Doctor of Physical Therapy Enrollment

Matriculating Student Checklist

DPT admitted students should complete items on this checklist prior to the first day of orientation.

To reserve and confirm your seat at the UIW School of Physical Therapy, a matriculation fee of $500 is required ($400 will be applied towards your tuition). This deposit is non-refundable.

Pay Matriculation Fee

All students will receive an email with information pertinent to the download and functions of Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is a curated application used to discuss, collaborate and chat with colleagues in a dedicated environment. It can be a useful tool as you move forward and work with a variety of people.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are required, including dual credit and summer transient coursework. These must be submitted by June 1, 2024. Transcripts for courses in progress during Summer 2024 must be sent prior to the start of orientation. Transcripts can be sent electronically or by mail. Electronic transcripts can be sent to

Please mail transcripts to:

UIW School of Physical Therapy
Attn: Director of Enrollment
4301 Broadway, CPO 412
San Antonio, TX 78209

If you have or will complete the 6-week online Medical Terminology course, please remember to scan and email a copy of your certificate of completion to

The following link will take you to sign up for this course. Please note the last day to register for this course and complete it before orientation is May 1, 2024.

Medical Terminology

Submit your FAFSA to UIW School Code: 003578. You will receive a financial aid award letter within 2-3 weeks of UIW receiving your FAFSA.

  • When filling out the Graduate PLUS Loan Request Form, the amount you request will be divided up equally for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.
  • Example: If you request $4,000, you will get $2,000 for Fall 2024 and the remaining $2,000 in Spring 2025.

For any financial assistance questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at (210) 829-6008 or at

Financial Aid

Review the Laptop System Requirement document. Additionally, one is emailed to new students in the spring. Please ensure your laptop meets all specifications listed. If you have any questions, contact the Saidoff Help Desk at

View the directions from StudentCheck that are emailed to you in early spring. Background checks typically take 3 - 5 days, however, you should initiate the process no later than July 15, 2024, to ensure your check is cleared prior to classes beginning.

Background Check Instructions Document.

Submit the Direct Deposit Authorization Form that is emailed to you in early spring for student refunds to the Business Office to enroll in eRefunds. (See address at the bottom of the form. Please do not return to School of Physical Therapy.) A refund occurs when your financial aid exceeds the charges on your UIW account. Enrolling in eRefunds ensures you receive your aid as quickly as possible. Additional information can be found on the Business Office E-Refunds webpage.

UIW email is the official form of electronic communication. You will receive an email in early spring stating when you can begin setting up your UIW email. Once email set up is available, you will set up your UIW email by going to the UIW homepage and choosing Cardinal Apps under the left hand menu.

Username: UIW email
Password: PIDM/Student ID

You will receive instructions in early spring to set up your student portal, Cardinal Apps. You will be able to view your financial aid, schedule and bill in Cardinal Apps (schedule and bill may not be available until later in the summer when we have registered you). To access Cardinal Apps, go to the UIW homepage and click “Cardinal Apps” under the top left hand menu.

Username: The first part of your email address
(Example. would use "jadoe" as username)
Password: PIDM/Student ID

The book list for each new incoming class will be provided during the summer.

You may purchase your books from any vendor and all books are needed prior to school beginning.

The Office of Financial Assistance may be able to give you a “bookstore credit” if you ask for it after you have verified financial aid. This will enable you to use your aid to buy books through the UIW bookstore or the UIW bookstore website. Please be aware that the cost of books may exceed the allotted credit. This might be the most convenient method, but not necessarily the least expensive.

If you choose to purchase your books through another vendor, you will need to pay for them out-of-pocket prior to receiving your financial aid.

You will receive by email a listing of nearby apartments in early spring. This may not be an inclusive list, and no specific apartment is endorsed by UIW.

Apartments near UIW SoPT

If you plan to carry insurance that is not through UIW, it will be necessary to submit a waiver. If you do not submit a waiver by the deadline indicated on the Academic Calendar, you will see an insurance charge billed to your student account. View the waiver on the Business Office Waivers webpage.

Please note, you will not be able to waive your insurance until we have registered you in early August.

You will not need to register for classes since it will be taken care of by our office. You will be registered for classes in early August.

Please review the following immunization information from our Director of Professional Practice Education (PPE). You must provide original documentation (electronically) of your vaccinations during orientation. Any missing vaccinations can be discussed during orientation. If you obtain the titer, a booster or additional series may be required if immunity is not achieved. Please direct immunization inquiries to Lily Faz,, (210) 283-6939 in the Professional Practice Education Office.

  • Hepatitis B series and/or titer: Three (3) shot series or titer
  • MMR series and/or titer: Two (2) shot series or one if born before 1957 or titer
  • Tdap within the last 10 years (or qualified waiver-current within the last 2 years) - The Tdap has been available to those over the age of 10 since 2005.
    • Please do not confuse the requirement for the DTaP (given to those up to the age of 7).
    • Td booster will meet this requirement.
  • Varicella-Zoster series, and/or titer or history of (chickenpox) disease: Two (2) shot series, titer, or proof of disease medically documented by a licensed health care provider.
  • TB Baseline (Two-step) Skin Test: TB test is administered and reads followed by a second TB test and reading within 1-3 weeks after initial test reading. TB Skin test or clinical assessment by a healthcare provider will have to be completed on an annual basis. A negative chest x-ray is required for positive test results. Please visit the CDC website for further clarification.

If you will be under the age of 22 when school begins in August 2024:

  • Bacterial Meningitis: Submit vaccination record to UIW Health Services. Include your full name, UIW student ID# and contact number, and email record to or fax to (210) 829-3125. Proof of Bacterial Meningitis is required 10 days or more before the start of school. Registration holds may apply if not received. Additional information, including exemption information, can be found online on the Health Services website.

If you have a disability which requires accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at (210) 829-3997.

Student orientation is mandatory for all new students. More details regarding mandatory orientation and family orientation (optional) will be supplied in mid-summer.