Early Decision

For students who have decided that Villanova is their first choice after a thorough and thoughtful college search, we offer a binding Early Decision 1 plan. With a deadline of November 1, all  applicants will be notified of their decision by December 15. An Early Decision Form must also be submitted by November 1 with all required signatures. The Early Decision Form is available on the https://www.commonapp.org/ website.

All standardized test results (SAT and/or ACT) must be submitted directly to Villanova and taken no later than November 10  of the senior year for ED consideration. We will also require a senior progress report with any grades that are posted by November 1. 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.

If you are applying for financial assistance, you must have all required documents including the FAFSA and CSS Profile submitted by November 1.

For those admitted through Early Decision 1, the non-refundable deposit of $700 will be due by January 7, and all applications to other colleges and universities must be withdrawn.

For children of Villanova graduates, legacy affiliation will be given the most consideration through the Early Decision option.

We also offer a binding Early Decision 2 plan.  This plan has an application deadline of January 15 (including FAFSA and CSS Profile if seeking financial assistance) with tests scores submitted by January 31. The non-refundable deposit is due by May 1.