Transfer Admissions Process

Each year, hundreds of students transfer to Webster University from local community colleges and four-year institutions throughout the state and across the country. You’re part of a large and vital number of our undergraduate student body, and we’re here to help you navigate the transition into our community.

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Steps to Unlocking Your Gorlok

At Webster, we have an entire team dedicated to transfer students. Our transfer admissions counselors recommend starting the transfer process early through our extensive Transfer Student Resources. If you are interested in attending classes at the Webster Groves main campus as a transfer student or an adult freshman, email us at or contact us through ZeeMee!

Connect with Webster on ZeeMee and discover all that we have to offer!

Connect with Webster on ZeeMee

Connect with Webster on ZeeMee and discover all that we have to offer!

On ZeeMee you will be able to:

  • Meet and chat with other interested students
  • Match on shared interests and passions
  • Try Friend Finder to see potential roommates for the future
  • Participate in live social events

Find Your Campus

If you are interested in attending one of Webster's metropolitan, military or international campus locations, please contact that campus directly for more information.
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International Students

If you are an international student who wants to attend Webster’s main campus, we have a distinct process for your admission.
International Student Admissions

High School Students

If you are a high-school student who is ready to apply as an incoming freshmen, we have a separate group of admissions counselors for you.
First-Year Student Admissions

Whether you prefer to visit virtually or in-person, we have options for you. Before choosing the type of campus tour you would like to take, please review our safety protocols for visitors (available at the bottom of the campus visit page). We can’t wait to meet you and talk about what it’s like to be a Gorlok!

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Experience Webster University's main campus in Webster Groves, MO from the comfort of your own home. This 360° tour can be accessed using any desktop, tablet or mobile browser.

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Contact us at or 314-246-7670

A cumulative GPA on all college level coursework of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is preferred; however, each applicant is given individual consideration. 

Webster asks for you to submit an official transcript directly from each college, university or other post-secondary institution attended showing all work attempted to date. Mailing Address:

Webster University
Office of Admissions
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Webster accepts electronic transcripts if sent as official directly from the transcript service such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse or eScript-Safe, or if sent through a secure server directly from the institution. These should be sent to if an email address is requested. Email attachments or transcripts uploaded into the application by the applicant are considered unofficial.

If you have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, submit an official Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript. Graduates of CCAF should also submit a copy of their web progress report.

If you have completed fewer than 30 college credit hours, you must submit an official high school transcript listing date of graduation or official GED scores. Applicants who have taken the ACT/SAT may submit those scores.

If you plan to enroll in the RN to BSN Nursing degree completion program, applicants must have their RN license (or enrolled in a pre-licensure program) and will conduct a pre-admission interview with the nursing department after all transcripts have been received.

Next Step for Admission

Applying to the College of Fine Arts

Each of our Fine Arts departments has additional steps as part of the admission process. After you have submitted your application to Webster University, you may request an audition/interview time or schedule a portfolio review. Dates and expectations for each are included on the department's audition/portfolio review admissions page.

Additionally, if you have circumstances which might affect your admission, they may be discussed confidentially with a member of the admissions staff.

Looking for more detailed information?

Review the Undergraduate Admissions Catalog

Webster has a generous transfer credit policy and recognizes transfer credit from many different sources. For example, credit earned through exam, dual credit programs, certain military experiences, corporate training programs, and credits earned from accredited colleges and universities are all considerations when transferring. College-level credits successfully earned from an accredited college or university will most likely transfer and count toward your degree at Webster.

To review what may transfer from your previous school, a helpful tool is Webster University's Transfer Equivalency Database. You can also request an unofficial transfer credit evaluation from your admissions counselor.

Note: Information within the database should be considered unofficial and is not an exhaustive list of all possible transfer credits. Official evaluations of transfer credit are completed by the Registrar's office once students are admitted to Webster and official transcripts are received.

Transfer of Credit with Degree

Courses included in a completed Associate in Arts (AA) degree, Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree, Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree, Associate in Science (AS) degree, or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from a regionally accredited institution will transfer to Webster University provided they are college level (100-level or above). Webster University will accept coursework completed prior to the date the degree was awarded, up to a maximum of 90 credit hours of transfer credits. Transfer credit will generally be granted for college level courses completed with a passing grade. Courses completed with the grade of “D” may transfer with restrictions.

Transfer of Credit with No Previous Degree or Certificate

Coursework completed as part of a certificate program or coursework completed not leading to a degree will also transfer to Webster University provided it is college level (100-level or above) with a passing grade. A maximum of 64 credit hours of community college credit may be transferred without an Associate degree.

Ready to Get Started?

Search our Transfer Credit Resources

You may apply for undergraduate admissions as early as one year before you plan to transfer. Webster operates on rolling admissions, but apply early and be aware of scholarship, financial aid, and housing deadlines, as well as audition/portfolio review dates if applying for a fine arts program.

Begin Application or Check Status

If you plan to apply for financial aid, submit the FAFSA (Webster's school code is 002521) and Webster Financial Aid application. The priority application deadline is February 1 prior to the beginning of the academic year in question. Types of aid offered at Webster University include grants, loans, work-study and scholarships.

Get Started with Financial Aid

Webster awards merit-based scholarships for eligible students at the time of admission. Be sure to check out additional transfer scholarship opportunities and be aware of upcoming deadlines for our competitive transfer scholarships.

Explore Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

Once your admission to Webster is complete and you are ready to register for your first semester, the Academic Advising Center will assist you with your first registration appointment. Here, we will help you understand how the credit you’ve already earned will fit into Webster University requirements for your chosen major, for the Global Citizenship Program (Webster’s general education program), and 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.

Important Notes:

  • Review the pre-advising workshop and register your Connections account prior to your appointment.
  • At this point, you should have your official transcripts on file so they may be evaluated before your appointment.

Ready to register for classes?

Admitted students can contact the Academic Advising Center at 314-968-6972 or 800-982-3847 to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

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