Continuing Education

  • Courses and Registration

  • Important Information for Registration

    Worcester State University is excited for you to join us for our Summer Sessions. 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!

  • Summer Sessions 2021

    Registration for the 2021 summer sessions begins March 9, 2021.

    PDF icon Summer Sessions 2021 Graduate/Undergraduate Registration Form
    PDF icon Summer Sessions 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 Summer 2021 Course Adjustment Form
    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

    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

    Full Summer Session 2021
    (14 weeks)

    Key Dates

    March 9, 2021
    Registration opens

    May 17, 2021
    Full Summer Session begins

    June 1, 2021
    Last day add/drop*

    July 16, 2021
    Last day to withdraw

    July 23, 2021
    Last day to request pass/fail

    August 27, 2021
    Full Summer Session ends


    May 31, 2021
    Memorial Day, no classes/college closed

    July 5-9, 2021
    Break for Full Summer Session, no classes

    Summer Session I 2021
    (7 weeks)

    Key Dates

    March 9, 2021
    Registration opens

    May 17, 2021
    Summer Session I begins

    May 24, 2021
    Last day add/drop*

    June 4, 2021
    Last day to withdraw or request pass/fail

    July 2, 2021
    Summer Session I ends


    May 31, 2021
    Memorial Day, no classes/college closed

    Summer Session II 2021
    (7 weeks)

    Key Dates

    March 9, 2021
    Registration opens

    July 12, 2021
    Summer Session II begins

    July 19, 2021
    Last day add/drop*

    July 30, 2021
    Last day to withdraw or request pass/fail

    August 27, 2021
    Summer Session II ends

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

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