UT Arlington

Located in the thriving economic metroplex of Dallas and Fort Worth, UT Arlington is a nationally ranked Carnegie Research 1 university. UTA students have access to a richly diverse city and university atmosphere where more than 40,000 students attend from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

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Curriculum Requirements

Students who attend UTA to fulfill their CAP requirements to transfer to UT Austin will have to attend UTA for summer, fall, and spring. Below is the required course-taking pattern for a UT CAP student at UTA. Please note, UT CAP students at UTA must start in the summer. All courses will be either face-to-face, online, or hybrid for the summer.

UTA 2024-2025 CAP Course List

Summer: must take 6 hours

  • Students will enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours. This can be any session in the summer semester.
  • All courses will be either face-to-face, online, or hybrid this summer. Please note that to fulfill UT CAP requirements UT Austin will only accept courses taken at UTA.

Fall: must take 9 hours

  • Students will enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours and a maximum of 11 credit hours if necessary. The credit hours must include a UNIV first-year seminar course.

Spring: take 15 hours

  • Students should enroll in 15 credit hours unless they will meet with 30 credit hour requirement with fewer hours.


Students who attend UT Arlington through CAP are not eligible for UTA’s General Academic Scholarships. However, you may be eligible for scholarships awarded by UTA’s academic departments, outside sources or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Visit the UTA Financial Aid and Scholarships website for more information on all forms of financial assistance.


UT Arlington offers several options for those who’d like to live on campus while at the university. Visit the UTA Housing Office online for more information on available housing options, the housing application and the housing contract.

UTA Housing

Selecting UTA

  1. Complete CAP agreement and pay the application processing fee

    If you select UT Arlington when completing your online CAP agreement, you’ll be required to pay a $75 application processing fee to UTA by 5 p.m. CST on May 15. If you applied to UTA previously and are now submitting the CAP agreement, you are still required to pay the fee. After you submit your online CAP agreement, UT Austin will forward your information to UTA.

  2. Email contact from UTA in 7-10 days

    Once UTA receives your information, you will receive an initial email containing your UTA student ID number and your Net ID login for accessing the MyMav student information system. A second email 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 emails will be sent to the same address you provided UT Austin when you submitted your application.

UTA CAP Contacts:


Melodie Escamilla

Academic Advising

Lauren Minaudo, Academic Advisor II