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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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Freshman Writing Award competition

Submissions Now Open for Freshman Writing Award Competition

January 18, 2017

Submissions are now being accepted for the annual Freshman Writing Award competition. Please consider nominating one or more of your student's papers for this award. Submissions must have been written for a class during the Fall 2016 semester, they may be in any genre, they must be a minimum of 500 words long, and they must be written in English.  

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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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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.

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A little time with a four-legged guest helps bring stress levels down.

Vienna's Study Program Preps Students for Finals Week

May 26, 2016

At the most stressful time of year for students, the library, writing, quant and counseling center at the Vienna campus offered a coordinated program to support students, staff and faculty as they wrapped up the semester. From writing tips to words of encouragement to therapy dogs, the services allowed community members to stay focused, make room for total wellness, and finish the academic year on a high note.

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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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