Non Degree Online Application

In this topic, you will learn how to complete the Non-Degree Online Application.


  1. Click the Non Degree Online Application link.

    Step 1
  2. Welcome to the Non Degree Students Online Application page.


    The Online Application can be found at the bottom of the page.

    Step 2
  3. Click here to access the "Non Degree Online Application" 

    Step 3
  4. Please indicate which enrollment option best describes your academic plan:


    In this example, click the Non Degree Fall/Spring option.

    Step 4
  5. Click the Please Select desired Career list.

    Step 5
  6. In this example, select Undergrad.

    Step 6
  7. Click the Please Select your desired term of enrollment list.

    Step 7
  8. Select 2013 Fall.

    Step 8
  9. Click Continue.

    Step 9
  10. Please confirm your enrollment option choice by clicking the OK button.

    Step 10
  11. Student ID Verification:


    Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Gender, and Social Security Number.

    Step 11
  12. Click in the First Name field.

    Step 12
  13. Enter your first name.   In this example, enter Sarah.

    Step 13
  14. Click in the Last Name field.

    Step 14
  15. Enter your last name.  In this example, enter Barton.

    Step 15
  16. Click in the Date of Birth field.

    Step 16
  17. Enter your Date of Birth in MM/DD/YYYY format.   

    In this example, enter 05/18/1995.


    Use the searchable calendar if necessary.

    Step 17
  18. Click the Gender list and select your gender.

    Step 18
  19. In this example, select Female.

    Step 19
  20. Social Security Number:


    Disclosure of your Social Security Number on this application is required to verify if you have/had an account on our system.   


    If you do not wish to enter your social security number, you cannot use this form.  Please contact the University for assistance. 

    Step 20
  21. Click in the Social Security Number field.

    Step 21
  22. Enter the first three digits of your Social Security Number.   In this example, enter 192

    Step 22
  23. Press [Tab].

    Step 23
  24. Enter the next two digits of your Social Security Number.   In this example, enter 25.

    Step 24
  25. Press [Tab].

    Step 25
  26. Enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number.   In this example, enter 1234.

    Step 26
  27. Press [Tab].

    Step 27
  28. Re-enter your Social Security Number.

    In this example, enter 192.

    Step 28
  29. Press [Tab].

    Step 29
  30. Re-enter the next two digits of your Social Security Number.   In this example, enter 25.

    Step 30
  31. Press [Tab].

    Step 31
  32. Re-enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number.   In this example, enter 1234.

    Step 32
  33. Click Search.

    Step 33
  34. The Application Process:


    1.  Complete the Application

    2.  Complete the Education Information

    3.  Complete the Electronic Signature


    You will be notified by email of your eligibility and /or further requirement needed to process your application.

    Step 34
  35. Click Continue.

    Step 35
  36. Application Instructions:


    Complete all required fields.   Required information is denoted with an asterisk (*).



    General Information:


    Your name, date, of birth  and gender will carry over from information you submitted to verify your identification.

    Step 36
  37. Enter your Ethnicity; check all groups that apply.   In this example, click White.

    Step 37
  38. Please be sure the Country is correct.  Use the magnifying glass to perform a search if needed.


    Click in the Address 1 field.

    Step 38
  39. Enter your address.   In this example, enter 567 North Penn Ave.

    Step 39
  40. Click in the City field.

    Step 40
  41. Enter your City.  In this example, enter West Chester.

    Step 41
  42. Click in the State field.

    Step 42
  43. Enter your State.   In this example, enter PA

    Use the magnifying glass to perform a search if needed.

    Step 43
  44. Click the County list.

    Step 44
  45. In this example, select Chester.

    Step 45
  46. Click in the Postal field.

    Step 46
  47. Enter your Zip Code.   In this example, enter 19382.

    Step 47
  48. Are you a Pennsylvania Resident?

    In this example, select Yes.

    Step 48
  49. Click in the If yes, how many years? field.

    Step 49
  50. Enter the number of years you have been a resident of Pennsylvania. In this example, enter 18.

    Step 50
  51. Indicate your Citizenship.   In this example select USA.

    Step 51
  52. Click in the Home Phone field.

    Step 52
  53. Enter your Home Telephone Number.   In this example, enter 610-6926926

    Step 53
  54. Click in the Email Address field.

    Step 54
  55. Enter your email address.  In this example, enter


    Step 55
  56. Click in the Re-enter Email Address field.

    Step 56
  57. Re-enter your email address.   Re-enter



    Step 57
  58. Click the Continue button.

    Step 58
  59. Education Information:


    Please indicate your High School and College(s) you attended and

    answer a short survey.

    Step 59
  60. Are you a current High School Student?

    In this example, select Yes.

    Step 60
  61. Use the magnifying glass to find your School ID.

    Step 61
  62. To narrow the search, click the Search by list.

    Step 62
  63. Click City.

    Step 63
  64. Click in the begins with field.

    Step 64
  65. Enter the city.  In this example, enter West Chester.

    Step 65
  66. Click Look Up.

    Step 66
  67. Click the link for your school.   In this example, click the West Chester link for B Reed Henderson High School.

    Step 67
  68. Click in the Graduation/ Anticipated Graduation Year field.

    Step 68
  69. Enter the year you graduated / plan to graduate.   In this example, enter 2013.

    Step 69
  70. Enter all previous Undergraduate and Graduate College information.   To enter multiple colleges, click the "+" icon.   Use the "-" icon to delete information you have entered.


    Step 70
  71. Please take a short survey to let us know how you heard about the non-degree program and why you want to take classes as a non-degree student.


    Click the How did you hear about West Chester University's adult studies/non degree program list.

    Step 71
  72. In this example, select Visited West Chester's website and found information regarding non-degree enrollment.

    Step 72
  73. Click the What are your reasons for taking class/es as a non degree student list.

    Step 73
  74. Select I intend to enroll at WCU.

    Step 74
  75. Click Continue.


    Step 75
  76. Electronic Signature:


    Please read the statement and if you agree, click I Agree.

    Step 76
  77. Click in the Name field.

    Step 77
  78. "Sign" the statement by entering you name.   In this example, enter Sarah Barton.

    Step 78
  79. Click the Submit Application button.

    Step 79
  80. You have completed the Non-Degree Online Application!

    Step 80
  81. A confirmation email will be sent to the email account you provided on your application form.

    Step 81

After completing this topic, you are able to complete the Non-Degree Online Application.