Academic Advising

Serving Students. Planning Your Future.

The Academic Advising Center is a centralized resource for advising services across Webster University. Our staff members empower students to achieve your academic and professional goals while providing comprehensive advising tools and resources to the global Webster University community.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, call 314.968.6792 or 800.982.3847. Current students can also utilize the Raise Your Hand option in Starfish, selecting the “I need help registering for classes” option, connect with your assigned faculty or professional advisor, or make an appointment online through the Starfish Academic Advising service page. Or directly with your assigned advisor. 

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate students at the Webster Groves campus will be assigned a Faculty Advisor. Undergraduates taking online courses or at other campus locations will be assigned a professional advisor with the Academic Advising Center.

The Undergraduate Advising Team in the Academic Advising Center provides advising to new and transfer students at GROW Days and Transfer and Advising Registration Days, exploratory students, online students, students at the military campuses, and students on academic probation. Additionally, undergraduate advisors can provide assistance to undergraduates on topics such as the Global Citizenship Program, elective course selection, graduation checks, minors, certificates, and changing majors.

Graduate Advising

The Graduate Advising team in the Academic Advising Center advises students in both fully online and campus-based degree programs from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communications, and Walker School of Business and Technology across the U.S.

Location, Phone, Hours

Lower level, Garden Park Plaza Garage, Webster Groves main campus
(314) 968-6972
(800) 982-3847
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Central
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Central

Frequently Asked Questions

Your assigned academic advisor is listed both in Starfish in your Success Network, and in your Connections account; Student Academic Services. If you do not have an advisor listed please contact call 314-968-6972 or email advising@webster.edu. 

To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please make an appointment through the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish. Just make sure that your profile is updated with your communication preferences and accurate time zone.

You can also call the Advising Center at 314-968-6972 or email advising@webster.edu.

Advisors are available for virtual advising appointments, phone appointments, and in-person appointments! Log into Starfish to request your appointment or call the Advising Center at 314-968-6972.

New students are required to meet with an academic advisor to begin degree planning and initial registration. Advisors can also help if you are experiencing academic difficulty, need assistance with course sequencing and registration, have questions about your academic goals and electives, or need assistance dropping or withdrawing from a course.

The earlier the better! You can register for the Spring terms/semester typically in October, and the Summer and Fall terms/semester typically in April. To ensure you get the courses you need for your program, plan to register when registration opens. It’s always a good idea to connect with your advisor to discuss planning prior to registration. 

All new students need to meet with an advisor to register for their initial courses. After that, students are encouraged to register on their own through Connections, but consult with your advisor as necessary to ensure you are on track. Additionally, if you are experiencing academic difficulty, need assistance with course sequencing and registration, have questions about your academic goals and electives, have an advising hold, or need assistance dropping or withdrawing from a course, you should contact your academic advisor

You may be administratively dropped. Please follow-up with your advisor as it may impact what you are taking the following term. Online students are encouraged to log in the weekend prior to the class starting to access and review course materials. Then actively engage in the course on a regular (daily) basis to stay on top of course expectations and requirements.

Webster University has corporate partnerships with many employers, which allows for a 20% tuition discount. To check if you have a corporate partnership, please contact Webster’s Office of Corporate Partnerships, or your employer’s Human Resources Department.

Meet the Advising Team

Kyle McCool
Senior Director, Academic Advising

Kim Kleinman
Director, Undergraduate Advising

Amy Carroll
Assistant Director, Graduate Advising

Beth Sims
Assistant Director, Graduate Advising

Julie Altmann
Office Manager

Kim Kleinman
Director, Undergraduate Advising

Craig Skinner
Senior Advisor, Undergraduate Advising

Nancy Haparimwi
International Student Academic Advisor

Annette Jones
Academic Advisor for campuses outside of St. Louis

Jennifer Ord
Academic Advisor

Amy Carroll
Assistant Director, Graduate Advising

Citlali Cosic
Academic Advisor, Southwest/Texas Region

Diane Donoghue
Academic Advisor, Western Region

Steve Findley, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor

Dinah Gygi
Academic Advisor

Alice Jones
Academic Advisor, Southeastern Region

Libby Lessentine
Academic Advisor

Nicole Mathews
Academic Advisor, National Capital Region

Jim Meadows
Coordinator of Military Transfer Initiatives

Kristi Morris
Academic Advisor

Sharon Phillips
Academic Advisor, Southern/Florida Region

Brandi Pruitt
Academic Advisor, Midwest Region

Mark Shannon
Academic Advisor, Southern/Western Region

Beth Sims
Assistant Director, Graduate Advising

Jessica Welch
Academic Advisor, National Capitol Region

Amber Welty
Academic Advisor, Southeastern Region

Jordan Wienke
International Student Academic Advisor

Julie Altmann
Office Manager

Jen Andonoff
Representative

Brittany Boesch
Representative

Krista Maring
Coordinator