Pre-Matriculated Credit

All Pre-Matriculated credit must be accepted and approved before the completion of the student's first two semesters at Villanova.

College-level work completed prior to high school graduation, including college courses that fulfill high school graduation requirements, must meet the following criteria to be considered for transfer credit: 

  • The course must be taught by a member of a college or university faculty for college students and enroll college students
  • If the course is taught on a high school campus, by high school faculty members, and the enrolled students are only high school students, then the course is not eligible for transfer credit

If the above criteria are met, then the student may be awarded transfer credit upon receipt and review of the following:

(1) an official letter from the high school principal, secondary school counselor or other educational professional describing the college-level program of study;

(2) an official letter from the college/university stating that the courses were taught by members of the regular faculty, open to enrollment by and graded in competition with regularly matriculated undergraduates at the college and a regular part of the normal curriculum published in the college catalog;

(3) a course syllabus; and

(4) an official, seal-bearing transcript from the college/university showing a grade of C or better.

With respect to courses taught in a distance-learning format, and for other requirements, each academic program will review on a case-by-case basis.

Credit or advanced standing for courses taught at the high school will not be accepted. Credit or advanced standing for courses in which the class is composed of only high school students will not be accepted.

Each supporting document is to be sent to Laura Matthews, Villanova University, Aldwyn One, Second Floor, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085.