Continuing Education

  • Courses and Registration

  • Important Information for Registration

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

    Note: There may be a delay in processing mailed or faxed registrations at this time, so students are encouraged to register online or via email.

    Are you using financial aid?

    1. Email the bursar’s office at 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 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

    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
    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

    Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!

  • Spring Semester 2021

    Registration for the 2021 spring semester begins December 2, 2020.

    PDF icon Spring 2021 Graduate/Undergraduate Registration Form
    PDF icon Spring 2021 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 Spring 2021 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

    Winter Session 2021

    Key Dates

    October 14, 2020
    Registration opens

    January 5, 2021
    Winter Session begins

    January 6, 2021
    Last day add/drop*

    January 8, 2021
    Last day to withdraw

    January 8, 2021
    Last day to request pass/fail

    January 15, 2021
    Winter Session ends

    Spring Semester 2021

    Key Dates

    December 2, 2020
    Registration opens

    February 1, 2021
    Spring Semester begins

    February 16, 2021
    Last day add/drop*

    April 2, 2021
    Last day to withdraw

    April 9, 2021
    Last day to request pass/fail

    May 14, 2021
    Spring Semester ends


    February 15, 2021
    President’s Day, no classes/college closed

    April 19, 2021
    Patriot’s Day, no classes/college closed

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

  • How to access course offerings through Webadvisor

    Watch: How to access course offerings through WebAdvisor

    Continuing Education
    Shaughnessy Administration Building
    Suite A-401
    508-929-8100 (fax)