Readmission

Readmission applications are available for students who were previously enrolled at West Chester University as degree candidates but did not earn a degree. To file a readmission application the student must have completed at least one semester of course work as a degree candidate but has been separated from the University for three or more consecutive semesters, regardless of reason.

All readmission applications, including all supporting documents, are to be filed by August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

West Chester University is committed to taking every precaution possible to ensure the health and safety of all students, employees, and visitors to our campus amidst this global public concern. With this information in mind, our Office will be provide services remotely: Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. We will be accepting applications for readmission electronically. Please see instructions below for more information.

Instructions

Any student who was previously enrolled in a degree program at West Chester University and has not attended the University for three or more consecutive semesters and did not earn a degree, must follow the outlined procedures to be considered for readmission to the University.

  1. Please complete the application for readmission. You will need to print, complete, sign and date your application . Return directly to degreecompletion@wcupa.edu. Because we are working remotely, we recommend submitting via email.  If you submit via mail, please expect delays in the shipping and processing of your application.

    West Chester University
    Office of the Registrar
    25 University Ave
    West Chester, PA 19383

  2. You will need to select an academic plan of study. Please refer to this form, Major Code Reference Sheet, for options.
  3. If you have completed college course work at another institution(s) since leaving West Chester, have an official transcript(s) sent to the Office of the Registrar. You can send it directly to transfercredits@wcupa.edu
  4. If you left the University with less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or were dismissed for disciplinary reasons, you must also submit a personal statement and include:
    • the factors which contributed to your poor academic performance while enrolled at West Chester
    • a brief overview of your experiences since leaving the institution
    • if applicable, circumstances resulting in your dismissal for disciplinary reasons

Upon receipt of all requested materials, your application will be forwarded to the Assistant Registrar for Degree Completion for review and final decision regarding your eligibility for readmission.

Important Information

  1. Recommended deadline dates for completed readmission applications and all supporting documentation:
    • August 1 for the Fall semester
    • December 1 for the Spring semester
  2. Students are readmitted into the program of study in which they had previously been enrolled. If you indicate a desire to change your major, a form will be included with your acceptance letter. There is no guarantee that a change of curriculum will be approved. Students must meet the specific departmental requirements for admission to the program of their choice and all required signatures must be on the form in order to process the change. It is the student's responsibility to return the "Change of Curriculum" form to the Office of Admissions prior to the start of the semester.
  3. All students are readmitted as commuters.
  4. The Office of the Vice Provost, through the special assistant for academic policy, at its discretion, offers academic renewal to students at the time they apply for readmission. Please see the Academic Renewal Policy page for more information.
  5. Students will receive scheduling information at the time of acceptance. Candidates for readmission are ineligible for pre-scheduling.
  6. If you have a disability that you have not previously disclosed and wish to do so, please contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) at 610-436-2564. They will inform you of the appropriate documentation to submit and the assistance and support services available to students with disabilities. If you believe that a disability had an effect on your previous course work at the University and wish to have that fact considered, please include that information in your personal statement. You may also wish to seek the support of the OSSD in the readmission process.
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