Undergraduate Students

The Undergraduate Advising Team in the Academic Advising Center works to assist students and advisors in a variety of majors. Students who have not yet declared a major are advised in the Academic Advising Center; students with declared majors are assigned to a faculty advisor in their major after their first registration. Your advisor and contact information can be accessed in your Academic Record, Biographical Information, and Degree Audit in Connections, and in your Success Network in the Student Success Portal powered by Starfish.

The Academic Advising Center is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, with undergraduate advisors on call to assist with student questions and issues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time Monday-Friday. The Academic Advising Center on the main campus in Webster Groves is located in the first floor of the Garden Park Plaza parking garage, between Public Safety and the Bookstore, at 568 Garden Avenue. 

 

Contact Advising

To meet with an academic advisor at a designated time, students should call 314.968.6792 or 800.982.3847, to schedule an appointment. Students can also utilize the Raise Your Hand option in Starfish, selecting the “I need help registering for classes” option, connect with their faculty advisor, or make an appointment online through the Starfish Academic Advising service page.

 

Student Checklist

As a newly admitted Webster University undergraduate student, please take the following steps:

Schedule a New Student Advising Appointment (Call 314-968-6972 or (800) 982-3847) Review Undergraduate Catalog for Programs and Policies 
Attend New Student Orientation (Freshmen are invited to GROW, Transfers are invited to a Transfer and Registration Workshop Set Up Connections Account
Review Our Undergraduate Tuition Rates Review Our Academic Calendar
Set Up Student Success Portal Account Review Course Schedules
Review Course Schedules Get Books

 

Global Citizenship Program Planning Sheet

Explore how you'll fulfill the core curriculum requirements with the Global Citizenship Program Planning Sheet.

 

Student Forms


Degree Planning Sheets and Course Sequences

Biological Sciences

BA in Biology

BA in Biology - Emphasis in Biodiversity

BA in Biology - Emphasis in Education

BA in Biology - Emphasis in Health Science

BA in Biology - Emphasis in Computational Biology

BS in Biological Sciences

BS in Biological Sciences - Emphasis in Computational Biology

BS in Biological Sciences - Emphasis in Health and Medicine

BS in Biological Sciences - Emphasis in Chemistry

BS in Chemistry

BS in Exercise Science


Anthropology and Sociology

BA in Anthropology and Sociology


English

BA in Creative Writing

BA in English

BA in English - Emphasis in Drama and Playwriting


History, Politics and International Relations and Religious Studies

BA in History

BA in International Relations

BA in International Relations - Emphasis in International Economics

BA in Political Science

BA in Political Science - Emphasis in Public Law

Religious Studies


Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies

BA in International Human Rights


International Languages and Cultures

BA Languages and Transcultural Studies - Emphasis in French

BA Languages and Transcultural Studies - Emphasis in German

BA Languages and Transcultural Studies - Emphasis in Spanish


Law, Crime and Social Justice

BA in Criminology

BA in Legal Studies

BA in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Nursing

BSN in Nursing


Philosophy

BA in Philosophy


Psychology

BA in Psychology

BS in Psychology

BA in Psychology - Emphasis in Mental Health


General Studies

BA in General Studies

Audio Aesthetics & Technology Sequences

BA in Audio in Media Arts

BS in Sound Recording and Engineering

 

Communications & Journalism Sequences

BA in Advertising and Marketing Communications

BA in Journalism

BA in Media Communications- closed May 2020

BA in Media Studies 

BA in Public Relations

BA in Scriptwriting

BA in Speech Communications Studies- closed May 2020

BA in Sports Communications

BA in Strategic Communication

Electronic & Photographic Media Sequences

BA in Animation

BA in Film, Television, and Video Production

BA in Film Studies

BA in Games and Game Design

BA in Interactive Digital Media

BA in Photography

Undergraduate Programs of Study

BA in Art K12

BA in Educational Studies

BA in Elementary Minor Content

BA in Elementary Special Education

BA in Middle School Language Arts

BA in Middle School Math

BA in Middle School Science

BA in Middle School Social Science

BA in Secondary Biology

BA in Secondary Biology/BA in Biology

BA in Secondary English

BA in Secondary Math

BA in Secondary Math/BS in Math

BA in Secondary Social Science

BA in Special Education Elementary

BA in World Languages K12

Combined BA/MA TESL

BA in Elementary Minor Content/MA in TESL

BA in Secondary English/MA in TESL

BA in World Languages K12/MA in TESL

Student Resources

Undergraduate students are encouraged to maintain a minimum of 15 credits per semester to maintain an on-time graduation. Learn more at www.webster.edu/15-to-finish

Registration usually opens in March for the Summer term, April for the Fall semester, and October for the Spring semester. Pending availability of the course, students can typically add a course until the first course meeting. Students can drop a course with 100% refund through the Friday of week 1. Weeks 2-6 are the withdrawal period. Students will receive a 75% refund is withdrawn by the Friday of week 2, 50% refund if withdrawn by the Friday of week 3, and a 25% refund if withdrawn by the Friday of week 4. There are no refunds awarded starting week 5 of the term.

