APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES

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FIRST-YEAR APPLICATION PLANS

Villanova University offers first-year applicants a choice of four application plans: Early Action, Early Decision I, Early Decision II and Regular Decision. Please see below for more details on each option along with pertinent dates and deadlines.

Important note: Applicants who are experiencing extenuating circumstances or whose home area is being impacted by a natural disaster, please know that we are understanding and flexible with our deadlines. You can request when you are able an extension to our deadlines by contacting gotovu@villanova.edu or by phone 610-519-5250 during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST).

Early Action (EA) is a non-binding application plan that is ideal for students who would like to apply early in their senior year but are not sure what college or university they would like to attend yet. Early Action applicants will receive an admission decision of admit, deny or defer.

Application Deadline  November 15
Financial Assistance Deadline  December 1
Decision Notification  by January 15
Enrollment Deposit Deadline  by May 1

 

Early Decision I (ED I) is for students who have decided that Villanova is their first choice after a thorough and thoughtful college search and know they would choose to enroll immediately if offered admission. This application plan is binding, meaning that if admitted you will enroll at Villanova and withdraw all applications to other colleges and universities. Early Decision I applicants will receive an admission decision of admit, deny or defer.

Application Deadline  November 15
Financial Assistance Deadline  November 15
Decision Notification  by December 15
Enrollment Deposit Deadline  by January 7

 

Early Decision II (ED II) is for students who have decided that Villanova is their first choice after a thorough and thoughtful college search and know they would choose to enroll immediately if offered admission, but are not ready to make that commitment by November 1. This application plan is binding, meaning that if admitted you will enroll at Villanova and withdraw all applications to other colleges and universities. Early Decision II applicants will receive an admission decision of admit, deny or waitlist.

Application Deadline  January 15
Financial Assistance Deadline  January 15
Decision Notification  by March 1
Enrollment Deposit Deadline  by March 15

 

Regular Decision (RD) is the standard, non-binding application plan. If you think that your senior year grades and testing results (if choosing to send them) would enhance your candidacy, we recommend you apply RD. This will also allow you more time to work on your application essays, as they are an additional important component to your application. Regular Decision applicants will receive an admission decision of admit, deny or waitlist.

Application Deadline  January 15
Financial Assistance Deadline  January 15
Decision Notification  by April 1
Enrollment Deposit Deadline  by May 1

 

If you decide after submitting your application that you would like to switch your admission plan from Early Action or Regular Decision to one of our binding Early Decision rounds, please email gotovu@villanova.edu. With that email, please attach a completed Early Decision Agreement Form.

Please note that our deadline for application plan change from Early Action to Early Decision I is December 1. Our deadline for deferred Early Action candidates or students who previously selected Regular Decision as their application plan to change to Early Decision II is February 1.

TRANSFER APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Term

  • March 1: Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
  • June 1: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova School of Business and College of Engineering (Electrical Engineering only)

Spring Term

  • November 1: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering (Electrical Engineering only)
  • The Villanova School of Business and Fitzpatrick College of Nursing do not consider applications for Spring transfer.

OTHER IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Honors Program Consideration

Applicants interested in being considered for the Honors Program must submit a completed application for admission by November 15 and indicate this interest on the Villanova member section of the Common Application.

Students selected for the Honors Program will be notified by the end of January (Early Action and Early Decision I) or by the end of March (Early Decision II or Regular Decision).

Health Affiliation Programs

For students who feel an early certainty about their professional direction, Villanova offers the opportunity to apply simultaneously to the undergraduate degree program and the University of Pennsylvania Kornberg School of Dentistry or the Philadelphia College of Optometry. 

Applicants must apply Early Action to Villanova University and submit their completed application by November 15

Villanova University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Villanova is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Planning to Apply?

Planning to apply to Villanova? The Office of Undergraduate Admission shares the latest application instructions and deadlines for prospective Villanova students, with next steps for completing and submitting the first-year application. Advice and suggestions on writing the Villanova essays will also be discussed.
Update. Early Action and Early Decision I deadlines have been extended to November 15.