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. *Please note that all documents mailed to the Office of Admissions using a business reply envelope will take 2-3 weeks to be received.
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 www.uiw.edu/finaid
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. UIW has contracted with Magnus Health to help expedite this process. After you submit your confirmation fee, you will receive email notification from Magnus which will include password and login information. 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 – www.uiw.edu/health/
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 www.uiw.edu/housing/house.html
5. Schedule your courses.
First-time freshmen students are pre-scheduled for summer and fall courses. To fill out the pre-scheduling questionnaire please click here.
Transfer students will register for classes during an advising session with the University Advising Center. To register for an advising session please click here.
6. Attend First-time Freshmen 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. Click here for information about orientation: http://www.uiw.edu/orientation
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: http://www.uiw.edu/technology/for-students/university-laptop-program/.
Please note that the information on this page pertains to students admitted to the traditional main campus program at UIW. This information does not apply to ADCaP or Universe Online students.