Student System Modernization

Project Overview

Welcome to the Student System Modernization website!

Academic & Enterprise Systems is excited to provide updates on the student system modernization project. Our current student information system, myWCU, has served as the central record hub for student information, academic records, student financials, and financial aid information for almost two decades. In support of our institutional mission, centered around student success and continuous improvement, West Chester University is embarking on a project to implement the Banner Student Information System.

Reach out to with any questions, comments or to get involved in the project.

Guiding Principles:


Implement to maximize institutional flexibility to prioritize student success for the future.
  • Focus on the Student Experience
  • Design solutions with student success at the foundational level
  • Plan for continual process to improvement to work through changing student needs

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Innovate WCU business processes to transform the user experience.
  • Adopt, don't adapt
    • Change the processes, not the software.
  • Innovate and Improve
    • Consider new approaches and ideas
    • Improve services via new technology
    • Monitor and measure services for quality and efficiency, and take corrective action, if needed.
  • Business Processes and Procedures
    • WCU will implement improved business processes and procedure through modernizing our current business processes

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Integrate people, processes, information, and systems to create alignment, cohesion, and efficiency.
  • Keep it simple
    • Minimize data entry and modifications of the same information and shared data in multiple systems.
    • Utilize one technology to enable efficient and uniform processes across the University.
  • Strive for clarity
    • Agree on consistent terms and definitions such as “BannerID”, enrolled student, etc.
  • System of Record
    • Banner will be the official, authoritative data source for student information. Processing external to Banner will not be the system of record.

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Inspire collaboration and student-centered services across campus.
  • Think "One WCU"
    • Do what is best for the University, not just for one school or department.
    • Be transparent, collaborative, and inclusive.
  • Be accountable
    • Every data source, process, procedure, and policy require a champion.
  • Empowerment and Timely Implementation

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Go Lives

NOTE: Dates are estimated, so please wait for official communication.

Go Lives Date
Banner Student - Catalog June 2023
Banner General - general person July 2023
Enrollment Management August 2023
Banner Student - Schedule October 2023
Banner Registration March 2024
Banner Financial Aid April 2024
Degree Works May 2024
Banner Accounts Receivable July 2024
HR FLAC July 2024