Transitions is an individualized program that is tailored to fit the needs of the student and to emphasize each student’s strengths. The Transitions program serves students who are conditionally accepted to the university and have 30 or fewer hours of college coursework completed.
The Transitions program offers a variety of resources to help students reach their academic potential. Examples include academic counseling, learning strategies, organization and time management, peer tutoring, and writing.
As a Transitions student, you will be assigned your own academic counselor. Together you will determine what your needs and strengths are and how best to achieve your goals. Please visit our FAQs section for more information on conditional admission and participation in the Transitions program.
The transition to college can be tough and you may require extra support as you begin your first year. That’s why Webster University offers the Summer TAP program for Transitions students. The TAP (Transition & Academic Prep) program is an exciting residential program for incoming Transitions students at Webster University. See below for more information.
Our goal at Webster University is not only to provide you with an education, but we also want to provide you with the skills you need to succeed.
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Here are a few of the services provided in the Academic Resource Center, located in Loretto Hall 40:
The Writing Center - Take advantage of assistance from the Writing Center for your own projects. Trained coaches will help you through the process of writing a paper. The Writing Center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The Writing Center also has weekend hours on Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Academic Integrity- The Academic Resource Center can help you learn more about academic honesty in your work and research, including how to cite properly. For assistance with academic integrity issues or questions, call 314-246-7668.
Peer Tutoring - If you ever find yourself needing extra help our one-on-one tutoring is a great resource! Drop-in-tutoring is a free service available in the Academic Resource Center or stop in to request an appointment.
The Testing Center - The Testing Center offers standardized tests such as the DSST and Credit by Exam (CLEP), placement exams for Webster classes ranging from Spanish to economics, and a place to take make-up tests that your instructor has sent to us. The Testing Center also proctors tests from other colleges or universities. The Testing Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Academic Accommodations - The Academic Resource Center is committed to providing equal access to education for the Webster University community by ensuring that students with documented disabilities receive the support and accommodations they need for academic success. The Academic ADA Coordinator works with each student to create reasonable accommodations that meet their individual needs.
Assistive Technology Resources - The Academic Resource Center provides assistive technology consultations on a variety of technologies to assist students with access to classroom materials. Additionally, the ARC can provide students with training and access to assistive technologies available on campus.