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Military Students

Welcome to Webster University! You are a valued part of our undergraduate student body, and whether you are new to college or completing the journey to your degree at Webster, we are here to help you navigate your transition to Webster University.  Advisors in the Academic Advising Center assist first time college and transfer students with their first registration appointment where we help you understand the University’s requirements for your chosen major, for the Global Citizenship Program (Webster’s general education program), and for your electives. We’ll also orient you to our academic policies and work to get you assigned to a faculty or staff advisor in your major program.

Information on military admissions and tuition can be found here. Once your admission to Webster is complete and you are ready to register for your first semester, please call the Academic Advising Center at (314) 968-6972 or (800) 982-3847 to schedule a one-on-one appointment; for phone appointments, please be at your computer if possible. If you have any transfer credit, you must have a copy of your transcripts on file so they may be evaluated before your appointment. Ensure that all military transcripts and any applicable Joint Service Transcripts are sent as well. If you have not yet sent your official transcripts, they must be received by the end of your final term. To prepare for your first advising appointment, please follow the below steps:

STEP 1: Review the information on the Transfer Students page if you have any transfer credit.

STEP 2: Review the information on the Online Learning Center homepage if you will be earning your degree online. Information on programs available online can be found here.

STEP 3: Review the information on the Office of Military Affairs homepage.

STEP 4: Review the Undergraduate Catalog to determine your degree requirements. On the catalog, select “Majors” from the left hand menu access a list of all majors Webster offers.  Review the “Degree Requirements” for your major.

STEP 5: Use the Course Schedule to look for available courses. Make a list of courses to discuss with your advisor.

Additional resources for military students include:

 Verification of Status

U.S. military affiliated and first responder students must verify their status to receive tuition rates and scholarships for these groups. Students may present their ID at any local campus. Or verification can be submitted via email to advising@webster.edu.

Accepted verification includes:

  • Active Duty Military: Obtain documentation by submitting a request for documentation from the Service-Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) website. https://scra.dmdc.osd.mil/scra/
  • National Guard: Copy of orders or letter from commanding officer.
  • Military Reserve: Copy of orders or letter from commanding officer.
  • Civil Service Employees: Use Common Access Card and MyBiz+ tool to send password-protected email attachment. https://www.cpms.osd.mil/Subpage/EmploymentVerification/
  • Military Dependents: Copy of DEERS ID.
  • Federal Contract Workers: Proof of employment in the form of an employer letter or pay stub.
  • First Responders: Copy of ID.
  • National Military Family Association (NMFA): Students identifying as NMFA eligible do need to provide documentation.  Webster University will verify eligibility directly with NMFA.  Students who are not a member of NMFA, but need further information on eligibility may visit www.militaryfamily.org or contact them at ajones@militaryfamily.org.
  • Children of Fallen Patriots/Folds of Honor: Please submit inquiry to the Office of Military Affairs at Webster University.  oma@webster.edu

Please note that Webster University cannot accept copies of U.S. government identification. Photocopying U.S. government identification is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 and is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. It is acceptable to provide military or government ID to commercial establishments but they cannot copy or duplicate it in anyway. Read more: http://militarybenefits.info/military-id-cards/#ixzz4EIuEREk9