Undergraduate Admissions FAQ

Can I transfer my AP, IB or GCE credits? How long does it take?

It is possible to receive advanced standing credits from your courses. You will have to provide us with the original transcript. Courses are evaluated by our credential specialist in St. Louis and can take a few weeks to be processed.


How can I provide my original transcripts?

The following are various ways of providing your original transcripts:

  • You can send us your transcript per postal services.
  • You can have your school send your transcripts to us per postal services.
  • You can have your school send us a PDF transcript encrypted with a password.
  • You can bring them to us in person.


What is GPA and what does having a minimum 2.5 GPA mean?

GPA stands for “grade point average” and is calculated on a 4.0 scale. Our admissions department converts international grades into the US standard GPA. Please see an example of a conversion chart below:

International Baccalaureate (IB)  Between 25-30 points
GCSE's    5 GCSE's with a C or higher
A/levels   3 A levels with a C or higher
Over a 100% scale Average of 80% or higher
Over an A-F scale Average of a B or higher


What are original/official transcripts?

We require the verification of your original transcript, meaning no scans or copies, but rather the original physical document or an original digital document sent directly from your school.


How many courses can I take per semester?

We suggest between 4 and 6 courses per semester, with a full time student generally ranging between 5 and 6 courses.


Which courses can I take?

A list of available courses for the upcoming terms and semester can be found here.


Do I need to take an entry exam?

There are no entry exam requirements.


What should the topic of my essay be?

Your essay should be a minimum of 300 words long, and can be written on one of our suggested topics, found here.


Do I need to take an English proficiency exam?

Yes, undergraduate level applicants must display a proficiency in English by sending us the results to one of our recognized English language exams.
TOEFL iBT - min. overall score of 80
IELTS Academic - min. overall score of 6.0
Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE only) - score A, B, C

Further information


I went to an English speaking high school /hold an American passport. Can I have the English requirement waived?

Yes, English may be waived when:

  • Students have attended an international school whose primary language of instruction is English for a minimum of four years (and must submit those high school transcripts for verification).

IB Diploma:
HL English A - min. score of 4
HL English B - min. score of 5
SL English A - min. score of 5
SL English B - min. score of 6

  • The applicant is a citizen of an English speaking country, including but not limited to, The U.S.A., The U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada excluding Quebec.

Further information


Do I need to send in my SAT or ACT exams?

No, but we do encourage it. It could help strengthen your application overall.


Do I need to send in my Resume/CV?

No, but if you have one including extra-circulars, it could strengthen your application.


How long will it take to graduate with a bachelor's degree?

A bachelor’s degree consists of 128 US credits. Most students take four years to complete their undergraduate degree. However, Webster may award up to 32 credits of advanced standing for a variety of international curriculum including A levels, IB, AP, VWO, Abitur, and French BAC.