UIW is accepting applications for the Spring 2020 semester. Once your file is complete, you will receive a decision in five business days.

The Fall 2020 application is now open. The Office of Admissions will begin making admissions decisions for Fall 2020 beginning Aug. 1, 2019.

Please select a question below:

  • What do I need to submit for admission?

    First-time Freshmen

    • Completed application for admission.
    • High School Transcript - Must reflect grades for all classes completed by time of application.
    • SAT and/or ACT 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).
    • G.E.D. scores (if applicable). If you have achieved the General Equivalency Diploma, an official score report must be submitted.
    • AP/Achievement or CLEP Test Score (if taken)
    • Dual credit transcripts (if taken).

    Optional items

    • Letter(s) of Recommendation
    • Campus Interview/Visit

    NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to verify the transferability of credits earned at UIW to the degree granting institution.


    Students who stop out of the university for at least one long (fall or spring) semester and wish to return must submit the following:

    • Completed Application for Re-admission
    • College Transcripts (An official record of any and all college-level work completed since you last attended UIW)

    Visit the re-admission page for more information regarding the steps required for re-admission to UIW.

  • What does UIW consider for admission?

    UIW takes a holistic approach to decisions using high school course difficulty, high school grade point average (GPA), class rank, test scores, leadership potential, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation with the final being the least important indicator.

  • When should I apply?

    UIW encourages you to complete your application and submit all needed documents quickly to ensure the best course selection available. With a complete application file, decisions are generally made within three to four weeks.

    First-Time Freshmen: Prospective freshmen are encouraged to apply by Feb. 1st, however, applications from qualified students are reviewed on a continuous or rolling basis throughout the year for the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Please note, applying earlier ensures the timely processing of financial aid, course registration and orientation.

  • What courses do I need from high school to be considered for admissions?

    A minimum 16 Carnegie units of work in high school including the following:

    • Four units of English
    • Three units of mathematics (algebra I, II and geometry)
    • Three units of natural science
    • Three units of social science
    • One unit of the fine arts
  • My admission status has been deferred. What can I do?

    If your application has been deferred, it means you did not meet the minimum GPA and/or test score requirements.
    The good news is that your application will be reviewed again if you:

    Your application will be reviewed by the admissions committee. The review dates are:

    • Oct. 14, 2019
    • Dec. 16, 2019
    • Feb. 17, 2020
    • Apr. 20, 2020

    Contact your admissions counselor to discuss your options.

  • How do I appeal if admission has been denied?

    Applicants denied admission to the University may appeal the decision by completing the appeal process. Appeals will be reviewed by appropriate administrators that may include the Dean of Student Success, Director of Admissions, Director of the University Advising Center and University Provost.

    Admission Decision Appeal Process:

    • Download and complete the Appeal Process Form (Adobe Acrobat PDF, free reader required).
    • Submit any new information (updated GPA, increased class ranking, letters of recommendation, new SAT/ACT scores) that may support your appeal.
    • Attach a typed letter indicating the circumstances to be considered in reviewing your appeal.
    • Return the completed form, letter of appeal, and any new relevant information to the Office of Admissions at the address below. Documents should be mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered in one packet.

    University of the Incarnate Word – Office of Admissions
    4301 Broadway
    San Antonio, Texas 78209
    Telephone: (210) 829-6005 or 1-800-749-9673
    Fax: (210) 829-3921

    Upon receipt of information, appeal will be reviewed within 10 days and you will be notified in writing of the final decision.

Notes for Students Who Have Already Been Accepted

Accepted students must submit an official transcript with their date of graduation and final GPA prior the start of the semester of enrollment. Sealed official transcripts may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Office of Admissions, or students may submit official transcripts electronically. (UIW's code to request transcripts electronically is 003578).

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