INDIVIDUAL COURSES, HIGH SCHOOL & VISITING STUDENTS

INDIVIDUAL COURSE STUDENTS

  • Students interested in taking undergraduate courses as non-matriculated students, or
  • Students interested in taking prerequisites for a graduate program, or
  • Students interested in taking credit courses for personal development. 

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. Individual course students are limited to 9 credits. 

Application Requirements:

  • Individual course application
  • Official Transcripts, which can be sent from a school directly to CPS. Electronic (preferred): cps.info@villanova.edu or by mail to:
    ATTN: Patricia Ertwine, CPS
    Villanova University
    800 E Lancaster Ave
    Villanova, PA 19085
  • $50 Application Fee

CPS Tuition Rates 

Master Schedule of Classes For syllabi, contact the department of program interest.

Academic Calendar

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Academically accomplished current high school students may apply to take courses in the Fall, Spring, or Summer Session.
 
Current high school students are eligible to take one 3-credit course per semester. Students under the age of 18 are provided an approved course list from the Office of the Registrar for each semester. A CPS Enrollment Coach can provide the approved list when it becomes available.
 
Application Requirements:
  • High School Application (Post-secondary education section - write High School name)
  • Parent Permission Letter stating permission to take classes at Villanova
  • High School Permission Letter stating permission to take classes at Villanova, from Guidance Counselor or Principal
  • Official High School Transcript which can be sent from a school directly to CPS. Electronic (preferred): cps.info@villanova.edu or by mail to:
    ATTN: Patricia Ertwine, CPS
    Villanova University
    800 E Lancaster Ave
    Villanova, PA 19085

CPS Tuition Rates Note: pre-payment is required in order to register for one 3 credit approved course. 

Academic Calendar

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

Students currently seeking a degree at another college or university who wish to take undergraduate courses at Villanova during fall or spring semesters and transfer them back to their home college.

Visiting students can apply to enroll in courses at Villanova if they have completed at least 15 college credits*** and demonstrated strong academic performance. Visiting students are limited to 9 credits. 

Application Requirements:

  • Individual course application Select "Dean's Permission" within the application.
  • Official Transcript from home institution, which can be sent from the school directly to CPS. Electronic (preferred): cps.info@villanova.edu or by mail to:
    ATTN: Patricia Ertwine, CPS
    Villanova University
    800 E Lancaster Ave
    Villanova, PA 19085
  • Home University Permission Letter stating that the applicant is approved to take undergraduate classes in the intended semester and is in good academic and disciplinary standing.*, **

*We recommend that applicants get course approval from their home institution for transfer

**If student is on medical leave, we require a letter from a physician stating they are in good health to take undergraduate courses at Villanova.

***If a student has NOT completed 15 college credits, we require a High School transcript as well. 

CPS Tuition Rates

Master Schedule of Classes For syllabi, contact the department of program interest.

Academic Calendar

COVID-19 UPDATES
All students, faculty and staff who will be on campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, visit the University's Vaccine Info webpage.


APPLICATION DEADLINES


FastForward 2 Deadline - October 12
Spring Deadline - January 10

College of Professional Studies

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

Maps & Directions to Campus

Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

Read the Notices for Distance Education Students

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.