Transfer Admission Policies and Procedures | Webster University

Transfer Admission Policies and Procedures


Catalog Policy for Transfer & Adult Admission

Admissions Policies

When considering an application, Webster looks for evidence of potential for academic success. A cumulative GPA on all college level coursework of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is preferred; however, each applicant is given individual consideration. If you have circumstances which might affect your admission, they may be discussed confidentially with a member of the admissions staff. The University operates on rolling admission, and application files are reviewed by Admissions as soon as all requested credentials have been received.

Admissions Procedures

If you wish to enroll as a degree-seeking student, you must first apply for admission to the University. The application process requires you to submit to the Admissions Office the following credentials:

  • A completed application for undergraduate transfer admission.
  • An official transcript submitted directly from each college, university or other post-secondary institution attended showing all work attempted to date.

    Mailing Address: Webster University
                             Office of Admission
                             470 E. Lockwood Ave.
                             St. Louis, MO  63119

    Webster accepts electronic transcripts if sent as official directly to Webster through services such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, or eScript-Safe, or if sent through a secure server directly from the institution. These should be sent to if an email address is requested. Email attachments or transcripts uploaded into the application by the applicant are not considered official.
  • If you have completed fewer than 30 college credit hours, you must submit an official high school transcript listing date of graduation or official GED scores.  Applicants who have taken the ACT/SAT may submit those scores. 
  • Military students should submit an official Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript. Graduates of CCAF should also submit a copy of their web progress report.
  • Additional credentials as requested. Your admission counselor may request additional information such as an essay/writing sample or professional resume to get a better understanding of your previous background and academic preparedness in determining your admission status.

Art, dance, music, and theatre applicants must arrange an audition, interview, or portfolio review. 

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Admission

Nursing applicants for the R.N. to B.S.N degree completion program have special admission requirements. Applicants must have their RN license to be considered for admission and will conduct a pre-admission interview with the nursing department after all transcripts and supporting documents have been received.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements



Missouri Reverse Transfer Program

Missouri has moved forward with a statewide policy to help more Missourians earn associate's degrees. For more detailed information on Webster University's participation in the Missouri Reverse Transfer program, please click here.

Transfer of Credit with Degree

Courses included in a completed Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree, Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited institution will transfer to Webster University provided they are college level (100-level or above). Webster University will accept coursework completed prior to the date the degree was awarded, up to a maximum of 98 credit hours of transfer credits.

Students with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) from a regionally accredited institution will have fulfilled all of Webster University's lower division general education Global Citizenship Program requirements. All students will be required to complete Global Keystone Seminar at Webster University, as this course is an upper-division degree requirement.

Students with an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will have their transfer coursework evaluated on a course-by-course basis for equivalency with Webster University's Global Citizenship Program requirements.

Student with an Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A) degree from a regionally accredited community college and pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts of Music degree at Webster will have satisfied the first year seminar and general education section of the Global Citizenship Program, as accommodated for the B.F.A. or B.M. Students with an A.F.A. who choose to pursue a degree other than a B.F.A. or B.M. at Webster will have coursework evaluated on a course-by-course basis for the GCP.

The University may accept up to 30 credit hours, regardless of degree earned, from an institution that is nationally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Transfer of Credit with No Previous Degree or Certificate

Coursework completed as part of a certificate program or coursework completed not leading to a degree will also transfer to Webster University provided it is college level (100-level or above) with a passing grade. A maximum of 64 credit hours of community college credit may be transferred without an Associate degree.