UT El Paso

UT El Paso is located on the border between the United States and Mexico in the world’s largest bi-national metropolitan area. Its unique location allows UTEP students to pursue cultural, social and academic opportunities not available on most university campuses. Founded in 1914, UTEP has received national acclaim for innovative programs in business, fine arts, education, the humanities and health sciences.

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The Office of Scholarships at UTEP offers academic scholarships to qualified freshmen. Incoming freshmen are considered for a scholarship on the basis of their high school cumulative grade average, class rank, SAT and/or ACT scores, and extracurricular achievements (when applicable). Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are given to the most qualified students.

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The Department of Residence Life provides apartment-style residence halls with several floor plans, from cozy efficiencies to two- and four-bedroom units.

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CAP students attending UTEP must take placement tests and—like all other students in Texas— must complete the Texas Success Initiative requirement.

The Student Testing Office administers all UTEP placement test programs, including placement tests to determine initial course placement in Math, English, Reading, English as a Second Language, Computer Information Systems, Spanish, French, Nutrition and other courses. IF you have not successfully completed the TSI, contact UTEP’s Academic Advising Center.

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Math Policy

The TSI test will determine your placement in the appropriate math course at UTEP. The math sequence includes pre-college level courses including three developmental courses, one of which is offered only at El Paso Community College. Once a student has taken the initial TSI test, a Higher Level Math Test is available (Calculus Placement Test) for students who wish to demonstrate academic readiness for Math 2301, Math 1411 or STAT 2480.

Selecting UTEP

Complete CAP agreement and pay the application processing fee

If you select UT El Paso when completing your online CAP agreement, you’ll be required to pay a $75 application processing fee to UTEP by 5 p.m. CST on May 15. If you applied to UTEP 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 UTEP.

UTEP CAP Contacts


Jocelyn Ochoterena, Manager of Admissions & Recruitment

Academic Advising

Stephen Pruett, Academic Advisor