Accepted Students!
Take the next steps to becoming a Lancer.
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You are accepted to Worcester State!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Worcester State University, and welcome to Lancer Nation!

Here is everything you need to do before you arrive on campus - a few things to do straight away, and other things to do between now and the start of your first semester.
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First: Secure your spot & stay connected.
Get these tasks started early, and benefit from some extra time.

  1. Make your deposit*

  2. Due to on-going delays with the new FAFSA, the admissions deposit deadline for Fall 2024 has been extended to June 1, 2024.

  3. Check out MyWooState and keep an eye on your Worcester State email**

  4. Apply for financial aid

* deposits are non-refundable
** username/password in your acceptance letter
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Second: Follow the Entry Checklists.
Worcester State's checklists outline all the things that need to be taken care of, and tell you when to do them.

Starting in the fall semester?
Follow the Fall Entry Checklist.

Starting in the spring semester?
Follow the Spring Entry Checklist.
Next: Visit campus.
Get a little insight into what it is like to call Worcester State home with a campus tour! Tours are led by current Worcester State students who share their experiences and offer more information about what it's like to be a student at #WooState.
Schedule your Tour
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Share: Tell everyone your #woostate news.
Post your news - tag Worcester State, and the University will share it, too.

Instagram: @worcesterstate
Twitter: @worcesterstate
Facebook: @worcesterstateuniversity

A note from the President…

  • Dear family members,

    Congratulations on your student’s acceptance to Worcester State University! The choice of which university to attend is a big decision for the entire family. As a father of three, I have gone through this process and I know firsthand the significance of the college selection process. You should feel confident in your choice of Worcester State – one of New England’s top-ranked institutions according to The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and Money Magazine. Your student will follow the path of many successful alumni who started their educational journey at Worcester State and I look forward to welcoming them as a member of the incoming class!

    Worcester State is proud to be the home of Major Plus, our unique academic framework that allows all new students to complete TWO academic programs in the same four years at no extra cost. With great opportunities for leadership characteristic development, Major Plus gives Worcester State graduates an advantage after college.

    As you have likely read in the news, the U.S. Department of Education’s changes to the FAFSA form experienced unforeseen setbacks in its early release. This will impact when universities like Worcester State will receive student information to assemble financial aid award letters. For this reason, we have made the decision to extend our deposit deadline for all accepted students to June 1, 2024. If your student is ready to secure their spot at Worcester State for the fall, I encourage them to pay their deposit before June 1 to begin the enrollment process.

    I hope you and your student will join me for Congratulations Day for Accepted Students on Saturday, April 6, 2024. To RSVP, go to After attending this celebratory and informative event, you will have the opportunity to secure your student’s spot for fall 2024. I am confident your student will be successful and supported during their time at Worcester State and I look forward to welcoming them to campus this fall. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach me at I will be happy to hear from you.


    Barry M. Maloney