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Preparing for Registration

How Do I Prepare For Registration if....

I am a new student...

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:

Orientations

Orientations are required for Freshman and optional for Transfer students. 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.

Contact:

First Year Engagement

Rochelle Ramirez, Orientation Coordinator, 210-805-3004, Email: rramire2@uiwtx.edu

Group Advising Sessions

Group Advising Sessions are 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.

Contact:

University Advising Center

Office: 210-805-5814, Email: adv-ws@uiwtx.edu

I am a current student...

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

All incoming students that are not listed as first-time freshman are advised by the University Advising Center (UAC) initially. During your first semester here at UIW you are assigned to a faculty advisor. Students will work with the same faculty advisor throughout their time at UIW, unless they change their major or advisor. The UAC Area Coordinator that handles the student’s major will then become the student’s secondary advisor. All students must get signatures, advised, and registered by their Faculty advisor.

    • 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: www.uiw.edu/directory
    • 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 www.uiw.edu/registrar 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
    • 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 Require Signatures:

    • Do 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.

 


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