Application Requirements for Undergraduate Students

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The following documents are required for first-time undergraduate applicants to complete your application for admission. In order for your application to receive consideration, the Admission Committee must receive all of the following items by the appropriate deadline:

To Apply to Villanova

Submit the Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova.

November 1 for Early Action, Early Decision (application for admission and financial aid), Honors Program consideration and Health Affiliation Programs.

December 1 is the deadline for anyone interested in being considered for the Presidential Scholarship including the nomination form (from the chief academic officer of the secondary school) and the completed application for any Presidential Scholarship nominee. 

January 15 is the deadline for Regular Decision.

Required credentials

  • Secondary School Report with school counselor recommendation
  • First available Senior grades (first marking period/first quarter/first trimester/grades for courses in progress/etc.) must be submitted no later than December 1 for Early Action and Early Decision; February 1 for Regular Decision).  Students may submit the grades directly via their Applicant Status Page.
  • Official High School Transcripts 
  • Villanova Essay
  • Common Application Essay
  • Official SAT scores and/or official ACT scores must be sent directly and electronically from the College Board or ACT (SAT/ACTs may be taken no later than October of the senior year for any November 1 deadline, no later than November of the senior year for the December 1 deadline and no later than December of the senior year for Regular Decision).
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (for candidates who are non-native English speakers)
  • One teacher letter recommendation sent electronically through the Common Application.
  • Application fee of eighty U.S. dollars ($80) paid to Villanova University (non-refundable)

Important Notes

Check deadline dates — Print this page and keep it in a handy place to use as a quick reference.

Please note that interviews are not part of the admission process.

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