Professional Studies Program
West Chester University
Lawrence Center Rm. 222
West Chester, PA 19383
The graduation process involves more than simply completing the requirements for your degree. It is the student's responsibility to initiate and complete the graduation clearance process. To assist you, use the following list but always defer to the Office of the Registrar's information given a discrepancy. You may always contact Mr. Norris should the need arise.
_____ Apply for graduation when you have earned approximately 90 credits, through the myWCU portal system. The steps to apply for graduation are:
Log onto myWCU and click on "Apply for Graduation"
You will receive a confirmation message that looks something like this:
"You have successfully applied for graduation".
Please print this page for your records
Please follow the steps listed below to finalize your graduation.
Please check your WCU email account for notification in approximately 5-6 weeks.
Please make an appointment with your academic advisor(s) to review your major/minor requirements
The graduation fee is $56. Please make arrangements in the Bursars Office, located in 25 UNA to pay your graduation fee.
_____ Schedule the following meetings to review your progress and identify unmet requirements or other issues that may impact your graduation:
_____ Professional Studies Academic Advisor
_____ Minor Advisor 1
_____ Minor Advisor 2
_____ Be certain that, upon the completion of your final semester, you have accomplished the following:
_____ Earned a minimum of 120 credits applicable toward graduation (Do not count developmental courses, repeated courses, etc.)
_____ Achieved a final Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher
_____ Completed ALL Major Requirements:
_____ 48 credits of general education
_____ Completed the required number of writing emphasis courses
_____ Completed the 15 Credits of Major Breadth/Distributive Courses
_____ Completed at least 30 credits of Major Electives at the 300 + level
_____ Completed 27 additional credits of other major electives at any level
_____ Submit to your Academic Advisor a one page statement that describes why you selected the academic program you did, the connection of your chosen minors to the program, and your future plans.
_____Successfully complete at least two academic minors (at least one of which is from a Professional College)
_____ Pay off any outstanding debts to the university
_____ Complete all exit interviews and wrap-up activities associated with your financial aid.