Literacy (Reading)


Literacy Office
108B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Call: 610-436-2877
FAX: 610-436-3102


Undergraduate Admission to the Reading Minor

- Application and Admission Requirements

Before submitting your application:

Students may submit an application for a minor in Reading if they meet their respective GPA* and credits earned requirements.  Credits from courses students are currently taking are not considered earned credits and will not count toward meeting the required credit minimums for a Reading minor application until the course has been completed.

WCU students must have a minimum of 30 credits:

  • Students applying with 30 to 47 credits must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.65
  • Students applying with 48 or more credits must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8

Transfer WCU students must have a minimum of 48 credits

  • A minimum of 12 credits must be earned from WCU
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA from WCU of 2.8

Submitting your application:

  1. Download, print, and complete the Registrar's form for adding a minor. Be sure to input plan codes for your major and the Reading minor.  The plan code for a minor in Reading is Q018
  2. Obtain the signatures of your advisor and the chairperson of your major's department.
  3. Print and attach your unofficial transcript from your myWCU account to your application
  4. Drop off your application and unofficial transcript to the Literacy office, Recitation 108B. The department will notify you when your application has been signed and ready for pick up. Note: For privacy purposes your unofficial transcript will not be returned back to you; it is for department use only and not necessary for further processing of your application.
  5. Pick up your signed application from the Literacy department and take it to the Registrar's Office, 25 University Ave. (your minor will not be added to your account unless it is processed by the Registrar's Office).

Once you are admitted:

*Students are required to maintain the minimum cumulative GPA under which they were admitted. Students who fall below the minimum cumulative GPA required are permitted to retake, in accordance with University policy, course work in the minor that contributed to their low GPA.  Such students will not be permitted to take additional courses in the reading minor until the required minimum cumulative GPA is met.

You will receive e-mail announcements, updates, and notifications from "WCU Literacy Department," the Literacy department's announcement only email account.  Please be sure to monitor your WCU webmail account and read all notifications. Department emails are informative; they are intended to provide you with the most current and imperative information about scheduling, future course offerings, curriculum or course changes, clearances, or other important messages. If you do not receive department emails, please email the department secretary, Morgan DeStefano, or stop by the Literacy office and speak to either Morgan or a graduate assistant.