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- STEP 1: REVIEW YOUR DEGREE AUDIT: Login to the Student Academic Services channel within your Connections account and review your Degree Audit. Identify courses from your major and determine whether you will require General Education courses or Global Citizenship courses. Identify General Education or Global Citizenship Program requirements as well as electives (including minors or certificates) in which you are interested. Write down course numbers and titles.
- STEP 2: REVIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: Using the Undergraduate Studies Catalog, review course descriptions. Write down additional course numbers and titles of courses if applicable.
- STEP 3: REVIEW THE COURSE SCHEDULE: Using your notes for courses of interest, search the Course Schedule online to check if the courses are available in the upcoming semester. Create a list of the available course numbers, titles, and SECTION numbers.
- STEP 4: REVIEW THE ADVISING SYLLABUS to determine if there are additional academic considerations to take into account in terms of your registration.
- STEP 5: CONNECT WITH YOUR ADVISOR: Advisors can give students clearance to register online using Connections. Prepare in advance prior to connecting with your advisor or scheduling an advising appointment by making a list of courses in which you are interested or a sample schedule along with any questions you want to review with your advisor. PLEASE NOTE: Faculty advisors may have different hours of availability based on their teaching schedules. Contact your faculty advisor directly to make an appointment.
- STEP 6: CLEAR HOLDS ON YOUR RECORD: Holds can be viewed in Connections on the main page of your Student Academic Services channel. Resolve any holds before registration begins.
- STEP 7: REGISTER: When registration online opens, use Connections to register online.
All undergraduate students are assigned an official academic advisor after their initial registration appointment. Your assigned advisor will be either a full-time faculty member or professional staff advisor within your academic major. Undeclared students are advised by professional staff advisors within the Academic Advising Center.
After students have been assigned to an official advisor, they will receive a letter and/or email informing them of their advisor and her/his contact information.
If you are not sure who your assigned faculty or staff advisor is, log into your Connections account and review your Degree Audit. Your advisor's name will appear in top left corner. To find contact information for your advisor, search the Faculty/Staff Directory.
Webster University requires all baccalaureate students to complete a general education program in addition to the major and elective requirements. These requirements are intended to provide a general framework for the degree outside the major and provide course requirements to ensure university graduates have a broad set of knowledge and skills.
In 2011, the faculty of Webster University approved the Global Citizenship Program (GCP) to replace the previous General Education Programs. The mission of the Global Citizenship Program is to ensure that every undergraduate emerges from Webster University with the core competencies required for responsible global citizenship in the 21st century.
What are the different models of general education/GCP?
- 12/27 credit hour General Education model
- 36 credit hour School of Communications General Education model
- Global Citizenship Program
Which requirements should I follow?
- New freshmen students, that have not completed coursework as degree seeking students at another institution, pursuing Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees will fall under the GCP requirements.
- Freshmen and Transfer students in programs such as BFA, BMed, and BM will continue to complete general education, specifically, the 12 credits/four categories of the 27 credit hour model.
- Transfer students outside the School of Communications will continue to complete the 27 credit hour model of general education.
- Transfer students majoring in the School of Communications (Audio Production, Electronic and Photographic Media, and Communications and Journalism departments) will continue to follow the 36 credit hour model of general education.
- Beginning with the 2014–2015 academic year, the GCP will also apply to new BA and BS degree-seeking transfer students with fewer than 75 credit hours. Transfer student with more than 75 accepted credit hours will remain on the previous models of general education.
- All new students will enter the university with GCP requirements.
A student who is not seeking a degree from Webster but would still like to take a class for their own enrichment or to transfer back to another institution, are welcome to attend classes at Webster. The student must complete an application through the Office of Admission online or in person at the Office of Admission Welcome Center, Webster Hall 130, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119. Application must be accompanied by a transcript and appropriate application fee.
Non-degree students cannot register prior to thirty (30) days before the start of classes. Payment is expected at time of registration. Webster reserves the right to refuse registration if the student does not have the pre-requisite requirements for a course.
Undergraduate students who have not taken a class in five (5) consecutive terms must complete the Undergraduate Application for Readmission through the Academic Advising center before registration is permitted. Application should be accompanied by transcripts from any institution that the student attended during their absence from Webster.
The complete form may be submitted via:
- Fax: (314) 968-7166
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Academic Advising Center, 568 Garden Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
Official transcripts should be sent to the above mailing address.
High school students who would like to earn college credit prior to graduation may attend classes through Webster University. Application and registration must be done in person through the Office of Admission Welcome Center, Webster Hall 130, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63119. Application should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the guidance counselor or principal of the secondary institution. It is required to bring an official copy of the student's high school transcripts.
Students cannot register prior to thirty (30) days before the start of class. Tuition is paid at the cost of one (1) credit hour for a three (3) credit hour class. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Webster reserves the right to refuse registration if the student does not have the pre-requisite requirements for a course.
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