Applicants for Regular Decision may submit their credentials any time after August 1 prior to the start of the senior year. The completed application must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admission no later than January 15. Applicants for Regular Decision will be evaluated on the basis of their three-year high school record (to include senior mid-year grades), rigor of curricula, and scores on the SAT and/or ACT taken no later than December of their senior year. Note that Villanova may be test (SAT or ACT) optional in a given year and details will be provided on the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions' webpage. Every effort will be made to notify all applicants by April 1 of the following appropriate decision: admittance, waiting list, denial, scholarship award, loan assistance and/or grant-in-aid. To secure a place in the class, admitted students must submit a non-refundable registration deposit of $700 no later than May 1.
Students who are admitted as resident students and pay the $700 enrollment deposit by May 1 are guaranteed three consecutive years (first year, sophomore and junior) of on-campus housing. Students accepting the University's offer of admission are advised to submit their registration deposits on-line or by check, credit card, or money order payable to "Villanova University" as soon as possible. The deposit is non-refundable and is applied toward the student's first semester account.