- Exploring and choosing majors and careers
- Finding internships and full-time jobs
- Writing a resume and preparing for interviews (including Interview Stream web-based mock interviews)
- Connecting with employers at career fairs
- Applying to graduate school
- And MORE!
To schedule a 30-minute phone appointment, call (610) 436-2501.
Sign up for Ram Career Network for access to internship and job postings!
Free and confidential Counseling Services are provided to WCU in Philadelphia students on a part-time basis. Dr. Kristin Shelesky, a WCU faculty psychologist, offers appointments on Thursdays at the Center City site. Appointments are available between 11AM and 6PM. Contact Dr. Shelesky, or PASSHE Center City Administrative Assistant, Keeya Faison, at (267) 386-3026 to schedule.
Mental Health Delegates: (215) 685-6440
Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotline: (215) 686-4420
Hall-Mercer Crisis Response Center: 245 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 - (215) 829-5433
Mercy Hospital Crisis Response Center: 5401 Cedar Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 - (215) 748-9525
Psychiatric Emergency Evaluation Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - (215) 662-2121
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
If you plan to take courses at WCU and another school, such as a community college, in the same semester, and would like to use financial aid, you must complete a Consortium Agreement. This form gets taken to the financial aid office of the host institution, and then sent to WCU’s financial aid office. This allows WCU to package you for enough aid to cover the cost of both schools. Please keep in mind that WCU does not pay the host institution directly; you will receive the funds in the form of a refund check after the semester has begun. A Consortium Agreement must be submitted every semester during which you will be dual-enrolled.
Financial Aid Process
In order to receive financial aid, you must complete the following steps:
Be sure to check your WCU email regularly for important financial aid alerts!
Search for Scholarship opportunities with the new WCU scholarship search tool! Click "Apply Now" to complete the WCU General Scholarship Application.
Students attending classes at WCU’s Philadelphia Site will have access to the multiple library resources on the West Chester campus. For information about accessing materials, please visit the library's special online resource site.
eLearning and Outreach Librarian
WCU Philly has started a Lending Library! Contact WCU Philly Program Counselor, Marcie Cohen, at email@example.com if you'd like to donate or reserve books. View available books.
WCU students at the Philadelphia site should follow WCU procedures for requesting accommodations for disabilities in accordance with OSSD procedures. Please refer to the OSSD website for further information.
Student ID photos may be submitted online via the branch campus online submission form. Please read the following instructions and photo guidelines carefully before submitting the form:
Student IDs will be distributed during the first week of classes. Students will need to present another valid form of photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport) in order to receive their student ID card.
You can order your books through the SSI Bookstore at wcubookstore.com. The SSI Bookstore will deliver orders made by 12:00PM on January 16, 2016 to PASSHE Center City free of charge.
Accepted forms of payment:
If you are using Financial Aid to purchase books through the WCU SSI Bookstore, please follow these additional steps:
Click here for a guide to ordering textbooks through the WCU Bookstore website.
The Writing Center offers free writing consultation services to all WCU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to the entire campus community. At every stage of the writing process, from pre-writing to final draft, writing consultants help writers identify their strengths and develop strategies to become better writers. Explore the Writing Center website for resources for writers and information about their services.
Schedule an appointment with a WCU Philly writing tutor. First-time users will need to register. *This is a new link that will take you to a Philadelphia-only schedule. If you registered previously on the old site (where you had to choose the Philadelphia schedule from a drop-down menu), you will need to register again the first time you use this new link.*
Contact the WCU Philly Writing Center at (215) 560-5986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; comprising of 14 universities, four branches campuses, and two centers. PASSHE is committed to its core mission of providing quality education at an affordable cost. The System universities, located in rural, suburban, and small-town settings throughout Pennsylvania, educate more students per year than any other higher educational institution on the state.
PASSHE Center City offers universities an array of programs in one convenient location. For adult learners seeking easy access to quality, affordable learning, PASSHE Center City is an ideal resource.
PASSHE Center City is located at
in the Mellon Independence Building. The easiest way to enter the building is via Eighth Street, under the blue awning for Ross Dress for Less.
For more information about PASSHE Center City, including emergency procedures, please visit www.passhecentercity.org.
Students at West Chester University in Philadelphia are welcome to use computer labs on the third floor of PASSHE Center City during the classroom hours.
Third floor classrooms of PASSHE Center City are open:
Administrative offices are open Monday–Fridays from 9am to 5:30pm.
Closings & Delays
For alerts and notifications:
Call (267) 386-3001 for a pre-recorded message
*Remember that PASSHE Center City/WCU Philly closures are separate from West Chester Campus closures!
There are several convenient parking options near PASSHE Center City:
West Chester University in Center City Philadelphia is easily accessible by SEPTA trains and buses, as well as the PATCO train system. The nearest train station is at Eighth and Market streets.