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. The admissions committee reviews every application individually and each aspect of a student’s file is considered: academic record, standardized test scores, personal statement, and selected program of study. The committee prioritizes applicants with the strongest academic credentials during the review process and notifies them of its decision as quickly as possible upon completion of their file. Other candidates may be required to submit additional information or be referred to the 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.