Incoming Students

Welcome UIWSOM Class of 2025!

We are very excited to have you on board. You were each selected for your unique skills and qualities that will contribute and strengthen the UIWSOM mission. We look forward to seeing you grow and develop into an outstanding lifelong learner who will exhibit a high level of care, concern and compassion for those who will one day be entrusted to your care.

Information will be updated in Spring 2021

Save the Dates

  • July 19-23, 2021: Welcome Week
  • July, 24, 2021: White Coat Ceremony
  • July 26, 2021: First Day of Class

Matriculation Requirements

The following tasks must be completed by the established deadlines. Matriculation to UIWSOM is contingent on successful completion of these tasks in a timely manner.

  • July 1, 2021 - Complete all prerequisite coursework
    • UIWSOM will email students with incomplete prerequisite coursework. All prerequisites must be completed by July 1, 2021 with a grade of C or better. (C- is not accepted.) Updated official transcripts with the final course grades can be sent to UIWSOM at or mailed to University of the Incarnate Word, Graduate Admissions Office, 4301 Broadway, CPO #285, San Antonio, Texas 78209.
    • UIWSOM accepts final official transcripts from AACOMAS. Transcripts only need to be sent to UIWSOM directly if AACOMAS has an incomplete transcript record (final grade or additional coursework not listed).
  • July 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). The 2021-2022 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2020 at Use school code 003578 for 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, SOM learners can review their financial aid status online through Banner Web. Visit View Your Aid Online for instructions on how to log in, view aid, and complete the acceptance process.
    • Financial aid offer letters are sent on a regular basis. If a learner did not provide his/her SSN when submitting the admissions deposit, please call Celia Velez at (210) 283-6366. The SSN is required to match the FAFSA record to the student record.
    • UIWSOM Director of Enrollment Services hosted a financial aid webinar to explain the financial aid process at UIWSOM. Review the recorded session and presentation slides at your convenience.
  • 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.
  • Update address
    • The address listed in ACCOMAS will become the permanent address for UIWSOM. To update an address and other contact information, visit  Change of Address
  • Review the technology recommendations (PDF)
    • During Welcome Week, UIWSOM hosts Technology Check sessions. Learners may bring their computers to campus and ensure all software and technology is compatible with UIWSOM. Dates and times will be provided at a later time. 
  • Complete recommended readings
    • UIWSOM supports reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, III, and Mark A. McDaniel. Synopsis: To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.


Please use the following chart 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
  • White coats
  • Medical kit
  • Orientation
  • White Coat Ceremony
  • Immunizations and physical exam
  • Background check
  • Drug screening
  • Health insurance
  • CITI training modules
  • Pre-Check
(210) 619-7051