Diane Greenwood, MSW, LCSW
WCU Coordinator of Philadelphia Site
Phone: 610-436-2551
Email: DGreenwood@wcupa.edu


WCU at PASSHE Center City
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3001
Email: Info@pmuccenter.org


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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

How do I access my grades each semester?

Once grades are posted, students can access grades via his or her myWCU account.

My employer reimburses me for my tuition. Is there a form I need to complete?

If your employer reimburses you for tuition, please complete the Grade Mailer Request. Please be sure to sign the form and fax to the

WCU Registrar
Fax: (610) 436-2370
Fax number is also located on the top of the form.
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How do I find out if I qualify for financial aid?

When you apply for admission to WCU, applying for financial aid should be a parallel process. Please complete your FAFSA and follow directions on the WCU Financial Aid website.

Further Information

Dana Parker
Director, Financial Aid
DParker@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-2627

Will I get the same quality education that I would receive at West Chester University’s main campus?

Yes! When taking classes at West Chester University’s Philadelphia Campus, you will the same access to West Chester University’s faculty and you will be expected to complete the same assignments as your main campus counterparts.

Will tuition at the Philadelphia Campus be more than tuition at the main campus?

Students who take classes only at our Philadelphia location will receive a 10% discount on their tuition!

Will all the classes I need to complete my degree or certificate program be available at the Philadelphia campus?

Yes, all required courses will be offered at the Philadelphia campus.

I am a working professional, will the classes be held at times that are convenient for my work schedule?

Yes! Almost every student taking classes at the Philadelphia campus is a working student like yourself.

What advantages does the WCU in Philadelphia campus offer over other local universities?

West Chester University provides its students with a great, affordable education and the Philadelphia campus is conveniently located right in center city. Also, unlike some of the other local universities, almost all of the students at the Philadelphia campus are working professionals. You can network with others in your field while learning the skills you need to move forward in your career.

Undergraduate FAQs

How can I find out if certain courses I took at community college or CLEP exams will transfer?

The WCU Registrar's Office has a Transfer Credit Center where students can locate transfer equivalencies. If you do not see your previous college or courses listed, or have another specific transfer question, you can contact the Registrar directly.

WCU accepts certain CLEP exams for credit. Use CollegeBoard's Test Center Search to find a test center near you. For information about which exams are accepted, please visit the Registrar's website.

Further Information

Karissa Zerr
Transfer Credit Coordinator
KZerr@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-3001

How will my financial aid work if I am dually-enrolled at WCU and my community college?

Students enrolled in courses at the Philadelphia site may also be dually-enrolled in general education courses at community college. All financial aid matters will be handled through WCU. If you have any questions about how and when to pay your tuition, please visit the Financial Aid website.

If you have any questions about how and when to pay your tuition, please visit the Office of the Bursar's website.

Further Information

Dan McIlhenny
Senior Director of Financial Aid
DMcIlhenny@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-3618

Colleen Corrado
Associate Director of Student Financial Services
CCorrado@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-3294

Who do I talk to about scheduling my courses, getting student supports such as writing help, or answering general questions about the curriculum?

WCU faculty are dedicated to providing you with individualized advisement and assistance. We will want for you to meet with your faculty advisor each semester in order to schedule for the next semester, and will not clear you to schedule without a face-to-face meeting. During that time, we can provide professional and academic advisement, and connect you with any support services you may need. While you will always have access to the faculty in the classroom, advisement for the Philadelphia site will be provided by the Chair of each program.

Further Information

Social Work and general PASSHE questions:
bswphilly@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-3469

Criminal Justice and general PASSHE questions:
bscjphilly@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-3469

Who do I contact with questions?

We are here to help:

  • For admissions and general applications questions, please contact Catherine Oberholtzer, M.S., Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions at COberholtzer@wcupa.edu or (610) 436-3479.
  • For general questions about WCU in Philadelphia, please contact Diane Greenwood, Coordinator of Branch Campus at DGreenwood@wcupa.edu (610) 436-2551.
  • Specific questions should be directed to the program of interest.

Graduate FAQs

Where can I find information about the Refund Policy/Procedure for dropped or cancelled classes?

Information about the Refund Policy can be found on the Registrar's website, on the Refund Dates and Percentages page.

What is the G.P.A. requirement to be considered in good academic standing by the University?

Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative average to remain in good standing.

Who do I contact with questions?

We are here to help:

  • With admissions related questions, please contact Michele Auciello, Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment & Student Services at MAuciello@wcupa.edu or 610-436-2575.
  • For general questions about WCU in Philadelphia, please contact Diane Greenwood, Coordinator of Branch Campus at DGreenwood@wcupa.edu (610) 436-2551.
  • Specific questions should be directed to the program of interest.