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Our advisors are here to support you in every aspect of your education — from student aid, to choosing coursework, and taking advantage of unique local and global learning opportunities. Find the admissions counselor for your region in the list below.

How to Apply

Admission to Webster University is competitive. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their academic preparation, talents, and interests, as well as the College's capacity to help them achieve their educational objectives and career goals. Although candidates receive a holistic review, successful candidates for admission have typically completed a college preparatory program in high school, which includes:

  • four years of English
  • at least three years of math
  • at least two years of modern language
  • at least two years of natural or physical science
  • at least three years of social science
  • and two years of academic electives

As part of our comprehensive review process, supplemental materials, as well as a personal interview, may be required prior to the determination of admissibility.

Non-Native Students: Students whose native or predominant language is not English may need additional English proficiency that requires them to enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL). Webster offers intermediate and/or advanced ESL courses at the St. Louis, Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Tashkent and Vienna campuses. These courses are designated as university-level and may count toward degree requirements.

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.

Webster University’s admission review process reflects a holistic approach as we believe an admission decision needs a comprehensive understanding of a student’s curricular and co-curricular achievements. This includes their academic abilities, review of the student’s performance in college preparatory coursework, leadership activities, interests, and any other noteworthy activities. These elements allow Webster to have an inclusive view when evaluating a student’s admission application.

Beginning with admission for the Fall of 2021 semester, first time students may choose to select Webster’s test-optional method of application. Along with submission of high school transcripts and a personal statement, students may submit additional materials that best highlights their skills, talents and likely contributions to Webster. Students selecting the test-optional path will not have their standardized test scores considered as a part of the admission review procedure.

As with every applicant, the review process for students who do not submit a standardized score is very personalized. The admission officers review official high school transcripts (including the grading scale), the application and the applicant’s personal statement. Students completing the Common Application or the College Coalition Application, do not need an additional personal statement; as the admission officer will review the one included in the submission of these two applications. Admissions also welcomes a resume and letters of recommendation from the student’s teachers, coaches, counselors or mentors as part the applicant’s submission.

Students electing to send standardized test results as part of the application will receive an evaluation of these items as part of the process. Test-optional applicants, as with any applicant, will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of admission to Webster.

  • Students applying from from secondary schools/organizations that provide only narrative evaluations rather than some form of grading scale will be required to provide test scores.
  • Home-school students are required to provide test scores.

The typical length of full-time undergraduate study at the University is four years. Successful completion culminates in the award of a baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree. Students previously enrolled at another accredited university may be eligible for transfer credit and complete the program in fewer than four years.

Pre-College Work: Freshmen are admitted to the University following the successful completion of a twelve-year American high school program or its international equivalent as recognized by Webster. Webster awards credit for AP, CLEP and IB exams. More information about these and other external exams for college credit is available on the Credit by Exam webpage.

Transfer Students: Advanced standing may be awarded to transfer students whose prior academic work was completed at a regionally accredited American university or an equivalent international university as recognized by Webster.

High School Students Earning Associate Degrees: In determining if a student is considered a freshman or transfer student for admission and scholarship purposes, date of high school graduation will be the primary factor. High-achieving students enrolled in programs on community college campuses earning a high school diploma and associate degree simultaneously are considered a freshman for purposes of Webster University admission, scholarship award and housing policies. All University transfer credit policies will apply, so students will likely be admitted with advanced standing. Students shall submit official high school transcript as well as official college transcripts showing all college-level work attempted, along with all other requirements as outlined for freshman admission. Students who have matriculated to a college or university post-high school graduation will be considered transfer students for admission purposes.

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

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  • 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

Meet Your First-Year Admission Counselor

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Andrew Laue

Associate Director of First-Year Admission

Email: lauear@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-7712

What is your original hometown?
St. Louis, Missouri

What is your alma mater?
Iowa Wesleyan University

What was your college major?
Bachelor's in Communications and master's in Management

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
Playing the piano

If you weren't an admissions representative, what would you be doing?
A journalist

What talent do you have that would surprise your co-workers?
I can name all 50 state capitals.

