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Graduate School

    Application Portal


    Welcome to your Graduate School Application Portal. Thank you for your interest in Western Carolina University. 

    If at any point during the application process you have issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Graduate School at (828)227-7398 or send us an email to grad@wcu.edu. We will be happy to assist you.

    Returning users:

    Log in to continue an application.

    First-time users:

    Create an account to start a new application.

    NOTICE : The WCU Graduate School is currently accepting applications in this system for the following programs. 
    If your program of interest is not listed below, please apply in the WCU Graduate School ApplyYourself application system. Thank you for your patience.
     
    Business Administration - M.B.A.
    Counseling: School Licensure
    Elementary Education - M.A.Ed. - AIG - Distance
    Elementary Education - M.A.Ed. - Literacy - Distance
    Elementary Education - M.A.Ed. - STEM - Distance
    Human Resources - M.S.
    Middle Grades Education - M.A.Ed. - Literacy - Distance
    Middle Grades Education - M.A.Ed. - STEM - Distance
    Project Management - M.P.M. - Distance
    Project Management Certificate – Distance

     
     
    STEP ONE: CREATE AN ACCOUNT
    Use the links above to log into your application. If you are a first-time user, create an account. The email address you provide for your profile will be used as the primary mode of communication from the Graduate School.

    STEP TWO: PROVIDE APPLICATION DETAILS
    After creating an account or logging in to your account, you can either start a new application or pick up where you left off by selecting a previously started application. Next, complete all sections of your application. Please note, you do not need to upload any materials prior to submitting your application. You will be able to upload these in your portal after submission.

    STEP THREE: SUBMIT APPLICATION AND APPLICATION FEE
    After reviewing your application, select Finalize Application and Pay. After clicking this button, you will receive an email verifying the submission of the application and be prompted to pay the $65 application fee. 

    STEP FOUR: COMPLETE CHECKLIST ITEMS
    Once your application and fee have been submitted, the Application Checklist section of your status portal will have a list of the application requirements you will need to submit for your application to be reviewed, some of which you will be able to upload from the portal. You may also revisit this portal to check on the status of your application at any time.