Early Decision

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For students who have decided that Villanova is their first-choice after a thorough and thoughtful college search, we offer a binding Early Decision (ED) plan. With a deadline of November 1, all ED applicants will be notified of their decision by December 20. An Early Decision Form must also be submitted by November 1 with all required signatures. The Early Decision Form is available on the Common Application website as you complete your application.

All standardized test results (SAT and/or ACT) must be submitted directly to Villanova and taken no later than October of the senior year for ED consideration. We will also require a senior progress report with any grades that are posted by November 1.

If you are applying for financial assistance, you must have all required documents including the FAFSA and CSS Profile submitted by November 1.

For those admitted through Early Decision, the non-refundable deposit of $700 will be due by January 15, and all applications to other colleges and universities must be withdrawn.

For children of Villanova graduates, legacy affiliation will be given the most consideration through the Early Decision option.

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Early Decision Deadline


November 1 (final deadline)