Get ready for the fastest moving, hardest working, most amazing years of your life.
It’s time to grab your future by the horns as a Golden Ram!
1. Commit to the Next 4
Log in to the Admissions Portal to pay the $200 enrollment deposit.
2. Financial Aid
File FAFSA at studentaid.gov/fafsa school code: 003328
Sign up for a Zoom FAFSA Filing Appointment
Search and Apply for Scholarships
3. Activate your West Chester University Account (@wcupa.edu)
After you pay your enrollment deposit, you will be able to set up your @wcupa.edu West Chester University Account. Your West Chester University Account is your access to student portals such as myWCU, D2L, Webmail and more!
4. Register for New Student Orientation
During Orientation you will meet your peers, chat with academic advisors, and learn more about WCU's campus and resources.
REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION IN YOUR ADMISSIONS PORTAL
5. Complete the First-Year Placement Assessment
Classes for first-year students are scheduled by WCU faculty and staff the first semester. The First-Year Placement Portal helps us to schedule the best classes for you. Complete the First- Year Placement Portal through your MyWCU account .
6. Check your portals often
Find billing info, financial aid info, WCU Managed housing application and more in your myWCU portal.
Find placement testing, summer orientation registration, class schedules and more in your Admissions portal.
Meeting the Class of 2027
Accepted Student Days: March 25, & April 15
Apply for On Campus Housing
Explore your housing options (WCU Managed or USH) and apply to one
LEARN MORE ABOUT ON CAMPUS LIVING
New Student Orientation: June & July
LEARN MORE ABOUT Orientation
First-year student Move-in: August 23 & August 24
Welcome Week: August 23 - 27
Events and activities to help you get connected to your campus and classmates and prepare you for successful years at WCU!
Fall Semester Classes Start: August 28, 2023
Living On Campus
90% of first year students live on campus and it's no wonder why - with residence halls in the heart of North Campus, you're just steps away from dining, classrooms, and campus life.
Whether you choose to live in a traditional dorm room (WCU Managed) or a suite-style room (USH Managed), you'll literally live in the middle of everything.
Housing application for first-year students opens on March 1, 2023
New Student Orientation
What to expect: One full day packed with info and fun! Meet fellow Golden Rams, review your class schedule with academic advisors, learn about resources and support services, and explore your new campus.
When: June & July
Ten orientation days are offered in June and July based on academic college.
View orientation dates
We're Here for You!
Office of Admissions