Requests for transfer credit must be made at the time of application.
Students accepted into a graduate degree program may receive transfer credit for up to a maximum of 6 credits (usually 2 courses) taken at another accredited higher education institution.
The courses must be graduate-level, and must have been taken within the past six years. A graduate course used to complete an applicant’s undergraduate degree at another institution may not be transferred and used to complete a graduate degree at Villanova.
Only courses with grades of B or better will be considered.
Only applicants accepted as matriculated students may be approved for transfer of credits.
Transfer credits are not accepted for a non-degree certificate program.
When requesting transfer credits, the applicant should submit the following materials to the director of the graduate program: 1). the relevant official transcripts (regardless of whether a degree was earned), and 2). course descriptions and syllabi.
Students already enrolled in a graduate program at Villanova University who wish to take a graduate course at another institution for credit toward the graduate degree here must obtain written approval from the Graduate Program Director and the Dean before the course is taken. No transfer credit will be approved for requests received after the course has been taken.
This policy does not apply to graduate courses taken at Villanova University by Villanova undergraduates.
The Philosophy Department has a specific policy on credit transfer; Philosophy students should consult the department’s website for details.
Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s five colleges.