The College of Professional Studies is committed to being a resource for lifelong learning and offers the opportunity for individuals age 65 and above to attend undergraduate level courses at Villanova University.

Personal Enrichment students are able to enroll, on a space available basis, for undergraduate courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Villanova takes pride in supporting individuals seeking lifelong learning and our undergraduates greatly benefit from the life experience and wisdom that our seniors bring to the classroom.

How to Apply as a New Student to the Program

Individuals interested in the Personal Enrichment program are required to apply for acceptance by completing the College of Professional Studies Application Form and providing proof of age (i.e. Driver’s License). Both must be submitted to The College of Professional Studies before being eligible to enroll in classes.

How to Register for Courses

The Registration period occurs each semester on the business day following the Drop/Add period for traditional students. Registration for courses must be made in person. Registration dates can be found below.

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the University will be delivering all courses for the Summer 2020 sessions in the Online format. Personal Enrichment students are restricted to courses offered on campus only, therefore we are only accepting PE student applications for the Fall 2020 semester.



Registration will be held on Monday, August 31st in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Connelly Center doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and doors to the Villanova Room will open at 9:00 a.m. Please be sure you have filled out the online program application by August 21, 2020.

Parking for registration: If you have purchased a campus parking pass as a Personal Enrichment student, please park in your assigned lot. If you are new to the program, please park in the I-1 lot on Lancaster Avenue. 

College of Professional Studies

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

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