Transfer Students Next Steps

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

(Click here for the next steps for admitted freshmen students.)

  • Step 1 - Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

    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. When ready, confirm your attendance (pay your $100 confirmation fee) to begin the enrollment process. This step does not apply to part-time or non-degree seeking students.

  • Step 3 - Submit Final Official Documents

    Submit official transcripts from each institution attended. Students with fewer than 24 college credit hours are also required to submit an official high school transcript (with SAT or ACT scores) or official GED scores.

  • Step 4 - Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

    Send us your proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination. This requirement only applies to students who are under the age of 22. Read the instructions here.
  • Step 5 - Apply for On-Campus Housing (Optional)

    Housing is available for students wishing to live on campus. View available residence halls and apply online. (Confirmation fee must be paid in order to apply for on-campus housing.) This option requires a $225 deposit.

  • Step 6 - 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.

  • Step 7 - Orientation and Registration

    Transfer students will register for classes during orientation. Choose an orientation date and sign up now. To ensure relevant scheduling during registration, all official transcripts must be submitted at least two business days prior to your selected orientation date.

  • Resources/Helpful Links

  • Notes/Reminders

    1. Academic merit scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate coursework so long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and holds 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. Students under 24 credit hours will be required to submit a final official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores, if taken within the last two years.

    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.