A personal statement, resume and one letter of recommendation are required. You must also participate in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and be registered with CAS during the application year. You must apply online, and there is a $75 application fee (fee will be waived for all first-time applicants).

One letter of recommendation is required; two letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. To include letters of recommendation, you must use the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service.

You may submit your application beginning September 1.


The application deadline is July 1. If your application is received after this date, it will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Admissions Office.

Yes. Villanova Law offers two rounds of Early Decision. In round 1, Early Decision applications must be complete by December 15. Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee's decision by December 23. In round 2, Early Decision applications must be complete by March 15. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 1. You can learn more about the application under the How to Apply section.

The Admissions Committee considers all LSAT scores; however, the most consideration may be given to the highest score. If you have substantially different scores on multiple testing dates, you should provide an explanation discussing the discrepancy.

To check the status of your application, please visit the Applicant Status Logon. You will receive an e-mail with a user ID and password shortly after we receive your application.

Yes; however, the Interview Program is by invitation only. Being invited to interview does not mean one applicant is viewed more or less favorably than another. Any outcome is possible with or without an interview. Each application will be reviewed thoroughly and holistically, independent of the Admissions Committee's decision to invite an applicant to interview.

No. Villanova Law only offers a full-time day program. We only enroll students for the fall semester.

Villanova Law offers several three-year dual-degree programs: the JD/MBAJD/MPAJD/LLM in Taxation; and the JD/LLM in International Studies.

The Graduate Tax Program is designed for legal, accounting and business professionals.

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships when they apply. You do not need to submit a separate application. While undergraduate GPA and LSAT performance are two heavily-weighted components in the scholarship evaluation process, many factors are taken into consideration when awarding merit-based aid.

More information on scholarships can be found on the Financial Aid page.

Options for visiting Villanova can be found on the Visit Us page.