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Student Success

Student Success Portal (Starfish)
A helpful tool that connects students to you and connects you to your students. This link includes helpful information, videos, and FAQs useful to students and advisors.

Academic Probation
Degree seeking students whose Webster University cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. Students will be notified of their probationary status in writing. Students will be continued on probation when their semester GPA is above a 2.0, but cumulative GPA is below a 2.0. Students are removed from probationary status when their cumulative GPA is at or above a 2.0. Information on support and assistance available to students on probation can be found here.

Academic Dismissal
Students will be dismissed from Webster University if they are:
***Degree seeking students on probation whose semester GPA falls below a 2.0.;
***Conditionally admitted students whose first semester Webster University GPA falls below a 2.0.;
***Non-degree seeking students whose semester GPA falls below a 2.0.

Degree seeking students are eligible to appeal for reinstatement or readmission. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to appeal for reinstatement or readmission. Students will be notified in writing of their academic dismissal.

Appeals must be sent to: Director of Undergraduate Advising, advising@webster.edu. Information on dismissal appeals and reinstatement can be found here.

Early Intervention for Students Who Earn Grades of Concern

The Academic Advising Center encourages advisors to proactively reach out to students who earn low grades.  Early intervention can help students avoid probation and dismissal.  Each term and semester, the Advising Center sends communication to undergraduate advisors to support their work with students who earn grades of concern. An example of this communication can be found here.

Many additional services to support students can also be found on the Academic Resource Center’s homepage: http://www.webster.edu/academic-resource-center/.