Application Requirements for Undergraduate Students

students on campus

Items to Submit

  • Common Application including Villanova Member School Section
  • Common Application essay and Villanova essay
  • Application Fee
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Secondary School Report with school counselor recommendation
  • One teacher recommendation
  • Senior Grades
    • Early Decision: Progress report required by November 1. Grades can be submitted by a school counselor (via Common Application or or the applicant can upload directly via the Applicant Status Page (unofficial grades are accepted if first quarter or first trimester grades are not available).
    • Early Action (deferred candidates only) and Regular Decision: Midyear grades must be submitted directly by high school as soon as they are available (no later than February 1).

Standardized Testing

  • SAT and/or ACT
    • Early Decision and Early Action (taken no later than October)
    • Regular Decision (taken no later than December)
    • Test scores must be officially sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT.
    • The Admission Committee will superscore the highest subscores from the SAT and/or ACT from multiple test dates.
    • Optional writing sections are not required.
  • SAT Subject Tests are NOT required
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (for candidates who are non-native English speakers). Visit our International Students page for more information.

Please Note

Villanova does not conduct admission interviews, nor do we consider demonstrated interest as part of our admission process.

Why Villanova?

Oliva Cero

“There’s a great balance of spirit and academic excitement.” Olivia Cero, Chemical Engineering, Bellevue, WA