Early College

Early College at UIW for High School Students

Accelerate Your Pathway From High School to College

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Early College Program provides current high school students with the opportunity to enroll in UIW courses and earn college credit while in high school. Students can attend classes on the UIW main campus or online. Students enrolled in the Early College program are invited to participate in on-campus activities and attend sporting events. Early College enrollment is available for current high school students, including homeschooled students.

  • Earn college credit while in high school.
  • Accelerate your journey to UIW through a pathway program.
  • In-person and online courses are available.
  • 30% UIW tuition discount for fall and spring terms.
  • Summer I and Summer II sessions are available.

Enrollment Forms

Students who are approved to enroll in courses will meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of two high school credits in each of the core subject areas - Mathematics, English, Social Science and Science
  • Minimum 3.5 high school GPA
  • Current meningitis vaccination is required to attend classes on campus
  • Approval from the student's high school
  • Demonstrate college readiness with one of the following assessments:
    • TSIA 2 Ready: >945 ELAR; >950 (for college mathematics)
    • PSAT: >480 EBRW; >550 Math (for college mathematics)
    • SAT: >500 EBRW; >550 Math (for college mathematics)
    • ACT: >36 English + Reading: >22 Math (for college mathematics)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 college GPA to progress through the program


Accelerated Degree Pathways

Make the most of your course selections by following a UIW pathway. Eligible students can get ahead with 36 college credit hours, offering a seamless transition to one of many undergraduate degree plans tailored for the advanced high school student.  


Accelerated Degree Pathways

College, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Criminal Justice (PDF)

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Engineering (PDF)

Computer Information Systems (PDF)