Withdraw requests must be processed by the Friday of week 12 for semester courses. *Some states may have a modified refund schedule for on-campus students.

  Date 16-Week Class 8- or 9-Week Class
Drop: Week 1 100% 100%
Withdrawal: Week 2 75% 75%
  Week 3 50% 50%
  Week 4 25% 25%

 

Full-time enrollment is 12 credit hours/semester, but to maintain flat-fee status, undergraduate students must enroll in at least 13 credit hours/semester.

All students must complete a petition to graduate. Students enrolling in their final course should fill out the petition at the time of enrollment.

Prior to Filling out the Petition to Graduate:

  1. Examine your academic record.
  2. Are all anticipated waivers and transfer credit accurately represented?
  3. Does your degree audit accurately reflect the degrees and/or certificates that you are pursuing?
  4. Have all incomplete or in progress grades on your academic record been resolved?
  5. Is your name and address correct in your biographical information?
  6. Have you resolved any holds on your account to assure final delivery of your transcript and diploma?

Submit the Undergraduate Petition to Graduate.

International Student Resources

International students on F-1 and J-1 visas will be advised by an international student academic advisor who provides academic advising for most graduate degree programs. Students in certain specialized programs will be assigned to a faculty advisor. Initial advising appointments may be conducted via email, virtually, phone or in person. Students should schedule appointments in advance by contacting the Academic Advising Center at 314-968-6972 or 1-800-982-3847 or emailing advising@webster.edu.

International Services provides information for prospective and current international students on a variety of topics.

International students on F-1 (student) and J-1 (exchange visitor) visas must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Students who receive Webster financial aid or scholarships must enroll in a minimum of 13 credit hours per semester. Students enrolled in a full program of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes may enroll in less than 12 credit hours as determined by their academic advisor and the ESL Coordinator. Undergraduate students are eligible to take a vacation from study each summer term.

The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) is your go-to resource for getting involved at Webster University. There are many programs, volunteer opportunities, social engagements, professional and developmental opportunities available to enhance your Webster University experience. MCISA also coordinates your arrival and orientation. 

On-Campus Employment

Students on F-1 and J-1 visas are allowed to request permission to work on-campus for up to twenty (20) hours per week during enrollment sessions. For the current list of available on-campus employment opportunities, please visit the Career Planning and Development Center's Student Employment Page.

Optical Practical Training

Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows students to work within their field of study for up to one year after their degree completion. OPT is work that is applied for and granted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration ServicesUSCISIS).

Curricular Practical TrainingCPTPT)

Curricular Practical Training allows a student who has maintained F-1 status for at least nine (9) months to work within his/her field of study during an approved internship for academic credit.

Re-enrollment & Readmission

Re-enrollment is the step to take if you meet the following two criteria:

  • You have been away from Webster for one or two semesters, not counting summer,
    AND
  • You are not dismissed.

To re-enroll, contact the Academic Advising Center at (314) 968-6972 or at advising@webster.edu to connect to an advisor.  The advisor will ask you questions to determine what courses you should enroll in, and he/she will assist in enrolling you in courses to continue your chosen major or certificate at Webster. 

The advisor will also check to see if you have a hold, which could be because you owe money. If this is the case, the advisor will refer you to Webster’s Business Office to make a plan to resolve your financial obligations. With finances in order, you can re-enroll in courses to complete your degree. If you completed credit hours at another institution while you were away from Webster, you will need to send official transcripts to transcripts@webster.edu so that credits can be transferred to Webster.

Readmission is the path to take if:

  • You have been away from Webster for more than two semesters, not counting summer. After two semesters – which is one academic year – returning students must meet the requirements of the program in the current catalog. If your chosen academic program has changed, you will need to meet the new requirements. To apply for readmission, you will complete an Undergraduate Application for Readmission and work with the Academic Advising Center to determine your program requirements.
    OR
  • You were dismissed from Webster University. In this case, you can be considered for readmission. You will complete an Undergraduate Application for Readmission which will be reviewed by advisors in the Academic Advising Center to determine your academic readiness to continue at Webster.

In either case, if you completed credit hours at another institution, you will need to send official transcripts to transcripts@webster.edu so that credits can be transferred to Webster.