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

Mar 11, Wednesday - Summer Registration Begins at 9:00am
Mar 11, Wednesday
 - Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
Mar 26, Thursday - Registration Begins for Fall 2015 Semester
Apr 1, Wednesday - Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX)
Apr 1, Wednesday - Easter Recess Begins after last class
Apr 7, Tuesday-  Classes Resume
Apr 30, Thursday - Final Day of Classes
May 2-8 (Sat - Fri) - Final Examinations (No exams on Sun. May 3)


Final Exams are Saturday, May 2 - Friday, May 8 .  Please check the final exam schedule to verify the date, time and location of your finals FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE.

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The ARC is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Villanova Stadium pressbox. 


Sunday-Thursday:  4:00pm-10:00pm

Writing Tutor:  Sunday-Thursday:  7:00pm-10:00pm


February 2015 Student-Athlete of the Month

Kaisla Kollanus

Congratulations to Kaisla Kollanus of the Women's Swimming & Diving team for being named February's Student-Athlete of the Month!  Kaisla is a junior in the Villanova School of Business majoring in Management Information Systems and minoring in Business Analytics.  She maintains a 3.74 overall GPA and has been named to Dean's List every semester. 

Kaisla was named the BIG EAST Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet at the BIG EAST Championships, where she won three individual events and four relays for a total of seven first-place victories to help Villanova win the 2015 title.  She also had the most top-three finishes at the meet with seven of all the BIG EAST schools. No other women had more than six and only one from the men's side of the competition, Armando Moss of Xavier, also had seven top-three marks. Kaisla set a new Villanova benchmark in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.67.  She broke her own record which she set back in 2013 (49.82). The Hyvinkaa, Finland native also tied the 50 freestyle mark set by Meaghan McCaffrey back in 1993 with a time of 22.97.

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. In May 2014, Jessica received her 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 was a member of the Women’s Basketball team and was co-captian of the team in 2013-14. 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. 

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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