West Chester University Offers Support to Displaced UArts Students

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WEST CHESTER, PAWest Chester University (WCU) has announced transfer and scholarship opportunities for students affected by the sudden closure of the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia.

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Jeff Osgood expressed sympathy for the displaced students. “West Chester University is saddened to hear about the closing of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. As more arts institutions are closing their doors across the nation, the pursuit of creativity and artistic endeavors is of even greater importance. At West Chester University, we are committed to creative expression in all its forms, and we welcome UArts students to join us in any of our 240+ undergraduate and graduate academic options. While this may be a very difficult time for you, our entire WCU community is here to support you in your pursuit of artistic excellence,” Osgood said.

Undergraduate students from UArts can explore over 120 degree programs at WCU, including majors in music, art + design, and theatre. The university will offer transfer scholarships to UArts undergraduates with at least 45 credits and a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, WCU will accept up to 90 transfer credits.

Graduate students are invited to consider WCU’s professional development graduate credits, Master of Music Education programs, and over 120 other graduate options, including certificates, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Eligible graduate students who begin classes this summer can receive up to $500 in scholarship funding. WCU will accept up to 12 transfer credits at the graduate level.

This initiative reflects WCU’s commitment to supporting the arts community during times of uncertainty. By offering these opportunities, WCU aims to provide continuity for students whose educational pursuits have been disrupted.

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The availability of transfer scholarships and flexible credit transfers can significantly ease the transition for displaced students. This support ensures that their academic progress remains uninterrupted and that they continue to thrive in their chosen fields.

For more information, students can visit wcupa.edu/uarts or complete an online form to be contacted by a WCU admissions representative.

This move by WCU highlights the crucial role that institutions play in fostering and sustaining artistic talent, especially when other avenues close. It also reinforces the value placed on creative education and the importance of providing stability for students navigating these challenging times.

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