Test Scores

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  • All applicants must take the SAT and/or the ACT and have the scores reported directly to the University. Villanova's SAT code number (2959) or ACT code number (3744) should be entered on the form used to register.
  • Candidates are asked to submit their scores from each sitting of the SAT and/or the ACT understanding that the Admission Committee will superscore the highest Evidence-based Reading and Writing scores and Math scores from the SAT and the highest ACT composite from the subscores from multiple administrations.
  • With both a Common Application essay and a Villanova essay required with your application, Villanova does not require the optional writing section on either the SAT or ACT.
  • For Early Action and Early Decision candidates; candidates interested in consideration for the Health Affiliation programs and the Honors Program; and Presidential scholarship nominees, the SAT and ACT must be taken no later than October of the senior year. For Regular Decision candidates, the SAT and/or the ACT must be taken no later than December of the senior year. All scores must be received in the Office of University Admission by the November 1, December 1 or January 15 deadline, respectively.
  • All non-native English speakers are required to submit either official TOEFL or IELTS results.
  • TOEFL: Applicants must score at least 577 on the paper-based test, 233 on the computer-based test, or 90 on the internet-based test, in order to be considered for admission. When you register for the TOEFL, please request that your results be sent directly to Villanova - our institutional code is 2959.
  • IELTS: Applicants must score at least 6.5 in order to be considered for admission. Please visit the IELTS web site for more information.
  • You should register at least two months prior to each exam in order to ensure you receive confirmation of the test date and for us to receive your results by the deadline.
  • The student who is applying must provide TOEFL or IELTS results. It is not the high school's responsibility to submit the scores.

Important Notes

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Please note that interviews are not part of the admission process.

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