Webster University Named to Transfer Honor Roll for Eighth Consecutive Year

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Webster University was named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Transfer Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year, recognizing the support and services offered to students who transfer from a community college into a four-year program. Webster is one of only seven institutions in Missouri to receive this honor in 2024. PTK, a leading organization focused on the academic achievements of transfer students, named 228 institutions to its annual list.

“Being named to this list is a testament to the resources and energy that Webster University invests into making the transfer process as seamless as possible,” said Assistant Vice President Undergraduate Enrollment Alexis Boyer-Meyerman. “Transfer students receive generous credit for their college work, have multiple avenues of support available to help them keep on track and moving toward their educational goals, and are offered many opportunities to network with future employers throughout the region.”

Inclusion on the PTK Transfer Honor Roll is based on 40 key measurements related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion. The measurements were compiled using data provided by the National Student Clearinghouse and data submitted through PTK Connect, PTK’s online tool to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways. The Honor Roll recognizes the top 25% highest-rated colleges.

Among the programs and scholarships offered by Webster University to transfer students are:

  • Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement full-tuition scholarship: Awarded annually to two incoming transfer students attending the Webster Groves home campus who are PTK members and demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership experience.
  • Phi Theta Kappa scholarship: $1,000 awarded to all full-time transfer students attending the Webster Groves home campus with proof of PTK membership.
  • Presidential Transfer full-tuition scholarship: Awarded to five incoming transfer students attending the Webster Groves home campus who maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA and have significant community involvement and/or leadership experience.
  • Dual admission agreements: With St. Louis Community College (STLCC), Lewis & Clark Community College, and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), facilitating seamless transitions for nursing and other students into bachelor’s degree programs at Webster.
  • Transfer credit agreements: With St. Louis Community College and The South Carolina Technical College System (SCTC), making it easier for students to transfer honors credits and continue their education without repeating courses.
  • Heartland Promise program: With Jefferson Community College, providing scholarships to offset tuition, books, and room and board for students pursuing four-year degrees.
  • Transfer guides and support: Detailed pathways for various programs, informational meetings, personalized admission counseling, and orientation activities like the Connection Leaders program and a Facebook group for networking.

Other factors that make it easier for students to transfer into Webster University include:

  • Easy, cost-free application: Applications can initially be submitted with unofficial transcripts and receive a provisional admissions decision promptly, granting students early access to campus opportunities.
  • Competitive scholarships: Webster University offers numerous competitive and supplemental scholarship opportunities.
  • Personalized application process: Prospective students are also offered opportunities for personalized meetings with faculty and shadowing classes a class to experience Webster firsthand.
  • Holistic admissions process: Applicants can advocate for themselves, even if their GPA falls below Webster’s minimum standards. Admission’s staff values a student’s whole story, which helps critically evaluate a student’s ability to be successful.
  • Transfer credit evaluation: Every admitted transfer student receives an unofficial transfer credit evaluation, ensuring clarity on how credits apply toward a degree. Webster University accepts up to 90 credit hours.

More information about the honor roll and a complete list of all institutions named can be found here. To learn more about Webster’s Transfer Students Program, visit webster.edu/admissions/transfer.

The official announcement about the Transfer Honor Roll can be found online.


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