In order to change your address, a student can complete the web form for address change, call the Registrar's Office (610-519-4032), fax in a change (610-519-4033) or write to us at Office of the Registrar, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085. To ensure the security of your records, you are required to supply us with a photo ID and indicate which address you are changing. Your home address is the address where the University sends bills and other similar official letters. During the semester, the University sends student related information to your campus post office box, or to your local off campus address.
Villanova University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide current enrollment verifications. NSC will also provide degree verification for degrees granted in 1986 or later. Using the NSC is the quickest way to obtain an enrollment verification.
In addition, verification of enrollment or graduation can be requested from the Registrar's Office by completing the on-line Enrollment Verification form, mail, fax (610-519-4033), phone (610-519-4032) or in person. Generally, this request can be completed in less than a week. Forms requiring completion by the Registrar's Office can be dropped off in Tolentine 202 or mailed to the Office of the Registrar, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085.
Official transcripts are obtainable through the Registrar's Office, Room 203 Tolentine Hall. A request for an official transcript must be made by the student on line through their myNOVA (students attending from 2008 to present) or NOVASIS (students attending between 1995 and 2007) student accounts or via Transcripts On Demand. Go to Transcript Requests for further instructions.
Although we suggest that students allow one week for the transcript process, most requests are filled within three working days of their receipt. Transcripts cannot be produced for students whose accounts with the Bursar's Office are not clear and those students will be notified.
Your advisor must approve any adjustment to your schedule (with the exception of a change in course section). Your advisor will issue you a Registration PIN each semester that entitles you to register or adjust your schedule in myNova. You may use this Registration PIN through the end of drop/add each semester. If you have any questions about your course choices during the registration and course adjustment period we strongly encourage you to consult with your advisor even if you have already obtained the Registration PIN. In myNova you will only be able to registrar for open courses in which you meet any student restrictions.
In order to check for course availability, we recommend that you use the Schedule of Classes located here on our web site.
Once a course is closed only the chairperson of the department can grant permission to register for that course. Permission is only granted in special circumstances. Permission cannot be granted by the faculty member teaching the course or by any member of the Registrar's Office staff. Similarly, if a course has restrictions (e.g. open only to students in a certain major), the chairperson of the department offering the course is the only person who can allow you to enter the course.
"N" grades must be replaced by the instructor according to the following schedule:
Unless the dean authorizes an extension, an "N" that is not replaced before the deadline becomes an "NF" grade and is computed as an "F" in the GPA.
The instructor must submit a written "grade change" form, with the appropriate approvals. When an approved grade change is received by the Registrar's Office, the new grade is posted to the student's academic record. A student can view her or his grades on-line where a new grade will replace the original grade. The student will also receive an email that a grade change has been made.
The University does not release grades to parents. The sharing of grades between parents and the student is a family matter. See our confidentiality policy.
Villanova University’s academic year follows a semester calendar consisting of fall and spring semesters.
The academic year consists of class days and examination days. Each semester consists of 15 weeks. Registration, advising, and orientation periods prior to each semester vary in length, according to the requirements for the semester. Dates are shown in the academic calendar. Typical class periods are either fifty or seventy-five minutes long. The average student enrolls in 12 to 18 credits per semester.
In addition to the two semesters, two four-week summer sessions and one eight week summer session are offered each summer. Some classes are offered for different enrollment periods during these eight weeks. The Summer Sessions offer a wide range of courses at all levels. The Summer Schedule of Courses is published by the Registrar’s office; the most current calendar is found by accessing the Registrar’s home page.
Students should request that the College Board send AP scores to Villanova University (our code is 2959). AP scores are received in the Registrar's Office and forwarded to Dean's Offices, where the determination on credit is made. Most AP scores for incoming freshmen reach Villanova by mid-July. If the scores are received before freshmen classes begin, the Deans communicate with the student, then authorize the Registrar's Office to post the appropriate credit to the academic record. For scores received after classes begin, the Deans will simply direct the Registrar to add any credit they approve. AP credits appear in the "Transfer Credit" area of the student record.
May 2016 degrees will be posted to transcripts by May 31, 2016. Diplomas that are not distributed at Commencement will be mailed directly to the address specified on your Prospective Graduation Form or Application to Graduate. Degree candidates: please view your academic transcript on line via myNOVA to ensure your degree has been posted before ordering.