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Resources that bolster your academic progress.
at Worcester State University, we believe that academic support services—like
tutoring, computer labs, and advising—are vital to the academic achievements of
our students. From your first moment on campus to your final days before
graduation, you will find yourself accessing resources, solving problems, and
connecting with other members of the academic community through these service
Our Academic Success Center in Room 130 of the Shaughnessy Administration Building empowers you to engage in the Worcester State community and chart a clear path to academic success. Our office strives to facilitate student success through exemplary, holistic advisement, timely and appropriate referrals, and well-coordinated support services, which include:
The Academic Success Center offers CLEP exams by appointment to WSU students.If you do not attend WSU, check with the registrar’s office of your college or university for their guidelines and restrictions.WSU cannot grant CLEP credit or set cut-off (passing) scores for other educational institutions. If you’re a WSU student, Worcester State awards a maximum of 60 credits
through the CLEP exam process towards an undergraduate degree. View and
download the list of CLEP exams WSU accepts and for WSU course equivalencies. Once the computerized exam has been completed and graded, an original transcript will be sent either electronically or through the mail to the institution you designated.
To register for a CLEP test:
* Effective July 1, 2017, the CLEP exam fee will be $85. Test takers who purchase their registration tickets on or after that date will be charged the new fee. Registration tickets purchased prior to that date will still be valid until their stated expiration dates.
There is an additional $10 essay charge when you take the American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, College Composition, and College Composition Modular CLEP exams.
The goal of the Academic Success Center's tutoring program is to build your classroom experience and increase your academic success.
If you are a student looking for more support in your coursework, you can take advantage of the Academic Success Center’s variety of tutoring services. The center works closely with academic departments to set up group tutoring for specific courses. These groups are led by peer tutors who are recommended by faculty. In addition to group tutoring, students are encouraged to attend academic workshops held in the Academic Success Center. These group sessions focus on effective studying and time management techniques and help identify strategies to achieve success at WSU.
Our Math Center (Sullivan Academic Center, Room 143) services are designed to enhance your learning and success in any course that contains mathematical components. Housed in the Mathematics Department, the center's peer tutors provide a conceptual mathematical understanding that enable students to succeed in courses and complete assignments independently. Our drop-in services include:
Hours are posted in the Math Center; they are subject to change daily and are scheduled to support specific math classes.
Graduate assistants and peer tutors staff our Writing Center (Sullivan, Room 306). Our offerings include: