Next Steps for Admitted Incoming Freshman Students | Webster University

Next Steps for Admitted Incoming Freshman Students

1.  Read and respond promptly to all the information and forms you receive from the college.  You'll need to ensure that you have your registration date chosen as soon as it opens up, financial aid steps need to be followed (even if you are not applying for federal aid, you must fill out the institutional documentation), housing options, meal plans and more.  Be careful not to miss any deadlines.

2. Pay your enrollment deposit to save your place in Webster University's new class. Tuition deposits should be paid before registration dates can be selected and will be credited to your first semester's tuition, so ensure you get those in as soon as possible to avoid any delays.  Please note: Deposits are only refundable up until May 1st. 

3. Accept and send back your financial aid offer paper work. This is separate from Webster University's acceptance offer.  You do not have to accept the entire financial aid package; you might want to take out a smaller loan, for example.  Decide what to accept and then complete and return the forms to the financial aid office as soon as possible for processing. Please note:  The federal financial aid code for Webster University is 002521.

4. Take care of the online loan paperwork.  The U.S. Department of Education requires that all students complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling as part of the financial aid process.  This must be completed before your financial aid can be sent to the school to fund your account.  If your parents are doing a Parent Promissory Loan they will also need to fill out the paperwork for this as well.

5. Check deadlines and opportunities for scholarships.  Webster University has an array of scholarship opportunities that you are eligible to apply for, but many have a determined due date.  Read through the entire scholarship page to determine if you qualify for any additional scholarships not on your financial aid offer. 

6. Choose Housing Options if you will be living on campus.  If you are going to be living in a dorm at Webster University you must sign up and complete the housing contract.  Please note:  All freshman enrolled at the St. Louis main campus are required to live on campus for their first two years at Webster University.  Exceptions to this requirement are granted for freshman living with their parents within a 35-mile radius of the main campus in Webster Groves, MO. 

7. Start looking for the perfect Student employment position.  Work Study is typically awarded via the financial aid package to help provide part-time jobs, on or near campus for undergraduate students with financial need.  Work-Study allows students to earn money, assisting with educational expenses.  Positions tend to be in high demand among students so the earlier you start looking the better.

8. Sign up for one of the Gorlok Registration and Orientation Workshops (GROW) During GROW, you will sit down with faculty and academic advisors for advising and class registration sessions as well as learn more about financial aid, student employment opportunities, your first year experience, study abroad opportunities, and much more.  There will also be important family sessions, so parents/guardians are invited to attend with you. 

9. Contact your admission representative if you have any questions as you are working through each step.  We are all here to help you to be as successful as possible.  So do not hesitate to reach out at any time! 

10. Send in your final transcripts as soon as your semester is completed.  Once you have completed your semester, ensure that your school has the information for the Webster University Admission Office in order to send your final transcript in.  Please note: This must be completed before you are able to register for any further consecutive semesters. 

11. Get signed up for Welcome Weekend.  Taking place in August for our Fall semester students, Welcome Weekend encompasses the smoothest move-in day experience for residential students and various orientation events for all incoming students.  Please noteRegistration for this event will open up in late Spring.