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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is home to nearly 33,000 students who experience a bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate education every day.  The 120+ undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to be leaders in the 21st century.  Our faculty engage students in research, creative collaborations, and more, while the institution remains committed to student access, student success, and student engagement.

UTRGV is located in deep South Texas, situated along the Mexico-US border to the South and West and the Gulf of Mexico to the South and East.  The institution spans the four-county RGV with teaching, research, and medical locations, including two main campus locations in Edinburg and Brownsville, equipped to house, educate, and entertain one of the largest Hispanic student bodies in the country.

Important Change Starting for Fall 2022:  CAP Students selecting UTRGV will begin classes in the Summer II – 5 Week Session.

Academic Calendar: utrgv.edu/_files/documents/admissions/utrgv-academic-calendar.pdf

CAP Students are not eligible for a fully online course load.  Students must plan to attend class on the Edinburg or Brownsville campus.

Enrollment Requirements

CAP Students selecting UTRGV will have the following enrollment requirements:

  • Attend New Student Orientation before July 1 (Enroll in both Summer & Fall Courses)
  • Enroll in Summer II courses, 6 – 8 hours (2 courses minimum)
    • Course modalities:  Face-to-Face, Hybrid, Online - Synchronous, Online – Asynchronous
    • No more than one course delivered online or hybrid
  • Enroll in Fall courses, 9-11 hours (3 courses maximum)
    • Course modalities:  Face-to-Face, Hybrid, Online - Synchronous, Online – Asynchronous
    • No more than two courses delivered online or hybrid
  • Enroll in Spring courses, 15 hours (5 courses minimum)
    • Course modalities:  Face-to-Face, Hybrid, Online - Synchronous, Online – Asynchronous
    • No more than two courses delivered online or hybrid
  • CAP Students are not eligible for a fully online course load.  Students must plan to attend class on the Edinburg or Brownsville campus.

Scholarships

Students awarded academic scholarships and select to attend UTRGV via the UT CAP program forfeit their UTRGV Scholarship.  Other aid may be available for students through federal and state aid programs.  

Testing

UTRGV requires students to have TSI scores on file before attending New Student Orientation and enrollment in courses.

Housing

UTRGV offers on-campus housing options on both the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses. First Time Freshmen living outside the four-county Rio Grande Valley fall under the first-year student housing policy and are required to live on campus during their first year of coursework. In addition, UTRGV highly encourages students living in the Rio Grande Valley to consider living on campus to take advantage of the amenities afforded to students. Living on campus allows students to immerse themselves in the campus community where faculty, staff, and services support their educational goals both academically and socially.

Academic Advising

UTRGV provides first-semester CAP Students academic support and course registration during New Student Orientation.  Advising support continues in the subsequent terms, with the academic advisor working closely with the student and approved course list to ensure students meet the course, GPA, and other requirements needed to fulfill the UT CAP Agreement.

Academic Advising: utrgv.edu/advising/advising-guides/coordinated-admissions-program-advising-guide/index.htm

Make an Appointment Before Returning Your Contract

UTRGV offers virtual, in-person, and on-campus appointments for students and families.  We understand the importance of the decision you need to make.  Schedule an appointment with your Outreach Rep to discuss UTRGV, next steps, and more.

Make an Appointment: utrgv.edu/undergraduate-admissions/recruitment-home/map/

Visiting UT Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV offers a variety of ways to experience our campuses. Schedule a campus tour and meet with one of our Outreach Reps or participate in one of our various experiences: