Office of the Registrar

West Chester University

Contact Info
Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA, 19383
Phone: 610-436-3541
Fax: 610-436-2370

Take a Class - WCU Non-Degree Enrollment

What is Non-Degree?

Non-degree is an academic term for "not formally accepted into a degree program." It is a great way to start your college career or to gain personal and professional growth. As a non-degree student, you take the same courses as everyone else, and you earn the same college credit.

  • In summer or winter terms you are limited to taking 7 credits per term.
  • Adult/non-traditional students may attempt a total of 18 credits (usually about six courses) as a non-degree student, no more than 9 credits in a fall or spring semester.

Non-Degree Undergraduate Students

If you have been out of high school for less than 3 years, and are interested in Fall/Spring classes, you will need to submit the following supporting documentation after you submit the Non-Degree Application:

  • Unofficial high school transcript showing a minimum GPA of 2.80, and that you graduated in the top 40% of the class
  • Unofficial transcript from any college/university you have previously attended, showing a minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Unofficial copy of SAT scores showing a minimum score of 1020 in Content Reading and Math

General Information

For Fall and Spring:

  • Non-degree Undergraduate students who have questions, should contact the Pre-Major Advising Office at 610 436-3505.
  • Non-degree Graduate and Seniors who have questions, should contact the Graduate Studies Office at 610 436-2458.

The "Non-Degree Online Application" will allow you to apply for summer or winter terms when it is appropriate to schedule classes for those terms. It will also have options for adult/non-traditional students to apply for Fall/Spring terms as non degree when the scheduling time is appropriate.


Here are a few important points for you to know before you submit your non-degree application:

  1. You will need to submit your date of birth, social security number, mailing address and your email address on the application.
  2. Once you submit your online application you will receive an email notification almost immediately. The email will be sent to the address you supplied on your application.
  3. Your online application will be processed and you will then receive a second email notification. This second email notification may take as much as 24 hours. It will include important instructions about how to search the class schedule and scheduling your class, billing information, and most importantly, your WCU ID number.

If you would like to review the class offerings for an upcoming term prior to submitting your Non-Degree Online Application, please view the online Class Search page.

Search for classes using the online Class Search.

All students applying for Non-Degree should use the "Non-Degree Online Application".

Download instructions.