All documents submitted must be official and in the original language. An official copy is one that bears the original signature of the Registrar or other designated school official, an original impression of the institution's seal and/or the signature or seal of the examining board. In certain cases, "certified" or "notarized" copies may be submitted.
Documents not in English must be accompanied by an official translation in order to be reviewed.
Secondary School Records
Secondary school records are required for all first-year and transfer applicants. Transcripts of course work and grades/marks are required for the equivalent of secondary school study. Records should list subjects studied each year and the mark or grade of proficiency earned in each. A key to the marking system with minimum passing mark should be included. If you complete secondary school in a country where a national secondary school leaving examination is administered, you will be required to provide the official results of the examination or predicted marks if the exams have not yet been administered.
You must submit the Certification of Finances Form and bank letter to expedite the issuance of the I-20 Form for your student visa. The Form I-20 is issued by Villanova and required by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order for you to acquire your student visa (F-1). The Form I-20 is issued to admitted students after they have demonstrated sufficient funding by submitting the Certification of Finances Form and a supporting bank letter.
Be sure your name on your application matches your name on your secondary school records.
Villanova University does not provide admission interviews to applicants. However, if you have completed an interview with an outside interview service such as InitialView or Vericant, you may request that your interview be sent to Villanova to be considered with your application.
Additionally, if you are a student residing outside the United States and would like to have your questions answered by a current Villanova international student, please contact Alison Herget, Associate Director of International Admission, at Alison.Herget@villanova.edu
Please pay the non-refundable application fee of eighty U.S. dollars ($80) at the time of application. You may pay in the form of a bank draft/check drawn on a U.S. bank or with an international postal money order in U.S. dollars made out to Villanova University or by credit card. Please do not send cash.
Please Note: All admission decisions will be released on around December 20 for Early Action and around March 30 for Regular Decision.