Graduate Transfer Application Process

Webster University operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning you can submit your application at any time during the year. An admission decision is normally made within two weeks of receiving all application documents. For prospective students who need a student visa, we recommend completing your application at least two months before your desired enrollment date.

How to Apply    

Apply online and prepare to submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts indicating all undergraduate courses attended and the award of the bachelor’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system and scale, if not the American 4-point GPA scale
  • Literal English translations of the diploma and transcripts (if they are not in English). Translations must be official: certified by an accredited translator or notarized by a competent legal authority. We do not accept photocopies of translations
  • English proficiency results from either a TOEFL or IELTS test
  • A 500 word essay on one of the following two topics:
    1. Your past experiences that may have helped you shape your future goals and why.
    2. How you expect this graduate program to help you achieve your future career or personal goals.
  • A letter of recommendation. These can be professional colleagues, supervisors, and/or professors who are able to comment on your ability to be a successful graduate student
  • An updated résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Official ID - A photocopy of a national identity card or passport biographical page

Evaluation of your Application

Each application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. We look for evidence of your potential to be successful at Webster University. Primary consideration is given to your academic performance, the rigor and content of your coursework, your documented English language proficiency, your motivation, commitment and readiness for university life, as demonstrated in your application essay and discussed in your academic recommendations.

Admissions Requirements

The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent. Academic achievement in programs that use a different assessment scale is evaluated in the context of the relevant academic system.

The English language proficiency minimum requirement is a TOEFL score of 550 points on the Paper-based test (PBT) or 80 points Internet-based test (iBT) or an IELTS score Overall band 6.0. If you score between 510 and 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (64-80 on the iBT) or between a 5.5 and 6.0 on the IELTS and your GPA is equivalent to 2.5 or higher on a 4 point scale, you may be admitted on the condition that you take English as a Second Language (ESL) course(s) when you first enroll at Webster. You will need to meet the University’s required English proficiency level before enrolling in non-ESL courses. ESL courses at Webster will count towards your bachelor degree.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transfer credits are not automatically awarded as institutions and credit system differ from country to country. Consequently, during the application process, an applicant may request a preliminary evaluation as to how many credits might be transferable. The official final evaluation of transfer credit is made once all original documents are submitted and the student is officially enrolled in Webster. Course equivalency requirements are determined by the appropriate academic department and/or Advisors.

Webster Guidelines for Transfer of Credit (MA and MBA degrees)

Credits must:

  • Be relevant to the specific master’s degree discipline the student is pursuing
  • Be acquired from other accredited graduate institutions
  • Be limited to a total of 12 credit hours for an MA degree or 9 credits for a 36 hour MBA degree
  • Have grade of B- or above
  • Not have been applied toward the completion of another degree

If you have any other questions please contact:

Maria Bankas Abalo

Maria Bankas Abalo
Admissions & Enrollment Lead
+233 540 119 633
mariabankas51@webster.edu