• First-Year Students

    Whether you are still in high school or have never attended college, we’re delighted you are considering applying to Worcester State University. We encourage you to get to know us better by exploring our website and visiting with us.

    We know that the college application process can be a bit overwhelming and want to walk you through the process to make applying to Worcester State as easy as possible. Contact us if you have any questions.

    Here are the documents the Admissions Committee most commonly considers: 

    • Your high-school academic record is the single most important factor in our evaluation of prospective first-year students. The quality and rigor of courses, grade point average, and grade trends are all important factors. 
    • Standardized test scores like the SAT (including the writing portion) and/or the ACT are required. We do not have a preference which test you take. We will take your best combined scores.
    • A personal essay is recommended, but not required. Select a topic on the application or write about any topic of your choice. 
    • Letters of recommendation and/or a resume are recommended, but not required.  These are helpful in highlighting work experience and extracurricular activities, which may strengthen your overall credentials for admission.  
    • Your TOEFL or IELTS Score Report if your education has been in a language other than English. If you are not sure you need to submit one of these reports, contact the Admissions Office for assistance.