1. After you have completed your application, you will be prompted to select fee waiver or submit your $45 application fee. We do not require you to use a code when applying with a fee waiver.
  2. If you wish to make any changes after you submit your application, including changing your major or updating your personal information, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 610-436-3411. 


First Year Applicants

Current high school students and high school graduates who have not enrolled in a post-secondary institution should apply as a first year applicant. If you are taking or have taken courses at a college or university while in high school, you are considered a first year applicant. Learn more about first year admission requirements.

Transfer Applicants

Any student who has attended a post-secondary institution after high school (regardless of their number of credits earned) or enrolled with WCU on a non-degree basis should apply as a transfer applicant. If you attended WCU as a degree student for at least one semester but did not register for classes for three or more consecutive semesters, apply as a readmit applicant. Learn more about transfer admission requirements.

Readmission Applicants

Students who previously attended WCU as a degree candidate, but have not enrolled in classes for three or more consecutive semesters, must apply for readmission. The application for readmission is available here


Non-degree is an academic term used to describe students who are “not formally accepted into a degree-seeking program” at West Chester University. Registering as a non-degree student permits high school students to gain experience, gives current college students an opportunity to learn at another institution and allows community members a chance to grow on a personal or professional level. More information on non-degree can be found here