What is your best advice for the college search process?
Trust your instincts and gut feeling when it comes to making a final decision.

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Fawn Ponzar, Ed.D.

Admissions Representative 

Email: fawnponzar@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-5914

What is your original hometown?
De Soto, Missouri

What is your alma mater?
Fontbonne University

What was your college major?
Bachelor's in English, master's in Teaching, master's in Educational Leadership, Ed.D. in Education Leadership 

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
Reading

If you weren't an admission representative, what would you be?
A writer

What talent do you have that would surprise your co-workers?
I'm really good at heckling the comedians I go to watch.

What is your best advice for the college search process?
Visit as many schools as you can and then really go with your gut and decide which provided you the best experience and feels the right for you!

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Grace Ponciroli

Admissions Representative

Email: graceponciroli@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-7124

What is your original hometown?
Uvalde, Texas

What is your alma mater?
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

What was your college major?
Bachelor of Science in Recreation with an emphasis in Recreational Therapy

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
Traveling

If you weren't an admission representative, what would you be?
Kayak Instructor

What talent do you have that would surprise your co-workers?
Navigating throughout the world — new places.

What is your best advice for the college search process?
Go with your instinct, always look for a college that resonates with your goals and will take you where you want to be.

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James Mwaipungu

Recruitment Coordinator

Email: jamesmwaipungu@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-7115

What is your original hometown?
Boston, Massachusetts

What is your alma mater?
The University of Westminster

What was your college major?
International Marketing

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
Exercise

If you weren't an admission representative, what would you be?
Sports agent

What talent do you have that would surprise your co-workers?
I am an open book, so nothing would surprise them!

What is your best advice for the college search process?
Take your time, use your gut and the information provided to choose the right institution.

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Megan Schauwecker

Admission Representative

Email: meganschauwecker@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-7803

What is your original hometown?
Florissant, Missouri

What is your alma mater?
University of Central Missouri

What was your college major?
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
Power lifting

If you weren't an admission representative, what would you be?
A veterinarian 

What talent do you have that would surprise your co-workers?
I workout a lot and do power lifting (my highest weight at this time is 180).

What is your best advice for the college search process?
Look at as many colleges as you get the chance to but also find one that makes you the most comfortable and gives you the best experience.  

Mirela Muftarevic

Mirela Muftarevic

Admissions Representative

Email: mmuftarevic90@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-7604

What is your original hometown?
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovin

What is your alma mater?
Webster University

What was your college major?
Public relations

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
Traveling around the world!

If you weren't an admission representative, what would you be?
I would love to run a center for refugees and immigrants to provide them services that would help them begin their new life.

What talent do you have that would surprise your co-workers?
I have hypermobile or double-jointed fingers, which makes me able to bend my fingers more than the average person.

What is your best advice for the college search process?
Ask questions! College admissions representatives LOVE to hear from students. You can never contact us enough or ask too many questions. We are here to help you navigate the admissions process and like to see that you are taking the initiative, so stay in contact with your reps!

Tim Walden

Tim Walden

Admissions Representative

Email: timothywalden95@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-6990

What is your original hometown?
St. Louis, Missouri

What is your alma mater?
Webster University

What was your college major?
Education

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
Reading

If you weren't an admission representative, what would you be?
An elementary school teacher

What talent do you have that would surprise your co-workers?
Baking

What is your best advice for the college search process?
Trust your gut, you know more than you think you do!

If you have any questions about who your admission representative is or are having a hard time reaching your admission representative there are additional members of our staff who may also able to assist you:

Additional Contacts

Joanna Finch

Joanna Finch, MSHE

Associate Vice President of New Student Enrollment

Email: joannafinch84@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-7114

Patricia Baygents

Patricia Baygents

Special Events Coordinator

Email: pbaygents80@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-4216

Emily Miller

Emily Miller, MA

Campus Visit Coordinator

Email: emilymiller25@webster.edu
Phone: 314-246-7670

 

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