Graduate Catalog

2012 – 2013

Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
McKelvie Hall, 102 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763
gradstudy@wcupa.edu


Revised August 2012

Catalog Index

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  W

A [top]

Academic
calendar
information and regulations
Integrity Policy
probation

Acceptence fee

Accounting

Accreditation

Active status

ADA Policy and Accommodations
Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action
Sexual Harrasment
ADA

ADA Policy Statement

Adding a course

Address changes, in Academic Information and Regulations

Administration of the University

Admission
of international students
requirements
to degree candidacy
to teacher education for certification

Advisory System

Affirmative Action Policy

Anthropology and Sociology

Applicable catalog year

Application
deadline
fee
for graduation
procedure
to degree candidacy

Applied
Music

Statistics
Studies in teaching and learning, See Early and Middle Grades Education

Art

Assistantships

Astronomy, See Geology and Astronomy

Audit fee

Auditor status, changing to

Auditors

Awards (faculty)

Awards and grants, see Financial Aid

B [top]

Biology

Board of Governors

Bookstore

Business Administration

C [top]

Calendar, academic

Campus

Career Development Center

Certificate
for individual programs, see Graduate Programs of Study
in administration
of advanced graduate study
program policy

Certification, teaching
for individual programs, see Graduate Programs of Study

Change
in name or address, in Academic Information and Regulations
in program
of status

Check Policy, Uncollectible

Chemistry

Children's Center

Class delays or cancellations, See Weather Alert Notification

Classification of students

Clinical Psychology, See Psychology

Commencement fee

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Communication Studies

Communications Directory

Communicative Disorders

Comprehensive examination

Computer Science

Computing services, See Information Services

Continuous enrollment

Council of Trustees

Counselor Education

Counseling and Psychological Services, Department of

Course
audit fee
load, See enrollment classification
numbering system
Repeat Policy

Credit by examination

Credit, transfer of, in Admission, in Academic Information and Regulations

Criminal Justice

Crossover registration fees

D [top]

Damage fee

Deadline, application

Defense of master's thesis

Degree
candidacy
programs
requirements
students (matriculated students)
See also individual program listings

Direct Loans

Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

Directions to West Chester

Directory Information–Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Disruptive Classroom Behavior, Policy on

Dropping a course

E [top]

Early and Middle Grades Education

Earth and Space Science, See Geology and Astronomy

Economics and Finance

Educational services fee

Educational specialist certification

Elementary Education, See Early and Middle Grades Education

Elementary school counseling

Emergency

Alert Notification
Preparedness

English

Enrollment classification

Entrepreneurial Education,
Graduate Certificate in

Examinations, other

F [top]

Faculty

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Federal
Perkins Loan Program
Work Study

Fee refunds

Fees and expenses

Fees for crossover registration

Finance, See Economics and Finance

Financial aid

Foreign Languages, See Languages and Cultures

Formal admission to teacher education for certification

Francis Harvey Green Library

Frederick Douglass
Graduate Assistantships
Institute
Society

French, See Languages and Cultures

G [top]

General fee

Geography and Planning

Geology and Astronomy

Gerontology, See Anthropology and Sociology

Good standing

Grade
appeals
change policy
definitions
reports

Grading system

Graduate
assistantships
certificate program policy
degree programs
Management Admission Test
PLUS Loan
Record Examination
resident assistants
Student Association
Student Association fee
Studies, Office of
Studies at West Chester

Graduation, application for

Grants, See Financial Aid

H [top]

Health
and Wellness Center
Center fee
Department of

Higher Education Counseling

History
of the University

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Honor societies

Honors and awards (faculty)

Housing
deposit
fee
refunds

How to reach West Chester

Human Resources Management, M.P.A.

I [top]

Identification card fee

Industrial/Organizational Psychology, See Psychology

Infirmary, See Health Center

Information Services

Institute for Women
graduate grant

Instrument rental fees

Insurance, See Health Center

Integrity Policy, Academic

International
education
students

K [top]

Kinesiology

L [top]

Languages and Cultures

Late payment fee

Late registration fee

Leadership for Women

Leave of absence

Library, Francis Harvey Green

Linguistics

Literacy

Literature, See English

Loans, See Financial Aid

Lost key replacement fee

M [top]

Management

Marketing

Master of education degree, additional requirement for

Master's degree, requirements for

Mathematics

Matriculation fee

M.B.A.

Meal fee

Meal refunds

Miller Analogies Test

Mission and Values Statements

M.P.A.

Multicultural Affairs

Music
Applied
Education
History and Literature
instrument rental fees
Theory/Composition

N [top]

Name change

"No Grades," removing

Nondegree students

Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action Policy

Nonprofit Administration, M.P.A.

Notification of admission

Nursing

O [top]

Obtaining transcripts

Off-Campus and Commuter Services

Off-campus housing

P [top]

Parking
fee
improvement fee

Partial Payment Policy

Pass/fail grades

Payment of fees

Pennsylvania teacher intern certification program

Perkins Loan Program

Philosophy

Physical Education, See Kinesiology

Placement, See Career Development Center

PLUS Loan

Poetry Center

Political Science

Probation, academic

Procedure for application to degree candidacy

Professional
and Secondary Education
certificates
growth status

Programs of Study

Provisional matriculation

Psychology

Public Administration, M.P.A. Program

Public Health, See Health

Public Safety

R [top]

Reading, See Literacy

Readmission, in Admission, in Academic Information and Regulations

Reapplication for degree candidacy

Recreation and leisure programs

Refund policies

Regional Planning, M.P.A., in Administration, in Geography and Planning

Registration

Removing "no grade"

Repeat Policy

Requirements for
admission
degree candidacy
master of education degree
master's degree

Research requirements

Residence hall graduate assistants

Responsibility, student

Room and board, See housing fee

S [top]

Scholarships

School Health, See Health

Second master's degree

Secondary
Education
school counseling
teaching certification

Senior Citizen Policy

Services for Students with Disabilities

Sexual Harassment Policy

Snow days, See Weather Alert Notification

Social Work, Graduate

Sociology, See Anthropology and Sociology

Spanish, See Languages and Cultures

Special Education

Speech and Hearing Clinic

Speech Pathology, See Communicative Disorders

Sport Management and Athletics, certificate

Status
active
change of

Storm closings, See Weather Alert Notification

Structure of the University

Student
Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
Health Center fee
Responsibility
Rights and Responsibilities
services and living

Submitting the thesis for binding

Summer sessions

Sykes Union
Building
expansion fee
fee

T [top]

Teaching and Learning with Technology

Teaching certification

Teaching English as a Second Language

Technology tuition fee

Theatre and Dance

Thesis binding

Thesis defense

Time to complete the degree program

Transcript fee

Transcripts, obtaining

Transfer of credit, in Admission, in Academic Information and Regulations

Tuition
rates
and general fees refund

U [top]

Uncollectible Check Policy

Undergraduate
courses, fees for crossover registration
courses for graduate credit

Undergraduates (taking graduate courses)

University Services and Student Living

Urban and Regional Planning, M.P.A. certificate, see also Public Administration

V [top]

Values Statement

Vehicle Registration

Veterans Affairs

Vision Statement

W [top]

Weather Alert Notification

West Chester, how to reach

West Chester University Foundation

Withdrawal/Enrollment Change

Withdrawal
procedure
refunds

Women's Center

Women's and Gender Studies

Work Study, Federal

Workshops