• A Message from the Dean of Enrollment
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    Dear Students and Family Members,

    As events are canceled or postponed, deadlines are extended, and office staff shift to telecommuting, please know that we are here to support you through the college admissions process during this unprecedented time. Below are some important updates to admissions processes.

    Feel free to refer back to this page for new updates or keep in touch by calling or emailing our office directly. Additionally, information on the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the campus community can be found on our Public Health Information page.

    Take care,

    Joseph DiCarlo
    Dean of Enrollment and Director of Admissions

  • Virtual Information Sessions for Prospective Students

    This virtual information session will be presented by an admissions counselor and provide a general overview of the university, including academics, student life and housing, admissions and financial aid. The target audience is prospective high school and transfer students. The session will last for approx. 30 minutes.

    Prospective Students: Find an Info Session

    Virtual Information Sessions for Accepted Students

    This virtual information session is intended for accepted students and will provide information on the enrollment process, along with information on financial aid and housing. The target audience is accepted students and family members and will last approximately 30 minutes. Student’s will be mailed a Worcester State t-shirt for attending!

    Accepted Students: Find an Info Session

    Virtual Congratulations Day for Accepted Students

    Attend one of three virtual Congratulations Day sessions. Students attending will receive a Worcester State t-shirt. Find out more on our Congratulations Day page.

    Special Financial Aid Office Hours for Accepted Students

    Monday through Friday from 3 - 4 pm* As an accepted student or family member, your financial aid counselor is on-call to answer specific questions you have about your financial aid award. Refer to the chart below for the contact information of your financial aid counselor:

    Student’s Last Name Counselor Phone Email
    Last name begins with A—C Margaret Shagro 508-929-8057
    Last name begins with D—H Jennifer English 508-929-8820
    Last name begins with I—M Kim Oikle 508-929-8662
    Last name begins with N—S Casey Sullivan 508-929-8658
    Last name begins with T—Z Jayne McGinn 508-929-8058

    The staff is always available during regular office hours, Monday—Friday, 8:15 a.m.—5 p.m.

    * The office will be closed on Monday, April 20, 2020

    On-Campus Tours, Info Sessions, Transfer Decision Days

    All on-campus admission events, including campus tours, information sessions, transfer decision days, and group tours have been cancelled through Friday, April 17th. Please do not visit campus during this time. You may contact our office to speak with an admissions counselor over the phone by calling 508-929-8040 or see our admissions events calendar for an up to date schedule.

    Deposit Deadline Extended

    The admissions deposit deadline has been extended from May 1 to June 1, 2020. We want to ensure that you have the information and time you need to make an informed decision on choosing to enroll at Worcester State. Deposits can be made online at

    New Applications Continue to be Reviewed

    We continue to accept and review applications for the fall. Additionally, we will be as flexible as possible with students trying to submit documents to complete their application. We understand there may be a delay in submitting high school and/or college transcripts. Documents may be sent electronically directly from the high school and/or college to As a reminder, Worcester State is a test-optional institution and students have the option to self-report their test scores.

    Our admissions counselors are available to speak with students or families who have questions. Contact us at or 508-929-8040.

    College Fairs

    All off-campus college fairs have been cancelled for March and April by the host sites. Updated schedules will be posted to our "WSU Near You" page if any details change.

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    Worcester, MA 01602