APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR
WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY APPLICATION
First Year Students
First Year Apply Now for Spring-Fall 2023 Common Application
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.