San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce a partnership with Alamo Community Colleges to offer a unique opportunity to transfer students through the Transfer Pathways Compact. The goal of the program is to establish guided pathways to improve student success, starting in the eighth grade through completion of their bachelor’s degree.
The Transfer Pathways Compact program provides students a clear idea of the requirements needed for a chosen degree and profession. The program aims to save students money by reducing or eliminating courses that will not count toward their desired degree and decreases the overall time necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree. It also provides students with a clear goal, making them more likely and accessible for them to transfer to a four-year university.
Through the Transfer Pathways Compact program, UIW will offer an Alamo Colleges Scholarship of $2,000 per year to students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree, with their most recent 24 credit hours coming from Alamo Colleges. Students must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications are still being accepted for the upcoming Spring 2018 semester and current application fees are waived. Classes begin January 16, 2018.
The University of the Incarnate Word recognizes the academic achievement of transfer applicants by offering merit-based aid. Academic transcripts are evaluated during the admissions process, at which time eligibility for a merit award is determined. At UIW, 99 percent of students receive some type of financial assistance. In 2016, students were awarded more than $100 million in aid.
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