Winter Session

The Winter Session Offers Accelerated Course Options

Interested in earning course credit during your winter break? Need to catch up on your degree plan to graduate on time or to qualify for readmission to the university? Look no further than the Winter Session offered at the University of the Incarnate Word.

What Is the Winter Session?

The Winter Session is a way to:

  • Earn additional credit hours in a 4-week session between the fall and spring semesters.
  • Catch up on a missed class or finish your prerequisites.
  • Take classes 100% online.
  • Get one step closer to graduation.

Courses taken through the Winter Session may be applied toward needed degree requirements. Check Degree Works and consult with your advisor before registering.

Enrollment is open to full-time or part-time UIW students, as well as community members looking to earn university credit.

Please note: No separate financial aid is available for Winter Session. However, students may be able to apply a portion of their spring disbursements toward Winter Session tuition. Students are eligible to receive Pell Grants. VA benefits are also available. The UIW Financial Aid Office can answer any related questions.

Winter Session Key Dates

Winter Session Key Dates
Event Dates
Registration Opens Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Last Day to Register Monday, Dec. 13, 2021
Term Start Date Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021
Last Day to Drop at 100% Refund Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, by 5 p.m. CST
Last Day to Withdraw Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, by 5 p.m. CST
Last Day of Classes Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

Registration Instructions

How to register if you're a current UIW School of Professional Studies student?

Log into Cardinal Apps and click on BannerWeb to register for a Winter Session course(s). The Winter Session courses are listed under Spring 2022.

Click here for directions on how to apply

If you have any questions, contact your academic advisor.

How to register if you're a current UIW Broadway Campus undergraduate student

Broadway Campus students wishing to take a Winter Session course(s) must contact their academic advisor for approval and fill out a SPS Course Request form. Once the form is submitted and you have spoken to your academic advisor, you will be registered for the course(s).

How to register if you're a current UIW Broadway Campus graduate student

A UIW Broadway Campus graduate student who wants to take an SPS course must submit a request form that requires your advisor's approval. Once the form is complete, it will be sent to your academic advisor for approval.

Click here to fill out the Graduate Request form

Applying for the Winter Session

New UIW School of Professional Studies student

A new student (not enrolled at another institution) wishing to take a Winter Session course(s) must first apply to the UIW School of Professional Studies. Once you apply for Spring 2022, an admissions counselor will reach out to you.

Click here to submit your application

Transient student

Upon applying to the UIW School of Professional Studies, a degree-seeking student enrolled at another university may, upon authorization by the institution, enroll in approved courses at the University of the Incarnate Word as a transient student with submission of an official transcript. A transient student may be admitted without submitting an official transcript by submitting, instead, a letter of good standing or a letter of permission from the home institution’s Academic Dean or Registrar. This is unless prerequisite course completion is required for specific coursework, where an official transcript from the home institution is required.

Click here to apply

Transient student who wish to submit a "letter of good standing" must email them (in PDF form) to

Official Transcripts

Please submit your official transcripts in PDF form to or physically mail those documents to the address below.

University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO 304
Document Receiving
San Antonio, TX 78209

Tuition Cost for a Winter Session course(s).

All course(s) are offered at SPS online tuition rates.

Undergraduate Online

$540 per credit hour ($1,620 per 3 credit hour course)

Graduate Online

$1,030 per credit hour ($3,090 per 3 credit hour course)

Courses Offered
Subject Course Number Course Title
BIS 2321 Management/Information Systems
COMP 1301 Computer Lit/Business Applications
CRIJ 1301 Intro to Criminal Justice
CRIJ 2333 Juvenile Justice
DWHP 3300 Dimensions of Wellness Bridge
ECN 2301 Macroeconomics
ENGL 1311 Composition I
ENGL 1312 Composition II
GEOL 1415 Astronomy
HIST 1321 The United Stated to 1865
MATH 1304 College Algebra
MGT 3340 Concepts/Functions Management
MKT 3331 Intro Marketing Concepts/Strat
MUSI 1320 Music Appreciation
ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
ORGD 6355 Organizational Change
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy
PMBA 6309 Applied Human Resource Management
PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2320 Scientific Literacy in Psych
RELS 1325 The Religious Quest
RELS 4330 Death and Belief

Please note: The course schedule is subject to change without notice.

School of Professional Studies Course Drop Policy

View the SPS Course Drop and Withdrawal Policy.