Registration and Tuition Information

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Registration is not yet open for Summer 2015.

When registration opens you will need to know your session number/s & course number/s.   You will find those on our course information page.

Deposit payments are made at the time of registration ($100 per course).  We accept Visa & Mastercard only for online registrations.  You may use Visa, Mastercard, or Discover with a pdf/faxed/mailed registration.  You may also mail in a registration with a check or money order.  Villanova University does not accept American Express. 

Your registration will not be processed without a deposit.  All registrations with deposits will be processed in the order in which they are received.   Please understand that registration is not instantaneous and forms (including online forms/registrations) are all processed by hand.   It often takes 2 to 3 weeks to process all the registrations received in the first 48 hours.

Once registration is open.  You will be able to register in one of the following ways. 

  1. Register Online.   (This is the most efficient method of registration - please register online if at all possible.) 

  2. Print and Fax a Registration Form to: (610) 519-7596.  (The link to the printable/pdf registration form is found at the top of the online form.)

  3. Print and Email a completed Registration Form to:
    . Please double-check that the pdf is complete (nothing "cut-off" and that the document is legible if it was scanned) before sending. Unfortunately, we can not provide "tech-support" or instructions on how to send a pdf.   If you do not know how to do this, please register online or send your registration by fax or US Mail.  (The link to the printable/pdf registration form is found at the top of the online form.)

  4. Print and Mail a Registration Form to the following address.  (Note: the link to the printable/pdf registration form is found at the top of the online form.)

    Summer Music Program
    Office of Music Activities
    Villanova University
    800 Lancaster Avenue
    Villanova, PA 19085-1699

Please Note: Regardless of the way in which you register, you will receive official confirmation of your registration (which is also your only invoice for balance due) via US mail in approximately three weeks. Due to the large numbers of registrants, particularly in the first weeks, receipt of registration (via mail, fax, e-mail, or online) will not be confirmed by phone.  If you do not hear from us after three weeks, please call the summer music registrar at 610.519.5050.

Tuition 2014

In 2014 all courses were $300/credit.   A modest increase can be expected for 2015.

3 credit courses

  • In 2014 all 3cr courses were $900

4 credit courses

  • In 2014 Orff 4cr. Certification Courses were $1200

1 credit courses

  • There are no 1cr course offerings this year.

Waiting Lists

Many courses fill rapidly because of high demand. Technology Courses, Instrument Repair, Drumset, and Guitar 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).  Should your first choice become available we will contact you and give you the option to switch into your first choice.


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.     


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 reminders are not sent by mail).

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.

If you are requesting a course less than one month prior to start of course FULL PAYMENT is due at the time of registration.

Balance Due Form

Pay your Balance Due by Clicking Here!

2014 Transcript Dates & Act 48 Posting Dates

Transcripts:   Students will receive one official, sealded, UArts transcript automatically as a complementary service.   This will be mailed directly to the home address on file.  Automatic transcripts will be processed on the scheduled dates as liste below.  Time is allocated after each course ends to allow for completion of post-coursework and grading.

  • Session 1 & 2; ending 7/3 & 7/11:  Transciprts mailed 7/31
  • Session 3; ending 7/18Transcripts mailed 8/1
  • Session 4; ending 7/25:  Transcripts mailed on 9/4
  • Session 5; ending 8/1:  Transcripts mailed on 9/11
  • Orff Certification; ending 8/1:  Transcripts mailed on 9/11

All mailed transcripts are cumulative.   If you attend multiple courses in one summer, multiple transcripts will be mailed.   The final one will contain all courses.

Students seaking additional transcripts or expedited transcripts (if possilbe) must make requests in writing with any required fees to the University of the Arts Registrar's Office, 215-717-6420, following the procedures posted at:

PA Act 48 (for Pennsylvania‐certified teachers who have provided their PA Act 48 Professional Personal ID number) will be posted on 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 any Act 48 questions to the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts via email:


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 (, 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.