General FAQs

How will I know what courses to take?

Villanova’s trained academic advisors will help you identify the courses and classes best suited for your academic career. Each advisor has day and evening hours.

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How do I apply?

Application forms for admission to part-time undergraduate study are available online or at the Office of Part-Time Studies. Part-Time Studies has rolling admissions.

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What kinds of programs are available?

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Degrees:
(Designed for Working Adults)

    General Studies
    Information Systems
    Leadership Studies
    Media & Technology

Bachelor Degrees:

    Computer Science
    Human Services

Business Administration
General Arts

    Business Administration
    Information Systems
    Leadership Studies

Teacher Certification:
    Teacher Certification for Secondary Education (Day courses required)

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Where is Villanova located?

Campus Map and Information

From the South: Take I-95 North to Exit 7 (I-476/ Blue Route North-Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 North to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids). Turn right onto Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue.

From the North: Take I-476/Blue Route South-Chester. Follow I-476 South to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids). Turn right onto Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue.

From the West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (76) to Exit 326-Valley Forge. Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit 331A (I-476/Blue Route South-Chester). Take I-476 South-Chester. Follow I-476 South to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids). Turn right onto Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue.

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Can I take more than one course at a time?

FastForward Track
Designed for students in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program who wish to complete their degree in as little as three years.

  • Enter with 60 credits and complete your Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree (majors in General Studies, Information Systems and Leadership Studies) part-time in three years
  • Take one traditional 14-week class a semester
  • Take two 7-week FastForward classes a semester
  • Earn credit for three classes (nine credits) a semester while only managing two classes at a time
  • Take two summer courses with many available online
  • Complete your degree in three years using the flexible scheduling options to finish at your own pace.

Other accelerated options

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How can I afford to go to Villanova?

There are many federal, state and privately funded grant and loan programs available for matriculated students registering for at least six credits per semester. Contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 610.519.6456 for details and necessary forms or go to If you would like to spread your educational expenses over monthly payments, you may want to contact our exclusive payment plan provider, Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at 800.722.4867 or If your employer offers a Tuition Reimbursement plan, let us know at

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How do I fit Villanova classes into my schedule?

Flexible Scheduling

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How do I begin?

We've made it easy for you with our orientation for new Part-Time Studies students. Allow us to walk you through our Getting Started list.

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Can I earn credit in other ways?

Villanova offers opportunities for people who have knowledge of certain subjects but lack the college credits to prove it.

  • Through Credit by Examination, you can pass a departmental exam, satisfy the Villanova Part-Time Studies program's requirements and earn the credits for a particular course.
  • Another way to earn credit for what you have learned in life is through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
  • The Psychology department offers one credit seminars on various topics which meet on the weekends and can be applied toward graduation credits.
  • If you are enrolled in a degree program in the College of Arts & Sciences, you can participate in an internship and earn credit for learning at your place of employment.

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Can I transfer credits from another college or university?

If you have credits from any accredited college or university, they will be given serious consideration. Students from local community colleges regularly transfer into Villanova Part-Time Studies. You can transfer up to 60 credits toward your Villanova bachelor's degree.

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Why should I choose Villanova?

The Value of a Villanova Education

  • A national reputation
  • Surprisingly affordable and competitively priced
  • Small classes with faculty in the top of their fields
  • Online orientation - one of many exceptional student services
  • Fully online classes available during summer session
  • One night a week classes
  • Suburban, convenient location, easily accessible by car or public transportation

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Do I need a student ID card?

Wildcard Office Dougherty Hall, First Floor
Phone: (610) 519-4179
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 8 A.M.-5 P.M.

Official University ID card for students, staff, and faculty is known as the Wildcard. The actual card is a photo ID with a magnetic strip on the back. Photos are taken at the Wildcard Office, phone 610-519-4179. To receive your Wildcard, bring a photo ID, such as a driver's license, and proof of your enrollment at Villanova (letter of acceptance from PTS, copy of class schedule) to the Wildcard office, located in Dougherty Hall. On the back of the card is a space for a validation sticker which is sent to you from the Bursar's Office after your bill is paid.

Remember your Wildcard is necessary for verification purposes, student discounts, checking out library books, entrance into the library on weeknights and on weekends, use of library databases, access to the Internet, entrance to some campus buildings and use of vending machines and photocopiers that do not accept cash.

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