Interior Environmental Design

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

TIMELINE TO COLLEGE

GENERAL PREPARATION TIPS

Grades Matter:  Maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher will put you on the track for college. Maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher is even better.

Get Involved: Join a club, play a sport, join a choir. Find what you are passionate about. This is the prime opportunity for you to practice your leadership skills.

Volunteer:  Take the time to build your own character by helping others. These opportunities may open your eyes to your own career aspirations.

Class Selection: Take college preparatory courses. Math, Science, Social Studies, English, World Languages, Art & Music.  Also, look into AP, IB or Honors opportunities. Knowledge in these core areas will prepare you for college level learning. 

Students interested in a UIW fashion degree would benefit from taking:

  • Art

  • Accounting

  • English

  • Business Classes

  • Learn how to sew either at school or at one of many sewing classes offered by fabric and craft stores.

 


SOPHOMORE YEAR


 

Take the pre-SAT: This test will help you know what to expect on the SAT.  Go to http://www.collegeboard.org/ to learn more.

Maintain Your GPA:  Earning a 3.0 GPA or higher will put you on the track for college.  Earning a 3.5 GPA or higher is even better.

 


JUNIOR YEAR


 

 

Visit, Visit, Visit: This is the year to start exploring. Attend visitation programs, take tours, & ask questions.

Learn what kind of campus fits you best. You can use College MatchMaker at CollegeBoard.com. This useful tool can help you get ideas about the best school matches for you.

To schedule a visit to UIW.

Maintain Your GPA: Earning a 3.0 GPA or higher will put you on the track for college. Earning a 3.5 GPA or higher is even better.

Take the SAT or ACT: May/June of your Junior year is a great time to take these tests. This will allow you to complete a portion of the College Admissions process early. If you are not happy with your scores, you then allow yourself the entire summer to re-take the exam.

 


SENIOR YEAR


 

Submit an Application

Have SAT or ACT test scores sent to UIW

Submit all recent transcripts

Apply for Financial Aid. January of your senior year is when you will have access to the FAFSA. Please submit your FAFSA by February 28th. www.fafsa.ed.gov

 


NEXT STEPS...


 

Pay Confirmation Fee (Matriculation Fee)

Apply for financial aid

Apply for grants & scholarships

Apply for Housing

  • The earlier you apply the more likely you are to get your first choice in housing. Where you live on campus is very important. You will need to submit your housing application, select a roommate and select your room. Not sure where to live? Check out our housing options. If you have more questions about housing please call (210) 629-6034.  

Pre-Scheduling

Attend New Student Orientation

Challenge Exams

  • If you are required to take ENGL 0312 or MATH 0318 and feel you should be placed in a higher English or Math course, call the Testing Center at (210) 829-3876 to schedule an appointment to take a challenge exam. To determine your course placement, click here

ASK QUESTIONS!

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005.


 


 


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