Admissions Requirements

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First-time Freshmen

We are aware that at this time most schools are unable to mail out official transcripts, but UIW is here for you! Please contact the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 with any questions you might have regarding the submission of the following documents:
  • Submit your completed application. Create a GoUIW account and submit your application. You can also apply using ApplyTexasCommon App and Scoir
  • High School Transcript. Must reflect grades for all classes completed by time of application. If you are unable to get a copy of your transcript at this moment, your admission counselor can help. Give us a call at (210) 829-6005.
  • 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
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (optional). 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.

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.

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

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. 1, 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.

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

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

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions committee within 60 days.

Contact your admission counselor to discuss your options.

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, 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, an 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 to the start of the semester of enrollment. Sealed official transcripts may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Office of Admissions, or students may have official transcripts submitted electronically (UIW's code to request transcripts electronically is 003578).

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