How to Apply to UIW

Select your category and follow the steps to become a Cardinal.

Step 1: Submit your application.

Create a GoUIW account and submit your application. You can also apply using Common App or Apply Texas.

Step 2: Submit your high school transcripts.

Transcripts can be emailed in a PDF format to or physical copies can be mailed to:

University of the Incarnate Word
Office of Admissions
4301 Broadway, CPO 285
San Antonio, TX 78209

Step 3: Submit your SAT and/or ACT scores (optional).

This year, submission of standardized test scores is optional. If you are submitting 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.)

Step 4: Submit additional application documents (if applicable).

  • 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)

Step 5: Submit your FAFSA.

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

Step 1: Create a GoUIW account to submit an application and maintain your file with UIW.

Step 2: 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 G.E.D. scores. If you are unable to get a PDF copy of your transcripts at the moment, our admissions counselors are here to help. Please contact the Office of Admissions at  (210) 829-6005

Step 3: Submit Letters of Recommendation (optional). Letters of recommendation are suggested, but not required, for a decision.

Step 1: Identify the program of study and degree level.

Step 2: Verify the application deadline for the program. Most programs accept applications year-round. However, you should consult with Graduate Admissions to determine if your program has a deadline.

Step 3: Begin the application. Applications can be completed online.

Apply online

  • First-time users: Create an account to start a new application. If you have completed a UIW degree and are seeking a second degree, you must complete a new application as a first-time user.
  • Returning users: Log-in to complete your application.

Step 4: Provide other documentation to complete the application. Determine what other documents, including transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and standardized test scores, are required to complete your application.

Items can be submitted via email to or by mail to:

University of the Incarnate Word
Office of Admissions
4301 Broadway, CPO 285
San Antonio, Texas 78209

For more information, see the graduate admission requirements for your program of interest or contact Graduate Admissions by email.

Note: As of March 23, 2020, ETS is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option in selected areas. For more information, visit ETS GRE General Test at Home.

Step 5: Wait to receive notice regarding your application status!

  • When the Graduate Admissions Office receives a completed application, it is submitted to the appropriate program director for evaluation and review. Each department makes a final recommendation for admission.
  • The Vice President of Enrollment Services will notify the applicant by mail or email regarding application status.
  • Once accepted, students will be assigned a program advisor who provides academic advising and information to complete registration.

After acceptance, follow these steps.

Find more information on how to apply as an international student at the International Admissions page.

Step 1: Submit an application (no application fee). Application deadline is the Sunday one week prior to the term start date.

Step 2: Request your official transcripts from all previous universities and colleges attended after you have submitted an application. Send to:

University of the Incarnate Word
SPS Admissions
4301 Broadway CPO #304
San Antonio, TX 78209

Universities and colleges may send electronic transcripts to (School Code: 6303)

Step 3: Fill out the FAFSA.

Step 4: Consult with an academic advisor.

Step 5: Register for classes.

Step 6: Attend orientation online.

Step 7: Start classes!


For Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program admissions requirements click here.

How To Apply to UIW - Instructional Video for Undergraduate Students


The Fall 2022 application is now open.

Visit the UIW Admissions page for more information.

Undergraduate Admissions

Incoming Freshman Students

Students coming from high school or students with no college credits completed

Transfer Students

Transfer, second degree, transient and non-degree seeking students

International Students

New and returning students that are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents

Non-Traditional Students

New and returning students seeking a School of Professional Studies degree in an accelerated format online or in-person

Graduate and Doctoral Admissions

New Graduate Students

Master and doctoral students including non-degree seeking students

International Graduate Students

New and returning graduate students that are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents

Non-Traditional Students

New and returning students seeking a School of Professional Studies graduate degree or DBA online or in-person

Re-Admission to UIW

Re-Admission to Main Campus (Undergraduate)

Previous UIW students seeking to be readmitted to complete an undergraduate degree

Re-Admission to Main Campus (Graduate)

Previous UIW graduate and doctoral students seeking to be readmitted to complete a graduate degree

Re-Admission to School of Professional Studies

Previous UIW students seeking to be readmitted to the School of Professional Studies to complete a degree online or in-person

Military and Veteran

Active duty military service members and veterans can choose from UIW's degree programs including those offered 100% online or in-person. The UIW Military and Veterans Center guides you with the steps to utilize your educational benefits.

Active Duty Military

Students who are active duty military service members using tuition benefits follow these steps to apply to UIW.

Review the UIW Application Process for Active Duty Military


Students using veteran benefits for personal use or for dependents follow these steps to apply to UIW.

Review the UIW Application Process for Veterans

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Test scores not required for First Time Freshman


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