Freshman Parent Application FAQ's

What is the minimum GPA and test score?

UIW does not have a minimum GPA or test score requirement because both factors are taken into consideration.

When should my student apply?

Prospective freshman are encouraged to apply before February 1st to have the $20 application fee waived automatically. However, applications from qualified students are reviewed on a continuous, or rolling basis, throughout the year for Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters.

If my student has dual credit, are they still considered a freshman?

Yes, but students will receive credit for the dual credit classes they have taken one they submit a transcript from the issuing college.

What if my son or daughter’s grades or test scores have increased since they applied?

A student’s admissions decision and academic merit scholarship is determined by a combination of GPA and test scores, so if a student’s scores or GPA increased since he or she first applied, the student may resubmit new scores or transcripts for consideration.

What is a GoUIW account and does my student need one?

Students who apply to UIW using Apply Texas can create a GoUIW account to track the status of their application, check if they are missing any items, register for UIW Admissions events, and more. Students who applied for admission through the UIW website will already have a GoUIW account.

This is my first student and college and we don’t know what to do or where to start.

Navigating the college admissions process can be difficult. The UIW Admissions Office is here to help guide students and parents through that process, answer any questions you have along the way, and help you feel comfortable with your decisions. Students have an assigned admissions counselor based on their high school. Click here to see who your student’s counselor is.