Laxmi Bissoondial, the A.I.D. Coordinator will interview prospective applicants in the Worcester Public High Schools on the following days:
Burncoat High School
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Guidance Department
Doherty High School
Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Guidance Department
Friday, January 11, 2013 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Guidance Department
North High School
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Guidance Department
South High School
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
To view the A.I.D. brochure, please click on the link below.
Multicultural Affairs AID Post Card 2012.pdf
The Alternatives for Individual Development Program (A.I.D.) is an alternative admissions program at Worcester State University which provides educational assistance for students who may require support services in order to succeed in college.
The primary focus is during freshman year, however, the program requires a minimum participation of two academic semesters, designed by the program staff and based on individual assessment. Other services will be provided to students throughout their undergraduate experience, including academic assistance, individualized or group tutoring, assistance with financial problems, and cultural enrichment activities.
The program actively recruits students who show motivation and the desire to succeed in higher education. Included in this category are ALANA, low-income, and first generation students.
In order to be eligible, students must be incoming freshmen, meet minimal admissions requirements, be a Massachusetts resident, and a U.S. citizen and/or permanent legal resident.
When completing your Worcester State University application, answer “yes” to Question 19, “I wish to be considered for admission to the Alternatives for Individual Development Program.” Letters of recommendation from guidance counselors and high school teachers are needed to complete the application file. In some cases an interview may be required.
Support Services Include
Summer Residential Program
- Individualized services developed based on students' needs
- Writing/Math support
- Priority financial aid/academic advising
- Students may have the opportunity to gain 3 - 12 college credits during the summer academy
Academic Year Component
- Alternative Individual Development Learning Community (paired courses)
- Peer mentorship
- Monthly academic support network
- Budget management / Degree planning
- Student / Faculty mentorship
- Individualized skills development
- Course tutorials