About Villanova Summer Sessions
Whether you live close to Villanova or across the country, you can make the most of your summer by taking a class. Summer classes are accelerated and can help you get ahead on your degree plan. Summer courses are also excellent ways to spend focused time on one or two classes, boost your resume, or simply stay in the habit of studying.
Villanova welcomes current Villanova undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting students from other Universities, to join the Villanova community for Summer Sessions. Choose the summer class(es) you need from a wide array of disciplines, connect with our exceptional faculty and engage with your classmates. You may also apply to a in a specialized program like the Villanova School of Business Summer Business Institute (SBI), or the Engineering Entrepreneurship Summer Institute (E2SI), or complete a minor fully online in Philosophy.
Many Summer courses are offered fully online; some in-person and hybrid options are available. Online classes are offered in either synchronous or asynchronous formats. Synchronous classes “meet” virtually at a scheduled time. Students log into the class together to participate, in addition to completing work outside of class time. Asynchronous courses allow for a flexible time frame for students to complete their work and readings for the class. Both provide content to student like an on-campus course; they pursue the same learning objectives and award the same academic credit. Please note that all students attending in-person courses must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per the University's policy.
Housing options are also available through the Office of Residence Life.
Who Can Attend Summer Sessions?
Students already enrolled at Villanova in full or part-time undergraduate or graduate programs do not need to apply to take Summer Session courses. They should discuss their course plans with their advisor and register via MyNova.
Students may drop or add courses in MyNova up until the drop/add deadline. Students who wish to withdraw from a course should fill out the withdrawal form. Please visit the Academic Calendar for important dates. Tuition rates for Summer Sessions are available here.
Incoming Villanova freshmen may be eligible to take courses over the summer. Please reach out to your advisor for more information.
Villanova welcomes students enrolled full time at other Universities for Summer Sessions. Each summer we welcome hundreds of visiting students to our learning community.
APPLY AS A VISITING STUDENT
Only certain graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing permit summer visitor enrollment. Students should contact the respective graduate offices for additional information and application details
High school students interested in enrolling in a summer course have two options, depending on the type of course they want to take and whether they want to earn academic credit.
For high school students desiring to take a Villanova course with college-aged students to earn academic credit, use the link below and select "High School Scholar/ Diocesan Scholar Program."
APPLY AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
For high school students interested in the Pre-College Summer Academy, an innovative, engaging pre-college academic experience, apply using the link below. Designed and taught by Villanova faculty, the courses are open to students age 13 and above - typically rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. The program includes professional and personal development opportunities through interactive workshops delivered by individuals from across Villanova.
Students who are not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program may also enroll in Summer courses at Villanova.
2023 Session Dates and Deadlines
Application Deadline: May 24
Class Dates: May 31 - June 28
Add/Drop: June 2
Last Day for Withdrawal: June 20
Application Deadline: June 22
Class Dates: July 3 - July 31
Add/Drop: July 5
Last Day for Withdrawal: July 25
Application Deadline: May 24
Class Dates: May 31 - July 31
Add/Drop: June 6
Last Day for Withdrawal: July 11
DATES AND DEADLINES ABOVE DO NOT APPLY FOR THE PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
VISIT THE PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM PAGE FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION.
Important Notices for Online Prospective and Current Students
The following includes important information regarding the University’s authorization status, students’ responsibilities related to relocation and programs leading to professional licensures, and the complaint process for online students.