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WCU Makes U.S. News' Top Colleges List for Online MBA

Online MBA
Congratulations to West Chester University's Online MBA program for ranking in U.S. News and World Report's Top 100 Best Online Programs! WCU also remains in the top 100 regional universities in the north as well as the top 20 public universities in the north.

If you would like to see more rankings they can be found here.

Winter Commencement Ceremonies

We would once again like to congratulate the Winter graduates of the Class of 2015! Both undergraduate ceremonies and the graduate ceremony were taped and can be found here. Spot your student and share with family and friends.

Important Academic Information

What's Happening in the Career Development Center?  

Ram Career Network

Communication is key! ACE a job or internship interview by using our
NEW Online Mock Interview system!
Ram Career Network now offers a web-based mock interview
service to all students and alumni.  This system enables a student to
prepare for job interviews via a web-cam.  Students can practice
responding to questions, record answers, and review responses to hear how they
answered questions, see their facial expressions, and evaluate nonverbal

WCU Shadows – a Job Shadowing Program for Sophomores

WCU Shadows provides students
with an opportunity to learn about different careers by shadowing alumni who
are working in a variety of industries. Job shadowing is an excellent way to
explore career fields and gain further information about key skills, job
responsibilities, work environments, and more. The purpose of the program is to
provide students with a realistic understanding of the world of work to help
with their career decision-making process.

Applications are available through Ram Career Network
February 1, 2016 is the deadline to apply to be considered for this selective program. Learn more.

Career Development Center

705 S. New Street, 225 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383


Financial Aid News

• 2016-17 FAFSA Filing Week – February 22 to 26, 2016 / 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Financial Aid Counselors will be available during this week to assist students in filing their FAFSA before the priority deadline of March 1, 2016. Students are encouraged to make an appointment to file their 2016-17 FAFSA in the Office of Financial Aid during our business hours by sending an email to finaid@wcupa.edu with their preferred times and putting “FAFSA Filing Week Appt.” in the subject line.

• FSA ID – Have you created one? The FSA ID ― a username and password ― has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites and is needed to complete and submit your FAFSA. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to fafsa.ed.gov or by going to fsaid.ed.gov. It may take up to 3 days for your FSA ID to be valid, so plan accordingly. For more information about the FSA ID and how to create one, check out this informational
Scholarship News

Featured Scholarship:
Women in Leadership and Service

 WCU’s Women in Leadership and Service scholarship application is now available!  The WILS organization’s mission is to increase the funding that supports women students at WCU, empower women to utilize philanthropy as a method of impacting future generations of WCU women, and increase the visibility of women leaders, mentors and supporters of WCU. 

Recipients must be WCU women undergraduate students who demonstrate distinguished leadership abilities on campus or in the community.  The student must have fulfilled 30 or more undergraduate credits at WCU, must have one or more remaining semesters on campus and must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA. 

For more information on the WILS Scholarship, or for an application, please contact Lauren Deacon at Ldeacon@wcufoundation.org or 610-455-6049.

West Chester University Foundation - P.O. Box 541 - West Chester, PA 19381 - 610-436-2868

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West Chester University Foundation • P.O. Box 541  West Chester, PA 19381 • 610.436.2868