Ways to Apply

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Villanova offers first-year applicants a choice of four application plans: 

 

Early Action

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 1
Notification Date by January 15
Reply Date by May 1

Early Decision I

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 1
Notification Date by December 15
Reply Date by January 7

Early Decision II

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
Notification Date by March 1
Reply Date by March 15

Regular Decision

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
Notification Date by April 1
Reply Date by May 1

Changing Your Application Plan

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.