| ACADEMICS | Academic Resources | Academic Support Services
Resources that bolster your academic progress.
at Worcester State University, we believe that academic support services—like
tutoring, computer labs, and advising—are vital to the academic achievements of
our students. From your first moment on campus to your final days before
graduation, you will find yourself accessing resources, solving problems, and
connecting with other members of the academic community through these service
Our Academic Success Center in Room 130 of the Shaughnessy Administration Building empowers you to engage in the Worcester State community and chart a clear path to academic success. Our office strives to facilitate student success through exemplary, holistic advisement, timely and appropriate referrals, and well-coordinated support services, which include:
The Academic Success Center offers CLEP exams by appointment, on a first-come, first-served basis to WSU students and non-WSU students.If you’re not a WSU student, complete the following steps before you register to take a CLEP exam at WSU:
If you’re a WSU student, Worcester State awards a maximum of 60 credits through the CLEP exam process towards an undergraduate degree. View and download the list of CLEP exams WSU accepts and for WSU course equivalencies.
To register for a CLEP test:
There is an additional $10 essay charge when you take the American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, College Composition, and College Composition Modular CLEP exams.
Certified Exam ProctoringWe sponsor a group of trained testing administrators and proctors available for various certified exam companies. The proctor fee is $30 per hour. This proctoring is scheduled upon request.
The goal of the Academic Success Center's tutoring program is to build your classroom experience and increase your academic success.
Collaborative Learning GroupsWe provide collaborative learning groups in several disciplines and work closely with academic departments to identify high-need courses for targeted groups. Students in other courses attend collaborative learning groups held in the center that focus on effective studying and time management techniques. Well-qualified Tutoring Services staff and students lead these sessions.
Spanish ClinicThe Spanish Clinic (Sullivan Academic Center, Room 141) offers free tutoring services by trained upper-level Spanish majors. Appointments are not necessary, and you are free to use the lab on an informal basis to enhance your listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural skills.
Our Math Center (Sullivan Academic Center, Room 143) services are designed to enhance your learning and success in any course that contains mathematical components. Housed in the Mathematics Department, the center's peer tutors provide a conceptual mathematical understanding that enable students to succeed in courses and complete assignments independently. Our drop-in services include:
Hours are posted in the Math Center; they are subject to change daily and are scheduled to support specific math classes.
Graduate assistants and peer tutors staff our Writing Center (Sullivan, Room 306). Our offerings include: