Next Steps for Admitted Students

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Fall 2017

Congratulations on your admission to UIW! We look forward to you joining our community. Following these steps will help ensure your successful enrollment in the Summer and Fall semesters.

1. Apply for Financial Assistance.
To be reviewed for eligibility for state, federal and institutional financial aid such as grants, scholarships, loans, or work study, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact the Office of Financial Assistance at (210) 829-6008 if you have questions or visit the financial aid website at

2. Pay the Matriculation fee. (New full-time students only)
Freshman students must pay a $200 matriculation fee (also called confirmation fee) to reserve a spot in the freshman class. This fee includes the orientation fee. Transfer students are required to pay a $100 matriculation fee to reserve a spot for the upcoming semester. You may pay online by credit card using this link. Call the Admissions Office at (210) 829-6005 if you have any questions.

3. Submit Proof of Meningitis Vaccination.
It is state law for any student under 22 years of age intending to enroll at a Texas college or university to provide proof of the meningitis vaccination. Students may submit their meningitis vaccination record to Health Services via email at, by fax: 210-829-3125 or in person to the Health Services Office.  You will not be scheduled for classes until the appropriate vaccination documentation has been received. Please refer to the UIW Health Services website for further information and a list of locations which offer the vaccination –

4.  Sign up for On-Campus Housing.
If you’d like to live on campus, you’ll need to submit an application for on-campus housing, a $225 housing deposit, and proof of meningitis immunization. Please note you must have paid the confirmation fee before applying for housing. Contact Residence Life if you have any questions by calling (210) 829-6034 or 1-800-749-WORD, or apply online at:

5. Schedule your courses. 
First-time freshmen students attending for Fall 2017 
are pre-scheduled for summer and fall courses.The questionnaire is available online at
Transfer students attending for Fall 2017 will register for classes at orientation. View the orientation dates and sign up at

6. Attend Orientation.
Orientation dates are scheduled from mid-November through January for the Spring semester and will be scheduled for mid-May through August for the Summer and Fall semesters.

First-time freshmen students will select their orientation date at the end of their pre-scheduling questionnaire.
Transfer students will sign up for an orientation date on our website at

Questions? Call the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 or 1-800-749-WORD.

7. Submit Final High School Transcript.
All entering freshmen students must submit a final high school transcript.  Acceptance to the university is provisional upon receipt of the final high school transcript, which includes the date of graduation and official school seal.

8. Submit All Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Transcripts.
All entering freshmen students who have taken dual credit or concurrent enrollment classes at an accredited college or university must submit official transcripts in order to receive credit for those courses.  All transcripts should be received prior to the start of classes.

9. Order a Laptop.
Students are required to have a laptop and have the option of purchasing a traditional laptop, mini notebook, MacBook Pro or an iPad from UIW. For more information, visit the UIW Technology site: