Resources for Incoming Freshmen

Freshman Schedules

Resources for Incoming Freshmen

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.

Freshman Program

All Villanova freshman engineering students participate in a program that gives them a multidisciplinary experience in engineering analysis, design, and research. View the details.

Engineering Professional Development View the Engineering Professional Development Requirements and the list of approved activities.

Foreign Languages

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.

University Services


  • Check your Villanova email account frequently especially over the summer. If you do not know your email address and password, call the Help Desk at 610-519-7777.
  • It's a good idea to make copies of your completed medical forms.

AP Credits

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, there may not be time to accommodate Calculus and Chemistry changes in your Fall schedule.

If you have not been contacted by our office regarding AP credits by the end of July, please contact Mrs. Nancy O'Connor at 610 519-4943.

For more information, view the Advanced Placement credit policy.

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.

New Student Orientation

Orientation for Freshman and Transfer Students new to Villanova assists students in the transition and getting to know campus.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Read the minimum computer requirements here.

Academic Support

Academic support is offered through the College of Engineering to Engineering students.