Initializing or Changing Your Password

A student's West Chester University Account serves 4 main purposes:

  1. Access to the student administration system (myWCU), which is used to access student information, grading and class scheduling
  2. Access to WCU E-Mail (Webmail)
  3. Access to D2L, which is used by instructors to post course materials, hold online discussions, tests, quizzes, and surveys
  4. Access to log onto the University network 

Initializing your Password

Before a new student can use their WCU account for any of the services listed above, they must first initialize their password.

Go to the Change Password page to initialize your password.

  • Your Username is the 1st letter of your first name and the 1st letter of your last name, followed by your WCU ID number:
    • If your WCU ID begins with a one, use the entire number. Example: 1234567 would use BE1234567@wcupa.edu 
    • If your WCU ID begins with a zero, always drop the leading 0. Example: 0123456 would use BE123456@wcupa.edu

  • Enter your "Old Password" as WCU-MMDDYY. Be sure to capitalize the WCU and recognize that the MMDDYY is a representation of your date of birth. Example: January 1st 1984 = WCU-010184.

  • Enter a New Password that is at least 12 characters in length. Note: your password cannot contain any part of your name.
    • Your password does not expire.
    • D2L and MyWCU access will be available immediately. Email access will not be available for 15 minutes after you change your password.

Still Need Help?

  • Go to the Password Reset Tool. Choose Reset Forgotten Password. Follow the examples shown above each box to correctly type in your full email address, date of birth, and the last 4 numbers of your social security number. Then, you can choose a new password (the requirements for the password will be listed on the screen).
    • If you do not have your social security number or date of birth in the system, you will need to contact the IS&T Help Desk using the information below.
    • D2L and MyWCU access will be available immediately. Email access will not be available for 15 minutes after you change your password.

  • Students may email the IS&T Help Desk at helpdesk@wcupa.edu or call the Help Desk at 610-436-3350 with any questions. 

 

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