recommend that you take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) also. It is the applicant's responsibility to make arrangements for these tests that are given several times a year in countries throughout the world. TOEFL is required of non-native speakers of English. Native speakers of English should submit SAT/ACT scores.
For information and SAT registration forms, contact: Educational Testing Services (ETS), Box 594, Princeton, New Jersey 08541, USA.
For TOEFL information, contact: TOEFL, Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey, 08541, USA.
Health and Immunization Requirements
Medical services in the United States are not nationalized. Costs for doctors' services and hospitals may be more expensive than in your home country. Longwood requires that you subscribe to a health insurance plan before arriving. That policy must provide similar coverage in the U.S.
Every student must have a health record on file. This record includes immunizations for Measles, German Measles, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria, Mumps, Tetanus, and a Tuberculosis skin test (PPD) within the past year, which are required by Virginia law. Students may not be able to register for classes without complying with these immunizations. A chest x-ray may also be required for tuberculosis screening.
For additional information regarding health insurance or immunization requirements contact: Student Health Services, Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia 23909, U.S.A. or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.