| ACADEMICS | Academic Resources | Academic Support Services
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:
If you are attending a college or university elsewhere, but prefer to take your required tests closer to home, we offer placement and CLEP testing services to local residents. To arrange an appointment or for more information, please contact Academic Success Center at 508-929-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-WSU Test ProctoringWe sponsor a group of trained proctors to assist community members attending other schools to complete a variety of exams. The fee for each exam proctored is $30.
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.
Please note: Effective June 1, the Center's CLEP testing service will be temporarily suspended.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. You can request tutoring in any course you are enrolled in except MA 098, MA 099, or any course that focuses on writing assistance. The majority of our tutors are undergraduate students who are prepared to assist with course content and trained to help with time management, study skills, test-taking techniques, note taking, and stress management. Math LabOur Math Lab (Sullivan Academic Center, Room 143) offers assistance to a range of mathematics learners. Housed in the Mathematics Department and run by the Academic Success Center, the lab is staffed with a supervisor and peer tutors during day and evening hours Monday through Friday. It's equipped with several desktop computer stations and a wireless network connection for laptop users. Our offerings include:
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 Writing Center (Sullivan, Room 306) is staffed by graduate assistants and peer tutors. Our offerings include: