UT CAP (Coordinated Admissions Program)

Program Information

The University of Texas System developed the Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) to expand the admission options available to students interested in enrolling at The University of Texas at Austin, the system’s flagship university.

In general, CAP makes it possible for some freshman applicants to UT Austin to begin their studies at another UT System university. After completing CAP requirements during their freshman year, students transfer to UT Austin to complete their undergraduate studies.

If you are offered and decide to participate in CAP, you don’t have to apply for admission to the UT System university you attend during your freshman year. Simply complete the CAP agreement to let us know that you want to participate. You’re guaranteed admission to most majors in UT Austin’s College of Liberal Arts upon successful completion of the program (although admission to specific Liberal Arts majors are not guaranteed). And just like any other prospective transfer student, you’ll be able to compete for admission to majors in colleges outside of Liberal Arts.


UT CAP Contacts at UTA

Advising – Lauren Minaudo, capadvisor@uta.edu


Group Advising

All new incoming CAP students will be required to meet for a group advising session. Group advising will happen after a student completes their CAP agreements and is admitted to UTA and before they attend orientation. Group advising dates will populate in early March and can be found on the CAP advisors Booking link. 

Group advising sessions will go over CAP requirements, enrollment requirements, approved coursework, registration and provide next steps for students in the CAP journey. Group advising will also go over holds and how students will remove them. Follow-up information will be sent out to students who attend a session. 

To register for Group Advising students will need the following. Please choose the appointment labeled UT CAP Virtual Group Advising Session.

  • Their 10-digit student ID number form UTA

  • UTA student email

  • Major of Interest

  • A List of AP, IB, and Dual credits

Current students should book an individual advising appointment each semester with the CAP advisor to go over their process, courses, and questions.

CAP Bookings Calendar


Your First Year At UTA

Students who attend UTA to fulfill their CAP requirements will be required to attend UTA for Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. Below is the optional schedule of hours CAP students should be taking at UTA . All UT CAP students at UTA must start in the summer semester. Courses will be offered either face-to-face, online, or during the school year and it should be noted that the CAP program is not an a fully online program. All credit hours must be taken at UTA to complete the 30-hour requirement for CAP.



Staying at UTA 

Students wishing to stay at UTA and completing their undergrad with us will need to complete the opt out process. Students will complete the two steps below.

Step 1 - Opt out for UTA Admissions

  • Open MyMav
  • Choose the title labeled My Forms 
  • Choose the form labeled UT CAP opt out 
  • Fill out the form and include major 
  • Submit form 

Step 2 - Opt out for UT Admission

  • Complete this form



The University of Texas at Austin website for Coordinated Admissions program 

UT CAP approved courses 

UT CAP Academic Degree Plan (2023-2024)

UT CAP Timeline (2023-2024)

UT CAP Academic Degree Plan (2024-2025)

UT CAP Timeline (2024-2025)


Application Questions

No, you don’t. If you complete and submit the online CAP agreement, UT Austin will send the application materials to UTA. You will need to submit a final high school transcript to UTA showing your graduation date.

There is not a waitlist. If you were not able to submit to UTA, you can choose another participating CAP school or apply as a non-CAP student to UTA. UTA has a limited amount of spots available for eligible CAP students. UTA accepts agreements on a first-come, first-served basis. Once UTA has received the agreements to reach the limit, the ability to submit the CAP agreement is closed. If you are interested in attending UTA as a non-CAP student, you can do so by submitting an application for admission and the supporting documents before the freshman deadline of June 1.

Orientation Questions

Enrollment - Hold Questions

Texas college students who are new to the institution and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under age 22 on the first day of the term are required to submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis.



  • A portion of this form must be completed and signed/stamped by a healthcare provider or pharmacy.

  • An acceptable meningitis document will include the following:

  • Full name of student

  • Name of facility where the vaccination was given

  • Vaccine administration date

  • Signature of physician/provider OR stamp

  • Administered within the last 5 years of the admit term

  • Document must be in English

  • A receipt of your visit will not suffice as proper documentation. Students who have not turned 22 before the start of the admit term are still required to provide proper meningitis documentation.


Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state law requiring all Texas public institutions, including UT Arlington, to determine college readiness in Reading, Writing, and Math for all degree-seeking undergraduate students, both on campus and online.



  • You can view your TSI status in your MyMav account (MyMav Student Center -> TSI Status).


  • TSI Complete: You have met all TSI requirements and do not need to take further action

  • TSI Not Complete: You have attempted the TSI Assessment and have failed one or more sections; developmental coursework is required

  • TSI Liable: You will be required to take the TSI Assessment in the area(s) for which you do not have an exemption; you must take the assessment or provide proof of exemption before you can enroll in classes



  • A list of TSI exemptions can be found here.

  • If you believe that you qualify for an exemption or have questions about exemptions, please email tsi@uta.edu for a review of your TSI status. 

  • Make sure to send the email from your UTA email account and provide your full name and UTA ID number.

  • Please ensure that you have submitted all test scores, transcripts, or other documentation that you believe may exempt you from taking the assessment.

  • TSI Advisors will not be able to advise you without that documentation.


Enrollment - CAP Questions

  • Yes, all incoming freshmen, including CAP students, are expected to take this academic inquiry course. 

