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Transfer FAQs

The following FAQs were developed to assist in answering some basic questions about transferring to Webster.  If you have additional questions, please reach out to the Office of Admission at admit@webster.edu or 314-246-7800. 

For Prospective Students

Will my credits transfer to Webster?
Is there a way that I can see which courses from my school have already been approved as Webster equivalencies?
How do I know who my admissions counselor is?
How will I know what classes I need to graduate?
Who do I work with on planning out my remaining requirements after I transfer to Webster?
Where do I apply for financial aid?
If I have questions about my financial aid, who do I contact?
Is housing available for transfer students?
Are transfer students required to live on-campus?
Where do I go for information related to military benefits and required documentation?
What are some of the important resources that will help me succeed at Webster?

For Admitted or Enrolled Students

Where can I get help setting up my Connections and Webster email account?
Where can I buy books and supplies, or rent textbooks?  Where can I sell my books at the end of the semester?
How do I get an advance on my financial aid refund to pay for textbooks?
Where do I get my student ID card and parking permit?
How will I be billed for tuition and fees?
Where do I go for an emergency loan?
Where do I go to do research for my classes?  Where do I go to check out books and videos?
Where can I exercise on campus?
Where can I get something to eat on campus?
How can I save money eating on campus?
Where can I get tutoring, help with writing assignments, or disability accommodations?
Where can I get help with my resume, finding an internship, or preparing for the job search?
Where do I go to learn about diversity and multicultural programs & activities?
Where do I go if I’m not feeling well, or to find information about nutrition, wellness, or student health insurance?
Where do I go if I'm having problems dealing with stress, relationships, eating disorders, alcohol or other drugs?
How do I view or print my grades?  How do I get a copy of my unofficial transcript?
How do I get a copy of my official transcript?
What is the Student Success Portal (Starfish)?
How can I make changes to my schedule?
Who do I talk to if I have questions about my academic program?
How do I know who my academic advisor is?
Where can I find out about events, activities, recreation and intramural sports offered on campus?
How do I know if/when campus is closed?

Q: Will my credits transfer to Webster? 

The short answer is yes, provided they are college-level courses from regionally-accredited institutions, completed with a grade of C- or better.   

 

All transfer credit is capped at 98 credit hours whether from dual credit programs, AP scores, military experience, community colleges, or other four-year institutions. If you have completed an associate degree, we will accept the amount of credit hours needed to obtain the degree within the 98 credit hour maximum.  If an associate degree was not completed, we will accept up to 64 credit hours from the community college. We will take a total of 30 semester hours from a nationally accredited institution.  

 

All transfer coursework is evaluated for the closest appropriate equivalency for Webster major requirements if approved by faculty, general education requirements, or elective credit.  

 

Q: Is there a way that I can see which courses from my school have already been approved as Webster equivalencies? 

We have a list of all previously transferred coursework from various other colleges available on our transfer database. We also have transfer guides that will provide information on what classes will transfer to specific majors at Webster from different institutions.  

 

If you don’t see some of your coursework in that database, it doesn’t mean it won’t transfer; it just isn’t in the database yet.  Contact your admissions counselor, who can reach out to the faculty for approval! 

 

Q: How do I know who my admissions counselor is? 

Students with last names beginning with A-G applying to the Webster Groves home campus will work with Zachary Tobey (zacharytobey@webster.edu); students with last names beginning with H-O applying to the Webster Groves home campus will work with Damian Whitney (damianwhitney03@webster.edu); students with last names beginning with P-Z applying to the Webster Groves home campus will work with Stacey Tunnicliff (stunnicliff52@webster.edu). 

 

If you intend to apply to another Webster University campus, please click here to connect with that campus directly.  

 

Q: How will I know what classes I need to graduate? 

You can reach out to your admissions counselor for an unofficial evaluation of your previous coursework; this will give you a better idea of how your classes will transfer, and what credits you will still need to graduate.  After we receive final, official transcripts, the registrar will begin the process of officially evaluating your transfer credit.  Your transfer credits will move to your academic record and populate in your degree audit shortly after the beginning of your first semester.

 

Q: Who do I work with on planning out my remaining requirements after I transfer to Webster? 

After being admitted to Webster, students will work with the Academic Advising Center to enroll in courses and plan the remaining requirements toward their degree.  You will also be assigned a faculty advisor within your major during your first semester.   

 

Q: Where do I apply for financial aid? 

You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the following link: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa 

 

Webster also requires students complete a Webster University-specific financial aid form, which can be found here, under “Financial Aid Forms & Resources”: http://www.webster.edu/financialaid/forms/  

 

Q: If I have questions about my financial aid, who do I contact? 

Financial Aid 

Webster Hall, First Floor 

470 East Lockwood Avenue, Room 115 

webster.edu/financialaid  

314-968-6992 

 

Q:  Is housing available for transfer students? 

Yes, Webster has housing options for incoming transfer students who would prefer to live on-campus.
Office of Housing & Residential Life
240 Edgar Rd.
http://www.webster.edu/housing/
314-246-HOME (4663)

Q:  Are transfer students required to live on-campus? 

Incoming domestic transfer students are not required to live on campus if transferring with more than 30 semester hours completed.  For more information about the housing residency requirement, please visit:  http://www.webster.edu/housing/options.  

 

Q: Where do I go for information related to military benefits and required documentation? 

Office of Military Affairs 

Loretto Hall, First Floor 

470 East Lockwood Avenue, Room 110 

http://www.webster.edu/military/ 

314-246-VETS (8387) 

 

Webster also has a VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, Jason Blakemore.  Military students can contact him directly at 314-246-8079 or Jason.Blakemore@va.gov or get more information about the VetSucess program here.   

