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Registrar

Undergraduate Non-Degree - Senior Citizens

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Registrar

Address:
Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Ave
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3541
Fax: 610-436-2370


NOTICE: WCU email is our primary and official form of communication.

General: registrar@wcupa.edu
Non-Degree: ugradnondegree@wcupa.edu
Transcripts: transcripts@wcupa.edu
Transfer Credits: transfercredits@wcupa.edu


Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8am-4pm
Wed: 9am-4pm


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Senior Citizen Policy

The Senior Citizen Policy 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 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.

Senior Citizen students may not register for courses prior to the beginning of classes. They must attend the first meeting of the class(es) for which they wish to register and obtain the instructor’s signature on their enrollment form, indicating that there is space available in the class. They then return their completed enrollment form along with their signed Senior Citizen Fee Waiver to the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office then schedules the student and submits the fee waiver to the Bursar’s Office.

Admission Requirements

In order to qualify as a Non-Degree Senior Citizen and be eligible for the tuition waiver:

  • Students must be at least 60 years old.
  • Students must have been Pennsylvania residents for at least a year.
  • Students must be retired from their profession.

Required Supporting Documentation

Along with the Non-Degree Application, the student must submit the following:

  • A copy of their Pennsylvania state ID or driver’s license.
  • Proof that necessary prerequisite coursework and/or minimum performance competencies have been met.
  • To enroll into graduate level courses:
    • Student must provide verification of an undergraduate degree in the form of an unofficial transcript, copy of their diploma, or a degree verification from their undergraduate institution.

Application Process for Senior Citizens

  1. Students will complete the non-degree online application. Supporting documentation may be emailed, mailed, or dropped off to the Registrar’s office.
  2. Once the application is submitted, the student will receive an email notification almost immediately, sent to the email address supplied, verifying that the application was submitted successfully.
  3. The student will receive a second email within 24 hours with important information, including a WCU ID number. This ID number is used to set up the student’s self-service account (myWCU) and WCU email account. All students are required to use their WCU email address when communicating with university staff and faculty, therefore it is the responsibility of the student to activate their account as quickly as possible.
  4. Senior Citizen students may not register for courses prior to the beginning of classes. They must attend the first meeting of the class(es) for which they wish to register and obtain the instructor’s signature on their enrollment form, indicating that there is space available in the class.
  5. Completed Non-Degree Senior Citizen Course Enrollment forms and Fee Waivers must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office during the Add/Drop period, along with any supporting documentation that has not yet been received.

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