‘Ease of transfer’ from STLCC to Webster

Posted on 26 October 2016 by Ian Schrauth

Transferring just got easier


By: Caroline Frank
Art & Life Editor

Webster University offers community college transfer guides, course equivalency databases, and generous transfer credit policies for students at its partner schools, one of them being St. Louis Community College.

According to the Transfer Students tab on Webster’s admissions page, these online amenities provide an “ease of transfer” for its new students.credits

Joan Finder is one of the transfer coordinators in the Office of Admission at Webster.

According to Finder, almost half of Webster’s student body is composed of transfer students.

Of those transfer students, the majority comes from STLCC, and more specifically Meramec.

“Webster has made a special effort to make the transfer from Meramec to Webster as smooth as possible,” Finder said. “We make it easy for you to meet with an admission representative, who can provide estimated evaluations of transfer credit and remaining requirements, take a campus tour and meet with a professor in your field.” Webster is part of the Missouri Reverse Transfer Program, which allows current or former college students who have not yet reached 64 credit hours to earn an associate degree at Webster while working toward a bachelor’s degree.

“We encourage students to meet with us as early as possible in their college career so that we can help them choose the proper courses and map out a transfer timeline for them on an individual basis,” Finder said.

Webster requires at least 128 hours for a bachelor’s degree.

However, only 30 of those credit hours must be acquired from Webster.

Meramec students without an associate degree can transfer up to 64 credit hours, and those with an associate degree can transfer up to 98 hours.

“In theory, a student could transfer up to 98 hours and complete a bachelor’s degree in one year,” Finder said.

“Since there are specific course requirements for each major as well as general education requirements, this may not be possible in all majors or for all students.” Finder said no two transfer experiences are the same.

“The great thing about transfers is that every student is unique, and so their transfer experiences are individual as well,” Finder said.


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