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Undergraduate Admissions

Veterans and Active Military Applicants

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Undergraduate Admissions

Address:
Messikomer Hall (Admissions Office)
100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm


Phone: 610-436-3411
Fax: 610-436-2907
Email: ugadmiss@wcupa.edu

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Veterans and Active Military Applicants

Freshman

Veterans and active military applicants who have not enrolled in any postsecondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen.

How to Apply

Apply Online*
  1. All Veteran and Active Military applicants are waived from paying the application fee. When completing your application please select the fee waiver option on the payment page.
  2. Complete the application for admission, including a personal statement. Applications can be accepted without a personal statement, but an admissions decision will not be made until the statement is received. If sent separately, please make sure to include your name and Social Security number on the statement so we can match it with your file.
  3. Submit an official high school transcript. Request an official high school transcript from your guidance counselor, which lists your senior year courses. If you are a homeschooled applicant, submit an official transcript issued by the Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency (PHAA) or official documentation that your current curriculum has been approved by your state's Board of Education.
  4. Send official SAT or ACT scores. It is the applicant's responsibility to send the Office of Admissions the official results of the SAT or ACT. Test scores imprinted on an official high school transcript are also acceptable. ACT scores imprinted on an official high school transcript must include all sub scores, along with a composite score. If you graduated from high school more than three years ago, it is not necessary to submit SAT or ACT scores; however, an official high school transcript is required.
  5. Submit General Equivalency Diploma (GED), if required. Students who received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward their official score report, an official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT results to the Office of Admissions. If you received the GED more than three years ago, it is not necessary to submit SAT or ACT scores.
  6. Submit to the Office of Admissions all official military transcripts.

*It is the applicant's responsibility to supply the Office of Admissions with the necessary documents to complete his or her application. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information is not received.

Program of Study Special Notes

  • Undeclared
    Due to the competitive nature and enrollment limitations of some academic programs, we offer the opportunity to indicate a second choice of major. If you are undecided about the program of study you wish to pursue, you can select the Pre-Major Program (Undeclared).
  • BSN Nursing
    Freshman applicants interested in the BSN Nursing (freshmen only) program must apply early in the fall of their senior year. Please note, transferring into the Nursing program as a current WCU student is unlikely to occur.
  • Athletic Training
    The undergraduate Athletic Training program is now Health Sciences: General - Sports Medicine Studies BS. Students apply directly into a 3+2 program in which he or she can earn a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences: General - Sports Medicine Studies BS and a master's degree in Athletic Training. 
  • 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 the Languages and Cultures BA degree in any one of the following areas: French, German, Russian, or Spanish. 
  • 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.

Merit Scholarships

In order to be considered for merit scholarships students should apply for admission early in the fall of their senior year and be accepted no later than January 15. Applicants eligible for scholarship consideration will be notified with further information.

Transfer

Veterans and active military applications who have been enrolled in any postsecondary institution(s) and/or have attended West Chester University as a non-degree student after graduating from high school should apply as transfers.

How to Apply

Apply Online* or
Paper Application
  1. All Veteran and Active Military applicants are waived from paying the application fee. When completing your application please select the fee waiver option on the payment page.
  2. Complete the application for admission, including a personal statement.
  3. Send your official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended.
  4. Submit to the Office of Admissions all official military transcripts.
  5. If you have earned fewer than 24 credits at the time of application, you must ALSO submit an official final high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. If you have graduated from high school more than three years ago, it is not necessary to submit SAT or ACT scores.
  6. Please review the following tips before completing your online admissions application.

*It is the applicant's responsibility to supply the Office of Admissions with the necessary documents to complete his or her application. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information is not received.

Program of Study Special Notes

  • Criminal Justice
    Transfer students applying for the BS Criminal Justice program offered at our Philadelphia location must select BS Criminal Justice (Philadelphia transfers only). Only core coursework requirements for Criminal Justice will be offered at the Philadelphia location. For additional information, please visit the Criminal Justice website.
  • Education
    Transfer students applying to BSED Early Grades Preparation PK-4, BSED Early Grades Preparation PK-4/Special Education PK-8, BSED Middle Grades Preparation 4-8, or BSED Middle Grades Preparation 4-8/Special Education PK-8 must have 27 completed college level credits to be considered for admission. Applicants who have, or will have, 48 or more completed credits when beginning at WCU are also required to have a passing PAPA score. All applicants to Education programs must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above to be eligible for consideration.
  • Health Sciences BS: General
    Only students who have completed an associate degree or certificate program in such areas as dental hygiene, occupational therapy, medical technology, cardiovascular technology, or alternative/complementary medicine are eligible to apply.
  • Liberal Studies BA/BS
    Only transfer students who have completed at least 32, but no more than 80, semester hours of credit are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants will meet with an adviser to determine which liberal studies track (arts and sciences or science and mathematics) is appropriate.
  • Nursing
    Applicants must be a registered nurse to be eligible to apply for the RN to BSN program. To be eligible to apply for the ADVANCE 2 BSN Accelerated Second Degree program, applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree in another subject and receive a 70% or better on the TEAS V exam. For additional information, please visit the Nursing website.
  • Pre-Major (Undeclared)
    Students who will have earned more than 45 credits prior to transferring are not eligible to apply for the Pre-Major (Undeclared) program.
  • Social Work
    Students who will have earned more than 45 credits prior to transferring are not eligible to apply for the Social Work program offered at main campus. Transfer students applying for the BSW Social Work program offered at our Philadelphia location must select BSW Social Work (Philadelphia transfers only). Only core coursework requirements for Social Work will be offered at the Philadelphia location. For additional information, please visit the Social Work website.

 

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