For Fall Semester 2020, all programs allowing high school students to enroll, and enrollment of visiting students (e.g. non-matriculated students from other colleges), will be permitted for online courses only.

Exceptional high school students may apply to take courses in the Summer Session with support from their High School, parent/guardian, and an area of interest statement.
An approved course list will be provided by the Office of the Registrar for each semester. A CPS Enrollment Coach can provide the approved list when it becomes available.
During Summer 2021, Villanova University is offering the Pre-College Summer Academy, an innovative, 100% online pre-college academic experience. The courses are specifically relevant to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students who will be applying to college in the next couple of years. Please see the Pre-College Summer Academy website for more information!

Visiting students can apply to enroll in individual courses at Villanova if they have:

  • Completed at least 15 college credits and demonstrated strong academic performance. 
  • An official letter of good standing from their home university (currently enrolled students). 

Students are eligible to enroll in 9 credits. 

During the University’s Summer Session, high school graduates may apply to enroll in a course as a visiting student (transcript required with GPA 3.0 or above).

Villanova's College of Professional Studies welcomes learners of all ages who want to continue learning, even if it's not as part of a degree or certificate program. Students can apply to enroll in individual courses at Villanova if they have:

  • Completed at least 15 college credits and demonstrated strong academic performance.  


Spring II Deadline  March 8
Summer I and III Deadline May 24
Summer II Deadline June 24

College of Professional Studies

800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 103
Villanova, PA 19085

Maps & Directions to Campus

Important Notices for Prospective and Current Students Enrolling in Online Courses or Programs

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.

Read the Notices for Online Courses or Programs

BIS vs. BA

The primary difference between a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is the core curriculum that must be completed for each.

Students completing the BIS degree follow a 45-credit core curriculum. This provides more flexibility and choices in selecting classes.

Students completing the BA degree follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 50-credit core curriculum, which includes foreign language courses and science courses with a lab.