West Chester University welcomes applications from qualified residents of Pennsylvania, other U.S. states, and international students. The University evaluates its applicants on the basis of scholarship, character, and potential for achievement in the programs to which they apply. The Office of Admissions completes a preliminary evaluation of applications once all information has been received and processed. Every application is reviewed individually and each aspect of a student’s file is considered: academic record, standardized test scores, personal statement, and selected program of study. Applicants with the strongest academic credentials are prioritized during the review process and notified of the decision as quickly as possible upon completion of their file. Other candidates may be required to submit additional information and/or be referred to the admissions committee for a second review. All decisions are communicated to applicants in writing. Qualified students of any age, from all racial, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds are welcome at West Chester University. Studies may be pursued on a full- or part-time basis.