Academic Support Services

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides an efficient and comfortable learning environment for ALL student-athletes at Villanova University. The ARC serves as an after hours extension of the Office of Academic Support, where student athletes have the opportunity to study quietly, meet with tutors and mentors, or utilize individual study rooms.

ARC Hours

Sunday-Thursday:  4pm-10pm

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

Career Development

The Office of Academic Support for Athletics works in conjunction with the Career Center to provide career development support for student-athletes. Workshops are conducted each fall and spring semester.

Freshman Mentoring Program

The Freshman Mentoring Program serves as an additional method of academic advisement to ALL freshmen student-athletes. The overall objective of the program is to aid student-athlete development of organizational and time management skills essential for the transition from high school to college.

Graduate School Information

NCAA & Institutional Eligibility 

At all times during the Fall and Spring semesters, a student-athlete must be registered for a least 12 credit hours. A student-athlete must pass at least 6 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester to be eligible for competition the following semester.

In order to compete in varsity level competition, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative 2.00 grade point average.

A student-athlete must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours before the start of Sophomore year. 18 credit hours must be completed during the Fall and Spring semesters.  All student-athletes must have declared their major before the start of their 5th semester, or Junior year.

Scheduling

All student-athletes have a primary academic adviser in their home college with whom they are required to meet with prior to each registration process. The Office of Academic Support for Athletics serves as a secondary advisor to student-athletes during the registration process by assisting in scheduling required courses that do not conflict with practice times and competition. The Office of Academic Support also serves as a liaison between the Athletic Department, the Office of the Registrar, the Dean’s Offices and the Department Chairpersons during the scheduling process.

Student-Athlete of the Month

The Office of Academic Support selects a Student-Athlete of the Month each month during the fall and spring semesters. Based on nominations, a committee will select a student based on excellence on and off the field. The Student-Athlete of the Month will have his/her name engraved on a plaque that hangs prominently in the OAS, as well as a feature story in the monthly Cat Call newsletter and on the Villanova Athletics homepage.

Tutorial Assistance Program

The Tutorial Assistance Program was created in order to provide supplemental instruction to classroom lectures for student-athletes at Villanova University. All student-athletes have the convenience of requesting FREE tutorial support. In order to request a tutor, please log on to your GradesFirst account and click on "Schedule Tutor Appt".