Worcester State University
Office of Multicultural Affairs



Recruitment for the Alternatives for Individual Development Program are:

Doherty Memorial High School

11/13 (9a.m.-10a.m.) Info Session

12/4 and 12/5 ( 8a.m.-1:30p.m.) Interviews
North High School
12/6 (12:15-1:15p.m.) Info Session
1/15/14 (8a.m.-1:30p.m.) Interviews
1/16/14 (8a.m.-1:30p.m.) Interviews
South High School-
12/11 (8a.m.-1:30p.m.) Interviews
12/12 (8a.m.-1:30p.m.) Interviews
University Park Campus School
12/13 (12p.m.-2:30p.m.) Interviews

To view the A.I.D. brochure, please click on the link below.

Multicultural Affairs AID Post Card 2012.pdf


The Alternatives for Individual Development Program (A.I.D.) is an alternative admissions program at Worcester State University which provides educational assistance for students who may require support services in order to succeed in college.

The primary focus is during freshman year, however, the program requires a minimum participation of two academic semesters, designed by the program staff and based on individual assessment. Other services will be provided to students throughout their undergraduate experience, including academic assistance, individualized or group tutoring, assistance with financial problems, and cultural enrichment activities.

The program actively recruits students who show motivation and the desire to succeed in higher education. Included in this category are ALANA, low-income, and first generation students.

In order to be eligible, students must be incoming freshmen, meet minimal admissions requirements, be a Massachusetts resident, and a U.S. citizen and/or permanent legal resident.

When completing your Worcester State University application, answer “yes” to Question 19, “I wish to be considered for admission to the Alternatives for Individual Development Program.” Letters of recommendation from guidance counselors and high school teachers are needed to complete the application file. In some cases an interview may be required.

Support Services Include

Summer Residential Program

  • Individualized services developed based on students' needs
  • Writing/Math support
  • Priority financial aid/academic advising
  • Students may have the opportunity to gain 3 - 12 college credits during the summer academy

Academic Year Component

  • Alternative Individual Development Learning Community (paired courses)
  • Peer mentorship
  • Monthly academic support network
  • Budget management / Degree planning
  • Student / Faculty mentorship
  • Individualized skills development
  • Course tutorials

Related Links
  Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
  Financial Aid
  Student Activities

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