A student who has not met the program standards as determined by the College of Professional Studies as defined in the Academic Standing and Program Progress policies, may be dismissed from the Villanova non-credit professional programs. The student will be informed of the dismissal via electronic communication to their Villanova University student email account, immediately following the decision.  

Typically, the student will be allowed to appeal the dismissal in writing to the Dean of the College. There is no additional process of appeal beyond the Dean of the College. In some cases (e.g., when the student has had previous warnings), the student may, at the determination of the College, be dismissed without the right of appeal. 

If the student is already enrolled in future courses when the dismissal notification is sent, the student must withdraw from those courses. Tuition for courses not started will be refunded. Tuition for courses that have begun will be reversed in accordance with the refund schedule found in the Financial Information section of this document. 

Students enrolled in the VUnited Scholars Program are subject to the Behavioral Expectations Policy and dismissal procedure found in the VUnited Scholars Handbook. 


Updated 4/2024