Summer Music Studies

The preliminary class list for 2014 is posted!  

Registration opened on April 10th.

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Transcript Information

Students enrolled receive one official, sealed, UArts transcript automatically as a complementary service.   This is mailed directly to the home address on file. Automatic transcripts are processed on a specific schedule that will be posted as soon as it is available.  Time is allocated for two weeks of student post‐course projects and grading following the last in‐person session.

  • No exceptions are made to the scheduled complementary transcript process dates. All complementary transcripts must be mailed directly to the student’s home address ‐ no exceptions.  
  • Transcripts include all UArts coursework completed and graded at the time of transcription, including previous coursework.  Students taking multiple courses which occur in more than one transcript process period (as noted above) will receive more than one transcript; the most recent will include the most complete list of cumulative coursework.  
  • The official transcript arrives in a sealed envelope with a signature verifying this credential. If you need to provide this to an employer or school district, you must keep this document in the original sealed envelope for the designated recipient to open.  
  • Students seeking additional transcripts or requests must make these requests in writing with any required fees to the University of the Arts Registrar’s Office, 215.717.6420, following the procedures posted online at: http://cs.uarts.edu/pie/villanova-summer-music-studies .  
  • PA Act 48 (for Pennsylvania‐certified teachers who have provided their PA Act 48 Professional Personal ID number) are posted to the PDE website on July 31 and August 31, following the receipt of course grades. 
  • Courses are posted as graduate credits (i.e. 3 grad credits= 90 Act 48 hour equivalency).  Direct Act 48 questions to the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts via email: pie@uarts.edu.  

For students not enrolled this year requiring transcripts, or for rush or extra transcripts:  Persons who attended the Villanova Summer Music Program from 1993 to the present may request transcripts from the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia.  Transcript requests carry a fee and must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at UArts.  Visit www.uarts.edu/academics/registrar.html to request a transcript online or download the request form.  Call 215-717-6420 for further information.

Persons who attended the Villanova Summer Music Program during the summers of 1990, 1991 or 1992, may request credits from VanderCook College in Chicago. 

Schedule

Summer courses in 2014 will be offered from June 29 - August 1.   The course list is available here.

Most courses are scheduled from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (unless otherwise noted within course list & description).   Orff Courses and any 1cr. courses have unique schedules, as do any courses that may be offered during the week in which July 4th falls.    In 2014, due to the 4th of July Holiday, Session I will meet Sunday - Thursday (the 4th is a Friday).   Session I check-in on Sunday, June 29 will be at noon, with classes meeting from 1pm-8pm.  A regular 8-4:30 schedule begins on Monday.

Locations

Most classes are held in St. Mary's Hall located on the NW corner of County Line & Spring Mill Roads on the Villanova University Campus. (Using '300 N Spring Mill Rd, 19085' in your GPS device will get you to the proper vicinity.)  In 2013 additional classes will be offered at  Parkland High School, Allentown, PA and at M.S 180, Bronx, NY.  Please view our directions to the off-campus sites. We do not offer housing or meal services at off-campus locations.

Tuition - 2014

Rates for 2014 are $300 per credit hour.

  • 3cr courses are $900

  • 4cr Orff Courses are $1200

Visit the registration & tuition area of our website for more details.  This area includes information on our full courses, waiting lists, and cancellation policies. 

Credits/Auditing

Each course earns a designated number of graduate credits from our credit granting partner, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, unless otherwise noted. Any course may be audited for no credit if there is room. There is no discount for auditing. Students may repeat a previously taken course, as the experience and content may be unique each time.  Be advised that course repetition may not be accepted by many school districts or colleges.

Pennsylvania Act 48

Beginning July 1, 2000, Pennsylvania Act 48 of 1999 required persons holding Pennsylvania professional educator certification to complete continuing education requirements every five years in order to maintain their certificates as active.

All of our Summer Music Studies courses are eligible for Act 48 activity hours, and may be accrued during the current moratorium, as explained in the Act 45 & Act 48 Moratorium Update issued by the PA Department of Education.

