Worcester State University


Academic Information

Admission Procedures

Students who wish to apply to Worcester State University as degree-seeking or matriculated students in a bachelor’s degree program should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The Worcester State University Undergraduate Admissions Office handles admissions for day and evening degree programs.

Undergraduate Advising

The Office of Graduate and Continuing Education offers advising to both graduate and undergraduate non-matriculated evening students throughout the year. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Wednesday, 9am to 6pm, Thursdays from 9am to 5pm and on Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Students newly admitted to Worcester State University and all WSU degree students should see their assigned advisor before registering for courses.


Non-attendance at class does not constitute dropping or withdrawing from the course and may result in a failing grade. Students are responsible for all course charges if no official drop or withdrawal form is on file with the Registrar.

Adding or Dropping a Course

Registration on a Space-Available Basis is allowed until the class meets for the first time. You will need permission of the instructor and the Office of Continuing Education to add a course that has met once. You may not add a course that has met one or more times.

Students may add/drop courses in accordance with the deadline published in the academic calendar. It is the student’s responsibility to return the completed form(s) to the Registrar’s Office. After the deadline, students wishing to drop a course must follow the procedure for withdrawal.

Required Add/Drop or Withdrawal forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office, in the Admin Building. During the Add/Drop period a student can drop a course without having that course appear on the official transcript.

During the Withdrawal Period a student may withdraw from a course and receive a "W" on his or her transcript. To withdraw from a course the student must submit the proper form to the Registrar's Office.

Course Cancellation

If the University finds it necessary to cancel courses or make schedule changes, every effort will be made to notify registered students. You will be contacted at the phone number listed in the student database.


Some students are eligible for tuition waivers, such as MA senior citizens, veterans, and state employees. Such students will indicate a waiver status on their registration and mail or FAX supporting documentation to 508-929-8100. You are always welcome to come in to the Graduate and Continuing Education office to transact tuition waivers.

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