Admissions FAQs

The Office of Admissions has provided answers to the most frequently asked questions. Select the type of information you are looking for below, or scroll down the page to review all the questions.

Confirmation Fee |  Pre-scheduling Questionnaire and Class Registration |  New Student Orientation  |  Admission Documents  |  UIW Credentials  |  Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination  |  Math Placement: TSI / Accuplacer / ALEKS   |  GoUIW Account Access  |  Spring 2021

Confirmation Fee

No, the confirmation fee is not refundable.

We understand that families' financial needs vary, which is why we don't have a hard deadline to pay the confirmation fee, to allow families time to pay the fee. However, we also don't want the confirmation fee to hinder a student's opportunity to attend UIW. Please contact the Office of Admissions for assistance.

Since we have rolling admissions, we do not have a deadline to pay the fee. However, students will not be able to register for classes until they have paid the confirmation fee.

Prescheduling Questionnaire and Class Registration

Once you confirm your attendance to UIW, you will receive a link to complete your Prescheduling Questionnaire. 

Once you confirm your attendance to UIW, you will receive a link to complete your Prescheduling Questionnaire. 

UIW accepts AP credits for tests with scores of 3 or higher. For a full list of AP courses accepted, click here.

A course that is normally considered part of a bachelor's degree program will be accepted in transfer. A course with a grade of less than D- will not be accepted in transfer.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at admission@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6005 for assistance.

Once students confirm their attendance to UIW, they will receive the link to complete their Prescheduling Questionnaire.

Once you submit your Prescheduling Questionnaire, Advising will begin working on your class schedule. You will receive your schedule 2-3 days before your selected orientation date.

New Student Orientation

It is highly recommended that all new, incoming students attend orientation. During orientation, you will have access to sessions with important information such as Business Office policies, Financial Aid information, student services available to you as a new student, and other important and fun activities.

Orientation will be held online. Students will have an opportunity to hear presentations from the Business Office, Financial Aid and other Student Service representatives to learn more about what to expect as a UIW Cardinal.

Yes, orientation will be online. There are several dates you can choose from once you complete and submit your Prescheduling Questionnaire Form.

Once you confirm your attendance to UIW, you will receive a link to complete your Prescheduling Questionnaire. Upon completion and submission of the questionnaire, you will be able to register for orientation.

UIW Credentials

You should receive your UIW credentials within 2-3 days of your payment being processed. The UIW Help Desk will send you an email with your UIW email address and instructions on how to log into Cardinal Apps. Be sure to check your Spam/Junk Folder for the email.

Your UIW email address and UIW credentials will be emailed to you within 2-3 days of your payment being processed. Be sure to check your Spam/Junk Folder for the email from the UIW Help Desk.

Admission Documents

You may check your GoUIW account for updates on missing items on your application. You may also contact the Office of Admissions.

No, you can submit an unofficial transcript to assist in the admissions decision. However, you will be required to submit a final, official high school transcript before the start of fall classes.

This year, test score submission is optional. If you plan to submit test scores, an official report must be received from the testing center. You can request your score be sent to UIW by listing our code when you register for the exam. Our code for the SAT is 6303, and ACT is 4106. If you are unable to have your test scores mailed, you can export them from the College Board website in PDF format and email it to us, following these steps.

Updated, final and official documents can be submitted to the Office of Admissions at admissiondocs@uiwtx.edu. Please note screenshots are not accepted.

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

Please contact UIW Health Services at healthsvcs@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6017. You will need your UIW student ID.

Due to COVID-19, we are aware that students may not be able to visit their family doctor or local pharmacy to get their meningitis vaccination. Students will still be allowed to register for fall classes; however, proof of vaccination will need to be submitted no later than Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

The CDC is encouraging people to stay up to date on their vaccines, however, we understand you may not have access to your family doctor or local pharmacy to get your meningitis vaccination. You will still be allowed to register for Fall classes; however, you will need to submit proof of vaccination no later than Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

Math Placement: TSI / Accuplacer / ALEKS

The TSI is required if you did not score a 550 or above on the SAT Math portion or 22 on the ACT math portion. Passing the TSI will allow you to be placed in a college level math course. Students who do not pass the TSI will be placed in a remedial math course.

ALEKS PPL will accurately measure your math foundation and will create a personalized learning module for you to review and refresh your math knowledge. This allows you to be placed correctly in the right course, expediting your path to complete your degree.

Students can complete the UIW Mathematics Placement through ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (PPL).

If you took and passed a college level math class as dual credit, you do not need to take the ALEKS. Please contact the Office of Admissions to verify the college math class qualifies for dual credit.

You will need to contact the school where you took the test for a copy of your score. If you took the test in high school, contact your high school counselor.

GoUIW Account Access

New students may contact the Office of Admissions at admission@uiwtx.edu.

  • If you have not confirmed to UIW, please contact the Office of Admissions for assistance.
  • If you have already confirmed your attendance to UIW, please contact the UIW Help Desk at helpdesk@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-2721. You will need your UIW student ID (PIDM).

Spring 2021

UIW is closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 and will post updates on the website. Click here for Coronavirus/COVID-19 updates.