Graduate Non-degree Contact: Graduate Studies Office at 610-436-2458
Undergraduate Non-Degree Contact: Office of the Registrar at 610-436-3541
Senior Citizen Students Contact:Office of the Registrar at 610-436-3541
For information on how to register once you have successfully completed the Non-Degree application (below), please view this informational video How to Register for Graduate Classes at WCU video.
What is non-degree? Non degree is an academic term for "not formally accepted into a degree program." It is a great way to start your graduate career or to gain personal and professional growth. As a non-degree student, you take the same course as everyone else while earning the same college credit.
The "Non-degree Online Application" will allow you to apply for specific terms once registration is open for that term and for non-degree students.
Here are a few important points for you to know before you submit your non degree application:
The Senior Citizen Program allows retired Pennsylvania residents to attend West Chester University tuition free on a SPACE-AVAILABLE BASIS. To qualify, the student must be retired, at least 60 years old, and have been a Pennsylvania resident for at least a year. Students may enroll as either degree or non-degree students and may audit or take courses for credit. The program does not include internships, independent study, individualized instruction, student teaching, thesis, seminar, or any similar course requiring extra faculty compensation for the additional enrollment. All scheduling information is available in the Office of Graduate Studies.
Senior citizen students may not register prior to the beginning of classes. They must attend the first meeting of the class/classes for which they wish to register and obtain the instructor's signature on their schedule, indicating there is space available in the class. They then return their signed schedule, along with a signed Senior Citizen fee waiver form and signed audit form if they wish to audit, to the Office of the Registrar. The office then schedules the student and submits the fee waiver form to the Bursar's Office.
New Non-Degree Senior Citizen students should complete the Non-Degree Online Application. Once classes start, students may submit their completed course enrollment form and fee waiver to the Registrar’s Office for processing.
Returning Non-Degree Senior Citizen students may submit their completed course enrollment form and fee waiver to the Registrar’s Office for processing.