The Transitions program supports undergraduate students conditionally admitted to Webster by preparing them for the academic rigor of the University. Students will learn how to access University resources that will help them reach their academic potential. These include academic counseling, organization and time management strategies, peer tutoring, writing support, and academic integrity.

Transitions students work one-on-one with an academic counselor to explore strengths, areas of possible improvement, and how best to achieve goals. Students can also participate in Webster's innovative summer Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program and a follow-up program in the fall. 

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Summer TAP Program

Program Admission Requirements

  • The Transitions program serves students who are conditionally accepted to the University and have 30 or fewer hours of college coursework completed.
  • The residential summer Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program is available to Transitions students who schedule an advising appointment to learn how to secure their spot.

If you have any questions about the Transitions or TAP program, please call 314-246-7709 or email transitions@webster.edu.

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What is Summer TAP?

The Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program is a residential program for students accepted to Webster University through the Transitions program. There is no cost to students participating in the residential program. All meals, supplies, and lodging are provided. The program also provides three credit hours toward participating students’ degrees at no cost. Please schedule an advising appointment to learn how to secure your spot in this program.

Chancellor Stroble talks with Transitions and Academic Prep students at program's closing ceremony
Summer TAP Program

“TAP is helping people come into Webster University for a strong start and a strong finish.”

Chancellor Stroble talks with Transitions and Academic Prep students at program's closing ceremony
Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor

About the TAP Program

TAP is a free summer two-week residential program held at Webster University’s main campus in Webster Groves, Missouri. There is no cost to students participating in the program. Student will move into their on-campus residence hall dorm room on Sunday and move out on the second Friday following a closing ceremony; they are expected to live on campus for the duration of the program, including weekends. All meals and materials are provided for free.

Students work with their admissions counselor and an academic advisor to register for the TAP program. Questions regarding the TAP program can be directed to transitions@webster.edu.

Once registered, program participants receive a confirmation email  and a packet detailing necessary information about the program, including what to bring and when to move in.

TAP students will:

  • Gain confidence for the Fall semester at Webster University and become familiar with campus resources and how to access them.
  • Participate in collaborative workshops that address study skills, financial literacy, and effective communication strategies for college students.
  • Build a network of friends by meeting other students who are new to Webster.
  • Learn from returning students and their experiences.
  • Meet faculty and staff at Webster University who can help with the transition to college and beyond through to a successful graduation from Webster University.
  • Attend one-on-one writing coaching sessions to learn academic writing strategies.
  • Understand how a college course is structured and the expectations of university-level coursework.
  • Earn a total of three free credit hours for completing PSYC 1000: Learning Strategies.
    • PSYC 1000 provides students with a structure for discovering and developing the learning strategies necessary for becoming self-directed learners. The course content is focused on developing new ways of analyzing, integrating, and applying learning strategies to various learning situations and developing modes of communication and critical thinking that encourage lifelong learning.
  • Receive a free Surface Go to use during the program and beyond.

The TAP Difference

Four graduating students explain how TAP benefited them and impacted their four years at Webster University. Watch the video to learn about their experiences and hear the advice they have to offer future TAP participants.

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