108B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Students who are admitted to the Graduate Program in Reading are classified as follows:
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available each year. For information concerning these assistantships contact the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Students may register through myWCU on the Internet, by telephone, or by submitting a scheduling card to the Graduate Office. The registration procedure and course offerings are outlined in two special bulletins: one for the Fall and Summer semesters, and one for the Spring semester.
All graduate students who have been admitted into a graduate program must maintain continuous registration each semester (except summer sessions) or must apply for a formal leave of absence. For further information, please refer to the Graduate Catalog or online.
A maximum of six (6) graduate credits earned at other institutions may be transferred to a master's degree program in reading if they meet the approval of the Literacy Department. Criteria include:
Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in order to be admitted to candidacy for the degree and in order to graduate. Degree students must repeat any required courses for which they have received a grade of less than C-. All grades received for a course will remain on the student's record, and will be used to calculate the cumulative average.
Each candidate for the Master’s degree should complete a graduation application the semester before he/she intends to graduate. The application ia available in the Graduate Studies Office or online. If a student fails to graduate on the planned date, she/he must submit another application for the next graduation date. Deadlines for submission are as follows: February 1 for the May graduation, June 1 for the August graduation, and October 1 for the December graduation.
After receiving the student’s graduation application and reviewing the student’s credentials, a recommendation will be made by the Graduate Reading Coordinator. The student will then be informed of this recommendation by letter from the Dean of Graduate Studies.
In addition to submitting the graduation application, each candidate must pay a fee, complete a Commencement Fund Invoice, and order a cap and gown.