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

  • All new students to Webster 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
  • Students pursuing a degree in Education or Nursing will be advised and register directly through the department. Education students should 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. Students should also complete the Webster financial aid application. Students will be sent a financial aid offer 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 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 fall students joining Webster's home campus should plan to attend Welcome Weekend, scheduled for August 20-23, 2020.  More details will be available here closer to the start of the fall semester. 
  • New students to Webster will be invited to participate in the online orientation experience hosted through the Webster World Classroom. You will receive an email inviting you to complete this. Log-in to the World Classroom utilizes your Webster 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 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.  This preliminary evaluation is sent through email to the email address indicated on your admission application. 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.