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GCE Student Resource Center

Thank YOU for choosing Fitchburg State! Below are some resources to help you navigate the University; we hope you find them helpful! Click here for current course offerings!


New Student Handbook 2019-2020

Academic Calendar

Choosing Which Courses to Take...

Selecting Courses

  1. Start by looking at the required courses shown on your Programs webpage under the "requirements and curriculum" section.

  2. Compare the needed courses to when they are offered on your 2-Year Course Rotations. (see next tab)

  3. Here at Fitchburg State we try to follow the course rotations but in some cases we add and/or remove courses on the schedule. Please check the "course Schedule" to ensure the course you need is running.

Degree Works (This shows your individual Degree Evaluation; this is available to you after the first time you register for a course)

  • Login to Web4 (Student ID @ and Pin are needed).
  • Click on "Enter Secure Area" and log-in.
  • Click on the “student” tab. 
  • Click on "Degree Evaluation".

Having trouble? Click here for helpful documentation or watch a video.

If you need additional help you can contact your Advisor (your Advisor is also listed on your Degree Works site)

2-Year Course Rotations

Choose your area of study:


Behavioral Sciences

Business Administration


Computer Science




Humanities/ Interdisciplinary

Industrial Technology



Special Education

Register for a Course

  • To register you must login to Web4, (You will need your Student ID number, which is the @ sign followed by 8 digits. This number is emailed with your credentials after we receive the Intent to Enroll form.  For first time users who have not logged in before, your PIN will be your birth date (mmddyy).
  • Click on the“student”tab.
  • Next, select the“registration”tab
  • Click the “add/drop classes” tab. 
  • Input the CRN(s) of the course you have chosen on the seats list.
  • Click ”submit changes“
  • Choose Click here to Pay now” and then “View Charges – Pay Bill” to continue paying your bill.
  • if you have not done so already, accept your Student Loans on Web4.

Need help with...

The Course I want is full- Add yourself to the waitlist.

Registering? Contact the Registrar's Office, 978-665-4196

Your Student Account? Contact the Student Accounts Office, 978-665-4126

Financial Aid/ Loans? Contact the Financial Aid Office, 978-665-3156

Financing your Education

Tuition and Fee Information- see our current Tuition and Fees

Complete a FAFSA application- this is required to be eligible for financial aid (ex. Student Loans, tuition benefits etc.)

Student Loan- Student eligibility for these loans is based on financial need and availability of funds.

Waive your Health Insurance- if you are registered for 4.5 or more graduate credits or 9 or more undergraduate credits within a semester you are automatically charged health insurance; if you have your own, please waive it.

Payment Plan- set up a payment plan with the University.

Graduate Assistantships Program- become a Graduate Assistant; view current job postings.

Graduate Scholarships- Apply for a scholarship today!

Undergraduate Scholarships- Apply for a scholarship today!

Navigating your Student Account

Login to Web4 and choose "Student Accts./View eBill/Make Payments".

  • My Account: displays current activity, statements, payment history and consents and agreements (which is also located in the right hand column).
  • Make Payment: Location to make a payment.
  • Refunds: Be sure to set up a refund account.  This will be necessary if you have to drop a course for any reason and need to receive a refund.  Note that you can connect to this site either on the top navigation list or in the right hand column. Click here to see our refund policy.
  • Help:  This option displays how to ask for help or provides additional important information.
  • Authorized Users: This is the location in which you can add an authorized user to make payments on your behalf.
  • Payment Profile: This is where you can save your bank account or credit card information for future payments.
  • Notification:  Here you can change the methods in which you receive notifications, via email or text message.
  • Home: Returns you to the main payment screen.

Need help? Contact the Student Accounts Office, 978-665-4126

How to Find my Advisor?


Graduate & Undergraduate Program Advisors

If you are an admitted student, the following is a list of the graduate and undergraduate program chairpersons and advisors for each program. They can be reached at (978) 665 plus the extension number listed. Email addresses are included for your convenience.

