New Graduate Students

Congratulations on your recent acceptance to West Chester University as a graduate student! We look forward to having you as part of our community and are excited to see you succeed in this next stage in your education. Whether you are straight out of college, switching careers, or looking to increase your current potential, the West Chester University staff is here to help you along the way. Here is a guide for helpful resources and services. Below you will find some important information and FAQs to help start off your graduate career on the right foot.

How To:

Visit Campus

If you have yet to visit West Chester University, please feel free do so before you begin your program. Head to our Visit Us page to register for an Open House, Information session, or even a Campus Tour.

Pay Enrollment Deposit

  1. Locate your student ID on your acceptance letter
  2. Go to the Pay Enrollment Deposit page on myWCU
  3. Follow instructions on the page

If you are having difficulty paying, please contact the Bursar's Office at 610-436-2552.

The deposit is not posted to your account until the following business day. It could take up to 48 hours for your account to be activated.

Create your Account and Log in

After you’ve paid your enrollment deposit you may set-up your account:
How to set up your new student account

Your account provides you access to WCU email and more:
Learn about access


Save the date!

New Student Graduate Orientation
Monday, August 19 from 6:00-7:00pm
Sykes Student Union Ballroom
110 W. Rosedale Ave
West Chester, PA 19383

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Contact Your Advisor

Feel free to email your advisor with any questions or concerns.

If you were not assigned an advisor, contact your program's Graduate Coordinator.

Register for Classes

It is recommended that all students contact their Graduate Coordinator or Advisor first to discuss coursework prior to enrollment.

Please visit the following webpage for more information about registering for classes.

Activate Your Financial Account

If you have financial aid, you will need to ACCEPT your aid via myWCU. For more information email Financial Aid or call 610-436-2627.

Once your student aid has been accepted, log into myWCU and click "ACTIVATE STUDENT ACCOUNT". This will need to be done even if your account balance is 0 after your financial aid. For more information on paying your bills, please visit the Bursar's Office.

You can also view helpful Financial Aid videos.

Important Links

Financial Aid Office

Bursar's Office

Registrar's Office

The Graduate School

Graduate Catalog
Use for all program and policy requirements for West Chester University