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Early Alert Program


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Early Alert Program

224 Lawrence, Cube E
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-2187



Course referrals come from your professors. This is their way of providing extra support for you while enrolled in their courses. If your professors feel as though you are in academic jeopardy they will be able to, through a computerized system, refer you to this program

Where do referrals go?

Students with a grade of C- or lower are identified by the professor and referred. Once students are referred, an email letter is automatically generated to the students informing them of their low grades for the designated course(s) and introducing them to program services. An email is sent to the Program Coordinator, and Program Assistants make contact with the students. An email is generated to the students' advisors informing them of their assigned students who are in academic jeopardy. Lastly, the Director of the Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) receives a copy of the students’ letter, informing that office of the low grade report.

Academic difficulty in a college course can be contributed to various factors, and how you are handling your difficulty will either help or inhibit your success at West Chester University. Consider this program as your one-stop-shop for referral information. Joseph Mignone, our Graduate Assistant, will be the person reaching out and schedule appointments with you.


Academic Recovery Plan

An Academic Recovery Plan is developed by the student to specifically identify actions the student will take to improve their academic performance at West Chester University.

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The Learning Assistance and Resource Center gives students the opportunity to receive extra academic support in a variety of courses.  Registered students meet weekly with tutor who will assist students in their understanding of the course concepts and materials

Scheduling For Classes

The Registrar's Office provides the necessary paperwork and authorization to drop, add or withdrawal from a course.  Official transcripts, enrollment verification, transfer credit information, and instructions for scheduling classes can be found here.

Study Skills

The Learning Assistance and Resource Center offers one hour workshops providing general information and techniques for study skills, time management, note taking, test anxiety and essay writing which can be applied to every program of study.

Academic Advising

The Pre-Major Academic Advising Department offers students without an academic major (undeclared/undecided) support and guidance in choosing appropriate courses and discovering career interests. Also, provides assistance in understanding program requirements and policies.

Disability Services

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities offers a full range of support services for students with physical and learning disabilities.

Career Guidance

The Twardowski Career and Development Center offers support to students, who want to explore career interests, improve interviewing skills, resume, or need assistance job searching.

Billing Questions/Answers

The Bursar's Office offers information about tuition and fees, the billing process, and making payments.  Students also visit the Bursar’s office to receive refund checks.


Residence Life holds information for on-campus housing policies and procedures, costs, variety of living facilities, and housing applications. Students having issues with their roommate should contact his/her resident assistant or resident director.

Counseling Services

The Counseling Department provides emotional support and guidance to students, who are having difficulties in various aspects of life, which is affecting their ability to function. 

Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a wide range of services and cultural activities promoting success for all students. 

Student Health and Wellness

The Student Health and Wellness Center offers medical care to students with health concerns.

Legal Matters

The Judicial Affairs Department handles legal matters, absenteeism, and any issues related to WCU’s code of conduct.

LGBTQA Services

This office of LGBTQA offers safe space for individuals to talk and explore their thoughts and feelings about sexual orientation, sexuality, and gender identity.  Provides information, resources and programs to students and the community.