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Information for Incoming Students


We are excited that you have chosen Villanova University for your graduate study! This page is designed to make your transition to graduate school as seamless as possible. If you have a question that is not addressed by the information here, please feel free to contact the Graduate Studies Office at any time.


1.  Submit your Admission Reply Form.

2.  Submit official transcripts from all schools at which you earned more than 9 credits.

        Please order us official transcripts and have them sent to or:

        Office of Graduate Studies
        Vasey Hall - Suite 202 
        College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
        Villanova University
        800 Lancaster Avenue
        Villanova, PA 19085

        NOTE: If you are unable to have an electronic transcript sent to us officially through your university registrar’s office, please         contact us as soon as possible.  

3.  Contact your program director for course registration information. 

4.  Apply for Financial Assistance

5.  International Students: Please visit the For Incoming Students section of this page for additional information. Also, consider signing up for a course in the English for Everyday Life Series through the College of Professional Studies (Please note: Courses through CPS will not count towards your degree in Graduate Studies). 


Printing Quota – vPrint

  • vPrint is the UNIT-run student print program available via multiple vPrint stations and labs around campus and at the Law School.
  • All students receive a $100 vPrint allowance per academic year. This allowance is available from June 1st to May 31st, with the balance viewed every time students print at a vPrint station.
  • If additional print allowance is required, students can utilize their Nova Bucks, or contact the UNIT’s TechZone (x9-7777 or for more information.
  • View your Balance on MyNOVA: Student Tab
  • The Wildcard office DOES NOT control this print allowance, all requests should be directed to the TechZone.

Printing Quota – iPrint

  • iPrint is the campus print program run by the Graphic Services Department out of the Bartley Print Center.
  • All students receive a $30 iPrint allowance per academic year for black and white printing only. This allowance is available from June 1st to May 31st and the balance can be viewed along with the NovaBucks balance online at or every time students print.
  • ONLY The Bartley Print Center can authorize any additional funding to the iPrint allowance.  If the students iPrint allowance is at zero, they can print with NovaBucks.
  • Questions about the iPrint allowance?  Stop by the Wildcard Office or the Bartley Print Center.



Preparing for the Fall 2020 Semester

Thank you for choosing Villanova University to continue your graduate education! You are making an investment in yourself that will pay significant dividends as we emerge from these challenging times. In preparing for the fall 2020 semester, we have some important updates to share.

The University has prepared a Return to Campus website, which outlines the many aspects of Villanova’s plan for fall. 

Key Points for the Fall 2020 Semester

  • For all campus programs, Villanova’s fall 2020 semester will be a mix of on-campus, online and hybrid class formats. Please be aware that we have been directed to move as many graduate classes as possible to a 100% online format. Classes that still need to occur on campus will only occur in spaces that afford proper social distancing. Classes that cannot be accommodated will be moved online or offered through a hybrid format (a mix of online and properly distanced campus classes).
  • For all programs (excluding HRD and MPA online), classes will begin on Monday, August 17, one week earlier than originally planned.
  • There will be no fall break this semester, and the last day of classes will be on Tuesday, November 24. HRD and online MPA will follow their normal schedules. Please review the academic calendar for important dates throughout the semester.

Community First: The CARITAS Commitment
Students with in-person classes will find that campus will look and feel different with a number of safety procedures in place. Please spend some time reviewing the Villanova University Health and Safety Plan, which provides a detailed overview of our mitigation and monitoring plans for reopening this fall. In addition, all on-campus students will be expected to read and comply with Villanova’s Community First: The CARITAS Commitment, which outlines our shared responsibility to be considerate of others and capable of complying with health and safety requirements. What will not change is our commitment to make Villanova a special place to pursue your graduate education.


Next Steps
Additional announcements will be sent as we prepare for the fall. Please continue to regularly check your email to ensure you are up-to-date on the most recent information. If you have not already done so, I urge you to send your final transcripts so that your graduate student record can be created, which will prompt the creation of your Villanova email account and access to our systems. Any questions about final transcripts can be directed to Brooke Erdman, Student Services Coordinator.

Virtual Appointments with Graduate Studies

Finally, I am preparing to set up individual appointments for all incoming students to discuss any questions that may arise as we gear up for fall. Please stay tuned for details on how to book your virtual appointment. I also urge you to stay in close communication with your graduate director for program-specific information.

While this upcoming semester will look different than anything in Villanova’s history, we are so looking forward to welcoming you to the Villanova community!

Most sincerely,

Emily McCloskey '12 MA, '17 MPA
Director of Graduate Studies

Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation was held virtually on Wednesday, August 12.

Visit the Orientation website to learn more about the many university resources available to graduate students and to watch the recording of the event.