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Your transfer destination
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.
Beginning June 1, 2016, the Admissions Transfer Center’s Walk-In Wednesday hours will change to 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. We welcome prospective transfer students to meet one-on-one with the Coordinator of Transfer Admissions on a first-come, first-served basis. Types of inquiries addressed can include transfer credit estimates, navigating the transfer enrollment process, MassTransfer and MassTransfer Pathways, the $30K Commitment, and more.
The transfer priority application deadline has been extended to August 1, 2016.
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you'll be considered to have misrepresented your academic history, and—if accepted—your admission is subject to being rescinded.
Priority Application Filing Dates: All materials should be submitted as early as possible.
*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.
In order to be considered for admission to Worcester State as a Transfer Applicant, you must meet one of the following requirements:
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
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.
Worcester State University determines transferability of credits from other colleges and universities based on best practices as outlined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, the American Council on Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Transfer and allocation of credit is determined based on the sending institution’s regional accreditation, the comparability of the learning experience to WSU, and the applicability of the learning experience to the student’s selected major/minor at WSU.Stipulations that apply to transfer credit include: