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Complete the checklist below to become the newest Cardinal in the Nest!

If you are a transfer student, see next steps for admitted transfer students.

  • Step 1 - Apply for Financial Aid

    Apply for financial aid beginning Oct. 1 each year to qualify for state, federal and university grants. (UIW FAFSA code: 003578) Visit the financial aid page to learn more.

  • Step 2 - Confirm Your Attendance

    Meet with your admissions counselor to review your financial aid award letter. When ready, confirm your attendance to begin the enrollment process. This step does not apply to part-time or non-degree seeking students.

  • Step 3 - Submit Meningitis Record

    Your meningitis records must be submitted by fax to Health Services at (210) 829-3125, email at or the Patient Portal. The Office of Admissions cannot accept meningitis medical records. You may also bring them to the Health Services table during the orientation check-in.

    By Texas State Law, no one is allowed to attend class unless meningitis records are received and approved for registration ten (10) days prior to the first day of classes. If your meningitis vaccine expires within six months of your college start date, your immunization is considered invalid and must be repeated if you are younger than age 22.

    Send us your proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination here. This requirement only applies to students who are under the age of 22. Read the instructions.

  • Step 4 - Apply for On-Campus Housing

    Planning to live on campus? Residence hall assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply today. (Confirmation fee must be paid in order to apply.) A $225 housing deposit must be on file to process your application.

  • Step 5 - Take the Accuplacer or TSI Exam (If Needed)

    Students who scored below 550 on the math portion of the SAT or 22 on the math portion of the ACT are required to take the Accuplacer or TSI to test into college-level math. UIW offers the Accuplacer at no charge for UIW students. Sign up for a test date here.
  • Step 6 - Sign Up for Orientation

  • Step 7 - Submit Final Official Documents

    Students must submit a final official copy of their high school transcript that reflects their graduation date and final GPA. Students enrolled in dual credit courses must also submit an official college transcript. Students should also submit official ACT, SAT, AP or IB scores, if applicable.

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Notes and Reminders

  1. Academic merit scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate coursework so long as students maintain a 3.0 GPA and continuous full-time enrollment.
  2. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to a specific program. Contact the Office of Admissions with any questions.
  3. Admission to UIW is provisional upon receipt of an official final high school transcript, which includes the date of graduation. This transcript is required prior to the start of the term.
  4. It is recommended that UIW students have a laptop for their coursework. Students may purchase a laptop from outside the University, use an existing laptop or purchase one from the UIW bookstore.