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Matriculating Student Checklist


To be completed prior to 1st day of orientation...

Background  Check

A background check typically takes 3-5 normal business days to complete. Go to www.mystudentcheck.com and select your School and Program from the drop down menus for School and Program. It is important that you select your school worded as University of the Incarnate Word-School of Physical Therapy.

Complete all required fields as prompted and hit Continue to enter your payment information. A flyer with additional information will be provided to entering students.


A booklist will be mailed to all entering students. All books should be ordered and received prior to the first day of class.

Class Communication

A Slack group account will be set up for your class. This will be sent to you separately during the summer before you start classes. 

Financial Assistance

Please proceed with submitting your FAFSA. The contact for the School of Physical Therapy is Heather Miller in the Office of Financial Assistance. You can reach her at hkmiller@uiwtx.edu or 210-829-6008.


All entering students will receive a list of apartments in the general area of the school.


Please review the following immunization information from our Director of Professional Practice Education.  You will be instructed on how to input your information into Acadaware prior to the first day of class.

  • Hepatitis B series and/or titer – If you obtain the titer, a booster or additional series may be required if immunity is not achieved.
  • Tdap (or qualified waiver-current within the last 2 years) – The Tdap has been available to those over the age of 10 since 2005. Please don’t confuse the requirement for the DTaP (given to those up to the age of 7). Td alone will not meet the requirement.
  • Two (2) MMR (only 1 if born before 1957)
  • TB Skin Test or negative chest x-ray (must be done annually; 1st skin test can be done in April prior to the first PPE experience)
  • Varicella Zoster titer or history of (chicken pox) disease as medically documented by a licensed health care provider (vaccine will be required if immunity not achieved); official documentation must be provided in any case.
  • Current year flu vaccine if the experience will take place during flu season


If you plan to carry insurance that is not through UIW, it will be necessary to submit a waiver. If you do not submit a waiver you will see an insurance charge billed to your student account. Follow the link to have access to the waiver: http://www.uiw.edu/busoff/waivers.html


All prerequisites must be completed with a C or better. Original transcripts must be submitted by June 15 of the entering year.


You will not need to register for classes, this part will be taken care of by our office.