Western Carolina University

2014-2015 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Welcome to the Western Carolina University Online Application
A message from the campus:

REMEMBER...

If you wish to make application to an undergraduate distance program, please click here for the appropriate application.  For application to all graduate programs, click here.
Please click here to view our new Returning Applicant Policy 

Summer 2014

First-Year CLOSED

Regular Transfer OPEN

Returning OPEN

 

Fall 2014

First-Year CLOSED

Regular Transfer OPEN

Returning OPEN

 

Spring 2015

First-Year OPEN

Regular Transfer OPEN

Returning OPEN


If you wish to make application to an undergraduate distance program, please click here for the appropriate application.  For application to all graduate programs, click here.


Last updated: 4/2/2014 8:20:00 AM ET



How to Apply

  1. After reading the instructions, please complete the online application as thoroughly as possible. Your failure to provide complete, accurate, and truthful information on this application will be grounds to deny or withdraw your admission, or dismiss you after enrollment. When you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button on the left column of any application screen. Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the application. Return the printed application agreement statement to the Office of Admissions at least thirty days before the beginning of the semester for which admission is desired.
  2. Applicants must pay the nonrefundable application fee of $55.
  3. Have a copy of your transcript sent from your high school and each college you have attended. High School seniors who have taken classes at a college/university need to send all college transcripts to Admissions.
  4. Take the Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) or American College Test (ACT) and have your scores sent to WCU--Code 5897 (for SAT I) or Code 3172 (for ACT). (All public universities in North Carolina require scores for the writing section of the SAT or ACT. The writing section of the test is included with the SAT, but if you are taking the ACT you must make sure to register for the "ACT Plus Writing".)

Additional Information

Click on the link below for information on:

Admission Requirements
New Student Orientation

High School Transcripts



Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through CFNC.org. We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

To send an electronic transcript, you must:

  • Make sure you have entered the following information in your profile and/or CFNC.org online admission application:
    • First and Last name - This must match your legal name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE Student ID) - is your North Carolina public high school student identifier number and is only applicable to North Carolina High School students. Providing the NC Student Number is voluntary and if provided, will give you the opportunity to request your high school transcript electronically.
    • Current high school (or high school at time of graduation)
    • Date of birth
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
  • Be currently enrolled at or graduated from in 2013, a participating public high school in North Carolina that has converted from NC WISE to PowerSchool/HomeBase. If you are not sure about your school's current status or statusat the time you graduated, check with your school counselor.

Important Announcement:

As of November 13, 2013, electronic transcripts for some schools are now being processed from NC DPI's new PowerSchool system. Please refer to the list of schools spreadsheet to see if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the new PowerSchool system, or if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the NC WISE system. The differences are described below.

PowerSchool: This means that currently enrolled students can now send electronic transcripts that contain their current student information from PowerSchool.
Please note there will be a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until later this academic year for students who graduated in summer 2013 or before. NC DPI is in the process of migrating historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool. If you graduated in summer 2013 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript.

NC WISE: This means that all currently enrolled students and former students can send electronic transcripts that contain their information from NC WISE. For currently enrolled seniors, please note that transcripts from NC WISE do not include any courses in which you are currently enrolled (Fall 2013).

Over the next few weeks NC DPI is working to transition all remaining schools to the new PowerSchool system. Please check this message area and the list of schools spreadsheet (link above) for the latest information.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your CFNC.org online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).


Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC  28723
In-state telephone: (877) 928-4968
Out-of-state telephone: (877) 928-4968
Fax: (828) 227-7319
E-mail: admiss@wcu.edu
Website: www.wcu.edu
How to Use the Western Carolina University Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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