Continuing Education

  • Important Information for Summer Sessions

    Worcester State University is excited for you to join us for our summer sessions. Due to the workplace adjustments resulting from the COVID-19 coronavirus, our registration process is slightly different for the summer semesters. But, rest assured, there are several easy ways for you to get registered for your summer classes.

    Are you using financial aid?

    1. Email the bursar’s office at bursar_info@worcester.edu to verify that you have available financial aid funds.
    2. Write the words “Financial Aid” in the payment area of the application form and attach the email response from the bursar’s office verifying funds are available.

    Do you need special permissions for prerequisites or other issues?

    1. Reach out to the instructor of the course to obtain permissions. Most instructor emails can be found in our online Directory.
    2. Send in copies of the instructor email granting permission along with your registration.
    3. Math Classes require that you send us a copy of an unofficial transcript to verify that you have the appropriate prerequisite have been met.

    Are you on Academic Probation?

    Students on Academic Probation should contact the Academic Success Center at asuccess@worcester.edu for registration processing.

    Are you using veterans’ benefits?

    • If you have registered as a veteran with Cherie in the Registrar’s office, please write “Veterans Benefit” in the payment section.
    • If you have not registered with Cherie, please contact her at cmilosh@worcester.edu

    Internships / Independent and Directed Studies?

    We can accept only completed forms (including all necessary signatures excluding DGCE signatures) for independent studies, directed studies and internships. In order to be complete, you must send the following:

    1. The independent study, directed study or internship forms with all of the necessary signatures may be scanned, faxed or mailed. If live signatures are not possible, you must include with their paperwork the emails from the parties required to approve the course registration. The DGCE email is dgce@worcester.edu.
    2. A completed registration form.
    3. Payment by check, credit card or financial aid (if applicable).

    The processing of registrations and payments may take longer than usual. If you have specific questions, please email dgce@worcester.edu.

    Thank you! We look forward to seeing you this summer!

  • Older Student Registration for Summer II Classes

    Due to the governor’s stay at home orders, all Summer II classes will be 100% online.

    In addition, there will be no in-person registration for this term.

    How do I register for Summer II with my “older student tuition & fee waiver”?

    1. Older Student Registration will open on Friday, July 10th at 9am.
    2. Review a list of open classes.
    3. Once you have identified your course, you will need to complete the fillable PDF Summer 2020 Graduate/Undergraduate Registration Form. Enter your information and the class(es) you want to register for. In the Method of Payment section, please type in “Older Student” on the line by “Student Name”. Save a copy of the completed registration form.
    4. Complete the fillable PDF Older Student Registration Commonwealth Tuition Waiver Form.
    5. Email these completed forms to dgce@worcester.edu. You must also email a scan or copy of your Massachusetts Driver’s License verifying your age. You must be a resident of Massachusetts and be over 60 to be eligible for the tuition and fee waiver. *

    * If you have previously taken a course at Worcester State University using the Older Student Registration Commonwealth Tuition Waiver, you do not need to provide documentation of your residency or age.

  • Courses and Registration

    Summer Semester 2020

    Registration for the 2020 summer session begins March 10, 2020.

    PDF icon Summer 2020 Graduate/Undergraduate Registration Form
    PDF icon Summer 2020 Special Topic Course Descriptions
    PDF icon Student Chosen Name, Gender Identity, and Pronoun Usage Request Form  

    Register Online

    Course Adjustment Information

    Once you register, you may find you will need to adjust your course schedule. You will need to submit a Course Adjustment Form to the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education.

    PDF icon Summer 2020 Course Adjustment Form

  • Financial Information - Tuitions & Fees

    Undergraduate Tuition= $130 per credit
    Graduate Tuition= $169 per credit

    Administrative Fee and Capital Improvement Fee

    • Undergraduate = $151.50 per credit
    • Graduate = $153.00 per credit 

    Undergraduate 3 credit course cost = $844.50
    Graduate 3 credit course cost = $966.00

    Other Fees as Applicable
    • Student Teaching = $75.00 per course
    • Lab Fee = $90.00 per course
    • Art Model Fee = $25.00 per course
    • Field Work Supervision = $15.00 per credit
    • Internship / Practicum = $15.00 per credit
  • Other Courses

    Additional workforce training certificates and courses are available through the Center for Business and Industry.

  • Important Dates

    Summer Session 2020 - Full Summer

    Key Dates

    March 10, 2020
    Registration opens

    May 15, 2020
    Older Student Registration opens

    May 18, 2020
    Full Summer session begins

    June 1, 2020
    Last day add/drop

    June 30, 2020
    Note: Registration shuts down at 11:30 a.m. then restarts on July 1

    July 17, 2020
    Last day to withdraw

    July 24, 2020
    Last day to request pass/fail

    August 28, 2020
    Full Summer session ends

    Holidays/Breaks

    May 25, 2020
    Memorial Day, no classes/college closed

    July 6—10, 2020
    Summer break (for 14 week classes), no classes

     

    Summer Session 2020 - Summer I

    Key Dates

    March 10, 2020
    Registration opens

    May 15, 2020
    Older Student Registration opens

    May 18, 2020
    Summer I session begins

    May 26, 2020
    Last day add/drop*

    June 5, 2020
    Last day to withdraw

    June 5, 2020
    Last day to request pass/fail

    June 30, 2020
    Note: Registration shuts down at 11:30 a.m. then restarts on July 1

    July 3, 2020
    Summer I session ends

    Holidays/Breaks

    May 25, 2020
    Memorial Day, no classes/college closed

     

    Summer Session 2020 - Summer II

    Key Dates

    March 10, 2020
    Registration opens

    July 10, 2020
    Older Student Registration opens

    July 13, 2020
    Summer II session begins

    July 20, 2020
    Last day add/drop*

    July 31, 2020
    Last day to withdraw

    July 31, 2020
    Last day to request pass/fail

    August 28, 2020
    Summer II session ends

    * 100% online graduate programs do not have an “add” option.

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  • CONTACT US
     
    Continuing Education
    Shaughnessy Administration Building
    Suite A-401
    508-929-8127
    508-929-8100 (fax)
    dgce@worcester.edu