Whether you are considering making application or have already done so, you have come to the right place—a place to help you navigate the application process.
The admission process is competitive, so the more timely and comprehensive the submission of an application and supporting documentation, the greater chance of a favorable admission decision. When a prospective first-year student applies, he or she promptly will receive an acknowledgement letter (be sure to keep the letter as reference) that provides access information to Your Gateway, the applicant’s best way to track his or her progress and status through the admission process.
Have you earned advanced or college credit? Are recommendations required or preferred? Can you submit an essay? Check out Your Records to be sure that you submit all required records as well as supplemental information that best supports your application for admission.
What is considered in the admission decision? Your Requirements sheds light on factors that affect admission decisions and details Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) and other requirements that have been established by the UNC Board of Governors or WCU.
Because of the keen interest in attending WCU and the varied credentials of applicants, WCU has established more than one path to admission. Learn about four different admission paths for first-year students through Your Options.