UT San Antonio

As the largest university and only Tier One institution in San Antonio, UT San Antonio cultivates an environment focused on student success. UTSA is also one of 21 Hispanic Serving Institutions in the nation to hold an R1 classification for research excellence. Its signature academic areas include health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development.

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Curriculum Requirements

Students who attend UTSA to fulfill their CAP requirements to transfer to UT Austin will have to attend UTSA for fall and spring, with a virtual option for summer. Below is the required course- taking pattern for a UT CAP student at UTSA. Please note, UT CAP students at UTSA must start in the summer.

UTSA 2024-2025 CAP Course List

Summer: must take 6 hours

  • Students will enroll in a minimum of six credit hours (two courses) in the second summer five-week term.
  • Online courses are available for summer only.

Fall: must take 9 hours

  • Students will enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours and a maximum of 11 credit hours if necessary (three courses).

Spring: take 15 hours

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


If you attend UTSA through CAP, you are not eligible to be considered for the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship. You may be eligible to receive General Scholarships. The deadline to apply for academic and need-based general scholarships is January 15, so CAP students who did not apply directly to UTSA by that deadline will be ineligible. UTSA colleges and departments, however, administer their own scholarship programs and therefore have separate applications with varying deadlines. Check with the college or department to determine which scholarships you may be eligible for and to obtain an application.


UTSA Housing and Residence Life operates Alvarez Hall, Chaparral Village, Chisholm Hall, Guadalupe Hall and Laurel Village. University Oaks Apartments are also available on campus, although they are managed by a private third-party company.

UTSA Housing


CAP students are required to meet TSI requirements in order to register at any state, public institution. Rowdy Ready will state: “complete” on all sections regarding TSI if your TSI testing obligations are met. If all TSI sections are not listed as met, either more records are needed or retesting is required to attempt to meet these sections.

UTSA Testing

Selecting UTSA

  1. Complete CAP agreement and pay the application processing fee

    If you select UT San Antonio when completing your online CAP agreement, you’ll be required to pay a $70 application processing fee to UTSA by May 1. If you select UTSA on your online CAP agreement, you’ll receive an email from UTSA that acknowledges the university has received your application information from UT Austin and entered your information into the UTSA computer system.

  2. Receive myUTSA ID

    A few weeks after you submit your CAP agreement, you’ll receive an additional email from UTSA with 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. This number must be used to submit a housing application and access other secure services on UTSA’s website.

  3. Meet with an academic advisor

    CAP students will meet with their UTSA advisors during an individual appointment as part of their Orientation. Please sign up for Orientation at your earliest opportunity to begin this process, to initiate your being assigned to an academic advisor. For specific questions, please email: advising@utsa.edu with CAP Student in the subject line, and include your Name, UTSA ID, and email address.

Academic Advising

UTSA CAP Contacts


Kim Canady, Senior Associate Director of OneStop Enrollment Center

Academic Advising

Dainon Deviney, Associate Director of Academic Advising