Additional Resources

Additional resources for current students within the graduate programs are available in this section.  General information and downloadable forms are available throughout this page, as well as in the Department of Education and Counseling.


Student PIN numbers allow the student to partake in Advanced Registration online, after the first semester of attendance.  Students may obtain their PIN numbers from their respective academic advisors.  Online registration will also help to avoid the delayed process of submitting registration paperwork through the Department of Education and Counseling.  It is important to note that the PIN number is only valid for one semester; new PIN numbers are assigned each semester.  

If you are a current student and have been unable to register for a course you would like to take in the upcoming semester, we recommend that you contact your advisor at 610.519.4620, and request to be added to a wait-list for the specific course.  The Department of Education and Counseling is doing its best to expand classes or add additional sections for the courses that are currently full.  Being placed on the wait-list does not guarantee enrollment into the specific course; however, it will allow the student priority if additional sections are added to the upcoming semester.

Comprehensive Exams

The comprehensive examination covers all work done in the program. These examinations vary across the programs. For more detailed information about your program's specifications, please view our Comprehensive Exam Preparation Guides or contact your program co-ordinator.    

Graduation Information

Any student expecting to graduate should submit the online application via myNOVA by the deadline listed on the Academic Calendar.

If a student completes the application for granting of Master's Degree for a particular semester and then does not actually graduate that semester, the student must fill out another form for the next semester.


The following is a link to pertinent student organizations for graduate students in the Department of Education and Counseling.

Villanova Student Organizations and Campus Chapters


Department of Education & Counseling
302 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620
Fax: 610.519.4623
Email: educationcounseling

Tuition Reduction

Teachers and school administrators  may apply for a special Tuition Reduction
40% for those employed by Catholic schools;
20% for those employed by non-Catholic schools.

Additional links to financing options are found on the Graduate Studies pages and the benefits for everyone are shown here ....  Why Villlanova?