ACADEMICS

  • Adult Learner Students

    If you are considering obtaining a bachelor’s degree, finishing the degree you started, or just taking classes for professional development, Worcester State University offers a variety of programs to help adults accomplish their educational and career goals.

  • Welcome from the Dean of Graduate Studies

    Worcester State University has a long history of serving post-traditional students. Starting as a teaching college in 1874, the university has always recognized and valued the adult student. You are a uniquely gifted group of students who manage to balance work, home and community obligations while bringing your best selves to the classroom. According to recent data, almost a quarter of our undergraduate students are classified as “adult learners”, and our faculty and more traditional students have their experiences enriched because you bring your vast experiences and passion for education to your studies.

    Whether those studies lead to a certificate, a highly respected bachelor’s degree or a career-enhancing master’s degree, you will experience a high-quality education here at Worcester State. More than 75% of our evening classes are taught by full-time faculty, including department chairs, tenured faculty and nationally recognized researchers.

    Some students are taking classes for personal enrichment while others are pursuing lifelong goals of completing a college degree, or retooling for a career change. Whether you are here for a class or a degree (and beyond), Worcester State is ready to serve you and help you to succeed.

    Welcome to Worcester State!

    Dr. Roberta Kyle
    Associate Vice President for Continuing Education
    Dean of Graduate Studies

  • Below you will find useful resources to assist you in your academic journey depending on your status as a matriculated or non-matriculated student.

    Matriculated Student

    A student who has applied and been accepted to Worcester State University as a degree-seeking student.

    Non-Matriculated Student

    A student who registers for and takes classes at Worcester State University but has not been admitted into a degree program.

