THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW….
GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING TO WORCESTER STATE BUZZ WORDS
During the first two weeks of classes, you have the option of adding or dropping
out of any class. (You better
hurry, classes fill up quickly.)
Current students and transfers go through WebAdvisor or the Registrar.
New freshmen (first semester only) and probation students go through the
A student is assigned a faculty member from his/her major department to serve as
an aid in the selection of courses, changes in schedule, and all other academic
matters. (Students need to go to
the department for advisor.)
WSU’s online classroom. Accessible
through the Community System.
The MONEY PEOPLE! Any financial
transactions pertaining to the university (i.e., tuition bill, fees) are
conducted by this office.
Catalog: A book that
outlines the University's policies, procedures and deadlines, along with the
requirements and courses within each program of study.
area colleges have joined together and now share facilities such as libraries
and gymnasiums. Also, you are
allowed to take courses at other colleges without paying additional tuition.
Free shuttles transport the students to the different colleges.
Look into this fantastic opportunity.
Hours earned by successfully completing a course and its requirements.
WSU’s platform to student’s individual accounts.
Announcements, Blackboard, WSU Gmail, OneCard add-ons, WebAdvisor, and more are
Curriculum Guide/Tick Sheet:
A form outlining all requirements for the University specific to each major.
The ASC has electronic and paper copies of each major.
Each department its major(s) curriculum guides.
Pay attention to these important dates.
You will have deadlines to meet for admissions, financial aid, pass/fail,
withdrawal, and papers due for courses.
Check the academic calendar for other important deadline dates.
These courses will provide you with a general knowledge of various fields.
Distribution courses are part of graduation requirements.
You are allowed to ELECT courses you want to take for credit either in your
major or in any other department.
If a class is canceled due to faculty absence, a notice will be posted outside
the Registrar's office G-228A.
Financial Aid Form. These forms are
available at the Financial Aid office.
Much assistance can be obtained if you submit your forms at the right time.
Contact the Financial Aid office for more details.
After two months, professors are required to issue failure warnings if they feel
you are doing poorly. STUDY to
avoid receiving one of these warnings.
The basic requirements needed to complete your degree program.
Most of these courses are taken as a first-year students, so talk with your
advisor about these courses.
At the end of each semester, there is a final exam period where a comprehensive
is exam is given. BURN THE
MIDNIGHT OIL AND PUT THE COFFEE POT ON!
First Year Experience. This
includes all activities (in the classroom and out) specifically outlined by the
University for new freshmen during their first semester.
FYS or FS:
First-Year Seminar. A three-credit
course that is required of all freshmen in their first semester.
This course fulfills a distribution requirement and cannot be take within the
Grade Point Average. The
average of your grades. Perfection
is achieving a 4.0! STRIVE!
An internship is a form of experiential learning that provides a student with
the opportunity to put theory into action and earn credit for it.
Community. FYS paired with an
English Composition course.
Required by freshmen in their first semester.
The program you select to study for your 4-year undergraduate degree
Formally accepted into the University and/or major.
All students taking a full-time course load (12 credits or more) must be
Turn off the alarm and stay in bed!
In the event of inclement weather, cancellation of class meetings will be
announced via public broadcast communication on WTAG (580), WBZ (1030 AM), WKOX
(1200 AM), WORC (1310 AM), WEEI (1440 AM) WSRS (96.1 FM) and WXLO (104.5 FM).
The announcement will be made at or before 7:00 a.m. when both day and evening
classes are cancelled. If it is
necessary to cancel classes later in the day, the announcement will be made at
or before 2:00 p.m.
School ID. Also
used for debit transactions to purchase food, books, copies, printing and other
If a course is not in your major, minor or general foundation, you can elect to
take pass/fail and it will not be computed into your G.P.A., but you will
Not maintaining the minimum GPA required.
This is the office that keeps your files.
All pass/fails, add/drops, and withdrawals are conducted through this office and
copies are kept in your file.
Transcripts are available also.
A comprehensive copy of the University's policies, procedures, resources and
services, student’s rights and responsibilities, the student code of conduct,
and judicial system.
An outline of the objectives of the course and a schedule of assignments you are
responsible for throughout the semester.
Your professor will hand this out and/or post it on Community System/Blackboard
around the first week of class.
A comprehensive copy of all courses taken and grades received.
Transfer Program Summary. Official
form from WSU Admissions office stating which courses transfer from other
WSU’s online access to information.
Including schedules, transcripts, grades, failure warnings, registration for
If you decide you do not want to complete a course, you can withdraw from it up
to a certain point in the semester.
A "W" is placed on your transcript permanently.
A program that provides jobs for students who have financial need so that they
can earn part of their educational costs.
Check with Financial Aid for more details.
Your school email account. Be
familiar with it. Check it. It’s
the primary source of information exchange with the University.