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Important Policies and Procedures

  • Minimum GPA and Time to Complete Degree. Graduate students are expected to maintain a ‘B’ (3.0) minimum cumulative grade point average. All requirements for the Master’s degree must be completed within seven years (in any admitted status, including non-matriculated).
  • Financial Aid. Please note that only students who have a matriculated status and who are seeking a degree are eligible for federal loans. International students and students holding a non-matriculated, special status or those pursuing certificate programs are not eligible for federal aid. Also, your status as a full-time or part-time student could be critical. Please see this link for definitions of student status. Any questions on this issue should be directed to the Financial Assistance Office at 610-519-4010 or
  • Academic Responsibility.Villanova University takes academic honesty very seriously; be sure to familiarize yourself with our policy and standards ofacademic integrity. Graduate students must take personal responsibility for knowing the deadlines each semester for dropping and adding courses and for withdrawing from courses, since bothfinancialandacademic penalties could be incurred.


Please visit the University’s Graduate Student Orientation webpage for presentations/information from the President’s Office, the Provost’s Office, the library, the health center, and more.


For questions about admission or new student course registration, email