Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students | Webster University

Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students


You've Been Accepted ~ What's Next?

Congratulations on your admission to Webster University!  We look forward to welcoming you to our campus community! On this page we have outlined important next steps and helpful campus connections to help you prepare for a successful transition to Webster.

Be sure to take these important steps to help ensure success at Webster!  See below for some helpful tips along the way.

  1. Let us know you plan to be a Gorlok!  Confirm your attendance with your enrollment deposit. 
  2. Complete the financial aid process.
  3. Meet with an advisor and get registered for classes.
  4. Complete your on-campus housing application to join our residential campus. Or check out our commuter resources.
  5. Activate your Connections and student email accounts
  6. Participate in New Student Orientation. Be ready to start the semester off right!
  7. Remember to submit your final transcripts. 

Academic Advising & Registration

  • You will meet with a professional advisor for academic advising and initial course registration. Request a virtual new student advising appointment and complete the digital pre-advising workshop before the scheduled appointment.  Get all the details at
  • If you are pursuing a degree in Education or Nursing you will be advised and register directly through the department. If majoring in Education or Educational Studies, contact Sheila Jordan at 314-246-6946.  Nursing students should contact Jody Spiess at 314-246-7483.
  • Upcoming registration dates are published in the academic calendar for each term or semester. Transfer registration for fall typically begins in mid-April and transfer registration for spring in mid-November.
  • Check out the transfer advising and orientation resources.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Be sure to file the FAFSA for the appropriate academic year to be considered for need-based financial aid. Webster's school code is 002521. You should also complete the Webster financial aid application. A financial aid offer will be sent to you once all requested documents have been received.
  • It is highly recommended to submit financial aid applications prior to February 1 for the upcoming academic year. If you are transferring in the spring and unable to meet the February 1 priority date complete all applications no later than December 1.
  • Check deadlines and eligibility for transfer scholarships.
  • Be reminded that if your enrollment or housing circumstances change from what is reported on your financial aid application, your aid may be subject to change. Discuss with your financial aid counselor.
  • Be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions or concerns about your financial aid status.

Housing & Residential Life

  • There are many on-campus housing options available to transfer students. If you are interested in living on campus, we encourage you to apply early because space is limited. The housing application for the next academic year is usually available in late November. If you are interested in on-campus housing as a new transfer student for the spring semester, the application is usually available in early October.
  • Log-in for the housing application utilizes your Webster Connections username and password. These credentials are sent to all accepted students upon admission.  If you have been admitted but have not received your log-in, this can be requested through the Information Technology Service Desk at 314-246-5995. When contacting IT, indicate you are a new incoming transfer student and have your student ID number.
  • If you will be commuting to campus, be sure to check out the commuter resources.

Connections & Office 365 Account

  • All Webster students will receive access to their Webster Connections, Office 365, and student email accounts upon confirmation of enrollment.  Look for an activation email from the Information Technology Service Desk 24-48 hours after confirmation. If you have questions or did not receive this information, contact the IT Service Desk at 314-246-5995.  (You will need your student ID number; if you don't have it, contact admissions at 314-246-7800).
  • Official communication from the University for many offices, including billing information, is conducted through your student email and/or Connections account, so please activate and check often.
  • An overview of all student technology (including Connections, Student Success Portal, Office 365, WorldClassRoom, Adobe Creative Cloud), including some video tutorials, is available here.

New Student Orientation

  • All new students joining Webster's home campus should participate in our Virtual New Student Orientation.  You will log-in using your Connections username and password. 


Final Transcripts & Transfer Credit

  • If you were provisionally accepted to Webster based on unofficial transcripts or transcripts that reflected in-progress coursework, be sure to send your official transcripts to the Office of Admission prior to the first day of classes at Webster.  If you are expecting to finish an associate degree, please ensure your final official transcript reflects the degree as well.  
  • Keep in mind that a preliminary evaluation of your transfer credit is conducted by the Registrar's office and communicated to you by that office after you have been admitted to the University.  This preliminary evaluation is sent through email to the email address indicated on your admission application. (Keep in mind the Registrar's Office will only evaluate official transcripts). 
  • Transfer credits are formally moved from the preliminary evaluation to your academic record a week prior to the start of the semester/term. Degree audits are assigned after the last day to drop for the term, so at that time, your degree audit will be available for you in your Webster Connections account.  Until this occurs, your status may be listed as a First-time Freshman; this is standard and will be updated to reflect your class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) based on incoming transfer credits.  If you have questions about this, contact