Coordinated Admission Program Universities The University of Texas at Arlington
UT Arlington Application Processing Fee Required for CAP
If you select UT Arlington on the online CAP Agreement, you will be required to pay a $50 application processing fee to UT Arlington by the close of business (5 p.m.) on Friday, May 10.
The University of Texas at Arlington was established in 1895 and has evolved into one of the leading universities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Located just 30 miles east of Fort Worth and 30 miles west of Dallas, UT Arlington students can experience the “real world,” with more than 33,000 students in attendance from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. In addition more than 4,000 students live on campus and experience college life, from UT Arlington traditions like ooze ball and bed races to participating in one of the 260 student organizations.
Paying the UT Arlington Application Processing Fee
If you select UT Arlington when completing your online CAP Agreement, you’ll be required to pay a $50 application processing fee to UT Arlington by Friday, May 10, 2013. (The deadline for submitting the online CAP Agreement is May 1, 2013, though.)
- Why a fee?: This $50 application processing fee is for UT Arlington’s processing of the CAP Agreement. If you applied to UT Arlington previously (perhaps for the fall 2013) and are now also submitting the CAP Agreement, you are still required to pay this $50 processing fee.
- Paying the fee: After you submit your online CAP Agreement, UT Austin will forward your information to UT Arlington. Once UT Arlington receives your information, you will receive an e-mail (and a letter by regular mail) that will contain your UT Arlington student ID number and your Net ID login for accessing the MyMav student information system.
A second communication by e-mail will give you specific information about how to pay your application fee. Please allow 7-10 business days from the time you submit your CAP Agreement for these e-mails to arrive. The e-mails will be sent to the same e-mail address you provided UT Austin when you submitted your ApplyTexas Application.
- Fee deadline: UT Arlington will accept the application fee payment through the close of business (5 p.m.) on Friday, May 10, 2013. After you pay the $50 application processing fee, UT Arlington will begin processing your request to participate in CAP. If the $50 fee is received after the close of business on May 10, your CAP application will not be processed and you will not be able to participate in CAP at UT Arlington.
- What happens next?: After you pay the $50 application processing fee (or a waiver has been received), UT Arlington will begin processing your request to participate in CAP. A letter of admission from UT Arlington and some admitted student information will be mailed to your home address. You will be invited to a new student orientation from the Office of Student Affairs. All freshmen – including CAP students – are required to attend one of the scheduled orientation sessions.
Information about Fee Waivers»
UT Arlington accepts application fee waivers for first-time freshmen only. If you’re applying as a first-time freshman, you must submit the fee waiver provided by either ACT or SAT (College Board), verifying that a fee waiver was used to register for one of those tests. These waivers are only available from your high school guidance office. They are not distributed by UT Austin or UT Arlington.
Financial need is determined once you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you haven't done so already, you may file an application electronically on the FAFSA web site. The FAFSA will collect data concerning the student and his or her family to help UT Arlington determine eligibility for traditional financial aid programs. Beginning February 1, 2013, students and parents who have already filed their 2012 federal income tax returns may use the IRS Data Retrieval function available through the online FAFSA. The tax returns must have been filed with the IRS electronically two weeks before they are available through the IRS Data Retrieval process. This process will ensure the accuracy of the income information for most students.
If you applied for financial aid for UT Austin (by completing the FAFSA) but plan to attend UT Arlington as part of CAP, you must make certain that UT Arlington is authorized to receive your FAFSA information by including the UT Arlington school code which is 003656. The priority deadline for applying for financial aid at UT Arlington is April 1, 2013.
If you did not originally designate UT Arlington to receive your information, you can make the correction to your FAFSA by logging into the FAFSA website and adding or correcting the appropriate information.
If you attend UT Arlington through CAP, you are not eligible to be considered for the General Academic Scholarship Awards listed on the Financial Aid website. You may be eligible to receive scholarships awarded through campus academic departments, ouside sources, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board if you meet the specified criteria for such awards. Please refer to specific scholarship applications for application requirements and deadline information.
Visit the UT Arlington Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.
UT Arlington offers several options if you'd like to live on campus while at the university. Although on-campus housing is not guaranteed, the university offers several options for on-campus living including residence halls and on-campus apartments.
If you'd like to live on campus at UT Arlington, you must fill out an online housing application. You'll then be eligible to receive a housing contract. Visit the Housing Office site to learn more about on-campus living options at UT Arlington.
Learn more about UT Arlington’s Learning Communities where like-minded majors can live together, attend major or interest-oriented programming, and rely on one another for academic and social support.
All students entering a state institution of higher education in Texas must complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement before they can register for courses. To meet this requirement, UT Arlington requires incoming students who do not meet one of the exemptions to take one of the state approved exams to satisfy this requirement. UT Arlington is currently offering the Accuplacer exam or the THEA Quick Test. Please visit the Testing Services TSI page for additional information on TSI and available testing alternatives as well as registration information for the exams. If you have taken one of the exams at another instituion, you must request to have the official test scores sent directly to the UTA Office of Admissions. If you are unsure about your TSI status, it is available online in your Student Center in the Admissions section. Please contact the Office of Admissions, Records & Registration at 817-272-6287 if you have any questions.
The Mathematics Department at UT Arlington requires that students take a placement test prior to enrolling for lower-division mathematics courses.
Certain students may be exempted from testing based on SAT or ACT scores, or transfer credit from another college or university.
To review more information and determine if you are exempt from taking the Math Aptitude Test (MAT), please visit UT Arlington’s mathematics placement information page.
Approved CAP Courses at UT Arlington
Many students are interested to find out what courses they can take during their freshman year at UT Arlington. Review the approved UT Arlington course listings to find out what courses are available. (A printable list (pdf) of approved courses is also available.) If you are eligible to attend UT Arlington as part of CAP and you choose to attend UT Arlington, the university will contact you after you submit your online CAP agreement with information about orientation and class registration. Be sure to consult an academic advisor before making final decisions about the courses you take.
Visiting UT Arlington
Visiting the UT Arlington campus is the best way to discover if the university is right for you. UT Arlington offers campus tours at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Visit the Office of Admissions site to schedule a campus visit and learn more about visiting UT Arlington.
For More Information
Visit UT Arlington’s CAP information page on the UT Arlington web site for additional details about the program.