Academic Advising

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The Academic Advising Center coordinates the undergraduate and graduate advising system at Webster University. This office provides students with information about academic programs as well as special study opportunities. It also administers registration for graduate degree programs as well as several undergraduate degree programs.

Undergraduate Advisor and Student Responsibilities

Beyond the major and general education requirements, all elective coursework at Webster is chosen by the student to meet individual educational goals; therefore, academic advising plays a major role in the student's academic career at Webster and provides degree-seeking students with individualized academic program planning.

On acceptance to the University, undergraduate students normally schedule an appointment with the Academic Advising Center to discuss their academic plans and to register for first semester classes. Transfer students seeking teacher certification are advised to schedule a course audit with the Teacher Certification Office prior to making an appointment in the Academic Advising Center. B.S.N students make their initial advising appointment through the Nursing Department.

Based on this initial advising session, the office assigns the student to an academic advisor. This individual is usually a faculty member or professional staff advisor within the student's intended area of study. Students who have not yet chosen a field of study are advised within the Academic Advising Center. 

Throughout their academic careers at Webster, students work with their academic advisors to plan their choice of University courses. The advisor helps the student choose coursework to meet individual educational and career goals, informs students about academic policies and procedures, and helps solve a variety of academic problems.

Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of each student to keep apprised of current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program. Students may request a change of advisor through the Academic Advising Center.

Graduate Advisor and Student Responsibilities

On acceptance to the University, graduate students normally schedule an appointment with the Academic Advising Center to discuss their academic plans and to register for first semester classes.  Graduate students in specialized programs such as Computer Science, International Relations, Forensic Accounting, Music, Arts Management and Leadership, Art or any program in the School of Education should visit here for advising contact information.

The advisor who assists during the initial advising appointment will generally become the student's assigned advisor.  Throughout their academic careers at Webster, students work with their academic advisors to plan their schedule of courses. The advisor informs students about academic policies and procedures and is available to answer questions regarding a student's program and courses.

Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of each student to keep apprised of current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.