Admissions Criteria


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.  As we review your application materials, primary consideration is given to your academic performance, the rigor and content of your coursework and your documented English language proficiency.  We also consider your motivation, commitment and readiness for university life to be a very important part of our decision process.

Admissions Requirements

You may apply before you receive your high school diploma, but your admission status will be contingent upon successfully completing your secondary education.  Each application is reviewed individually and holistically, taking into consideration your courses, grades, essays, recommendation letters, etc. 

The general guidelines for admission to Webster University Geneva are as follows:

A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of about a 2.5 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent in other grading systems (academic achievement in programs that use a grading or assessment scale other than a 4.0 is evaluated in the context of the relevant academic system).  Exceptions are made by the committee when considering a holistic look at the candidate's situation, motivation and commitment--yet also some demonstration of success at Webster.  In such cases, admission is offered with certain conditions and additional advising services are made available, to encourage early success at the university.

Also, the English language proficiency minimum requirement is either 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.  Webster periodically offers an institutional TOEFL exam date, when you can take the exam on campus (however, note that your score report would only be valid for use at Webster).

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.  In such a case, 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.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact us.