Dates and Deadlines:
- June 1 - Visiting application becomes available
- July 15 - Fall or Full-Year Visiting application must be received
- September 15 - Spring Visiting application available
- November 15 - Spring Visiting application must be received
Villanova Law accepts non-matriculated students for a year or a semester depending on an applicant's situation. Applicants applying to visit for the academic year typically begin their studies in the fall. However, in certain circumstances, applicants may be allowed to begin their studies in the spring semester. As a non-matriculated student, credits taken at Villanova will be applied to the degree requirements of your current law school, and the degree will be awarded by that school.
To apply as a visiting student, you must be currently attending an ABA-accredited law school. You must apply online.
For a Visiting application to be considered complete, it must include: a $75, non-refundable application fee; a personal statement outlining the specific circumstances involved in your wishing to visit at Villanova Law; a copy of your resume; an official transcript from your current law school (this transcript must include all law school grades to date); and a letter from the appropriate dean at your law school indicating you are currently in good academic standing and eligible to continue your studies. This letter should state you have permission to attend Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law as a visiting non-matriculated student, that you will be awarded credit for taking classes at Villanova Law, and what academic conditions, if any, will apply to you while attending Villanova Law. This letter should also indicate that there are no disciplinary actions either pending or expected to be brought against you.
Any supplemental materials, i.e. letters of recommendation, should be sent as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts and Dean's certification letters may be mailed to the Admissions Office.
Non-matriculated students are required to pay all applicable Villanova University School of Law fees and tuition. Financial Aid will be handled through your law school.
To visit in the fall or the full academic year, applications can be submitted beginning April 1, but prior to July 1. If you wish to visit for the spring semester only, an application must be submitted no later than November 1. Applicants will be informed in late July/early August of the decision on their application.