  • Resources for Matriculated Student
    ResourceDescription
    Academic Success Center
    (WSU login required)
    Placement testing in English, mathematics, and foreign languages
    TutoringInformation regarding tutoring options at WSU
    Adult Student AdvisorFor any questions, concerns or comments regarding life at Worcester State University as an adult student, please contact Elena Arranz Alonso, Non-Matriculated/Adult Student Advisor at 508-929-8512 or earranz@worcester.edu.
    Student Accounts
    (WSU login required)
    The Student Accounts, aka Bursar's, office oversees all aspects of student financial accounts, including preparing bills, collecting payments, and processing refunds.
    Career ServicesThe Career Services office provides guidance to students in their career exploration. Their team is dedicated to preparing students to meet the needs of today's workplace through assessments, counseling, events, and resources.
    Counseling CenterThe staff of Worcester State University’s Counseling Center understands the emotional pressure that many of our students experience. They are here to help you through these challenges, supporting you while you resolve a psychosocial issue, enhance your personal growth, and strengthen your academic skills and performance.
    Division of Graduate and Continuing EducationThe Division of Graduate and Continuing Education can help you pursue your goals while balancing the demands of work and family through their multiple course and program offerings: evening courses, part-time schedules, online options, semester, winter, and summer sessions, and more.
    Financial AidThe Financial Aid Office is here to assist you and your family with the process and guidelines of financing your education. They will work with you to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your financial aid options while attending WSU.
    LibraryThe Library is the intellectual heart of Worcester State University, a place where members of the campus community converge, collaborate, learn, and discover. They are a friendly group of experts ready to assist you with your scholarly pursuits, including research consultations at the research help desk or by phone, email, and online chat.
    Military and Veteran StudentsAs a veteran, military member, or dependent, you can take advantage of Worcester State University’s Veteran/Military Admission Program to enroll in one of our undergraduate programs. This program will help you through a specific admission process, which may have requirements that vary from our traditional first-year and transfer admission procedures. It also allows you to maximize benefits awarded for your or your relative’s years of military service.
    Parking ServicesInformation about our parking procedures, locations, decals, tags, and passes.
    Registrar’s office
    (WSU login required)
    The Registrar’s Office is here to assist you with all services related your academic records, including course registration, transcripts, records maintenance, security, and certification of veterans benefits (WSU login required).
    Student Accessibility ServicesThe Student Accessibility Services at Worcester State University coordinates support services and programs that enable equal access to education and university life for students with disabilities. If you are living with one or more disabilities, we invite you to meet with them and register with their office—it is voluntary and confidential.
    Wellness CenterThe Athletics and Wellness Office is an integral part of Worcester State’s efforts to provide a high quality, affordable education and a caring environment that promotes the total development of our students. The staff provides students with the opportunities to grow and learn through intercollegiate varsity athletics, intramurals and wellness programs.
    Credit for Prior Learning (CLEP):
    CLEP Exams
    (WSU login required)
    Our Academic Success Center (WSU login required) administers CLEP exams which can enable students to get college credit for knowledge acquired in non-academic settings. Contact the Academic Success Center (WSU login required) to learn more.
    ACE Credits for Professional TrainingSome professional training programs offered outside of colleges and universities (like military training) have been evaluated for credit through the American Council on Education. Worcester State may award transfer credit for this type of training. Visit the ACE website for more information.
    Department ChallengeWhen appropriate and with the sanction of the faculty advisor, students may request and complete a department-developed exam to translate competencies into credit. A limited number of departments offer this as an option. Students are encouraged to talk to their academic advisor about this opportunity.
    Resources for Non-Matriculated Student
    ResourceDescription
    AdvisingFor questions on course selection and registration, please contact Elena Arranz Alonso, Non-Matriculated/Adult Student Advisor at 508-929-8512 or earranz@worcester.edu.
    Student Accounts
    (WSU login required)
    The Student Accounts, aka Bursar's, office oversees all aspects of student financial accounts, including preparing bills, collecting payments, and processing refunds.
    Course Registration (Division of Graduate and Continuing Education)Registration information and documentation for Graduate and Continuing Education offerings, as well as important dates.
    Graduate AdmissionsInformation about enrolling as a graduate student and moving forward with a program that works for you.
    LibraryThe Library is the intellectual heart of Worcester State University, a place where members of the campus community converge, collaborate, learn, and discover. They are a friendly group of experts ready to assist you with your scholarly pursuits, including research consultations at the research help desk or by phone, email, and online chat.
    Matriculated vs Non-MatriculatedAn explanation to the differences between matriculated and non-matriculated student status at Worcester State University.
    Military and Veteran StudentsAs a veteran, military member, or dependent, you can take advantage of Worcester State University’s Veteran/Military Admission Program to enroll in one of our undergraduate programs. This program will help you through a specific admission process, which may have requirements that vary from our traditional first-year and transfer admission procedures. It also allows you to maximize benefits awarded for your or your relative’s years of military service.
    Parking ServicesInformation about our parking procedures, locations, decals, tags, and passes.
    Registrar’s office
    (WSU login required)
    The Registrar’s Office is here to assist you with all services related your academic records, including course registration, transcripts, records maintenance, security, and certification of veterans benefits (WSU login required).
    Student Accessibility ServicesThe Student Accessibility Services at Worcester State University coordinates support services and programs that enable equal access to education and university life for students with disabilities. If you are living with one or more disabilities, we invite you to meet with them and register with their office—it is voluntary and confidential.
    Transfer AdmissionsThe Transfer Admissions office assists students in the process to transferring to Worcester State. Their goal is to make your transfer admissions process as smooth and seamless as possible.
    Undergraduate AdmissionsA comprehensive guide to help you in the process of applying to purse an Undergraduate Degree at Worcester State University.
    Wellness CenterThe Athletics and Wellness Office is an integral part of Worcester State’s efforts to provide a high quality, affordable education and a caring environment that promotes the total development of our students. The staff provides students with the opportunities to grow and learn through wellness programs.
  • Meet the Staff

    Marilyn Cleary
    Assistant Dean for Graduate and Continuing Education

    Elena Arranz
    Advisor

    Cherie Milosh
    Veterans Affairs Certifying Official

    Alan Jackson
    Director of Military Affairs and Veterans Services

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