Worcester State University
Liberal Arts And Sciences Curriculum

 
First Year Student Categories
There are 5 Categories of First-Year Students under LASC.
 
Category 1 - Worcester State Accepted First-Year Students
Students who are accepted as first-year students at WSU and enter in the fall or spring as first-year students at WSU will be enrolled in a first-year seminar and will fall under the LASC.
 
Category 2 - Worcester State Accepted First-Year Students Entering w/ College Credit
First-year students entering in the fall or spring with college credit from dual enrollment (HS and college) and/or AP credit will enter in the fall or spring as first-year students and will be enrolled in a first-year seminar and will fall under the LASC.
 
Category 3 - Worcester State Accepted First-Year Students from the Bridge/IELI Programs
Students who are accepted by WSU as first-year students and have completed college courses at Worcester State as part of the Bridge or IELI Program, will be considered first-year students and will be enrolled in a first-year seminar and will fall under the LASC. These students are not to be considered transfer students because they are not transferring in credits from another institution. They are categorized by admissions as "Other."
 
Category 4 - Worcester State Accepted First-Year Students, Transfers with less than 12 Credits
Students transferring to Worcester State with less than 12 credits that have not completed a first-year seminar should be enrolled in a first-year seminar. Students entering as transfer students--transferring credit from another college or university--will not enter under the LASC until Academic Year 2012-2013.
 
Category 5 - Worcester State Accepted Students, Transfers with 12 or More Credits
Students entering Worcester State with 12 or more credits will not be automatically enrolled in a first-year seminar. Students entering with 12-24 credits may elect to enroll in a first-year seminar. Students entering as transfer students--transferring college credit from another college or university--will not enter under the LASC until Academic Year 2012-2013.
 
Beginning with the Fall 2012 semester, all students entering with less than 12 credits will be required to enroll in a FYS unless they have completed a first-year seminar elsewhere. Students entering with 12-24 credits may elect to enroll in a first-year seminar. All students entering as first-year students and/or as transfers will enter under the LASC.
 
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