Freshman Admissions

Why UIW?

Simple. We meet you where you are. We help you gain a world of confidence. We believe in where you are going.

It helps to get your start in San Antonio, the third fastest growing economy in the U.S. You'll find many good job opportunities here - in healthcare, education, aerospace, bio-research, renewable energy, 3D animation and game design and other programs in leading business career fields.

Cardinal Preview Day

Join us on the UIW campus for Fall Preview Day! Students will have the opportunity to hear from various departments and representatives to learn more about the UIW experience. Meet with program directors to ask questions about specific degrees, careers in your chosen field and service learning. Hear from current students about student life, organizations and living on campus.

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The Office of Admissions will keep reviewing applications, processing documents and releasing decisions. See the freshman admissions requirements here.

After you have applied, check your application status here.

UIW is committed to providing educational opportunities to students from all backgrounds — regardless of financial means. Find scholarships and financial aid opportunities here.

Once you are admitted to UIW, you will complete this checklist to become the newest Cardinal in the Nest!

Meet with your admissions counselor to review your financial aid award letter. When ready, confirm your attendance by submitting the $200 confirmation fee to begin the enrollment process. This step does not apply to part-time or non-degree seeking students.


Helpful Information

Our admissions counselors are here to answer any questions you have about admissions, financial aid, enrollment, degree programs, life at UIW and more.

We invite you to combine our more than 100+ majors, minors, concentrations and co-curricular experiences in brilliant and unpredictable ways. Explore our academic programs here.

UIW ACCESS is a textbook program that provides undergraduate and graduate students e-books or printed textbooks for academic courses. Beginning Fall 2022, students earning bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees from UIW schools on the Broadway campus (other than Nursing courses) will have access to course materials each semester as part of their tuition and fees. See the UIW ACCESS page for complete details about the program.

Learn more about UIW ACCESS

UIW offers direct admit options for highly qualified first-time freshman students that lead to advanced degrees in athletic training, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry or osteopathic medicine. Find requirements and more information here.

At this time, UIW is not offering the Accuplacer exam testing on the UIW campus. Confirmed students can complete the UIW Mathematics Placement through ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (PPL).

At UIW, you will have an opportunity to develop and grow in the excitement of a traditional student life experience, in the coziness of campus living and in your spiritual formation. Explore our student life here.

The UIW Honors Program offers open-minded, highly motivated students meaningful opportunities for self-development through an advanced curriculum and co-curricular activities that encourage intellectual curiosity, scholarship, and professionalism.

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