A message from the campus:
West Chester University is currently accepting freshman and transfer applications for fall 2014.
If additional information is needed to finalize an admissions decision, the Office of Admissions will send an email request to the email address provided on the application. The review of an application will resume once the requested information is received. Please note - WCU does not require applicants to use a code when applying with a fee waiver.
The Office of Admissions reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information to complete the file is not received.
West Chester University is now offering transfer students the opportunity to study Criminal Justice, the RN to BSN Nursing program and Social Work in Philadelphia. See Program of Study Special Notes section on Transfer Application Instructions for more information. *Please note, these programs are offered to all students on the West Chester campus.
To begin your application, scroll to the bottom of this page and click the "Begin or Continue Application for West Chester University".
Read these important tips to completing your WCU admissions application!
Are you a freshman? Before applying, please click Freshman Application Instructions for important procedures and special notes.
Are you a transfer? Before applying, please click Transfer Application Instructions for important information.
Are you an international student? Before applying, please click International Application Instructions for important information.
Are you a veteran or active military? Before applying, please click Veteran & Active Military Application Instructions for important information.
Elective Social Studies Certification
Applicants who wish to teach social studies at the secondary education level may pursue teaching certification in combination with any of the following BA degree programs: geography, history, or political science.
Elective Language and Cultures Certification
Applicants who wish to receive a language and cultures certification may pursue a PA K-12 Certification in combination with a BA degree in any one of the following areas: French, German, Russian, or Spanish.
Athletic Training, Chemistry-Biology (Pre-Med), Pharmaceutical Product Development and Respiratory Care require an interview as part of the admission process. School of Music requires an audition. Studio Art requires a portfolio review. Applicants to these programs of study are encouraged to apply early.
West Chester University is committed to providing leadership in extending equal opportunities to all individuals. Accordingly, the University will continue to make every effort to provide these rights to all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to all members of the University community including students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It also applies to all applicants for admissions or employment and all participants in University-sponsored activities. This policy is in compliance with federal and state laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Executive Order of the Governor of Pennsylvania. Any individual having suggestions, problems, complaints, or grievances with regard to equal opportunity or affirmative action, or to request a translation of this publication into a language other than English, is encouraged to contact the director, Office of Social Equity, 13/15 University Ave., (610) 436-2433.
The Annual Campus Crime & Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by West Chester University, and on public property within the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting Public Safety at (610) 436-3478 or by accessing the following website: www.wcupa.edu/dps/pdf/clery.pdf.
Last updated: 2/7/2014 11:46AM PST