Students must supply their unique PA Act 48 Professional Personal ID number upon registration in order to have his or her direct contact hours reported.  Students should log into the PA Department of Education website (https://www.perms.ed.state.pa.us/Screens/wfPublicAccess.aspx) to obtain this ID number.  Information regarding course activity hours will be reported to the Commonwealth website beginning in late summer and continuing through early fall. 

Registration

Visit the registration & tuition area of our website for details, including information on our full courses, waiting lists, and cancellation policies.

Deposits/Payment

A $100 non-refundable deposit per course is required for registration. Forms of payment include VISA, MasterCard, Discover (Discover not accepted on the online form), personal checks, and money orders only. Debit cards for which a pin number is needed are not accepted. If you are requesting a course less than 14 days in advance, please call to confirm that space is available. Balance is due one month prior to the beginning of your first course - your confirmation letter is also your invoice (additional payment reminders are not sent).

If you make a deposit in order to be placed on the waiting list for a course that is full, you will receive a full refund of the deposit during the week that the course was to take place if a spot in the course does not open.  If you wish to be removed from the waiting list, a refund of your deposit is available upon request.

If you are requesting a course less than one month prior to start of course full payment is due at the time of application.

Housing & Meals

Housing and Meals are available at the Villanova Campus but not at other locations.  Affordable dining options are available for both resident and non-resident students in our building.  Visit the housing & meals area of our website for details.

Full Courses/Waiting Lists

Many courses fill rapidly because of high demand. Guitar, Drumset, Instrument Repair, and Technology courses are particularly popular. In the event your first choice is not available, if you opt for 'YES' in the waiting list column, we will put you on the waiting list and enroll you in your second choice (if applicable). If your first choice becomes available, we will contact wait-listed students in the order in which registrations were received. If you have not indicated a second choice and the course you have selected is full, we will notify you by email. If you make a deposit in order to be placed on the waiting list for a course that is full, you will receive a full refund of the deposit if a spot in the course does not open.

Transcript Information

Persons who attended the Villanova Summer Music Program from 1993 to the present may request transcripts from the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia.  Transcript requests carry a fee and must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at UArts.  Visit www.uarts.edu/academics/registrar.html to request a transcript online or download the request form.  Call 215-717-6420 for further information.

Persons who attended the Villanova Summer Music Program during the summers of 1990, 1991 or 1992, may request credits from VanderCook College in Chicago. 

* transcript_request_vander.pdf
Download a Transcript Request Form from VanderCook College.

Balance Due Form

Pay your Balance Due by Clicking Here!

2013 Act 48 Posting Dates

PA Act 48 (for Pennsylvania‐certified teachers who have provided their PA Act 48 Professional Personal ID number) are posted to the PDE website at monthly intervals (exact dates TBA) following the receipt of course grades.   Keep in mind that due to post-coursework, grades are not reported until two weeks after the final course meeting date.

Courses are posted as graduate credits (i.e. 3 grad credits= 90 Act 48 hour equivalency).  Direct Act 48 questions to the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts via email: pie@uarts.edu.

Policies

Attendance Policy
All students are expected to attend all class sessions regularly and promptly, and for the duration of the scheduled instructional time.  Our courses are intensive and every hour in the classroom is critical.  Our policy is that full letter grade will be deducted for each half day missed (or accumulated latenesses equivalent to a half-day), regardless of the individual circumstance.

Refund Policy
All refunds are less nonrefundable deposits and fees and calculated as follows:

100% refund less the $100 nonrefundable course deposit for withdrawal up to 14 days prior to the first class.

0% refund for withdrawal within fewer than fourteen days.

All withdrawals must be submitted in writing via fax (610-519-7596), email (summermusic@villanova.edu), or letter.

Course Cancellation Policy
Villanova University reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment.  If a cancellation should occur, students will be notified at least seven days in advance and have the option taking another course or receiving a full refund (including the full deposit). 

Academic Information - University of the Arts

The University of the Arts is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  The Office of Music Activities at Villanova University offers these non-matriculated graduate-level courses through the Professional Institute for Educators at the University of the Arts.  In many cases, these credits may be used towards Masters Equivalency programs and may be considered for transfer into some degree programs, depending upon specific curriculum requirements.