With recommendation of their Department Chair, and approval of the Dean, active engineering students are permitted to earn course credit at other schools. In order to initiate a request to do this, the student must obtain and complete a Course Elsewhere Form. Select Undergraduate Engineering—Course Elsewhere as the Villanova address when sending an electronic transcript through E-SCRIP-SAFE. A complete description of the substitute course content in the form of a copy of the other institution’s official course catalog or a copy of the other institution’s web description must be attached to this form. This information must be researched and compiled by the student before it is attached to the form. The student should allow 7-10 days for final action to be taken on the request. After that time, the student making the request should contact the Dean's Office to determine the outcome. Questions concerning courses taken elsewhere should be directed towards the student’s academic advisor or Department Chair.
Students who have completed approved courses elsewhere must request that institution to forward a transcript to their Department Chair. NOTE: only courses in which a grade of “C” (or the equivalent) or better is received will be transferred for credit. Grades of courses taken elsewhere are not included in the calculation of the Grade Point Average (GPA) or Technical Grade Point Average (TGPA) at Villanova University.
It is the University policy that Villanova will not pre-approve courses, or transfer credits back to Villanova, for students who will be on a University leave of absence when they enroll in such courses.
It is also the University policy that Villanova will not pre-approve courses, or transfer credits back to Villanova, for students who have been suspended for violations of the Student Code of Conduct when they enroll in such courses.