The Academic Advancement Program (AAP) is an outstanding admission and resource program designed especially for highly motivated students who have strong academic credentials and could benefit from additional academic and financial support. The goal of the AAP program is provide an educational opportunity to such students and to facilitate their academic and personal adjustment to college.
The AAP program helps promising students achieve academic success and supports them as they strive to reach their goals. Selection for participation is made through the Admissions Office and is based on students’ high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, their college essay and family income levels. Students residing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC are eligible for the AAP program.
Prior to their first semester at Villanova, AAP students must participate in the AAP Pre-College Summer Program. During the Pre-College Program, AAP students will preview campus life and academic life at Villanova by taking courses, building connections with other incoming students, and participating in fun activities. Full matriculation into Villanova University is conditional upon satisfactory performance in the Pre-College Summer Program.