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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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Use the CollegeSource Transfer Evaluation System course equivalency list to determine whether your courses will transfer to Worcester State.
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:
Transfer Decision Days will take place as a 20-minute appointments on:
Virtual Transfer Decision Days will be hosted via Zoom on the following dates:
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 receive a preliminary admission decision and learn about your next transfer process steps. In-person appointments should bring official transcripts of all previously attended colleges to the appointment while virtual appointments should be prepared to share college transcripts via their online student portals. Additional requirements will be sent via email upon registration of the Decision Day appointment.
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 Worcester State community? Join the Transfer Center staff at one of our upcoming Transfer Information Sessions offered both on-campus and virtually to learn more about the transfer enrollment process and more.
On-campus Transfer Information Sessions will take place on:
Virtual Transfer Information Sessions will be hosted via Zoom on the following dates:
Drop in to the Admissions Transfer Center’s office hours on Wednesdays between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a one-on-one appointment to discuss transferring to Worcester State. The Admissions Transfer Center is located in the Shaughnessy Administration Building on the first floor in Suite 101-E.
Calling ahead, 508-929-8018, to confirm availability and wait times is strongly encouraged. Zoom appointments are available by request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Admissions Transfer Center is hosting in-person and virtual individual appointments Monday through Thursday. Virtual appointments can be scheduled in the form of Zoom meetings or phone consultations.
Request an Appointment
The Admissions Transfer Center hosts Transfer Advising Hours via open Zoom meetings. Join the Transfer Center Staff to discuss how credits transfer into Worcester State, your application, best times to apply, and any other advising questions you might have prior to transferring into Worcester State. Our Transfer Center Staff use Zoom's waiting room functionality to facilitate one-on-one advising time.
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If you are accepted based on your current grades, there will be no change to your admission decision as long as your final semester grades closely match the current grades that you share.
If you attempted any undergraduate coursework at another regionally accredited college or university since withdrawing from Worcester State, you will need to reapply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
If you have not attempted any undergraduate coursework at another regionally accredited college or university since withdrawing from Worcester State, you will need to apply for reinstatement. The reinstatement application is available through the Registrar's Office.
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 a transfer credit summary (called a degree audit).
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 Worcester State, and the applicability of the learning experience to the student’s selected major/minor at Worcester State.
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