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Apply to L.E.A.R.N.™ Today!

Applications Take Just a Few Minutes!

For full consideration of an application students should:

-Plan to complete the application in one sitting. Applications left open after 24 hours will partially record and erase a respondent's information.

-Have an updated copy of a resume

-Have official/unofficial copies from state/community college transcripts OR WCU (for currently enrolled transfer students only)


-Majoring in one of the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math/Computer Science)

-Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0

-Associates Degree from a state/community college, OR 30 or more hours of transferring credits, OR 59 credit hours remaining before anticipated graduation (for already enrolled transfer students, only)

-Quality and clarity of written responses on the application


Students can expect application reviews to be ongoing through March and July, 2020. The L.E.A.R.N. selection committee will be reviewing applications on a bi-weekly basis.

If a student's online application meets the minimum qualifications of consideration, the committee will extend an invitation for formal acceptance.

Students will be contacted via the email they provided on their application. Please ensure that the information you enter in the application is accurate.



Students formally accepted to L.E.A.R.N. will be notified by email, and will have 48 hours to either accept or decline the invitation.

Students accepted for a position in L.E.A.R.N. will be invited to attend a virtual meet and greet with L.E.A.R.N. leadership in mid-June, 2020.

Students will be invited to join a virtual call via ZOOM during a pre-scheduled time. The L.E.A.R.N. Program Coordinator will arrange the Zoom and provide this information to newly accepted students via email. During the Zoom, newly accepted students can get the opportunity to:

-Meet LEARN leadership and key program staff 

-Ask questions about the program expectations and opportunities for research

T-L.E.A.R.N. Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the T-L.E.A.R.N.™ learning community at Western Carolina University. The 2020/2021 academic year is now accepting applications. T-L.E.A.R.N.™ is available only to transfer students coming to WCU (i.e. transferring from a state or community college) OR transfer students already enrolled and majoring in the STEM Disciplines.  

T-L.E.A.R.N. Apply Here  

*Deadline to Apply to T-L.E.A.R.N. is May 1, 2020

*You can still APPLY if your admission status is undetermined. Acceptance is contingent upon acceptance to WCU.

Please Note: When entering information in the fields of the application, please be sure to enter that information exactly as specified. Otherwise, the submission process will not work; an error message in red will appear next to the field that has been incorrectly entered or left blank. To fix this problem, simply re-enter the information and submit it again. DO NOT leave your application pages without completing and submitting. Your application will be incomplete and you will be unable to return to the same one (i.e. you'll have to start over). When the submission is successful you will receive an emailed copy of your submission for your records. If you do not receive this message, please contact the program coordinator, Kloo Hansen, for assistance.

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