ADMISSIONS

  • Fall First-Year Student Course Registration

    The Academic Success Center works closely with you as you begin your journey to becoming a student at Worcester State University. The ASC is here to help make your transition a successful one, and the best way to start is by following the steps outlined below.

    If at any point during the process you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 508-929-8139.

  • Step 1: Access WSU email & complete a Schedule Questionnaire

    If you have not already retrieved your username and password (from your deposit confirmation letter), follow the instructions shown in the video below. You will need to set up your WSU username, email and password in order to access important WSU materials.

    The Academic Success Center will send all deposited students a link to our Schedule Questionnaire via your WSU email account. This information will help us design a well-rounded first semester schedule. We recommend you check your WSU email often. The ASC will send regular communications regarding specific items you may need to act on or be aware of prior to the start of the semester.

    Password Retrieval for New Students

    Step 2: Determine if you need to take a Placement Test

    Taking a Placement Test at Worcester State University is based on a student's recalculated high school grade point average (GPA) and academic major. Once we have received your Admissions deposit, students can determine their Placement Testing needs by logging into WebAdvisor. Your username name and password for WebAdvisor are the same as your WSU email account. Once you log in, navigate to area titled “Test Summary”. On this screen, you will view the Placement Tests section. The terms “waived” and “required” will be used for each test (English and Math) to inform you of what placement tests are needed. Remember, if you change your major, this may change your need to take a Math Placement Test. The video below provides step by step instructions for you.

    Placement Testing: Waived or Required?

    English

    Students' with a recalculated high school GPA of 2.7 or higher, will not be required to take the English Placement Test at WSU and will be placed directly into College Writing I (EN 101). Students below a 2.7 GPA will be invited to campus to complete the Writeplacer/Accuplacer Placement Test. Upon completion of the test, students will also be placed into College Writing I (EN 101). Based on the results, students may also be placed into a co-requitiste writing lab to provide additional supports in the first semester.

    Math

    At WSU, the following majors require the Math Placement Test regardless of high school GPA. These include:

    • Biology
    • Business
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Early and Elementary Education
    • Environmental Science
    • Geography
    • Mathematics
    • Nursing
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Public Health

    If you have declared one these majors or are interested in pursuing these academic programs, you will need to sign up for a Placement Day (see Step 3).

    Recalculated GPA of ≥2.7

    Students with a recalculated high school GPA of 2.7 or higher may automatically enroll in Survey of Mathematics (MA 105). This is a college level math course which will satisfy the math requirement in the following majors:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Communication
    • English
    • Health Education
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Urban Studies
    • Visual and Performing Arts

    Students may not necessarily take Survey of Mathematics (MA 105) in their first semester, but are encouraged to take this course within the first 60 credits of study.

    Recalculated GPA of <2.7

    If your recalculated high school GPA is under a 2.7, you are required to come to campus and take the placement tests in Math and English, regardless of your major. If you are undeclared, but thinking about a major listed in the testing needed category for math, we encourage you to sign up for a Placement Day (see Step 3). If you decide on one of these majors later, you can always take the Placement Test at that time. And of course if you are unsure if you should take any of these Placement Tests, please feel free to contact us.

    Step 3: Sign Up for a Placement Day (if needed)

    Students: Placement Days Suspended

    Due to COVID-19, the Academic Success Center has suspended all in person Placement Testing. We will contact students individually about what their next steps will be. In the meantime, please make sure you still complete the Schedule Questionnaire. This will allow Academic Advisors to design your first semester schedule!

    If you have any questions, please contact us at asucess@worcester.edu.

    Parents:

    Please sign up separately to attend Parent Orientation.

    Step 4: Sign Up for Orientation

    Now that you have completed the Steps for the registration process, remember to sign up for new student orientation session.

    First-Year Orientation Information