 

Q: What are some of the important resources that will help me succeed at Webster? 

Webster has a wide range of student support resources, all of which are available to admitted transfer students. Below are just a few of these resources (please feel free to browse their websites!):

 

The Career Development Center provides support for vocational guidance, internships, resume assistance, and career readiness.  (http://www.webster.edu/career-services/)  

 

The Academic Resource Center provides academic support (tutoring, counseling, etc.) to help students succeed in their courses.  (http://www.webster.edu/academic-resource-center/ 

 

Student Life consists of clubs and organizations that help students to network within their academic and social interest as well as to help students transition into Webster and make it feel like a home.  (https://involved.webster.edu/organizations) 

 

Q: Where can I get help setting up my Connections and Webster email account? 

Contact the IT Service Desk at 314-968-5995 or support@webster.edu 

 

Q: Where can I buy books and supplies, or rent textbooks?  Where can I sell my books at the end of the semester? 

Webster University Bookstore 

554 Garden Avenue 

Garden Park Plaza (1st floor of parking garage) 

webster.edu/academics/bookstores.html 

314-968-5936   

 

Q: How do I get an advance on my financial aid refund to pay for textbooks? 

Q: Where do I get my student ID card and parking permit? 

Public Safety 

527 Garden Avenue 

Garden Park Plaza (in the parking garage) 

314-968-7430 

 

Q: How will I be billed for tuition and fees? 

Charge and payment account activity is reported to students in an electronic billing statement on a monthly basis.  Students may access the monthly online e-bill statement through their Connections account.

 

Q: Where do I go for an emergency loan? 

Student Affairs Office 

175 Edgar Road 

2nd floor of the University Center 

314-968-6980 

 

Q: Where do I go to do research for my classes?  Where do I go to check out books and videos? 

Emerson Library 

101 Edgar Road 

library.webster.edu 

First floor service desk: 314-968-6952; Research desk: 314-968-6950 

 

Q: Where can I exercise on campus? 

Registered students have free access to the fitness center, indoor pool, and gymnasium (when available) in the University Center (1st floor), 175 Edgar Road, 314-968-7105 

 

Q: Where can I get something to eat on campus? 

Marletto’s Marketplace in Maria Hall; Library Café featuring Kaldi’s in Emerson Library; Crossroads Food Court on the 2nd floor of the University Center; Simply-To-Go in East Academic Building

 

Q: How can I save money eating on campus? 

Sign up for Gorlok Bucks at any campus dining services location.  You will then get a discount and avoid sales tax any time you dine on campus.  Your account can also be used at participating off campus restaurants.  Call 314-968-6902 for more information. 

 

Q: Where can I get tutoring, help with writing assignments, or disability accommodations? 

Academic Resource Center and Writing Center 

40 Loretto Hall 

(Ground Floor) 

http://www.webster.edu/academic-resource-center/ 

314-246-7620  

 

Q: Where can I get help with my resume, finding an internship, or preparing for the job search? 

Career Planning & Development Center 

568 Garden Avenue 

Garden Park Plaza (1st floor of parking garage) 

http://www.webster.edu/career-services/ 

314-968-6982 

 

Q: Where do I go to learn about diversity and multicultural programs & activities? 

Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs 

536 Garden Avenue 

http://blogs.webster.edu/mcisa/ 

314-246-7658  

 

Q: Where do I go if I’m not feeling well, or to find information about nutrition, wellness, or student health insurance? 

Student Health Services 

540 Garden Avenue (southwest of parking garage) 

http://www.webster.edu/health/ 

314-968-6922 

 

Q: Where do I go if I'm having problems dealing with stress, relationships, eating disorders, alcohol or other drugs? 

Counseling and Life Development 

540 Garden Avenue (southwest of the parking garage) 

http://www.webster.edu/student-counseling/ 

314-968-7030 

 

Q: How do I view or print my grades?  How do I get a copy of my unofficial transcript? 

Through the Student Academic Services Channel in Connections.  Select Academic Record to view your unofficial transcript.   

 

Q: How do I get a copy of my official transcript? 

Registrar’s Office 

Loretto Hall, Room 63 

webster.edu/academics/transcripts.html 

314-968-7450   

 

Q: What is the Student Success Portal (Starfish)? 

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is a technology that can connect you to people and services that help you effectively engage with the Webster community.  Your Success Network provides contact information for your instructors and academic advisor, allows you to schedule advising appointments, and helps you locate resources and services.  You can also “Raise Your Hand” for help within your course, with registration, and with other needs.  Log in at success.webster.edu or by accessing the Starfish – Student Success Portal link in Connections or within each of your courses in WorldClassRoomhttp://www.webster.edu/success/students.html

 

Q: How can I make changes to my schedule? 

We recommend contacting your academic advisor prior to making any adjustments to your schedule.  

 

Q: Who do I talk to if I have questions about my academic program? 

Please call your academic advisor. 

 

Q: How do I know who my academic advisor is? 

Once you have enrolled in your program, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor within that department.  You can find your advisor’s information within the Student Academic Services channel in Connections, under Biographical information.   

 

Q: Where can I find out about events, activities, recreation and intramural sports offered on campus? 

Information Center in the University Center 

175 Edgar Road 

314-246-7105  

 

Q: How do I know if/when campus is closed? 

All Webster students should opt into the Webster Alerts system through their Connections account.  This system notifies students of campus closures.