High School Counselors

Welcome to the University of the Incarnate Word

Our goal is to provide important information to future Cardinals, including the counselors and high school administrators who assist them in their college search. As an alumna and proud Cardinal parent, I am always excited to share the wonderful opportunities that UIW has to offer students seeking an education in a smaller school setting and with a variety of degree options. UIW is a diverse community where most students will be able to find their niche – from first-gen to international to LGBTQIA+ to Greek life and clubs to Division I athletics. We know that students are looking for a meaningful educational experience and UIW provides a campus setting that encourages transformation in a global community. There are many challenges in getting students information about colleges so I hope that you find what you need on this page designed especially for you. May you have a safe and successful school year! I look forward to welcoming students from your school to the Cardinal community.

Jessica De La Rosa
Director of Admissions and Parent and Family Engagement

UIW Counselor Showcase

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023

8 - 8:30 a.m. | Check-In at the UIW Welcome Center

8:30 - 8:40 a.m. | Welcome and Agenda Overview

8:45 - 9:10 a.m. | General Admissions Presentation

9:10 - 9:20 a.m. | Financial Aid Presentation 

9:20 - 9:30 a.m. | International Admissions Presentation

9:30 - 9:40 a.m. | Study Abroad

9:50 - 10:05 a.m. | First Year Engagement (FYE) Presentation

10:05 - 10:20 a.m. | Faculty Speaker

10:20 - 10:45 a.m. | Student Panel

10:45 - 11 a.m. | Closing

11 - 11:45 a.m. | Campus and Residence Hall Tours (optional)

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Connect Your Students

Are you wondering how to connect your students with UIW? We make it easy for you to get information about UIW by offering the following options:

UIW Test Optional Admissions Video

Applying to the University of the Incarnate Word is as easy as one-two-three. No testing requirements, no essays and no application fee required. The UIW Director of Admissions, Jessica De La Rosa, explains the process in this video.

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How To Apply to UIW

Our admissions counselors explain the UIW application process for you on this video. Visit UIW Admissions for more information.

Health Professions Direct Admit Program

UIW offers direct admit options for highly qualified first-time freshman students that lead to advanced degrees in nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry or osteopathic medicine. Visit the Health Professions website for more information.