Veterans and Active Military Applicants

First Year

Veterans and active military applicants who have not enrolled in any postsecondary institution since graduating high school should apply as first year.

How to Apply

Apply Online* 
  1. Complete the application for admission.
  2. Submit an official high school transcript. Request an official high school transcript from your guidance counselor, which lists your senior year courses. If you are a homeschooled applicant, submit an official transcript issued by the Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency (PHAA) or official documentation that your current curriculum has been approved by your state's Board of Education.
  3. Send official SAT or ACT scores. It is the applicant's responsibility to send the Office of Admissions the official results of the SAT or ACT. Test scores imprinted on an official high school transcript are also acceptable. ACT scores imprinted on an official high school transcript must include all sub scores, along with a composite score. If you graduated from high school more than three years ago, it is not necessary to submit SAT or ACT scores; however, an official high school transcript is required.
  4. Submit General Equivalency Diploma (GED), if required. Students who received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward their official score report, an official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT results to the Office of Admissions. If you received the GED more than three years ago, it is not necessary to submit SAT or ACT scores.
  5. Submit to the Office of Admissions all official military transcripts.

*It is the applicant's responsibility to supply the Office of Admissions with the necessary documents to complete his or her application. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information is not received.

Program of Study Special Notes

  • Exploratory Studies/Undeclared
    Due to the competitive nature and enrollment limitations of some academic programs, we offer the opportunity to indicate a second choice of major. If you are undecided about the program of study you wish to pursue, you can select the Exploratory Studies Program (Undeclared).
  • BSN Nursing
    First year applicants interested in the BSN Nursing (first year only) program must apply early in the fall of their senior year. Please note, transferring into the Nursing program as a current WCU student is unlikely to occur.
  • Athletic Training
    The undergraduate Athletic Training program is now Health Sciences: General - Sports Medicine Studies BS. Students apply directly into a 3+2 program in which they can earn a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences: General - Sports Medicine Studies BS and a master's degree in Athletic Training. 
  • Elective Social Studies Certification
    Applicants who wish to teach social studies at the secondary education level may pursue teaching certification in combination with any of the following BA degree programs: geography, history, or political science. 
  • Elective Language and Cultures Certification
    Applicants who wish to receive a language and cultures certification may pursue a PA K-12 Certification in combination with the Languages and Cultures BA degree in any one of the following areas: French, German, Russian, or Spanish. 
  • Respiratory Care requires an interview as part of the admission process. School of Music requires an audition. Studio Art requires a portfolio review. Applicants to these programs of study are encouraged to apply early.

Merit Scholarships

In order to be considered for merit scholarships students should apply for admission early in the fall of their senior year. Applicants eligible for scholarship consideration will be notified with further information.

 

Transfer

Veterans and active military applications who have been enrolled in any postsecondary institution(s) and/or have attended West Chester University as a non-degree student after graduating from high school should apply as transfers.

How to Apply

Apply Online* 
  1. Complete the application for admission.
  2. Send your official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended.
  3. Submit to the Office of Admissions all official military transcripts.
  4. If you have earned fewer than 24 credits at the time of application, you must ALSO submit an official final high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. If you have graduated from high school more than three years ago, it is not necessary to submit SAT or ACT scores.
  5. Please review the following tips before completing your online admissions application.

*It is the applicant's responsibility to supply the Office of Admissions with the necessary documents to complete his or her application. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information is not received.

Program of Study Special Notes

 

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