AP, IB and Pre-Matriculated Credit
Advanced Placement Credit
If you have taken AP exams and supplied all required information on your AP registration answer sheet, your AP scores will be sent from the testing company to our Registrar's office in July. It is your responsibility to provide the testing company with full information, such as personal identification, Villanova's college code, etc. so that the AP credit administration process can be accomplished efficiently.
Credit will be added to your academic record based on the AP Credit Policy or IB Credit Policy. If you wish to decline any of your AP credit, or if you have any questions, contact Laura Matthews at 610-519-4943.
With no exceptions, all AP score reports must be received in the College Office before the completion of two (2) semesters at Villanova. Also, all AP credit must be accepted and applied before the completion of two (2) semesters at Villanova.
International Baccalaureate Credit
If you have taken International Baccalaureate Higher Level (IB) exams and Villanova has received your official scores, you may receive Villanova credit. It is your responsibility to ensure your scores have been received. Credit will be added to your academic record based on the IB Credit Policy. This must be done before the start of your studies at Villanova to receive any credit. Contact Laura Matthews at 610 519-4943 to verify that your official score report has been received and processed, to decline IB credit, or if you have any questions.
All pre-matriculated, AP and International Baccalaureate credit must be accepted and approved before the completion of two semesters at Villanova.
College-level work completed prior to high school graduation, including college courses that fulfill high school graduation requirements, may be awarded transfer credits upon receipt of the following: (1) an official letter from the high school principal, secondary school counselor or other educational professional describing the college-level program of study; (2) an official letter from the college/university stating that the courses were taught by members of the regular faculty, open to enrollment by and graded in competition with regularly matriculated undergraduates at the college and a regular part of the normal curriculum published in the college catalog; (3) a course syllabus; and (4) an official, seal-bearing transcript from the college/university showing a grade of C or better. Credit or advanced standing for courses taught at the high school will not be accepted. Credit or advanced standing for courses in which the class is comprised of only high school students will not be accepted. With respect to courses taught in a distance learning format, and for other requirements, each academic program will review on a case by case basis. Each supporting document is to be sent to Laura Matthews, Villanova University, Engineering-CEER, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085.