Undergraduate Admissions

  • Military Affairs and Veterans Services

    As a veteran, military member, or dependent, you can take advantage of Worcester State University’s Veteran/Military Admission Program to enroll in one of our undergraduate programs. This program will help you through a specific admission process, which may have requirements that vary from our traditional first-year and transfer admission procedures. It also allows you to maximize benefits awarded for your or your relative’s years of military service.

    Our attention to military and veteran student needs—through the admission process and beyond—has earned us Military Friendly designation.

  • Military Record Review Process
    If you are a veteran or military member, we will review your records to determine whether we can award academic credit for your previous military occupation, training, coursework, and experiences toward WSU’s degrees and certificates. This credit will be determined based on WSU’s admissions standards.

    The military has simplified the process to access your transcript, regardless of what branch you served in. If you served in the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy, you can obtain your transcript via the online Joint Service Transcript System.  If you served in the Air Force, you can obtain your transcript by visiting the Air University Registrar’s website.

    The Admissions Office may use multiple methods for evaluating your military occupation, training, experience, and coursework for academic credit—including the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, CLEP, and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests—to determine what is eligible for academic credit at WSU in accordance with the state’s MassTransfer agreement.

    Veterans and Military Members Admissions Process
    Once you receive official notification about the credits WSU will accept, we invite you to begin the application process. If you are accepted, you’ll then need to confirm your enrollment by submitting a non-refundable admission deposit by May 1. (Enclosed with your acceptance letter is an Admissions Response Form with instructions on submitting this deposit. The deposit is $300 for on-campus resident students and $150 for commuter students.) The deposit should be sent to the Admissions Office.

    Once you have paid your deposit, you will receive your WSU login credentials from the Admissions Office. You’ll need to set up your WSU email account to receive important information about joining the WSU student community. The most important emails you will receive initially will be from the Academic Success Center.

    If you have questions about the admissions process, contact Christopher Dooley at christopher.dooley@worcester.edu or 508-929-8040.
    Prepare for Academics
    In accordance with the state’s VALOR Act, you’ll receive accurate and complete academic counseling to begin your academic journey here at Worcester State. Our Academic Success Center will work with you to review your credits and WSU’s programs of study to determine the allocation of military credits in appropriate curriculum areas. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your academic and career interests and assess how many military credits count toward achieving your goals. All inquiries regarding the specific allocation of military credit should be directed to the Academic Success Center.

    Academic Success Center contacts:

    Tammy Tebo
    Assistant Dean of Academic Services

    Colleen Wheaton
    Director of First-Year and Transfer Services

    Shaughnessy Administration Building, Suite 130
    Veterans Benefits Certification
    Before the start of each semester—including your first—you’ll need to verify your attendance to receive education and training benefits from the Veterans Administration. WSU’s Veteran Affairs Certifying Official Cherie Milosh will assist you with all aspects of veteran benefits. Her office is located within the Registrar’s Office (Office 107 in the Shaughnessy Administration Building). Contact her at 508-929-8773 or cmilosh@worcester.edu. In addition, anyone in the Registrar’s Office can assist you with general questions.
    Military Medical Records
    You must provide medical history documentation to attend WSU. The Veterans Administration’s My HealtheVet portal will assist you in this process.
    Dependents of Veterans and Military Members
    Whether you are a dependent of a veteran or military member, you’re invited to review our admissions process for first-year or transfer students. Once you are enrolled, the Registrar’s Office can provide general information about military education benefits.

    Spouses and dependents of 100% disabled or deceased veterans wishing to inquire about possible veterans’ benefits should contact the Registrar’s Office.