Admission and Welcome Letter
The application process requires you to submit to the Admissions Office the following credentials:
- A completed application for graduate admission
- A $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- An official, final transcript designating a degree and date of conferral from the degree-granting institution submitted to:
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119Individual programs may require additional information or application materials. To learn more, access the Graduate Admissions Webpage.
Once officially accepted to the university, you will be connected with Academic Advising or your local campus advisor. Prior to registration, accepted students must schedule a phone, in-person, or email advising appointment to receive a degree plan. Prior to your appointment, email or fax an unofficial copy of your transcripts to your advisor. If you are a Webster University graduate, your advisor will use the transcripts on file to determine eligibility for prerequisite course waivers.
Graduate classes are held in eight or nine week terms, dependent upon the degree. There are five terms per year. One course per term is recommended, but two are allowed for students with an undergraduate GPA above a 2.5, and who have experience with online learning and have the time in their personal schedule to dedicate to this course load.
During or after the advising appointment, you will receive detailed information, including contact information for your Academic Advisor, dates of registration, links to the catalog and financial information, as well as a link to the Academic Advising website where you can find more information.
Important: You must be registered for a class in order to proceed past Step 3. Your online account credentials will be processed 24 hours after you have registered for your first class.
Set Up Your Webster Connections and Email Accounts
Please make note of your Connections ID and new password you create during this process, since they will become your official Webster Connections username and password. You will use these to login to your online courses – see Step 4 for more information.
To access your email, log in to Connections. Near the top right, you will see several icons. Click on the icon that says Email. The first time you access your email, you will need to re-enter your password. Be sure your pop-up blockers are off or you will receive an error message. If you have trouble, please contact the IT Service Desk.
Make Arrangements to Pay for your Courses
If you are utilizing federal financial aid, allow sufficient time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and for Webster to receive and process your FAFSA information. You will also need to complete Webster University's financial aid application. If you need assistance or have questions, contact Financial Aid at (800) 983-4263.
One to two weeks after your initial registration, you will receive a Webster Higher One debit card in the mail. Please make sure to activate your card. If at any time during your enrollment at Webster you are eligible for a financial aid or tuition refund, it will be applied to your Higher One card and your card must be activated.
Note: The Higher One card is not a credit card.
Prepare Your Computer & Understand How to Navigate Your Online Course
Students utilizing federal financial aid may be eligible for the Money for Textbooks program. Money for Textbooks provides a voucher to order books based on any undisbursed refund from financial aid. In order to be eligible for Money for Textbooks, you must be a student taking classes at a St. Louis campus or online.
Log in to WorldClassRoom & Utilize Resources to Help You Prepare
There will also be an Introduction to Webster Online Webinar the week prior to each term. The Webinar covers various services and resources available to you, such as Connections, Webster email, the Library, course navigation and some important tips for success.
More information about both the Training Course and Webinar sessions will be emailed to you in the weeks prior to your first term in an online course.
- If you are a brand new Webster student, information will be sent to your Webster and personal email.
- If you are a current Webster student or have taken courses on a Webster campus at anytime in the last five years, information will be sent to your Webster University email account (see Step 4 above) .
Your online class and the Training Course can be accessed by logging into Connections, clicking the "Student" tab, and clicking on the "Course Login" button. You will then log into WorldClassRoom using your Connections ID and password.
Logging into WorldClassRoom is your first key to success. Attend a webinar and complete the Training Course before the term begins, login to your course regularly and actively participate. If you have any questions about your course, ask your instructor.