UIW offers direct admit options for highly qualified first-time freshmen that lead to advanced degrees in nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry or osteopathic medicine.
Students who meet the qualification criteria listed below when applying to the University will receive an email invitation shortly after they are admitted. Students will be asked to elect which program they are interested in and to complete a survey. Responses are shared with the respective schools who interview and admit students at their discretion. Please contact the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 with any additional questions.
Enrollment in this program is contingent on: May 1, 2020 - Priority Deadline
The Direct Admit option for first-time freshman students leads to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with either a Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practitioner concentration. The Direct Admit, 4 + 3 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)/ Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) option will provide a student the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree over a seven-year period leading to both the BSN and DNP degrees.
Capacity: 5 students.
The Rosenberg School of Optometry is excited to offer a direct admit program for highly qualified first-time freshmen. This program of study offers two tracks including an accelerated curriculum for the advanced undergraduate student who is ultimately interested in a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. The successful undergraduate applicant will qualify to enter this program upon admission to the University with specific criteria outlined below. In order to successfully progress, maintain direct admit scholarships and be accepted into the O.D. program, participants will need to satisfy additional requirements throughout their undergraduate Vision Science coursework.
The Direct Admit option for first-time freshman students leads to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a mission to empower all members of the medical education community to achieve academic, professional and personal success and develop a commitment to lifelong learning through excellence in learner-centered, patient-focused education, justice-based research and meaningful partnerships of osteopathic clinical service across the spectrum of medical education.
Students are accepted to UIWSOM on a conditional basis and expected to meet the following guidelines during completion of their undergraduate work:
The Direct Admit option is a program for first-time freshmen students interested in a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Students need to maintain specific requirements throughout two years of undergraduate study at UIW in order to continue to the four-year professional pharmacy program. Successful candidates are exempt from taking the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test).
Capacity: 30 students.
The Direct Admit option for first-time freshmen students leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The School of Physical Therapy educates physical therapists who, through skilled, reflective, holistic patient-centered practice, and scholarly activities, optimize movement and wellness for the common good of society.