Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students | Webster University

Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students

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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. Schedule an advising appointment.
  2. Finish the financial aid process.
  3. Complete your on-campus housing application. Join our residential campus. Or check out our commuter resources.
  4. Activate your Connections and student email accounts
  5. Participate in New Student Orientation. Be ready to start the semester off right!
  6. Remember to submit your final transcripts. 

Academic Advising & Registration

  • All new students to Webster will meet individually with a professional advisor for academic advising and initial course registration. 
  • 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.
  • You are encouraged to attend a Transfer Advising & Registration session or schedule an appointment in the advising center. You are invited to contact advising to schedule an appointment a month before registration opens.
  • Students pursuing a degree in Education or Nursing should contact those departments directly for advising and registration appointments.
  • 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. Students should also complete the Webster financial aid application. Students will be mailed a financial aid award letter 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. Students transferring in the spring that were unable to meet the February 1 priority date should 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.
  • 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 enrollment.  Look for an activation email from the Information Technology Service Desk 24-48 hours after registration. If you have questions or did not receive this information, contact the IT Service Desk at 314-246-5995.
  • Official communication from the University for many offices, including billing information, is conducted through your student email account, so please activate and check often.
  • Learn more about your University Connections & Office 365 accounts, Webster student email, and many other technology services offered through the IT Service Desk.


New Student Orientation

  • New students to Webster should participate in the online orientation experience hosted through the Webster World Classroom. You will receive an email inviting you to participate. Log-in to the World Classroom utilizes your Webster Connections username and password.
  • All new students joining Webster's home campus in the fall should plan to attend New Student Orientation, which is an on-campus event held the Thursday-Sunday before the fall semester begins.

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 final official transcripts to the Office of Admission prior to the first day of classes at Webster.
  • 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.  Transfer credits are formally added to your academic record after classes begin. (Until that time, your status may be listed as a First-time Freshman; this is standard and will be updated after matriculation). Your official degree audit will be created and available for you in your Webster Connections account at that time as well.