• COVID-19: Undergraduate Admissions Updates

    Information for Accepted Students and Applicants

    Updated: April 6, 2020 3:00 p.m.

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  • A Message from the Dean of Enrollment
    Picture of Joseph DiCarlo

    Dear Students and Family Members,

    As events are canceled or postponed, deadlines are extended, and office staff shift to telecommuting, please know that we are here to support you through the college admissions process during this unprecedented time. Below are some important updates to admissions processes.

    Feel free to refer back to this page for new updates or keep in touch by calling or emailing our office directly. Additionally, information on the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the campus community can be found on our Public Health Information page.

    Take care,

    Joseph DiCarlo
    Dean of Enrollment and Director of Admissions

  • Virtual Information Sessions for Prospective Students

  • Virtual Information Sessions for Prospective Students

    This virtual information session will be presented by an admissions counselor and provide a general overview of the university, including academics, student life and housing, admissions and financial aid. The target audience is prospective high school and transfer students. The session will last for approx. 30 minutes.

    Prospective Students: Find an Info Session

  • Financial Aid Information

  • Special Financial Aid Office Hours for Accepted Students

    Monday through Friday from 3 - 4 pm* As an accepted student or family member, your financial aid counselor is on-call to answer specific questions you have about your financial aid award. The FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) remains available during the crisis. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible at

    Note: For those who have completed a FAFSA, and whose financial circumstances have changed considerably, we encourage you to reach out to your financial aid counselor directly.

    Refer to the chart below for the contact information of your financial aid counselor:

    Student’s Last NameCounselorPhoneEmail
    Last name begins with A—CMargaret
    Last name begins with D—HJennifer
    Last name begins with I—MKim
    Last name begins with N—SCasey
    Last name begins with T—ZJayne

    The staff is always available during regular office hours, Monday—Friday, 8:15 a.m.—5 p.m.

    * The office will be closed on Monday, April 20, 2020

  • Additional Information

    On-Campus Tours, Info Sessions, Transfer Decision Days

    All on-campus admission events, including campus tours, information sessions, transfer decision days, and group tours have been cancelled at this time. We encourage you to learn more about us through our virtual information sessions and virtual tour.

    You are welcome to take a drive-thru tour of our beautiful, residential campus to get a feel for what the campus has to offer. As always, our counselors are available by phone, email or ZOOM appointment to answer your questions. You may contact our office to speak with an admissions counselor over the phone by calling 508-929-8040 or see our admissions events calendar for an up to date schedule.

    Admissions Deposit Deadline

    We want to ensure that you have the information and time you need to make an informed decision on choosing to enroll at Worcester State. Additionally, if you or your family are facing any extenuating financial circumstances, please contact us at so we can discuss a plan to help you enroll at Worcester State. Deposits can be made online at

    New Applications Continue to be Reviewed

    We continue to accept and review applications for the fall. Additionally, we will be as flexible as possible with students trying to submit documents to complete their application. We understand there may be a delay in submitting high school and/or college transcripts. Documents may be sent electronically directly from the high school and/or college to As a reminder, Worcester State is a test-optional institution and students have the option to self-report their test scores.

    Our admissions counselors are available to speak with students or families who have questions. Contact us at or 508-929-8040.

    School Closures

    Secondary Schools: School closures may impact the ability for students, teachers, and school counselors to complete work, submit transcripts or send recommendation letters required for college admissions in a timely manner. Our office will continue to work with secondary schools to receive electronic copies of all documents sent via Parchment/Naviance or PDF file directly from the school counselor or teachers school email. Items sent via US postage mail continue to be processed on a limited weekly basis. We will continue to be flexible with students submitting required materials as much as possible.

    Colleges and Universities: Colleges may be closed to students, limiting access to transcripts or other materials to complete their applications to Worcester State. We will continue to be flexible to students by extending application deadlines as much as possible. Colleges and universities may also send electronic copies of transcripts via Parchment, US postage email or by PDF file directly from a college employee email address.

    SAT, ACT, and AP exams

    The College Board, which administers both the SAT and AP tests, is continually updating its website. The May 2, 2020 SAT test administration has been canceled. The next possible test date is scheduled for the first week of June. AP exams will be administered online. Please check the College Board website for updates.

    ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the US. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. Please check the ACT website for updates.

    Although changes have been made to the administration of AP exams to online, Worcester State will continue to follow our AP Guidelines and award college credit for scores of a 3,4, or 5 on most AP exams.

    As a reminder, Worcester State is a test-optional institution. We can assure you that you will not be negatively impacted by not being able to submit SAT or ACT scores. Please refer to our test-optional admission policy.

    College Fairs

    All off-campus college fairs have been cancelled for March and April by the host sites. Updated schedules will be posted to our "WSU Near You" page if any details change.

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