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.

NOTE: Due to Villanova University’s response to the global outbreak of coronavirus, the physical Graduate Studies Office is closed and the university is not receiving mail. If your institution’s registrar’s office has an option for electronic transcripts, please have them sent to If your university is unable to send electronic transcripts at this time, please have the official transcript sent to your home and email the scanned copy to us. If you are unable to have an electronic transcript sent to us either officially through your university registrar’s office or through providing a scanned copy, 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.


Virtual Admitted Student Day - Saturday, April 4

While our original plan to hold an on-campus event is no longer possible due to Villanova’s response to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, we are excited to announce a virtual Admitted Student Day during the regular scheduled time on Saturday, April 4 from 10 am to 12 pm EDT. At this event, you will hear from the Dean of Graduate Studies, receive important information about graduate studies and financial assistance at Villanova University, and have the opportunity to interact with faculty and current students in your program.

Virtual Admitted Student Day Agenda:

  • 9:50 am – 10 am: Log-in to Zoom and get comfortable for the online session
  • 10 am: Welcome from Emory Woodard, PhD, Dean of Graduate Studies, and general information from Graduate Studies staff
  • 10:20 am: Financial Assistance Presentation by Nathan Walch, Associate Director of Financial Assistance
  • 10:30 am: Current Graduate Student Panel with Q&A
  • 10:45 am: Breakout sessions with Program Director and current students in your program

You will receive the link to log on to this session a few days before the event in a reminder e-mail. We look forward to meeting you online on Saturday, April 4!