Choose your area of study:


Arts Education

M.Ed. in Arts Education
Petri Flint, X3461
Conlon Fine Arts, Room 333



M.A. in Biology
M.Ed. in Science Education
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Biology

Dr. Lisa Grimm, X3334
Condike Science, Room 231


Business Administration

Beverley Hollingsworth, X3567
Percival G08-B

Not-for-Profit Management Graduate Certificate Program
Dr. Christine Shane, X3242
Percival, Room B02

B.S. in Business Administration
Business Certificate

Dr. Renee Scapparone X3526
Sanders, 104-D



M.S. in Applied Communication
CAGS in Interdisciplinary Studies/Applied Communication
Graduate Certificate in Applied Communication

Dr. Viera Lorencova X4856
Conlon Industrial, Room 324


Computer Science

M.S. in Computer Science
M.S. in Computer Science/Data Science

Dr. Brady Chen X3434
Edgerly, Room 310B



M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
M.S. in School Counseling

Daneen Deptula, X3603
McKay Bldg., Room 220

CAGS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Counseling/Psychology Concentration
Dr. John Hancock, X3604
Percival, Room 104A


Curriculum and Teaching

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching, On-campus, Brine, CES
Richard Masciarelli, X3501
McKay School, Room B128

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching, Lowell Public Schools
Elizabeth Lavin

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching, MAVA
Dr. Elaine Francis, X3501

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching, ACE MV (Martha's Vineyard)
Dr. Annette Sullivan, X3717



M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
Dr. Lyndsey Benharris, X3539
McKay School, Room C174

M.Ed. in Middle School Education
Dr. William Cortezia, X3489
McKay School, Room C138C

M.Ed. in Elementary Education
Dr. Annette Sullivan, X3717
McKay School, MCK-B128

B.S.E. in Early Education and Care
Dr. Lyndsey Benharris, X3539
McKay School, Room C174


Educational Leadership & Management

CAGS and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Management
Dr. Phillip Saisa, 978-895-5247

Educational Leadership & Management, National Institute School Leadership
Thomas Lamey



M.A./M.A.T. in English
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in English

Dr. Chola Chisunka, X3445
Miller, Room 201A



M.A. in History
Dr. Daniel Sarefield, X4804
Miller, Room 313


Interdisciplinary Studies

CAGS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Individualized Concentration
Dr. Jessica Robey, X3386
Conlon Fine Arts, Room 216

CAGS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Applied Communications Concentration
Dr. Viera Lorencova X4856
Conlon Industrial, Room 324

CAGS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Counseling/Psychology Concentration
Dr. John Hancock, X3604
Percival, Room 104A

CAGS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Reading Specialist Concentration
Dr. Ruth Joseph X3899
McKay School, Room C176D

B.A./B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Jessica Robey, X3386
Conlon Fine Arts, Room 216



Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics
Dr. Jennifer Berg X3787
Edgerly, Room 301C



M.S. in Nursing (Forensic)
Forensic Nursing Graduate Certificate

Dr. Deborah Stone, X3426
Thompson, Room 324B

LPN to BS in Nursing Bridge Program
Linda McKay, X3222
Thompson Hall, 323


Occupational/Vocational Education

M.Ed. in Occupational Education
Dr. James Alicata, X3047
Conlon Arts, Room 209A

M.Ed. in Occupational Education, MAVA
Robert Packard, Program Coordinator

B.S. in Occupational/ Vocational Education
Vocational Teacher Approval Certificate
Dr. James Alicata, X3047
Conlon Industrial Arts, Room 209A

Certificate in Technology/Engineering Education (Initial Licensure, 5-12)

Dr. Wayne Whitfield, X4807
Conlon Industrial Arts, Room 205

Certificate in Plastics Technology, (NYPRO Learning Institute)
Dr. Stanley Bucholc, X3287


Special Education

M.Ed. in Special Education, Severe Disabilities, Guided Studies, Dyslexia Specialist
Dr. Anne Howard, X3309
McKay School, Room C178

M.Ed. in Special Education, Moderate Disabilities
Dr. Nancy L. Murray, X3770
McKay School, Room C176D

M.Ed. in Special Education, Moderate Disabilities & Severe Disabilities
Ann Hogan, X3233

M.Ed. in Special Education/Reading Specialist
Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate
CAGS in Interdisciplinary Studies/Reading Specialist

Dr. Ruth Joseph, X3899
McKay School, Room C176D

Behavior Analyst Graduate Certificate
Dr. Robert Shapiro, X3511
McKay School, Room C190


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University Departments

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