Undergraduate Admissions

  • Commonwealth Dual Enrollment

    Worcester State University offers college-level courses to Worcester public high school students through the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment program. This opportunity will sharpen academic skills and give you the chance to experience college life. Classes are offered through the spring semester, January 16 through May 8, 2018 (no classes during WSU's Spring Break: March 19-24). There is no cost to you—tuition, books, and fees are included.  

    Benefits to the program

    • Earn college credit while in high school
    • Access to college campus resources
    • Exposure to college-level coursework
    • Learn from renowned, dedicated faculty in a small class setting

    How to Enroll

    High school juniors and seniors interested in taking a course must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and submit the online application form and online teacher/counselor recommendation form. Students below a 3.0 GPA can still apply; however, a phone interview may be required.

    Applications and recommendations are due by December 22, 2017. Space is limited, and we suggest applying as early as possible. Apply today!

    A mandatory orientation meeting will be held in January. Orientation details will be emailed after an official acceptance has been made. 

  • MA 105: Survey of Math

    Tuesdays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.*
    Professor: Dr. Hansun To

    The course is designed to improve the level of quantitative awareness of students using familiar situations that provide a sense of purpose for studying mathematics. The objective is to help them feel as comfortable as possible with an environment that increasingly makes use of quantitative reasoning. Topics convey the flavor of mathematics: financial management, probability theory, voting methods, and other topics selected to improve the quantitative literacy of students.

    *Accuplacer exam required for math course. Details to follow once accepted to the program.

    EN 101: English Composition

    Tuesdays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.*
    Professor: Stephanie Terrill

    In English 101, students learn to address audience and purpose as they develop an effective writing process. English 101 is an immersion in the writing process and the basic conventions of language use. Through reading, writing, and revising in a variety of rhetorical contexts, students will develop verbal fluency as they explore and employ those conventions, attending to their social implications. Readings and writings will focus on a variety of discourse types, such as essays, reviews, proposals, letters, editorials, online discussion forums, and websites.

    *Accuplacer exam required for English course. Details to follow once accepted to the program.

    GS 101: Physical Geography
    Thursdays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Professor: Mark Johnson
    Physical Geography is a natural science course that studies the spatial distributions, processes, and forms of natural systems operating at or near the surface of the Earth. In this course, students will look at the environmental impact of humans on both the atmosphere and living and non-living surface features. Students will assess the role humans play in creating environmental problems like climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, acid precipitation, urban air pollution, deforestation, ground water pollution, and decreases in biodiversity. The long-term consequences to human society of these problems will be discussed. Other topics discussed include tornadoes, hurricanes, El Niño, monsoons, water resources, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and weathering processes like erosion, mass movements, and deposition.
    SO 100: Introduction to Sociology
    Tuesdays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Professor: Alex Briesacher
    This course is an introduction to the study of social life through the identification and analysis of regularized patterns of human relationships. Introduction to Sociology examines contemporary social problems through a wide range of sociological perspectives. In this course you will learn to interrogate structural inequalities that determine your life opportunities. Furthermore, you will develop an intersectional understanding of the interlocking systems of race, class and gender. Introduction to Sociology seeks to encourage the development of your sociological imagination and prompts you to think about yourself and the social world around you in meaningful ways.