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    Take the next step in your educational journey

    We welcome your interest in transferring to Worcester State University, a leading public university located in the residential northwest side of Worcester, New England’s second largest city.

    Each year, approximately 450 undergraduate transfer students enter Worcester State each fall and become part of our dynamic and supportive campus community. Our goal is to make your transfer admissions process as smooth and seamless as possible. We encourage you to visit our campus, stop by our Admissions Transfer Center, and let us help you begin the next step in your educational journey.

    Information Sessions
    The Admissions Transfer Center will host transfer an information session on Wednesday, April 29. The session will begin promptly at 4 p.m. in the Sullivan Academic Center, Room 101. Advanced registration is encouraged. To register, please complete our online registration form.

  • Transfer Admissions Process

    Required Documents

    • Application for Undergraduate Admission and $50 fee
    • Official high school transcript or GED score report (required of all applicants)
    • Official transcript from every college/university attended (except Worcester State)**
    • Education Break Explanation if you've taken any time off between high school and college and/or between college semesters
    • Essay, letters of recommendation, resume, etc. (Optional)

    After all of the required documents are received, an admission decision will be made for you. If you have attended more than one college/university, the cumulative GPA earned at the college/university most recently attended will be the primary focus of your admission decision. If accepted, you'll receive a decision letter that includes the estimated transfer credit count. When you submit your deposit, you'll receive a transfer credit summary (called a degree audit) via email.

    This preliminary review of your credits is subject to change upon review of your major transfer courses by an academic department chair or if you question the placement of any non-major courses.
    **If you fail to disclose any prior college/university experience during the admissions process, you'll be considered to have misrepresented your academic history, and—if accepted—your admission is subject to being rescinded.

    Transfer Admission Deadlines

    Priority Application Filing Dates: All materials should be submitted as early as possible.

    Fall Semester (September Entrance)
    January 15
    Nursing (BSN) and Occupational Studies (BSOS) – fall only
    (Fall enrollment only - limited space into the first year level)
    March 1
    Nursing LPN-to-BS (Track III) only  
    May 1
    Regular Decision (excluding Nursing and Occupational Studies)
    Nursing RN-to-BS (Track II) only


    Spring Semester (January Entrance)
    November 15
    Regular Decision

    *Students accepted for Fall transfer into Occupational Studies (BSOS) must begin taking courses in Summer Session I.

    After these dates, the Admissions Office may still accept applications. Please note that certain majors may not be available to students completing their applications after the priority filing dates. Housing may be by waitlist and financial aid limited.

    All pertinent deposits and the orientation fee are due on or before May 1 for those students who meet the priority deadlines.

    Transfer Admissions Criteria

    In order to be considered for admission to Worcester State as a Transfer Applicant, you must meet one of the following requirements:

    • 12 to 23 transferable college credits and a minimum 2.5 college GPA
    • Up to 23 transferable college credits, a minimum 2.0 college GPA, and a combination of high school  grades and SAT/ACT scores that meet first-year admission standards
    • 24 or more transferable college credits and a minimum 2.0 GPA

    If you've earned college credits while enrolled in high school, you're considered a first-year applicant and must meet the first-year student admissions standards. Transferable college credits are academically-based, college-level courses completed at a regionally accredited college or university in which you received a grade of C- or better.

    Maximum Transfer Credit Limits

    • 72 credits from one or more 2-year college
    • 90 credits from one or more 4-year college or university
    • 90 credits from a blend of 2-year and 4-year colleges or universities (with a maximum of 72 credits out of the 90 credits from any 2-year colleges attended)

    In order to receive a degree from Worcester State University as a transfer student, you must complete at least 30 of your last 40 credits and earn the majority (more than 50%) of credits in your major and minor (if elected) at here at Worcester State.