ADMISSIONS & ENROLLMENT

Villanova's College of Professional Studies (CPS) offers undergraduate degrees, certificates and single course options, as well as a rich array of professional education programs on campus and online.

Programs Requiring a Full Application and Review

  • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Single Undergraduate Courses
  • Credit-Bearing Certificates
  • Paralegal Professional Program
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate
  • Recovery Specialist Certificate

All other programs require the completion of an enrollment form and do not involve a formal admissions process.

Who are Our Students?

  • Working professionals seeking to complete an undergraduate degree or credit-bearing certificate with flexible course options
  • Those earning a minimum of 15 college credits; or a minimum of four years post-secondary work experience, military experience, professional education, or a combination of the three
  • Are on average 37 years of age with 5-11 years of work experience

For information regarding Villanova’s programs geared towards traditional-aged undergraduate learners, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission for additional information.


Program Requirements

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  • Unofficial transcript(s) for each school attended. Note: Official transcripts must be received before registration
  • Official high school transcript or GED certificate, is required for students who have not earned at least 15 college credits
  • 350-word essay discussing your educational interests and professional goals
  • Current resume
  • $50 application fee

 

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Certificate in Information Systems

  • Unofficial college transcript(s) for each school attended. Note: Official transcripts must be received before registration
  • Official high school transcript or GED certificate is required for students who have not earned at least 15 college credits
  • $50 application fee

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Accountancy, Leadership, or Pre-Health Professions

  • Unofficial college transcript(s) documenting the award of a Baccalaureate degree. Note: Official transcripts must be received before registration
  • $50 application fee
paralegal graduates

  • Unofficial college transcript(s) from all schools attended documenting the award of a Baccalaureate degree. Note: Official transcripts must be received before registration
  • 350-word essay discussing your professional goals
  • Current resume
  • $50 application fee
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Alcohol and Drug Counselor

  • Proof of degree: Bachelor's degree required (copy of diploma or unofficial transcripts)
  • Current Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • $50 application fee

 

Recovery Specialist

 

Official transcripts should be sent directly to CPS from the Institution:

  • Mail – Villanova University, College of Professional Studies, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
  • Email CPS

 

 

In addition to the above degree requirements, international degree-seeking students must also submit:

  • Official English translation of transcripts by WES or NACES-approved agency
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native English speakers
  • Completed Certification of Finances form along with bank statement (dated no later than three months prior to the submission of your application) showing the ability to meet tuition and living expenses. If the bank statement is not in the applicant's name, then a letter of support must accompany the bank statement of the account holder stating he/she will financially support the application while he/she is attending Villanova.

All international CPS students must secure their own housing.

International students are only admitted to the following CPS Programs:

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership (BA)
  • Paralegal Professional Program

The College of Professional Studies welcomes Veteran and Military Service members to explore our programs.  CPS offers flexible options to fit the needs of Veterans and Service members. 

 

As a proud Yellow Ribbon Program member, CPS also accepts Joint Service Transcripts (JST) to help service members earn valuable credit for their training and experience. 

 

For more information, please visit our Office of Veterans and Military Service Members webpage.