Current Students

Course Registration

Current Students are strongly encouraged to sign-up for courses by themselves using their Novasis account.  If a student has trouble with the Novasis system, he or she may fill out the Course Registration Form and send it to the Graduate Tax Office, put please note that this process will take longer.


Schedules

Class Schedule

Fall 2014

Exam Schedules

Fall Exam Schedule

If you need to reschedule one or more exams, please fill out the Request to Reschedule Examination Form.


Graduation

A degree candidate graduates at the end of the semester in which the degree requirements are satisfied.  Students must notify the Graduate Tax Office in writing of their intent to graduate before beginning their final semester in the Program by submitting the Diploma Order Form.

Formal commencement ceremonies are held in May by the School of Law for LLM candidates and at the Villanova School of Business for MT candidates.  Students who graduated at the end of the previous Summer and Fall semesters are listed in the commencement programs, and are encouraged to participate in the May ceremonies.

Student Records

The Graduate Tax Program is subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which is designed to protect student rights with regard to educational records maintained by the institution.  Under the Act, the student has the following rights:

  1. To inspect and review educational records maintained by the institution that pertain to that student,
  2. To challenge the content of educational records on the ground that they are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights, and
  3. To control disclosures from the student’s educational records, with certain exceptions.

A written policy detailing how the Program will comply with the provisions of the Act is on file and a copy can be obtained from the Villanova School of Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

All records maintained by the Program relating to the work and conduct of a student are considered confidential and for the exclusive use of the University and the Program.  Information from such records or files is supplied to others only upon written waiver or request of the student involved.

The right is reserved to refuse to issue transcripts for students delinquent in financial obligations to the University.

Notification of any change of name, address or telephone number must be given promptly to the Graduate Tax Office to allow student records to be kept current.

Links to further information about student record policies are below.

The Registrar of the School of Law issues official copies of Graduate Tax Program academic transcripts for the LLM degree.  An official copy may be ordered by sending a written request with your name, social security number and signature to the Registrar’s office, Villanova University School of Law or order online on the Villanova Law School Registrar’s webpage.  The fee is $2.00 for the first, and $l.00 for each additional transcript ordered at the same time.  These fees are subject to change, so please verify with the Registrar’s office when you order the transcript.

The Villanova University Registrar issues official copies of Graduate Tax Program academic transcripts for the MT degree. Official copies may be ordered by sending a written request with your name, social security number, dates of attendance or date of graduation, number of transcripts and address(es) where transcripts are to be sent. Send the request to the Registrar’s Office, Villanova University or order on-line on the Villanova Law School Registrar’s webpage.  There is currently no cost for the transcripts.  However, this is subject to change, so please verify the cost of requesting your transcript with the Registrar’s office when you submit your request.

Attorneys

The Registrar of the School of Law issues official copies of Graduate Tax Program academic transcripts for the LLM degree.  An official copy may be ordered by sending a written request with your name, social security number and signature to the Registrar’s office, Villanova University School of Law or order online on the Villanova Law School Registrar’s webpage.  The fee is $2.00 for the first, and $l.00 for each additional transcript ordered at the same time.  These fees are subject to change, so please verify with the Registrar’s office when you order the transcript.

Non-Attorneys

The Villanova University Registrar issues official copies of Graduate Tax Program academic transcripts for the MT degree. Official copies may be ordered by sending a written request with your name, social security number, dates of attendance or date of graduation, number of transcripts and address(es) where transcripts are to be sent. Send the request to the Registrar’s Office, Villanova University or order on-line on the Villanova Law School Registrar’s webpage.  There is currently no cost for the transcripts.  However, this is subject to change, so please verify the cost of requesting your transcript with the Registrar’s office when you submit your request.

A Permanent PIN number is assigned to each student.  Through use of this number on the University Novasis System, a student can access their student records, which include financial status, transcripts, and grade reports.  Each semester after their initial semester in the program, students are assigned a Registration PIN number which allows them to register on-line.  (Online registration is not available for first-semester students.)

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson Visits VLS

Important:  Curriculum Changes Effective Fall 2014

Tax Research and Writing (LTX-3228)  and Law Governing Tax Practice (LTX-5000)  have been consolidated to create a new course  LTX-5005 Professional Responsibility of Tax Practitioners. This new required course will be offered for the first time in Fall 2014.  LTX-3228 and LTX-5000 will no longer be offered.  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2014: If you have already taken either LTX-3228  or LTX-5000, you are not required to take this new course.  If you have previously taken Law Governing Tax Practice, you simply select another elective course in order to meet your course requirements.

Contact Us

Email

Phone Numbers
Office: 610-519-7043 or
1-888-GRAD-TAX
Professor Vines: 610-519-4533
FAX: 610-519-8018

Office Hours
Spring and Fall:
M-Th 9:00 AM – 8:15 PM, F until 5 PM

Summer:
M-Th 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, F until 12 PM

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure the information displayed on this page is accurate. However, the information contained herein is not to be considered official.  Changes may be made to courses and curriculum requirements.