Coordinated Admission Program Universities The University of Texas at Brownsville
The University of Texas at Brownsville has been a member of The University of Texas System since 1991. In cooperation with Texas Southmost College, the University serves more than 10,000 students at its campus in Brownsville, Texas.
Located 20 miles from South Padre Island and one block from the United States-Mexico border, UT Brownsville is one of the fastest-growing institutions in the UT System.
UT Brownsville students participate in a variety of campus life activities while still taking advantage of the small class sizes and courses taught by experienced professors. The recently-opened on-campus student housing complex offers spacious rooms and many other amenities such as computer labs, exercise rooms and a swimming pool.
Financial need is determined once you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may pick up a paper FAFSA from your high school guidance counselor or you may request that an application be mailed to your home by calling 1-800-433-3243. If you haven't done so already, you may file an application electronically on the FAFSA web site.
If you applied for financial aid for UT Austin (by completing the FAFSA) but plan to attend UT Brownsville as part of the Coordinated Admission Program, you must make certain that UT Brownsville is authorized to receive your FAFSA information.
If you did not originally designate UT Brownsville to receive your information, you can make the correction to your FAFSA in one of several ways:
Options for Correcting Your FAFSA
Paper Student Aid Report (SAR)
If you have your paper SAR, add UT Brownsville’s FAFSA school code (030646) to the section where you can make updates/corrections. Sign the report and return it to the address indicated for corrections.
Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.
You will need the Data Release Number (DRN) printed on your SAR to make the correction by phone.
Scholarships at The University of Texas at Brownsville are made available each semester to students through the generous donations of corporations, businesses, community organizations, individual donors and the university itself. These funds are intended to open doors for students to achieve their academic goals, while relieving some of the financial costs of higher education.
For more information about scholarship programs at UT Brownsville, contact the Financial Aid Office.
There is no deadline for applying for on-campus housing. However, if you're interested in living on campus, you're encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Entering students who are not exempt from the state-required assessment must take one of the state-approved assessment tests, such as COMPASS, THEA, ACCUPLACER or the ASSET Writing Skills Test. To be eligible to register for courses at The University of Texas at Brownsville, in addition to meeting admissions requirements, admitted applicants must submit by the appropriate deadline an exemption or passing scores on a state-approved assessment demonstrating college-readiness in reading, writing and math. To learn more about placement testing at UT Brownsville, visit the university's Testing Office site.
Approved CAP Courses at UT Brownsville
Many students are interested to find out what courses they can take during their freshman year at UT Brownsville. Review the approved UT Brownsville course listings to find out what courses are available. (A printable list (pdf) of approved courses is also available.) If you choose to attend UT Brownsville as part of CAP, 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 Brownsville
Want to see the UT Brownsville campus in person? The Office of New Student Relations invites prospective students and their families to visit the beautiful and historic campus.
During our walking tours, prospective students learn about programs of study, campus life, athletic programs, student services, residence halls and facilities. In addition, visitors receive information on admissions, academic advising, testing requirements, financial assistance and scholarships.
Campus tours are conducted by Admissions and Recruitment staff and are available on a call-in basis during the fall, spring and summer semesters. You may schedule a campus tour by contacting our office at least two weeks in advance at 956-882-8860 or 1-877-UTBTSC1. You may also send an e-mail to the Office of New Student Relations to schedule a visit. Please make sure a confirmation is received prior to arriving for a tour.