You are finally settling into your host culture, but it is time to start thinking about returning to Villanova. Check out the information below to ensure that your return to campus is a smooth transition.
If you have not done so already, please check with your study abroad advisor before registering for next semester’s courses, to make sure that your current study abroad courses are all properly approved. Do this by sending your advisor the list of courses (including course number) that you are currently enrolled in for this semester overseas. Courses are properly approved when they are either listed on your Prior Approval Form, or they have been approved via email approval by the appropriate department chair. If you need to have a new course approved that is not listed on your Prior Approval Form, then please use our Overseas Course Template.
Students overseas are expected to register for next semester’s courses through normal registration procedures during the normal registration period.
You can find your registration time by logging into your Novasis account. All registration times will be in Eastern Standard Time so please note the time difference. Due to the differences in time zones and limited access to the internet at assigned registration times, some students choose to have a friend or parent register for them. Please be sure to send all pertinent information (course selection, advisor code and Novasis PIN, etc) to this person well in advance of your assigned registration time.
To obtain your Advisor Approval Code and advising assistance, please contact your academic advisor. (Your study abroad advisor does not have access to your registration pin)
Please note that a 15 credit study abroad (VAB) placeholder course is currently listed on your academic audit. This "stand-in" course simply keeps you registered as a full-time student while you are abroad. When the Office of International Studies receives your transcript from your semester overseas, the VAB course will be removed and the courses you complete with a grade equivalent to a ‘C’ or higher will be added to your transcript.
Please contact the Office of International Studies if you have any questions regarding these procedures.
Extending Study Abroad for a Second Semester
Are you enjoying your semester so much that you want to extend the experience to a second semester or summer term? Need to know how to do this from overseas? It can be done, contact the Office of International Studies; we're ready to assist you throughout the process.
The most important step you will need to take is to contact the Office of International Studies at Villanova University. From here you will be able to discuss options and begin the application process. E-mail makes the application and approval procedures quite streamlined and efficient. Please remember that the process needs to be started as early as possible, since the Office of International Studies' deadlines still apply.