New Students

On behalf of the Center for International Programs (CIP), it is our pleasure to welcome all new students to West Chester University of Pennsylvania!

This section guides newly admitted international students through the visa application process, arriving at WCU, and much more to help you prepare for studies. It has been designed, when used in connection with other WCU publications, to smooth your transition into American life and your academic studies. We hope that you will take the time to review this information. It is very important that you familiarize yourself with certain specific requirements concerning your status as a student in the United States.

We, at the CIP, are ready to help facilitate the “settling in” process. The CIP assists students with immigration matters and acts as a liaison between the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and all international students and visiting scholars at WCU and much more. Best wishes to all students on their academic endeavors at WCU.


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