Advising for Incoming Freshmen | Webster University

Advising for Incoming Freshmen

Welcome to Webster University! It is an exciting time for you as you embark on the next stage of your education. You will get to focus on a particular area of study while getting the kind of general grounding that will prepare you for jobs, careers, and callings that don’t even exist yet by taking courses that will give you the knowledge and skills for responsible global citizenship in the 21st Century.

During COVID-19, in place of the GROW (Gorlok Registration and Orientation Workshop) events, students will have an opportunity to participate in a one-on-one Virtual New Student Advising Appointment. The appointment will be with a Webster University Academic Advisor for one hour during which you will have the opportunity to discuss your major and select courses for the fall semester. Additionally, if you have any transfer credit, this will be discussed during your advising appointment. Prior to your appointment, you will have the opportunity to connect with an Admissions Counselor to review any initial questions you have about Webster University and set up your technology with the University. You will also receive a series of videos to help you understand the requirements of a degree including opportunities that you can engage in during your first semester such as a Learning Community.

Following your Virtual New Student Advising Appointment, the advisor will send you a follow up email and provide you with a checklist of activities to complete prior to attending Welcome Weekend in August.

If you have any questions for an advisor after your Virtual New Student Advising appointment, please email or call the Advising Center – or (314) 968-6972.

In the meantime, please review this information to help you prepare for your Virtual New Student Advising appointment:

Here are some links to additional information and resources to help you get started on your college journey at Webster:

First Year Experience and Undergraduate Persistence website – an office devoted to helping our first year students have a great start at Webster.  Includes great information for students and parents, including info on our First Year Seminar and Webster 101 classes, Learning Communities, Freshman Council, New Student Orientation, and more!

Campus Life – college is so much more than just classes and homework.  Check out info on campus life and get involved today!

Student Success Portal – the Student Success Portal is a powerful tool that allows you to connect to your instructors, advisors, and resources during your time at Webster.  Get started now by setting up your profile!