Pre-College Summer Academy













Villanova University's Pre-College Summer Academy is an innovative, engaging pre-college academic experience for high school students, 100% online. Designed and taught by Villanova faculty, this program is open to students age 13 and above - typically rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders who will be applying to college in the next couple of years. Each course has the benefit of a current Villanova Student Fellow, who helps lead academic and community-building activities. Upon completion of the course(s), students will earn a certificate.


Offered in two week-long sessions, each fully online course will allow students to:

  • Experience the prestige, tradition, and strong community of Villanova
  • Explore future academic and career pathways through college-level coursework 
  • Build a students’ resume with a unique collegiate experience
  • Develop relationships with current Villanova students, faculty, and staff 
  • Engage in professional and personal development opportunities through interactive workshops delivered by individuals from across Villanova.




Tuition Information

$1,200 per course

Payment in full is due at time of enrollment


Coming soon!

Dates and topics TBD. Students may enroll in both sessions.


July 2023


July 2023





  • This program is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors

Technology Requirements

Students will need access to the following in order to participate:

  • Computer
  • Internet 
  • Webcam and microphone

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial high school transcript 
  • Letter of permission from parent
  • Application deadlines:  
    • Session 1 - July 5
    • Session 2 - July 12

Schedule: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (EST)

9:00 - 9:30 am

Wake Up and Get Energized with your VU Student Fellow

9:30 - 11:00 am

Academic Session #1 (Virtual, live class time with professor and VU Undergraduate Fellow)

11:00 - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Academic Session #2 (Virtual, live class time with professor and VU Undergraduate Fellow)

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Academic Session #3 (Led by VU Undergraduate Fellow; Group project work; individual activities and assignments; discussion session)

3:00 - 3:30 pm


3:30 - 4:30 pm

* "Villanova Views" Sessions 

Villanova Views

These sessions will introduce you to Villanova and to college life in general... all the while having fun and connnecting with your fellow students and current Villanova undergraduates! Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Tuesday: Rob LeBlanc, First Year Experience & Humanities Librarian, Falvey Memorial Library

Wednesday: Kate Szumanski, Director of Professional Development, Office for Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Thursday: Office of Undergraduate Admission

Friday: Concluding Activity

* Joint sessions held with both classes together
Grading is as outlined in the Professional Education Catalog.

Participants in this program are expected to abide by all University policies (found in The Student Handbook). Any violation of University policy will likely result in immediate dismissal from the program without refund.

For withdrawal and refund information, please visit our Tuition & Fees page



Enhance your resume.

Summer Academy courses provide new skills to add to your resume or college application, while exploring future academic pathways.


Expand your network.

Communicating and building relationships with classmates and faculty scholars can open new doors for your future.


Learn from distinguished faculty.

All programs are taught by experienced Villanova faculty who are dedicated teacher-scholars and among the most distinguished in their fields.