Coordinated Admission Program Universities The University of Texas at San Antonio
Limited CAP Enrollment at UTSA
CAP is a limited enrollment program at UTSA and requires payment of the $60 application processing fee (see below). (UTSA has reached its CAP agreement limit and is no longer accepting agreements for 2015-2016.)
Freshman admission to UTSA may also be an option for students offered CAP. To learn more visit UTSA Admissions. (Most UTSA scholarships are available only to applicants who apply to seek their degree at UTSA.)
With nearly 30,000 students enrolled in 142 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, The University of Texas at San Antonio has been one of the state’s fastest-growing public universities for much of the last decade.
The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through programs and services offered from its three campuses: the Main Campus, the Downtown Campus and the Hemisfair Park Campus, home to the Institute of Texan Cultures. The university’s three campuses provide access and opportunity for large numbers of historically underserved students.
UTSA offers 66 bachelor’s, 52 master’s and 24 doctoral degree programs. As the University moves forward, it remains dedicated to its commitment to access and excellence in education.
Paying the UTSA Application Processing Fee
If you select UTSA when completing your online CAP Agreement, you must pay a $60 application processing fee to UTSA by close of business (5 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (UTSA is no longer accepting CAP agreements. It has reached the limit it set for agreements for 2015-2016.)
If your fee is received after the close of business on April 15, 2015, your CAP application will not be processed and you will not be able to participate in CAP at UTSA.
Details about the Fee
Why a fee?
The $60 application processing fee is for UTSA’s processing of the CAP Agreement. Even if you applied to UTSA previously (perhaps for the fall 2015) and are now also submitting the CAP Agreement, you are still required to pay this $60 non-refundable processing fee.
Paying the fee
After you submit your online CAP Agreement, UT Austin will forward your information to UTSA. Once UTSA receives your information, we will communicate with you via e-mail using the address you provided on your ApplyTexas application. The e-mail will include information concerning your myUTSA ID. It will provide you access to your ASAP account, which will then allow you to pay your application processing fee online using a credit card. Please allow ample time for the information to be loaded into our system and for the e-mail to be sent. (This can take up to 5 to 7 business days from when you submit your CAP agreement to UT Austin.)
If paying by check, provide student's name and date of birth or myUTSA ID, so payment can be properly matched to the student's record.
UTSA’s Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services works to serve students and the community in an efficient, service-friendly atmosphere. They can be contacted by calling (toll free) 1-800-669-0919 or (local) 210-458-8000.
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.
If you applied for financial aid for UT Austin (by completing the FAFSA) but plan to attend UTSA as part of CAP, you must make certain that UTSA is authorized to receive your FAFSA information.
If you were admitted to UTSA prior to being designated as a UT CAP student and you have been awarded financial aid by UTSA, please note that your financial aid package will change based on your UT CAP status.
If you did not originally designate UTSA to receive your information, you can make the correction to your FAFSA in one of several ways (see below), but adding UTSA's school code (010115) to the online FAFSA is the most efficient.
The priority deadline for financial aid is March 15. All new students must be admitted and have a complete FAFSA on file (no rejects) by March 15 to be considered for financial aid. Financial aid awarding is based on availability of funds and demonstrated financial need.
Options for Correcting Your FAFSA
Paper Student Aid Report (SAR)
If you have your paper SAR, add UTSA’s FAFSA school code (010115) 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.
The deadline to apply for academic and need-based general scholarships is December 1 each year. First-time freshmen can apply for scholarships at the same time they apply for admission to UTSA at www.applytexas.org. Colleges and departments administer their own scholarship programs and therefore have separate applications with varying deadlines. Check with the college or department to which you are applying to determine which scholarships you may be eligible for and obtain an application.
UT CAP students are not eligible to receive the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship.
Interested in On-Campus Housing?
UTSA encourages students who wish to live on-campus to apply for housing as soon as possible by completing the online UTSA housing application. You'll need your myUTSA ID to submit this application. If you already applied for on-campus housing as a UTSA applicant, it is not necessary to submit another housing application.
How to obtain your Student/myUTSA ID
Accessing UTSA Online Services
In order to submit an online housing application and access other secure online services on UTSA's web site, you'll need to know your UTSA student ID number (also called your myUTSA ID -- example: abc123). This number is different than your UT EID.
If you select UTSA on your online CAP agreement, you'll receive an e-mail from UTSA that acknowledges the university has received your application information from UT Austin and entered your information into the UTSA computer system. This process can take up to a few weeks. The e-mail will include your UTSA student identification number or myUTSA ID. This number will also be posted in the upper right-hand corner of the CAP acceptance letter that you receive from UTSA. The ID begins with three letters followed by three numbers. You will create your own passphrase.
UTSA University Housing provides convenience in a student friendly atmosphere, where academic success comes first. All our facilities provide roommate matching programs, individual lease liability, and facilities within walking distance to class, as well as shuttle services provided.
