General Academic and College Administration Information
Engineering student's schedules are pre-selected by the Registrar's Office. You will not be asked to register for courses; however, you will be asked to complete a course selection questionnaire in order for the Registrar's Office to complete your schedule should your situation include ROTC, athletics, AP credit, etc.
All Villanova first-year engineering students participate in a program that gives them a multidisciplinary experience in engineering analysis, design and research.
Career Compass is the College of Engineering’s required professional development program, designed to provide you with the “soft” skills needed to succeed in any career.
There is no language requirement for the engineering curriculum. Students who may want to continue their studies in a foreign language and/or pursue a minor in that language will need to take the online Language Placement Test. All questions pertaining to this test should be directed to the language department.
AP Credits and Credits for College-Level Work Completed Prior to High School Graduation
Be sure to include Villanova's school code (2959) at the time of the AP test to expedite score reporting. If you wait to learn your scores before ordering them to be sent to Villanova, it is likely that we will not be able to accommodate Calculus and Chemistry changes in your Fall schedule, as seating in these classes is limited. Contact Laura Matthews at 610 519-4943 with any questions.
For more information, view the Advanced Placement credit policy, which also includes details about credit for college-level work completed prior to high school graduation (pre-matriculated credit).
High School Requirements
You are required to have taken Physics, Chemistry and 4 years of Math. If you have not taken these courses, please contact Dr. Andrea Welker.
All incoming Engineering first-year and transfer students are required to own or purchase a Microsoft Windows based laptop computer. Students must bring their laptops to class as course work often requires the use of a computer. Apple - MAC computers are not compatible with all engineering application software that is required for engineering course work. Review minimum computing requirements.
Class and laboratory attendance for first-year students is mandatory. A first-year student will receive a grade of "Y" (failure) whenever the number of unexcused absences in a course exceeds twice the number of weekly class meetings for the course. A list of excused absences is available on the Provost’s website.
Drop / Add / Withdrawal
A student may drop and/or add courses during the first five (5) class days of a semester without incurring academic penalty or affecting their official transcript. A student may withdraw from a course any time until the official deadline date without academic penalty, however a grade of WX for that course will appear on their official transcript. A student seeking course withdrawal after this time must petition the dean of the college. Unauthorized withdrawals lead to a grade of Y, which is counted as an F toward their GPA.
The Office of the Registrar provides academic support and maintains complete, accurate and current information about our students. Students should visit the registrar’s website for a variety of forms, policies and procedures.