West Chester University
Emil H. Messikomer Hall
100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
The Admissions Process
The Office of Admissions at West Chester University completes a preliminary evaluation of applications on a rolling basis once all information has been received and processed. The committee prioritizes those transfer applicants with the strongest academic credentials during the review process and notifies them of its decision as quickly as possible upon completion of their file. Other candidates may be required to submit additional information or will be referred to the committee for a second review. All transfer applicants are encouraged to apply early in the preceding semester. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required for consideration but is not a guarantee for admission. Certain majors have more selective requirements and enrollment limitations. Students with cumulative grade point averages between 2.00 - 2.49 may be deferred until later in the review cycle.
How To Apply
West Chester University defines a transfer applicant as any student who is currently enrolled or previously enrolled in a post secondary institution(s) after graduating from high school or has attended West Chester University on a Non- Degree basis.
Applicants who have earned fewer than 30 college credits must ALSO submit the additional information:
*It is the applicant’s responsibility to supply the Office of Admissions with the necessary documents to complete their application. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information to complete the file is not received.
Frequently Asked Questions
A. It is recommended that transfer applicants for the fall semester complete the application process early in the preceding spring semester, preferably no later than June 1st, and spring semester applications should be completed no later than November 15. Please keep in mind that certain academic programs can close earlier than the dates above and if enrollment limits are met before this time, admissions will be closed.
A. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required for consideration but does not guarantee admission. Many majors have a specific gpa requirement which exceeds a 2.0. For the specific gpa requirement for your major of interest please email email@example.com.
A. If an applicant has completed less than 30 college credits they must also meet the Guidelines For Freshman Admissions Consideration,
A. If a student had previously completed at least one semester of course work at West Chester University as a degree seeking candidate, but separated from the University for two or more consecutive semesters and wishes to re enroll, they must apply as a Readmit Student.
A. The PASSHE Academic Passport Policy states that any community college students with an AA/AS degree in a transfer or college parallel program from an accredited public Pennsylvania community college or any student attending another System (SSHE) university with at least 12 credit hours of college level work with a 2.0 GPA or higher shall be admitted to WCU if they apply within the established WCU time frame. Admission to a specific curriculum at WCU shall be determined by WCU based upon the same criteria required for all other transfer students.
A. Course by course credit evaluations are completed by the Registrar's Office once an applicant has been accepted to WCU. Please click for additional information on the transfer credit process, as well as course by course equivalency charts.
A. No, transfer students are not eligible to apply for the following majors: BS Athletic Training and BSN Nursing. If an applicant has earned 45 credits or more prior to transferring, they are not eligible to apply Undeclared (see Pre-Major program).
Health Science BS: General is only available to those applicants who have completed an associates degree or certification in one of the following areas: dental hygiene, occupational therapy, medical technology, cardiovascular technology, or alternative/complementary medicine.
A. Click on Academic Programs to find all the majors WCU offers! Once you click on your major you will be directed to the department website offering extensive information about the program of study. Contact the department for further information or if you have questions.
A. Yes, there are special admission requirements for those applying to one of the following Education programs: Early Grades Preparation PK-4 BSED, Early Grades Preparation PK-4/Special Education PK-8 BSED, Middle Grades Preparation 4-8 BSED or Middle Grades Preparation 4-8/Special Education PK-8 BSED. Applicants must have 27 completed college level credits to be considered for admission. Applicants with 48 or more completed credits are also required to have passing PRAXIS or PAPA scores. All applicants to Education programs must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above to be eligible for consideration.
A. The Office of Admissions can not advise an applicant, rather you will be directed to contact the department of interest. Once a student is admitted they are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering.
A. To check the status of your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email response within 3-5 business days. Please note - the Office of Admissions must process each application, along with all supporting credentials which can take up to three weeks. Please allow for processing time before checking your status.
A. The Office of Admissions at West Chester University completes a preliminary evaluation of applications on a rolling basis once all information has been received and processed. The committee prioritizes those transfer applicants with the strongest academic credentials during the review process and notifies them of its decision as quickly as possible upon completion of their file. Other candidates may be required to submit additional information or will be referred to the committee for a second review.
A. Limited housing is available for transfer students at our Village Apartments. Applicants interested in living on campus should plan to complete the application process early.
A. At this time, WCU does not offer s merit based scholarships to transfer students. External scholarships are welcomed, click here for a list of external scholarships you may qualify for.