ADMITTED AND INCOMING STUDENTS

WELCOME TO VILLANOVA

Welcome to Villanova!

Taking the next step in your academic career is a big decision, and we're glad you decided to take it with us. You've worked hard and made a lasting impact to get to this point in your career.

We hope you use this page to continue to explore Villanova, connect with your graduate faculty, your soon-to-be-colleagues, and start to make Villanova your second home. We're excited to see what more you'll accomplish at Villanova and beyond.

We encourage you to use the hashtag below and tag us on social media!

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ADMITTED STUDENT CHECKLIST

Students waiting at Wildcard Office in Dougherty Hall

We know that committing to a graduate program is a big decision so we encourage you to explore the resources found on this page before making your decision.

If you have decided to enroll with us, please let us know by completing the CLAS Admission Reply Form on your Application Status page.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of your Application Status page.
  2. Select "CLAS Admission Reply Form"
  3. Indicate if you Plan to Enroll.
    • If so, you will be asked to provide emergency contact information and receive instructions for sending your official transcripts for institutions where you earned more than 9 credits.

If you do not plan to enroll, we would appreciate any feedback that led to your decision on the reply form.

Submit official transcripts from all schools at which you earned more than nine credits

For a transcript to be considered official, the transcripts must include the degree and conferral date, come directly from the institution(s) with a university email address or through a transcript service such as Parchment, the National Student Clearinghouse, or another similar organization. Transcripts submitted by students will be considered unofficial.

If you are completing a degree just prior to enrolling at Villanova, be sure that the degree and conferral date are posted to the transcript before ordering. Some institutions will allow you to order the transcript before degree conferral and will not process the order until the degree is posted to the transcript.

Electronically submitting official transcripts is the most efficient and trackable way to send transcripts. Electronic transcripts can be sent to gradinformation@villanova.edu or if, using a service, select Graduate College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University.

If you are unable to have an electronic transcript sent to us through your university registrar’s office, please contact us as soon as possible. You may use the following address:

        Villanova University
        Office of Graduate Studies
        Liberal Arts and Sciences
        Vasey Hall - Suite 202
        800 E. Lancaster Avenue
        Villanova, PA 19085

Once you have submitted your Admission Reply form and we have processed your official transcripts, your graduate student record will be created so you can officially enroll at Villanova University!

After your student record is created, please contact your program director who can provide information about your advisor (if applicable) and assist with providing your registration pin and registration details.

The Office for International Students and Scholars offers a myriad of services to international students, including assistance with immigration rights and responsibilities; educational, social and personal counseling; cultural adjustment; and campus and community activities. 

In addition, you may want to consider taking a course in the English for Everyday Life series through the College of Professional Studies (CPS). Students explore topics of interest from everyday life while practicing and building English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Please note: Courses through CPS will not count towards your degree in Graduate Studies. 

The Bursar's Office provides convenient options for payments and refunds as well as handling all questions related to student accounts and tuition/fee information.

If you are seeking financial assistance, our Office of Financial Assistance offers students personalized assistance in navigating the student loan process and other resources.

Printing Quota – vPrint

  • vPrint is the UNIT-run student print program available via multiple vPrint stations and labs around campus and at the Law School.
  • All students receive a $100 vPrint allowance per academic year. This allowance is available from June 1st to May 31st, with the balance viewed every time students print at a vPrint station.
  • If additional print allowance is required, students can utilize their Nova Bucks, or contact the UNIT’s TechZone (x9-7777) or support@villanova.edu) for more information.
  • View your Balance on MyNOVA: Student Tab
  • The Wildcard office DOES NOT control this print allowance, all requests should be directed to the TechZone.

Printing Quota – iPrint

  • iPrint is the campus print program run by the Graphic Services Department out of the Bartley Print Center.
  • All students receive a $30 iPrint allowance per academic year for black and white printing only. This allowance is available from June 1st to May 31st and the balance can be viewed along with the NovaBucks balance online at Villanova.edu/wildcard or every time students print.
  • ONLY The Bartley Print Center can authorize any additional funding to the iPrint allowance.  If the students iPrint allowance is at zero, they can print with NovaBucks.
  • Questions about the iPrint allowance?  Stop by the Wildcard Office or the Bartley Print Center.

GRADUATE RESOURCES

MAJOR CITY / CLOSE COMMUNITY

Villanova University sits on a 260-acre suburban campus on the Main Line, surrounded by a number of charming towns bustling with living, dining and entertainment. We're located just 12 miles/19 kilometers west of Philadelphia with three campus rail stops providing quick access to and from the city. And, the Philadelphia International AIrport is just 20 minutes away.

Philadelphia, the sixth-largest city in the US, is home to world-class museums and historic sites, award-winning restaurants, and professional sports teams. At Villanova, you have all the resources of a major city with the support of a close-knit community.

Map of Villanova area. Shows New York is 95 miles and 2 hours drive from Villanova, Philadelphia is 12 miles and 20 minutes away by drive from Villanova, Washington DC is 135 miles and 2.5 hours drive from Villanova

SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR

From dawn to dusk, there’s no place quite like Villanova – our warm, welcoming community bustles with an energy and spirit you won’t find anywhere else. Get acquainted with our beautiful surroundings, our breathtaking architecture and the unique environment that make this a place like no other. 

Take a campus tour, meet current graduate students and discover our beautiful architecture and relaxing open space. Can't make it to campus? Do a self-guided tour with high resolution photos and videos or set up a graduate student led virtual tour.