Registration: Undergraduate Non-Degree Application - Applied Students

Application Information for Students who have Applied for Undergraduate Admission

The undergraduate non-degree application becomes available once the course schedule for the semester becomes accessible online. The application will remain active until the end of the Add/Drop period each semester. After the Add/Drop period, students will not be permitted to apply for that particular semester. All non-degree students who have applied for undergraduate admission become inactive at the end of each semester. If the student is interested in continuing at West Chester University as a non-degree student, we would require another non-degree application to be completed.

We recommend that the non-degree application gets completed prior to the start of open registration for the semester. This will allow time for admission and prerequisite requirements to be assessed, as well as communicate with Department Chairs, if deemed necessary. Although applicants will not be permitted to register until open registration, it will ensure that the student is prepared, increasing the likelihood of obtaining a seat in the class.

Once it is determined that an applicant meets the minimum admission and prerequisite requirements, they will be permitted to register for courses starting the first day of open registration. Please consult the Academic Calendar for our open registration dates.

If you are a student who qualifies for accommodations, please see the Office of Educational Accessibility (OEA) website for information on the level of accommodation provided for college courses. Please

contact the OEA

to submit appropriate disability documentation.

Application Process for Students who have Applied for Undergraduate Admission

  1. Students will complete the online non-degree application.  Students who have applied for undergraduate admission do not need to submit submitting documentation as long as their most recent transcript information is on file with the Office of Admissions.  If the student has not submitted their most recent transcript information, it can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off to the specified office.
  2. Once the application is submitted, the student will receive an email notification almost immediately, sent to the email address supplied, verifying that the application was submitted successfully.   
  3. When the application is submitted and supporting documentation is received from the Office of Admissions, all materials will be reviewed.  If approved, the student will receive a second email with important information, including a WCU ID number. This ID number is used to set up the students’ self-service account (myWCU) and WCU email account.  All communication with staff and faculty members is required to be through the WCU email account, therefore it is the responsibility of the student to activate their account as quickly as possible.
  4. Once the student has an active WCU account, they will be able to enroll in courses, as long as they meet the prerequisite requirements and have been granted permission to enroll.  If the student receives a prerequisite error message while completing their class registration, they can e-mail Undergraduate Non-Degree with the EXACT class information and request to be given permission to enroll.  In that request, the student should provide proof of successful completion of the prerequisite if it has not been previously submitted.  


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