Incoming Students

MBS Class of 2021

Congratulations and welcome to the UIWSOM Master of Biomedical Sciences Program. The faculty and staff are enthusiastic about your arrival this fall. We are anticipating the opportunity to share our excitement and vision with you. We look forward to providing you with this intensive educational experience that will catapult you into your future career.

To accept the admissions offer, complete the following two steps:

  1. Complete the Acknowledgment and Confirmation Form below.
  2. Pay the required MBS Matriculation/Seat Deposit.

Once the acknowledgment form and matriculation fee are received, additional information will be sent regarding matriculation requirements and important dates.

Save the Dates

  1. August 16, 2021: First Day of Class
  2. August 9-12, 2021: Welcome week - This event will likely not be the entire week but save the date until the schedule is final.

Acknowledgement and Confirmation Form

By submitting this Acknowledgment of Acceptance and Confirmation Form, I agree to the following:

  • Submit the non-refundable $200 deposit within two weeks of receipt of acceptance letter.
  • Complete the required immunizations, background check and drug screen prior to August 1, 2021.
  • Provide proof of individual or family medical insurance or purchase the available UIW Student Healthcare Plan.
  • Submit any outstanding final official college or university transcripts prior to matriculation.
  • Attend the MBS orientation week.

Matriculation Requirements

Applicants who receive letters of acceptance to the Master Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program will have two weeks to accept or decline their place in the MBS Class of 2021. Students accepting their place must submit an Acknowledgment of Acceptance and Confirmation form and a $200 non-refundable matriculation/seat deposit.

Matriculation Requirements

  • As soon as possible - Submit the Acknowledgment and Confirmation Form (if not already completed).
  • As soon as possible - Pay the $200 deposit (if not already completed).
  • August 1, 2021 - Submit official transcripts.
    • If not already completed, submit official transcripts from all prior colleges and/or universities. Transcripts must be final with all in-progress grades resolved.
    • An official transcript including the bachelor's degree conferred date is required.
    • Official transcripts can be mailed to the UIW Office of Graduate Admissions at 4301 Broadway, CPO #285, San Antonio, Texas 78209 or sent electronically to
  • August 1, 2021 - Complete prerequisite coursework.
    • Official transcripts indicating success completion of prerequisite coursework are required. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. (C- is not accepted.)
  • August 1, 2021 - Complete the UIWSOM Financial Agreement.
    • The UIWSOM Financial Agreement outlines the UIW and UIWSOM policies regarding registration, health insurance and billing. Agreement to these terms is required prior to matriculation to UIWSOM and valid for the duration of enrollment at UIW and/or UIWSOM. 

Miscellaneous Tasks

  • Request accommodations (if applicable)
  • Secure housing
    • UIWSOM does not offer student housing. San Antonio offers a variety of housing options like apartments, houses, condos, etc. Learners may select housing that is most ideal for their needs and budget. 
  • Determine payment arrangements
    • Learners may view their tuition bill, enroll in a payment plan, or make out-of-pocket payments after course registration is complete on June 1, 2021. Tuition statements and payments are accessible through the UIW portal, Cardinal Apps and the ePayment Center. Tuition is due by the first day of class for each semester. Please refer to UIWSOM Tuition and Payments for a detailed listing of anticipated costs by semester and tuition deadlines.
    • Learners that wish to apply for financial aid should complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use school code 003578 for the University of the Incarnate Word. The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine is not listed separately. Parental financial information is not required.
    • Approximately two weeks after completing the FAFSA, students can review their financial aid status online through Banner Web. Visit the View Your Aid Online page for instructions on how to log in, view aid, and complete the acceptance process.
  • Enroll in direct deposit (if applicable)
    • Direct deposit allows for faster delivery of financial aid refunds. For more information and to enroll, visit E-Refunds.
  • Complete the Likeness Release (optional)
  • Join the UIWSOM Facebook groups.


Please use the following list to contact the appropriate department(s).

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs

  • Financial aid
  • Payment plans
  • Tuition and fees
  • Official transcripts
  • Prerequisite coursework
  • UIW credentials and accessing Cardinal Apps and BannerWeb
  • Miscellaneous questions
(210) 283-6998

  • Scrubs
  • Orientation
  • Immunizations
  • Physical exam
  • Background check
  • Drug screening
  • Health insurance
  • CITI training modules
  • Pre-Check
(210) 619-7051