First Year Students

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Welcome, Class of 2017!

We hope that you are enjoying your summer and we look forward to meeting you in August. We designed this reference page to give you ready access to important links and to provide you with information that will help in your transition to College. Please be sure to visit this Web site periodically, to obtain the most recent information available. Also, be sure to access your Villanova email account and check it often.  You will be receiving important information via email.

What is myNova?

myNOVA is Villanova’s web portal (online gateway) that provides personalized access to online, internal Villanova information and web services (email, web, Banner, Blackboard/WebCT Vista, etc) for faculty, staff and students. The myNOVA portal is customized to bring you the targeted information you need as a student.  Find more information about myNova on the UNIT website.

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Freshman Online 2013 Site

You can access the Freshman 2013 site through myNova.  This site contains essential information which must be completed in a timely manner. Course selection, language test, consent and medical forms, and updating personal information are examples of a few. All items to be completed on line must be submitted by June 1, 2013. (It's a good idea to make copies of your completed medical forms for your records).

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Advanced Placement Credit (AP)

If you have taken AP exams and supplied all required information on your AP registration answer sheet, your AP scores will be sent from the testing company to our Registrar's office in July. (It is your responsibility to provide the testing company with full information, such as personal identification, Villanova's college code, etc. so that the AP credit administration process can be accomplished efficiently.) Based on your scores, you may receive College credit at Villanova.

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International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Courses Taken in High School

If you have any questions regarding IB or college courses taken in high school, please contact the Office for Undergraduate Students.

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Freshman Schedules

You will be scheduled for five courses (Arts students) or five courses and one lab (Science students), in the first semester of your freshman year. Since there are many sections for each of these courses at various times, it will be necessary for the Registrar to assign your sections for the Fall 2013 semester. Freshmen in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have several options in their course selection (see Freshman On Line 2013 Site, above). We cannot guarantee that you will be scheduled for your selections, but we will do our best to comply with your requests. The earliest replies will be given first consideration. We strongly encourage our first year students to consider registering for our Advising: Explore and Experience (ASPD 1000) course, to help them hit the ground running their first year. Please note that schedules are apt to change throughout the summer, and will not be considered finalized until mid August.

You are strongly encouraged to view your schedule at that time, to assure that all circumstances, such as ROTC, Athletics, and AP Credits, Learning Communities, and/or Honors courses have been addressed. Contact the Office for Undergraduate Students if you have any questions or concerns.

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Health Professions

The degree required to pursue a career in the health professions can be as varied as the health professions themselves. An Economics major can become a Dentist and a History major can become a Geneticist! How? Careful selection of science and elective courses will allow you to complete the required pre requisite classes so that you will be prepared for post graduate work. It is critical that you speak with the Health Professions Advisor as soon as you have determined your interest. It is also critical that you take 2 sciences and related lab courses during your freshman year. Your academic advisor will work closely with you in the selection of your courses.

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My Advisor

All first year students will receive a letter notifying them of the name of their academic advisor by late summer. Students should also be able to view their advisor's name through myNova in late summer. All students will meet with their academic advisor during Orientation. There will be time to discuss your schedule with your advisor.

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High School Requirements

Although a thorough review of all high school transcripts is completed prior to your acceptance at Villanova University, occasionally, some high school requirements are missed. If you have not fulfilled any of the high school requirements, please contact the Office for Undergraduate Students.

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Minors

With approximately 50 minors and concentrations to choose from throughout the University, we encourage students to consider obtaining a minor. Some areas in which a minor can be considered are: Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Language, and Math.

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New Student Orientation

Orientation for freshmen, and transfer students new to Villanova, will be conducted August 23-26th. Check the Orientation website frequently for more information.

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Your Villanova E-mail Account

During the summer be sure to check your Villanova e-mail account from time to time. It's a good habit to get into, and it will become one of the most important ways through which you will communicate with your professors, friends and other individuals who are here to support you.

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How do I get my login information for email?

You will automatically receive a tear-off mailing from UnIT (University Information Technologies) which will give you instructions on how to log into your email account. If you lose this and do not know your email ID (example: jsmith02) or password, contact the Help Desk at 610-519-7777.

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How do I change my email password?

If you know your email password but want to change it, you can use the Self-Service Reset Password option. If you do not know your email password, you must stop by Vasey Hall 101 to show your Wildcard in order to get your password reset.

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Connections Newsletter

Connections is an e-newsletter published every Monday during the academic year exclusively for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The purpose of Connections is to inform you of opportunities available through various College offices related to academic advising; fellowships, grants, and scholarships; internships and professional development; and other related matters.

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Laptop Program

All students are issued a laptop computer from Villanova University. To avoid computer issues which may arise during the first few days of school, students may want to consider the "Early Ship" program. For additional information see Technology Support Services.

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