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Undergraduate Non-Degree Application - High School and GED Graduates

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Address:
Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Ave
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3541
Fax: 610-436-2370


NOTICE: WCU email is our primary and official form of communication.

General: registrar@wcupa.edu
Non-Degree: ugradnondegree@wcupa.edu
Transcripts: transcripts@wcupa.edu
Transfer Credits: transfercredits@wcupa.edu


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Wed: 9am-4pm


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Application Information for High School and GED Graduates

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 high school and GED graduate applicants become inactive at the end of each Spring semester. If the student is interested in continuing at West Chester University, 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 granted permission to register for courses beginning 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 Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) websitefor information on the level of accommodation provided for college courses. Please

contact the OSSD

to submit appropriate disability documentation.

Application Process for High School and GED Graduates

  1. Students will complete the online non-degree application.  There will be the option to upload supporting documentation with the application, which will expedite processing.  If the ability to upload documents is not available, they 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 and supporting documentation is received, 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 students are required to use their WCU email address when communicating with university staff and faculty, therefore it is the responsibility of the student to activate their account as quickly as possible.
  4. Once the student activates their myWCU 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.   

If the student does not qualify for the non-degree program or we do not receive all information requested, the non-degree application will not be processed.

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