Academic Advancement Program (AAP)

Villanova AAP Students

The Academic Advancement Program is an outstanding admission and resource program designed especially for highly motivated students with strong academic credentials but who may not meet all of the criteria for regular admission to the University. The goal of the AAP program is provide an educational opportunity to such students and to facilitate their academic and personal adjustment to college.

The AAP program helps promising students achieve academic success and supports them as they strive to reach their goals. Selection for participation is made through the Admissions Office and is based on students’ high school record, SAT scores, and income levels.  Students residing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland are eligible for the AAP program.

Prior to their first semester at Villanova, AAP students must participate in the AAP pre-college summer program of English, reading mathematics, science and critical thinking.   Full matriculation into Villanova University is conditional upon satisfactory performance in the pre college program.