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Resources that bolster your academic progress.
at Worcester State University, we believe that academic support services—like
tutoring, computer labs, and advising—are vital to the academic achievements of
our students. From your first moment on campus to your final days before
graduation, you will find yourself accessing resources, solving problems, and
connecting with other members of the academic community through these service
Our Academic Success Center in Room 130 of the Shaughnessy Administration Building empowers you to engage in the Worcester State community and chart a clear path to academic success. Our office strives to facilitate student success through exemplary, holistic advisement, timely and appropriate referrals, and well-coordinated support services, which include:
Worcester State University offers placement testing in math, writing, and foreign languages in the Academic Success Center (Room 130 of the Admin. Building.) A valid, government-issued, photo ID is required for testing. Initial placement testing is free. There is a $20 fee in order for WSU students to retake any portion of the placement test.
Testing is offered at a variety of times by appointment only. Access the online scheduler here to make an appointment:
Schedule your Placement Test
To schedule CLEP Tests or if you have any other questions please reach out to our office at: ASCTesting@worcester.edu or by phone at 508-929-8139.
Note: If you are student with a documented disability and would like to request accommodations for placement testing you must submit a request Student Accessibility Services. The Director of Student Accessibility Services my review your supporting disability documentation first in order to approve any placement test accommodations. You may reach Student Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-929-8733.
The Academic Success Center offers CLEP exams by appointment to WSU students.
Worcester State awards a maximum of 60 credits through the CLEP exam process towards an undergraduate degree. View and download the list of CLEP exams WSU accepts and for WSU course equivalencies.
To prepare for a CLEP test:
To register for a CLEP test:
Note: There is an additional $10 essay charge when you take the American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, College Composition, and College Composition Modular CLEP exams.
The goal of the Academic Success Center's tutoring program is to build your classroom experience and increase your academic success.
If you are a student looking for more support in your coursework, you can take advantage of the Academic Success Center’s variety of tutoring services. The center works closely with academic departments to set up group tutoring for specific courses. These groups are led by peer tutors who are recommended by faculty.
In addition to group tutoring, students are encouraged to attend academic workshops held in the Academic Success Center. These group sessions focus on effective studying and time management techniques and help identify strategies to achieve success at WSU.
For more information about tutoring services and the current semester's tutoring schedule, visit Tutoring Services page (WSU login required).
Our Math Center (Sullivan Academic Center, Room 140) services are designed to enhance your learning and success in any course that contains mathematical components. Housed in the Mathematics Department, the center's peer tutors provide a conceptual mathematical understanding that enable students to succeed in courses and complete assignments independently.
Our drop-in services include:
The Tutoring Schedule is available to add to your WSU Google calendar.
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Our Writing Center is located in Room 306 of the Sullivan Academic Center. Staffed by friendly, knowledgeable peer consultants, the center is a space where students have productive conversations about their writing.
All services at the Writing Center are offered free of charge.
For more information about how to schedule an appointment and about the kind of work you will be doing with our trained consultants, visit the Writing Center page (WSU login required).