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How Do I Prepare For Registration

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Registration is a integrated process that involves academic advisement, course selection, registering (either on-line or through the submission of a registration form), payment of all charges, and attending class. New students may register through the many Orientation/Registration opportunities scheduled through the Office of Admissions. Current students register after first meeting with their academic advisor.orientation day

New Students

All new students or prospective students must go through the Admissions office first. To find out what the requirements are for Admission, click HERE or call 210-829-6005.

There are two different events that are organized to give all incoming students the best introduction to the UIW campus and it's services to ensure every student's success, they are the following:

Freshman Orientation

Orientations are required for new freshmen. They are designed to help familiarize you with the campus and all available services for students. The program includes advising, registration, information sessions from essential departments such as Financial Aid, Business Office, etc and many more informative activities. It runs from 8am to 5pm and there is a $10 fee per guest (limit 2). Orientations are organized through First Year Engagement (FYE). For more information click HERE.

First Year Engagement
Rochelle Ramirez, Orientation Coordinator, 210-805-3004, Email:

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation is geared towards transfer students who are already familiar with the college atmosphere and its processes. The session includes a quick introduction to the UIW campus and the services available to students, each student is then advised and registered by an Academic Counselor.

To register for a group advising session please click here.

University Advising Center
Office: 210-805-5814, Email:

Current Students

1. Contact your Faculty Advisor to see how they are Scheduling their Advising Sessions:


Find out who your Faculty Advisor is:

  • Login to My Word
  • Click on Student Information
  • Click on View General/Advisor Record
  • Enter Term
  • Your advisor's name can be found under Primary Advisor
  • You can find your advisor's contact information on the online directory:

Please Note: Make contact with your Faculty Advisor to see how they are scheduling appointments, group sessions, etc. and schedule some time to meet with them.


2. Prepare for your Advising Session with your Faculty Advisor:

Check for Holds:

  • Go to and check your holds
  • Select the Bannerweb link
  • Select the student services link
  • Select the student records link
  • Select the view holds links
  • Look for “Registration” indicated in the “Process Affected” block. This hold will prevent registration.
  • Contact the offices indicated in the “Hold Type” block. Resolve your holds before Advising Day.

Check if you have the Pre-requisite:

  • If you completed the required class in transfer, does the registrars office have your transcript?

Check your transfer work online:

  • Select the Bannerweb link
  • Select the student services link
  • Select the student records link
  • Select the academic transcript links

Please Note: If your transfer work is not recorded, we do not have the final transcript. Contact your previous institution and request that your transcript be sent to the Registrar’s Office at UIW.

Check if any of the courses you need require signatures:

  • Download a "Registration Over-ride Approval Request" form here or from the Registrar’s Office web page (forms link).
  • Get the instructor’s signature in writing on the registration form.
  • Get the dean's signature (dean of the discipline for the course) if the course is closed or if you do not have the pre-requisite to enroll in the course.
  • Bring the signed form to the Registrar’s Office before Registration.