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Your transfer destination
We welcome your interest in transferring to Worcester State University, a leading public university located in the residential northwest side of Worcester, New England’s second largest city.
Each year, approximately 450 undergraduate transfer students enter Worcester State each fall and become part of our dynamic and supportive campus community. Our goal is to make your transfer admissions process as smooth and seamless as possible. Let us help you begin the next step in your educational journey.
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Transfer Admissions Process
Your Degree Audit
We encourage you to take advantage of one or more of the virtual opportunities offered by the Admissions Transfer Center this summer to learn more about transferring to Worcester State:
Virtual Transfer Decision Days will take place as a 15-minute virtual appointment via Zoom on:
Register for a Session
Please note that virtual Decision Day appointments are intended for students who have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits.
Prior to the appointment, please complete and submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission.
During your appointment you will receive a preliminary admission decision and learn about your next transfer process steps. Also, be prepared to share your college transcripts via the online student portal at all previously attended colleges.
Students interested in all majors, with the exception of Nursing and Occupational Therapy (due to the selective admission criteria for these majors), are welcome.
Interested in becoming a member of the WSU community? Join the Transfer Center staff at one of our upcoming Transfer Information Sessions to learn more about the transfer enrollment process and more.
“Virtual” Transfer Information Sessions will take place via Zoom on:
In-person Transfer Information Sessions are postponed until further notice.
Drop in to the Admissions Transfer Center's virtual office hours on Wednesdays from 10-11am or from 2-3pm by joining the appropriate Zoom Meeting below:
The Admissions Transfer Center is hosting virtual individual appointments for transfer students in the form of Zoom meetings or phone consultations Mondays through Fridays with limited availability on Tuesdays.
Schedule an Appointment
There are several steps that you should follow and deadlines you should be aware of as you prepare to transfer to Worcester State. Please read through the following lists:
After all of the required documents are received, an admission decision will be made for you. If you have attended more than one college/university, the cumulative GPA earned at the college/university most recently attended will be the primary focus of your admission decision. If accepted, you'll receive a decision letter that includes the estimated transfer credit count. When you submit your deposit, you'll receive a transfer credit summary (called a degree audit) via email.
This preliminary review of your credits is subject to change upon review of your major transfer courses by an academic department chair or if you question the placement of any non-major courses.
**If you fail to disclose any prior college/university experience during the admissions process, you'll be considered to have misrepresented your academic history, and—if accepted—your admission is subject to being rescinded.
Disclaimer: Students interested in the BSN Nursing (Track I) major must apply directly into this program. Students offered admission under a different major or current Worcester State students may not change their major to Nursing at a later time.
Note: Effective for fall 2019 entry, transfer applications will NOT be accepted for Occupational Studies (BSOS).
All materials should be submitted as early as possible.
After these dates, the Admissions Office may still accept applications. Please note that certain majors may not be available to students completing their applications after the priority filing dates. Housing may be by waitlist and financial aid limited.
In order to be considered for admission to Worcester State as a Transfer Applicant, you must meet one of the following requirements:
If you've earned college credits while enrolled in high school, you're considered a first-year applicant and must meet the first-year student admissions standards. Transferable college credits are academically-based, college-level courses completed at a regionally accredited college or university in which you received a grade of C- or better.
In order to receive a degree from Worcester State University as a transfer student, you must complete at least 30 of your last 40 credits and earn the majority (more than 50%) of credits in your major and minor (if elected) at here at Worcester State.
Worcester State University determines transferability of credits from other colleges and universities based on best practices as outlined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, the American Council on Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Transfer and allocation of credit is determined based on the sending institution’s regional accreditation, the comparability of the learning experience to WSU, and the applicability of the learning experience to the student’s selected major/minor at WSU.
Stipulations that apply to transfer credit include:
Transfer students who transfer from a Massachusetts community college and have completed at least 30 college-level credits at a Massachusetts community college, but not yet earned their associate degrees, may be able to transfer credits earned at Worcester State University to fulfill their associate degree requirements. The program is called “Reverse Transfer” and students can find more information and complete the Participation Form online.
Effective for Spring 2021 entry and beyond, MassTransfer applicants can complete and submit an online Worcester State University Application for Undergraduate Admission via the MassTransfer website. MassTransfer applicants should follow all Worcester State University transfer admission deadlines, including any deadline extensions as they occur.
Admissions Transfer Center
Shaughnessy Administration Building
Admissions Transfer Center
486 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01602