*Due to the high volume, application review and processing may take up to three weeks. Contact the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 with any questions related to your application
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There are a variety of factors considered during the admissions process. They are listed in descending order by importance:
UIW encourages you to complete your application and submit all needed documents quickly to ensure the best course selection available. With a complete application file, decisions are generally made within three to four weeks.
Prospective freshmen are encouraged to apply by February 1st to receive an application fee waiver, however applications from qualified students are reviewed on a continuous, or rolling basis throughout the year for the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. Please note, applying earlier ensures the timely processing of financial aid, course registration, and orientation.
Transfers, Non degree seeking, or Transient:
Transfers, Non-Degree Seeking, and Transient students are strongly encouraged to apply in a timely manner, preferably at the beginning of their last semester of enrollment at their current college. If you have been out of college for a semester or more, it is recommended that you apply at least one month prior to the start of the semester. All applications for Transfer students will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Prospective graduate students are encouraged to apply at least one month prior to the start of the semester International students All International students, whether at the undergraduate or graduate level should apply for admission no later than 60 days prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to attend to ensure no delay in acceptance and registration.
Students wishing to earn credit at UIW for transfer to another institution or without the intent to earn a degree at UIW must submit the following:
Completed Application for Admission
$20.00 Application Fee
An official transcript from the college/university last attended or currently attending indicating good academic standing or a letter from the college/university last attended or currently attending indicating good academic standing
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to verify the transferability of credits earned at UIW to the degree granting institution.
Students who stop out of the university for at least one long (fall or spring) semester and wish to return must submit the following:
For more information regarding re-admission to UIW click here.
Students are advised to show evidence of positive life change and/or academic progress in support of the application. Support documents frequently used include:
Upon entering the University of the Incarnate Word for the first time, transfer students are permitted to transfer a total of 66 semester hours from community colleges or a total of 92 semester hours from senior colleges (or a combination of colleges).
After matriculating to the university as a degree-seeking student, a student must obtain prior written approval to transfer any additional credits from other institutions.
A UIW student who has not reached junior classification may request that additional credits from other institutions be transferred to the University.
Degree credits may be accepted from a community college or a senior institution until the student has earned a total of 66 semester hours.
A UIW student earning 66 or more college-level (including enrolled hours), either at the University or in combination with transfer credits, may apply to transfer a maximum of two additional courses (6-8 semester hours) from a senior level institution only. This request will be subject to review by the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs on the recommendation of the College Dean. Additional work may not be transferred from a two-year college.
Students who have completed graduate coursework at another regionally accredited institution may transfer a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours toward their UIW degree.
Transferred units must be from courses which are equivalent to those required in the program, or are closely related so as to transfer as elective units.
Typically, credit which is more than six (6) years old may not be used toward a degree.