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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.
We encourage you to visit our campus and stop by our Admissions Transfer Center. Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about applying to Worcester State:
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.
Transfer Information Sessions will take place on the following dates at 2 p.m. in the Sullivan Academic Building, Room 122:
Register for a Session
The following Transfer Decision Days sessions will take place from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., and 1 - 3 p.m.:
Please note that Decision Day appointments are intended for students who have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits.
During your appointment you will:
The only documents you’ll need to bring are an official high school transcript and official transcripts from all colleges attended. Students interested in all majors, with the exception of Nursing and Occupational Therapy (due to the selective admission criteria for these majors), are welcome.
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).
Priority Application Filing Dates: 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.
All pertinent deposits and the orientation fee are due on or before May 1 for those students who meet the priority deadlines.
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.
Maximum Transfer Credit Limits
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.