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The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) was established in 1895 and is a nationally ranked Carnegie Research 1 University. Students benefit from its ideal location in the heart of one of America’s most opportunistic economies--the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

UT Arlington 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. More than 6,000 students live on campus. Exciting opportunities exist for students in internships and other opportunities in corporations, government and community organizations. The university’s future is bright as enrollment, student success rates and the job earnings of our graduates are all on the rise.


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 second summer 5-week term (July 13 – Aug 12). All courses will be either face-to-face, online, or hybrid for the summer.  Additional UTA Cap information.

Summer (second 5-week term): must take 6 hours

  • Students will enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours with the option of up to 7 credit hours if necessary.
  • Second summer 5-week term begins July 13 and ends August 12.
  • 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: must take 15 hours

  • Students will enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours.


If you attend UT Arlington through CAP, you are not eligible to be considered for UTA’s General Academic Scholarships. But you may be eligible for other scholarships.

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UT Arlington offers several options, including residence halls and on-campus apartments, for those who’d like to live on campus while at the university.

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CAP students attending UT Arlington must take a placement test prior to enrolling in higher-division math courses and—like all other students in Texas—must complete the Texas Success Initiative requirement.

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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 May 15.

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Visiting UT Arlington

Visiting the UT Arlington campus is the best way to discover if the university is right for you. UTA offers campus tours Monday through Saturday.