Thank you for your interest in West Chester University! We hope the following information and resources will be useful to you assist your students in the college search and application process.

Help Your Student Apply to WCU

Academic Programs
Use our Find Your Path tool to help students explore possible majors

How to Apply
We offer both a WCU app and the CommonApp

Admissions Requirements
Learn about how we evaluate applications

Transfer Credit Center
Learn about how we evaluate transfer credit


Application Checklist

  1. Apply online to West Chester University, via the Common App or our own WCU application
  2. Pay the $45 application fee or submit an approved fee waiver
  3. Submit official college transcripts from all schools attended, including military. Any transcripts from an institution outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by a NACES approved company. 
  4. If fewer than 24 credits have been earned by the time of applying, please submit official high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores.* If high school graduation was three or more years ago, scores are not required.

*To be considered official, test scores must be sent from the testing agency or high school counseling office. 

Please note that letters of recommendation and essays/personal statements are not required.


Fee Waivers

West Chester University recognizes the fee waiver form supplied by the College Board SAT Program Fee Service, ACT and/or the fee waiver form supplied by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). 

Fee waivers can be faxed to 610-436-2907, emailed to ugadmiss@wcupa.edu or mailed to:

West Chester University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Please include the students date of birth and address to ensure that the waiver is applied to the correct application. Students who receive a fee waiver will be able to bypass the application payment screen.

Please feel free to contact our office at 610-436-3411 or ugadmiss@wcupa.edu for any additional questions regarding fee waivers.

Campus Contacts

Admissions: 610-436-3411

Financial Aid: 610-436-6952

Registrar: 610-436-3541

Academic Success Program: 610-436-3274

Honors College: 610-436-2996

Residence Life and Housing Services (university housing): 610-436-3307

University Student Housing Office (affiliated housing): 610-430-4988

Off Campus and Commuter Services: 610-436-2209

Office of Educational Accessibility: 610-436-2564

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Find the WCU admissions representative for your area.

See where our admissions counselors are traveling to.

You can also reach out directly to Catherine Oberholtzer, Deputy Director of Admissions, at COberholtzer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3479. 


Quick Facts

45% of our students transferred to WCU
88% of alumni are employed or in grad school
14k+ undergraduate students
670 education abroad opportunities
19:1 student: faculty ratio
113,000 alumni worldwide