Academic Support for Athletics



Our mission in the Office of Academic Support for Athletics is to provide supplemental academic support for all varsity student-athletes at Villanova University in a manner that addresses their unique academic needs.

Primary academic advising and support are received from the faculty advisor assigned to each student-athlete from his or her home college, school or department. Academic progress will be monitored constantly to assure that NCAA and university rules and regulations are met and progress is being made towards graduation. The Academic Support staff will act as a liaison between the academic and athletic communities and address any problems that may arise. The Tutorial Assistance Program and the Tiered Mentoring Program, provided by the Office of Academic Support, insure academic success for all student-athletes.

Important Dates

Wed, March 12:  Summer Registration opens- 9am

Wed, March 19:  Midterm grades due- noon

Tues, April 1:  Fall 2014 Registration begins

Mon, April 14:  Last day to WX a course


Registration for Summer and Fall is fast approaching!  Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to receive your registration pin # as soon as possible.  Also, be sure to check your account to take care of any financial holds you may have so you're able to register.  Questions or concerns?  Speak to someone in Academic Support.

If you're thinking of WX'ing a course, you must speak with Jenn or Krista in the Office of Academic Support for Athletics beforehand.  This is so that your NCAA eligibility can be checked before you withdraw from a class.

Jessica Wamala of Women's Basketball Earns the Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Jessica Wamala was one of the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars recipients. Jessica joins Nnenna Lynch and Becky Spies as the only other Villanova student-athletes to receive the award. In May of 2013, Jessica graduated magna cum laude with a triple major in political science, Arab and Islamic studies, and global interdisciplinary studies. Currently, Jessica is pursuing a MA in political science. Prior to receiving the Rhodes Scholarship, Jessica received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship, and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Fraternity for Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Jessica was also a Rangel Scholar and interned at the US Embassy Belgrade in Serbia, as well as the State Department Office’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Jessica also does substantial volunteering with the homeless in Philadelphia.

Jessica is a current 5th year graduate student on the Women’s Basketball team and is a 2013-14 team co-captain. Jessica will be studying modern middle eastern studies at the University of Oxford in England to prepare for a career in Foreign Service as a political officer. 

ARC Hours

Sunday-Thursday:  4pm-10pm

Writing Tutor:  Sunday-Thursday:  7pm-10pm

February Student-Athlete of the Month: Fiona Hardie 

Congratulations to Fiona Hardie of the Women’s Swimming team for being named February’s Student-Athlete of the Month! Fiona is a sophomore geography major that boasts a 3.15 cumulative GPA who also named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester.  At the BIG EAST Swimming Championships in late-February, Fiona won gold in FIVE events, including:  200 meter Butterfly, 100 meter Butterfly, 200 meter Freestyle Relay, 200 meter Medley Relay, and the 400 meter Medley Relay.  Fiona also placed second in the 50 meter Freestyle.  For her outstanding efforts, Fiona was named Co-Most Outstanding Women’s Swimmer of the BIG EAST Championships.  Fiona was also named to the All-BIG EAST team after her stellar performance.  Congratulations, Fiona!  

Contact Us

Villanova University
Academic Support for Athletics

Jake Nevin Fieldhouse
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.7719
Fax: 610.519.6884

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