  • UNIV 1131 will transfer to UT Austin and will be applied toward the required 30 credit hours. 

  • More information about the actual course can be given during the participants’ orientation.

  • No, the UT CAP program requires that students must successfully complete courses that total 30 transferable credit hours during a CAP year. Hours must be from the approved CAP course list and taken at a participating university.

  • Dual credits and Test credits can be counted towards prerequisites and/or degree requirements but will not counts towards the 30-credit hour UT CAP requirement.

  • Please let your academic advisor know of any college credits, to avoid re-taking a course. Duplicate courses will show as Illegal Repeat on the UTA official transcript.

  • Test credits must be petitioned to have them posted officially posted on a college transcript. 

  • Test credits do not expire and can be petitioned at UTA or after you transition to UT Austin.

  • Dual credits or other College credits are posted on an official college transcript which must be sent to UTA.  

  • High School transcripts cannot be used for official college credits.

  • Prerequisites are the courses that must be successfully completed before advance courses can be taken. 

  • Prerequisites are normally taken before Math, Science/Technology, and English/Literature courses

  • All UTA students, including CAP participants, must successfully complete the needed prerequisite(s) to enroll in courses with a prerequisite requirement.

  • The CAP degree plan has courses with prerequisites listed. The degree plan will also have prerequisites listed for intended UT Austin majors. 

  • Participants are encouraged to identify these classes and confirm with their UTA advisor if they are eligible to take

  • Please note that per the CAP agreement, your UTA advisor is responsible to advise on the approved list of courses. They do not advise on UT Austin majors. 

  • All questions related to UT Austin majors should be directed to UT Austin.


Enrollment - General Questions

  • Each college level course is valued by a certain number of credit hours. The credit hours that are accepted by other universities are known as transferable credits.

  • All courses on the designated CAP list have been approved by UT Austin and are guaranteed as recognized transfer credits to UT Austin. 

  • Please note that UT Austin requires a minimum of a “C” grade to accept the course as transferable credits.

CAP Questions

  • Students interested in Architecture or Interior Design should carefully consider their options before enrolling in CAP. Majors in the School of Architecture are not available for CAP students

  • CAP students can ask to be considered in the transfer applicant pool for a non-Liberal Arts major without jeopardizing their automatic admission to Liberal Arts, but admission to most majors is highly competitive. 


  • The participating CAP universities cannot guarantee that the courses you take as a freshman will help you to prepare for transfer into programs outside the College of Liberal Arts. 

  • The participating CAP university you select for your freshman year will provide courses that will transfer as part of the university’s core curriculum, but they may not all serve as prerequisite courses for some majors at UT Austin. 

  • If your goals clearly point to one of our most competitive majors, you should consider attending a college or university where your pathway to your desired major is more certain.

  • Ensure you are meeting the CAP requirements

  • Complete 30 approved hours

  • 3.2 GPA

  • Complete a math course from the approved list

  • Make sure to complete all requirements in MyStatus.

  • If competing, complete statement of purpose, writing sample, and resume

  • Pre-order transcript before June 1st and send electronically to UT Austin. For instructions please visit the Registrar website

  • In order to come to UTA as a UT CAP student, you must attend the summer semester. Students may check the academic calendar for start dates. Academic Calendar.

  • Please note that UT Austin will only accept courses taken at UTA and courses taken at another intuition can make a student ineligible for CAP.

Financial Aid Questions

  • Your federal aid will remain the same, which means you will still be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, if you meet requirements, and Federal Direct Loans as a CAP student.  However, if you were a recipient of any UTA merit-based scholarship, including the Presidential Scholarship or Maverick Academic Scholarship, you would no longer be eligible since these are only for students who will pursue their degree at UTA. For a list of all UTA merit-based scholarships, visit the UTA Scholarships website.
  • If you were a recipient of any UTA specific scholarship, including Distinguished Presidential Scholarship or Maverick Scholarship, you will not be eligible as a CAP student.

           These scholarships are only for students who will pursue their degree at UTA.


  • Depending on the type of aid you receive, the amounts may differ.   

  • Enrolling in less than full time (12 credit hours) will reduce your grant amount. For example, if you enroll in 9 credit hours, you will receive 75% of your Federal Pell Grant amount.

  • On the other hand, federal direct loans are typically not affected by being less than full-time, since only half-time enrollment is required (6 credit hours).

  • For more information regarding Financial Aid disbursement requirements, visit UTA’s Financial Aid Disbursement website.

  • Yes, it is. For the Summer 2024 semester, you will need to go online to www.studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and submit a FAFSA form for the 2024-2025 aid year. UTA’s school code is 003656. 

  • While consideration is given to all financial aid requests, we recommend you apply before UTA's priority deadline. For the 2024-2025 school year, the priority deadline will be April 1, 2024*.

  • You will be eligible for federal aid based on your FAFSA information and the funds that are available when you complete your financial aid application. For additional questions about deadlines, please check out our page at www.uta.edu/fao.


*April 1, 2024 is the priority deadline for the 2024-2025 aid year due to the delayed availability of the 2024-2025 FAFSA. Subsequent years will follow UTA’s usual priority deadline of February 14th.