On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing Options
On-Campus Housing Process
Selecting Housing: Visit the University Housing web site to receive pricing and floor plan information and to access the housing application for San Saba Hall, Chaparral Village, Laurel Village, University Oaks Apartments, and Chisholm Hall. University Oaks and Chisholm Hall are privately owned and managed by Campus Living Villages and provide on-campus housing for UTSA students.
Roommates: Chaparral Village and Laurel Village allow all students the opportunity to request or choose their roommates. University Oaks and Chisholm Hall use their online system to do roommate matching. You may match yourself with CAP students through this system, but it is not mandatory.
Applying: Completing the UTSA general housing application is the first step and should be completed as soon as you submit your online CAP Agreement to UT Austin, if you have not already applied for housing at UTSA. The UT Austin on-campus housing application will not transfer.
Assignments: Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis according to when your housing application process is completed.
For further information, including walk-in tour times, contact the following offices:
Since many of the off-campus options may be filling as well, all new students would be well advised to make their off-campus housing plans for the fall semester very soon.
The UTSA Student Life Office provides a listing of off-campus apartment complexes (pdf) in close proximity to the campus.
Testing Information for Incoming Students
Incoming UTSA students, including incoming CAP students, should familiarize themselves with information about testing in three areas.
Testing Related to Registration for Classes and Major Declaration
All incoming freshmen are highly encouraged to complete and (or) take one attempt at any required testing prior to any orientation date so as to provide a wider range of class opportunities in some cases as well as simply meeting the state law (TSI) and or major requirements in other student cases. Waiting to test may delay a student’s course registration and major declaration opportunities. Test now and be ready to register at orientation.
Texas Success Initiative
The TSI exam is state mandated for all incoming students who are not exempt per their ACT or SAT test scores, transcripted TSI test scores or accepted, dual credit course work as noted on a received transcript(s). All the aforementioned exemptions must be sent in well prior to any orientation or course registration date and so noted in the student profile as “CR” or College Ready. If any other designation is listed such as “NCR” or Not College Ready that indicates exemption level indicators have not been achieved and (or) that evidence has not been fully documented in the student system. It is the student’s responsibility to provide all such evidence in an official format prior to course registration. Exemption standards for the TSI are available at www.utsa.edu/testing/TSInew.html.
If an incoming student is not exempt, Texas state law requires that a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) be taken prior to the actual TSI exam, which is another time element to plan for ahead of time. The TSI exam and the associated PAA does not need to be taken at UTSA. It may be taken at any two- or four-year higher education institution in your vicinity; be sure to indicate that the scores are to be sent to UTSA at the end of testing. All PAA, TSI and cut score information is available at www.utsa.edu/testing/TSInew.html. Do not assume that needed test scores sent originally to UT Austin will automatically be sent to UTSA in time for your course registration.
Placement Testing (Math and Chemistry)
Math and Chemistry placement exams are not required for all incoming students. Students who are TSI math exempt and choose to begin in algebra courses do not need to take a math placement exam. Review the degree plan for your desired major at UT Austin to determine if it requires more than algebra or statistics level coursework. If so, then math placement is required to fulfill the prerequisite for entry into MAT 1093 or MAT 1214 unless you are able to present transcripted AP scores or dual credit math courses that meet the prerequisite in another manner. All AP and dual credit transcripts must be in the student system at the time of course registration.
The first attempt at the math placement exam may be taken in a proctored environment at the student’s school or a higher education institution near their home. Proctors must sign an agreement and be acknowledged by the Testing Services Office at UTSA prior to any testing date event. If the student does not pass on the first attempt then the student may take an alternate, last attempt on campus; however a Jumpstart or Boot Camp tutoring session (depending on the first attempt score) is highly recommended prior to the second attempt at the math placement.
Chemistry Placement may be taken only once every two years. Therefore it is given on campus to ensure that students understand the gravity of the attempt. The JumpStart tutoring session for Chemistry is highly recommended prior to attempting the chemistry placement.
Additional information about JumpStart and Math Boot Camp as well as online math placement proctoring agreements is availalble at www.utexas.edu/testing.
Approved CAP Courses at UT San Antonio (coming soon)
Many students are interested to find out what courses they can take during their freshman year at UTSA. Review the approved UTSA course listings (pdf) to find out what courses are available. If you are eligible to attend UTSA as part of CAP and you choose to attend the university, UTSA 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 San Antonio
For More Information
Visit UT System Contacts for UTSA contact information.
The Student Placement Advising Center provides academic advising for UTSA students who are Pre-majors, undeclared or are participating in UT Austin's Coordinated Admission Program (CAP).
Student Placement academic advisors are familiar with CAP requirements and assist students with the selection of appropriate course work that has been approved by UT Austin. In addition, the staff provides information regarding Texas Success Initiative (TSI) compliance as well as math requirements and placement testing information. It is strongly recommended that CAP students address these areas as soon as they decide to attend UTSA. Students who do not meet all CAP requirements, including placement criteria for required math courses, will be rendered ineligible for UT Austin’s Coordinated Admission Program.
For information regarding intended majors at UT Austin, CAP participants must research required courses and eligibility directly with UT Austin.