Villanova University takes a holistic approach to reviewing applicants to our undergraduate programs. When we read your application we will consider the complete picture - including your academic performance and rigor, activities outside the classroom, recommendations, writing supplements, life experiences and, if reported, test scores. We want to learn who you are as a student and as a person.
First-year applicants are students who are currently in high school, even if taking college courses. If you are attending a college or university, you will apply as a transfer student.
Villanova University offers first-year applicants a choice of four application plans: Early Action and Regular Decision which are non-binding and Early Decision I and Early Decision II which are binding.
|Application Deadline||Notification Date||Reply Date|
|Early Decision I||November 1||by December 15||by January 7|
|Early Action||November 1||by January 20||by May 1|
|Early Decision II||January 15||by February 15||by March 1|
|Regular Decision||January 15||by April 1||by May 1|
Please note: If you are having trouble completing your application by the deadlines above due to impacts from a natural disaster, personal extenuating circumstance or a school-related disruption, please know we are flexible with our deadlines. You can request an extension by contacting email@example.com or 610-519-4000.
The following application materials are required for all first-year students. First-year international students can find additional required application materials below.
- Villanova does not conduct admission interviews, nor do we consider demonstrated interest as part of our admission process.
- Villanova School of Business: past successful applicants have had at least one year/one unit of high school Calculus (beyond Pre-Calculus), if Calculus is offered at their school. If given the choice, we advise students to take Calculus over Statistics if only one can be taken.
- College of Engineering: a Physics course is required for all engineering applicants. Calculus is strongly encouraged (beyond Pre-Calculus), if Calculus is offered at your school.
- Fitzpatrick College of Nursing: applicants are required to have successfully completed at least one year/one unit of Biology and Chemistry during high school. Advanced levels of Biology and Chemistry are strongly encouraged.
INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
An international student is one who is not a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and requires a student visa (F-1 or J-1) to study in the United States. If you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident residing abroad, your application will be reviewed by a member of the international admission staff but you will be considered as a domestic student for purposes of financial assistance.
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