School of Professional Studies - May 2022

Cardinal Update

Welcome to School of Professional Studies Cardinal Update page! This is where Cardinals can keep tabs on the latest happenings within SPS.

Register for your next term today!

Our next term is the June Heat 4-week term. This shorter term will start on June 4 and run through July 1. Want to know more about the Heat terms? Check in with one of our Academic Advisors.

In the News

  1. Fall Registration now open! Registration is open for Summer II and our new 4-week Heat terms!! Get with your advisor to find out what you should register for.
  2. UIW Ranked Among the Best for Online Bachelor's Degrees! The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has been ranked among the best Universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Of” list. UIW ranked No. 87 on the list of Best Bachelor’s Online degrees and was the highest-ranking San Antonio institution on that list. UIW also ranked No. 51 on the list of Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans. The publication based its rankings on four categories: Engagement, Service and Technologies, Faculty Credentials and Training and Expert Opinion. Read the full article here.
  3. The UIW community is invited to a Doctoral Business Administration (DBA) information session facilitated by the School of Professional Studies (SPS). The session will be held online at noon and 6 p.m. and in-person at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the UIW Northwest Center. Hear about educational benefits offered for students interested in pursuing this doctoral degree in business. Make sure to RSVP so you can learn about this program.
  4. Need to review how to register and drop courses?
    Check out our self-service options (certain conditions apply). Learn how to self-drop and take command of your schedule.

Graduation and SPS

On May 7, 2022 hundreds of UIW students saw their goals come to completion and crossed the stage for graduation! SPS was there to help our students, their family and friends as they participated in the event.

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 10, 2022, 5 p.m. CST

This is the withdrawal deadline for Summer I. This will protect your GPA by recording the final grade as a W. Connect with an academic advisor to discuss the details. You can reach out through phone, email, text or our virtual counter in Zoom, find details at Student Advising.

Summer Mini Sessions

This summer we will see four week mini terms available for the first time! We will be holding one in June and another in July. If you want to check on what options there will be, reach out to an academic advisor.

SPS Bulletin Board


Make a Virtual Appointment with us!

  • You can make a virtual appointment to speak with an Admissions Counselor from your home! Make an appointment to video chat or phone conference with an Admissions Counselor today.
  • Drop-In and speak with an Academic Advisor via our Virtual Advising Counter. Have an advising question? Need to talk about your degree plan? Want course suggestions? Drop into our Virtual Advising Counter Monday - Friday 1 - 3 p.m. Drop by today.

UIW Response to COVID-19

  • As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, you can stay abreast of the latest UIW plans for keeping students, staff and faculty safe by reviewing the UIW Response to COVID-19.

Looking for Continuing Education (CE)?

  • The SPS Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) provides learning opportunities to students and the community with courses that offer valuable career training, certifications and preparation for professional tests.

Top 5 Advising FAQs

  • Click here to watch a video from the SPS Advising team as they answer the top five FAQs to help current students prepare for their classes and stay on track towards graduation.

Fall 2022

Fall Registration is Open

Students can now register for both fall terms of 2022! Check in with your academic advisor for suggestions.

Need Tutoring?

You have free tutoring!

UIW is offering individual online tutoring appointments through Smarthinking. Smarthinking tutoring is available 24x7.

Learn more about these services and how to access them.