First-Year Student Course Registration
The Academic Success Center works closely with first-year students to make the transition to Worcester State as smooth and seamless as possible. The Academic Success Center provides academic advising, support and resources throughout the first year at Worcester State University. The registration process is outlined below.
For any questions during the process, contact the Academic Success Center.
The Registration Process
For students who have not already retrieved their username and password (found in their acceptance letter), follow the instructions shown in the video below. A Worcester State username and password is needed in order to access important registration materials that will be sent to all first-year student’s Worcester State email addresses.
Beginning in April, ASC Academic Advisors will email links to the Fall Registration Guide via Worcester State email accounts. This information will explain how to access the online advising and registration tool, Self-Service.
We recommend checking your Worcester State email often. Academic Advisors will send regular communications regarding specific items which may need to be acted on or to be aware of prior to the start of the semester.
Password Retrieval for New Students
Taking a placement test at Worcester State is based on a student’s recalculated high school grade point average (GPA) and academic major. Academic Advisors will notify new students whether they need to take a placement test in Math before selecting courses. The Math placement test is available remotely, and all students will be allowed to take this test at home. Below is an overview of majors that require a placement test and when students will take the test.
Math Placement Test
The following majors require the Math placement test regardless of high school GPA. Students will need to complete the Math placement test in the time frame indicated below:
Program Math Placement Test
Biology Summer Business Fall Biotechnology Summer Chemistry Summer Communication Sciences and Disorders Fall Computer Science Summer Economics Fall Early Childhood and Elementary Education Fall Environmental Science Summer Geography Summer Mathematics Summer Nursing Fall Occupational Therapy Fall Public Health Fall
Recalculated GPA of ≥ 2.7
Students with a recalculated high school GPA of 2.7 or higher register for Survey of Mathematics (MA 105) without taking the Math placement test. This is a college level Math course which is advised for the following majors:
- Criminal Justice
- Political Science
- Urban Studies
- Visual and Performing Arts
- World Languages
Students may not necessarily take Survey of Mathematics (MA 105) in their first semester, but are encouraged to take this course within the first 60 credits of study.
Recalculated GPA of < 2.7
If a student’s recalculated high school GPA is under a 2.7, they will be required to take the placement test in Math, regardless of major.
If a student is undeclared, and thinking about a major that requires the Math placement test, we encourage the Math placement test to be taken. If a student decides on one of these majors at a later time, they can always take the placement test at that time. If a students is unsure whether they should take this placement test, please feel free to contact us.
This summer, Worcester State University will be hosting a variety of summer opportunities and experiences for students to participate in.
Cornerstone STEM scholars
Dates: June 7 to June 25, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
This three credit course, conducted via zoom, is open to incoming First-Year students majoring in STEM fields including Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science and Mathematics. A focus will be placed on the students’ STEM field while also incorporating technology and information literacy along with learns the skills of writing and presenting at the college level. For more information contact: Daron Barnard firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Student Orientation
This summer, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development will be offering a variety of opportunities for new students to learn about Worcester State before the fall semester begins.
In June, all first-year students will be invited to campus to attend a two-day, overnight orientation program. There will be 3 sessions to choose from. During orientation, students will meet representatives from campus offices and departments and have a chance to tour the campus and of course, get to meet one another.
2022 In-Person Orientation Program Dates
- Session 1: June 20-21
- Session 2: June 23-24
- Session 3: June 27-28
Registration will be available soon. Keep an eye on the Orientation page for details.
2022 Online Orientation Program
In July, an accompanying online orientation program will be introduced to all students that will provide an in-depth look and explanation of the offices and departments that are key to the success of a new student’s first semester. This program is interactive and can be viewed through the month of July. It is required that all first-year students complete this online orientation. More details will be shared in June via Worcester State email accounts.