First-year program at other UT System universities for 2013-2014 year Information for Prospective CAP Students
Most Texas freshman applicants who aren’t admitted to The University of Texas at Austin are offered participation in the Coordinated Admission Program (CAP).
Students enrolled in CAP begin their undergraduate studies at a participating UT System university. Those who successfully complete the CAP requirements are able to enroll at UT Austin to continue their undergraduate work without having to apply for transfer admission.
Program Details for 2013-2014
- CAP participants must complete the program requirements while enrolled in their freshman year to receive guaranteed admission to UT Austin for the following fall.
- CAP students are guaranteed admission to UT Austin for their sophomore year if they earn 30 hours of transferable coursework and achieve at least a 3.2 GPA. All 30 hours must be earned during the regular fall or spring semesters. Credit for courses taken during short semesters or "mini-mesters" cannot be used to fulfill the 30-hour requirement.
- Returning CAP students are guaranteed admission into the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS), the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Natural Sciences when they enroll at UT Austin following their CAP year. Students may request (but are not guaranteed) admission to other colleges without jeopardizing their admission to the university in UGS, Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences majors.
- Students cannot apply to CAP. Only Texas residents who apply for freshman admission to UT Austin are offered participation in CAP.
- Students who are offered participation in CAP select a UT System university to attend during their freshman year. For 2013-2014, participating universities will be UT Arlington, UT Brownsville, UT El Paso, UT Pan American, UT Permian Basin, UT San Antonio, and UT Tyler. (The UT System universities that participate in CAP may change from year to year.)
- Some UT System universities set their own enrollment requirements for CAP participants (such as an application processing fee, minimum SAT/ACT scores and/or class rank requirements).
- Each university works with its CAP students to provide housing and financial aid as long as space is available.
UT Austin usually delivers CAP offers to eligible freshman applicants during February. Students who are offered participation in CAP are required to submit an agreement by the deadline to secure their space in the program.