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Program designed for freshmen and transfer students who are first-generation college students, with many identifying as minorities

TAP Program Preps New Students for Success at Webster

August 31, 2017

The Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program is an intensive, 10-day residential program for Transitions students. This year, the TAP program ran July 19-28. This year’s TAP cohort experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts with 28 students engaging in a 2-credit-hour WRIT 1000: Basic Writing Workshop course that focused on writing, academic integrity and research. The program also encouraged students to delve deeper into topics of diversity, privilege and oppression.

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This is the sixth year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program

July 13, 2017

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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Participants in the 10-day program experienced everything from writing workshops and college course orientation to social activities and group projects.

TAP Preps Incoming Students for Transition to College, Success at Webster

September 02, 2016

This summer Webster's Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program assisted 37 new students for the transition to college academics and Webster University. Since 2011 this free program has helped almost 150 conditionally admitted students connect with the resources and tools they need to succeed.

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Help welcome students back for Fall 2016.

Call for Participation: Help Welcome Students Aug. 15-27

July 22, 2016

Welcoming our new and returning undergraduate and graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. All faculty and staff are invited to help at welcome tables and with assisting students as they return for Fall 2016 during the weeks of Aug. 15-27. This initiative is a combined effort of the Department of First-Year Experience Programs and the Welcome Student Committee.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, first-year experience, welcome student committee, admission, student affairs, webster today

Justin Barton presents a book scholarship provided through a MDHE grant.

TAP Program Adds Service Learning Project, Preps New Students July 20-29

July 13, 2016

The Academic Resource Center is gearing up for the 2016 Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program, which will be held from July 20-29. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During TAP, students live on campus, take college courses and participate in campus workshops and activities to help them transition to university life.

tags: academics, webster life, webster today, academic resource center, transitions, tap program, diversity and inclusion, academic affairs, first year experience, academic advising, career planning and development, admission, financial aid, multicultural center, writing center, sustainability

Help welcome students back for Spring 2016.

Help Welcome Students to Spring 2016

December 04, 2015

Welcoming our new and returning undergraduate and graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. All faculty and staff are invited to help at welcome tables and with assisting students as they return for Spring 2016 during the weeks of Jan. 4 -7 and 11-14. This initiative is a combined effort of the Department of First-Year Experience Programs and the Welcome Student Committee.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, first-year experience, welcome student committee, admission, student affairs, webster today

Marin welcomes attendees to Vienna's Open Information Evening.

Snapshots: New Director Welcomes Students to Webster Vienna

October 16, 2015

New Webster Vienna director Bernd Marin was on hand with students, faculty, staff and alumni to welcome new prospects at the Vienna campus' most recent Open Information Evening. This month Marin began his work as director at the campus, where students from over 70 countries are educated for the global labor market and where people from 30 nations are employed in research, teaching and administration

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Justin Barton presents a book scholarship provided through a MDHE grant.

TAP Harnesses Webster Network to Aid Students' College Transition

July 24, 2015

The Summer TAP Program brought new students to campus to help orient them to Webster's programs and services and prepare them for the transition to college.

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