All courses completed with a grade of D- or higher that are normally considered part of an associate or bachelor degree program will transfer to the University of the Incarnate Word. The cumulative grade point average at UIW is based upon all hours attempted, regardless of the grade earned, and includes both transfer and UIW credits.
Although courses in which a student has earned a grade of D- or higher will be accepted in transfer, no grade less than a "C" may be applied to fulfill course requirements in the major, minor, concentration, teaching field, specialization or support work. Pre-requisites required for courses in the major, minor, concentration, teaching field, specialization or support work must also be completed with a grade of C or higher. If a D- is accepted in transfer for these requirements, the student must repeat the course to fulfill the requirement.
Acceptance of transfer work does not reduce institutional requirements (e.g. residency, advanced hours, etc.). Refer to the institutional requirements sections of this catalog for information pertaining to institutional policies. Additionally, some programs require portfolio assessment or competency examinations to determine placement within courses required for the major. In situations where the student does not pass the assessment or examination, the student may be required to repeat courses even though they may transfer to UIW.
It is the student’s responsibility to provide the Admissions Office, at the time of application, or the Registrar’s Office with an official transcript reflecting completion of the course work. Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities, regardless of whether credit was awarded or whether credits apply toward the current program, must be received by the Registrar’s Office at the University of the Incarnate Word by the beginning of the first semester of enrollment. Students who fail to meet this admission requirement will not be permitted to enroll for future semesters until all required transcripts are received.
Credit submitted for transfer to the University of the Incarnate Word must be recorded on an official transcript received by the Registrar’s Office from the institution where the credit was earned. Once submitted for admission or transfer consideration, the transcript becomes the property of the University of the Incarnate Word and cannot be released back to the student. The transfer of course credit will be determined by the Office of the Registrar on a course-by-course basis. Course content will be determined from the catalog description or the course syllabus issued by the transferring institution.
Refer to the institutional requirements sections of the current undergraduate catalog for information pertaining to institutional policies.
The following policies will be used by the Registrar when evaluating undergraduate transfer credits.