Undergraduate Admissions

  • Commonwealth Dual Enrollment

    Enroll in college-level courses before going to college

    Worcester State University is proud to offer college-level courses to Worcester public high school students. This opportunity will sharpen academic skills while giving high school students the chance to experience college life.

    Classes are offered during the spring semester, January 22 through May 7, 2019 (no classes during WSU’s Spring Break: March 11-16). There is no cost to the student—tuition, books, and fees are included.

    Benefits to the Program

    • Earn college credit while in high school
    • Access to college campus resources
    • Exposure to college-level coursework
    • Learn from renowned, dedicated faculty in a small class setting

    How to Enroll

    High school juniors and seniors interested in taking a spring 2019 course must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and submit the online application form and online teacher/counselor recommendation form.

    Application Deadline

    Applications and recommendations are due by December 21, 2018. Space is limited and we suggest applying as early as possible.

    Application Form   Recommendation Form

    A mandatory orientation meeting will be held in January. Orientation details will be emailed after an official acceptance is made.

    Courses Available
     

  • MA 105: Survey of Math

    Tuesdays 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    Professor: Dr. Hansun To

    The course is designed to improve the level of quantitative awareness of students using familiar situations that provide a sense of purpose for studying mathematics. The objective is to help them feel as comfortable as possible with an environment that increasingly makes use of quantitative reasoning. Topics convey the flavor of mathematics: financial management, probability theory, voting methods, and other topics selected to improve the quantitative literacy of students.

    Accuplacer exam required for this course. Details to follow once accepted to the program.

    SO 100: Introduction to Sociology

    Mondays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Professor: Francisco Vivoni

    This course is an introduction to the study of social life through the identification and analysis of regularized patterns of human relationships. Introduction to Sociology examines contemporary social problems through a wide range of sociological perspectives. In this course you will learn to interrogate structural inequalities that determine your life opportunities. Furthermore, you will develop an intersectional understanding of the interlocking systems of race, class and gender. Introduction to Sociology seeks to encourage the development of your sociological imagination and prompts you to think about yourself and the social world around you in meaningful ways.

    EN 101: English Composition

    Tuesdays 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    Professor: Nicholas Gorgoglione

    In English 101, students learn to address audience and purpose as they develop an effective writing process. English 101 is an immersion in the writing process and the basic conventions of language use. Through reading, writing, and revising in a variety of rhetorical contexts, students will develop verbal fluency as they explore and employ those conventions, attending to their social implications. Readings and writings will focus on a variety of discourse types, such as essays, reviews, proposals, letters, editorials, online discussion forums, and websites.

    Accuplacer exam required for this course. Details to follow once accepted to the program.

    SO 100: Introduction to Sociology

    Wednesdays 3 - 6 p.m.

    Professor: Alex Briesacher

    This course is an introduction to the study of social life through the identification and analysis of regularized patterns of human relationships. Introduction to Sociology examines contemporary social problems through a wide range of sociological perspectives. In this course you will learn to interrogate structural inequalities that determine your life opportunities. Furthermore, you will develop an intersectional understanding of the interlocking systems of race, class and gender. Introduction to Sociology seeks to encourage the development of your sociological imagination and prompts you to think about yourself and the social world around you in meaningful ways.