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The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) is an exciting campus of The University of Texas System offering excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service.

With an enrollment near 10,000 high-ability students, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. Your education at UT Tyler offers private school quality at affordable, public university prices. UT Tyler is a young campus that offers an unmatched place to learn and study with the most modern buildings and state-of-the-art tools and technology throughout labs and classrooms. Here are some details you may want to know about CAP at UT Tyler.


Students who attend UT Tyler to fulfill their CAP requirements for transfer to UT Austin will have the option to begin taking courses during the summer immediately after high school graduation (Summer Jump Start); or students may begin courses during the traditional fall semester (Fall Soft Start).

Enrollment Requirements

30 Semester Credits selected from the Approved Course List are required for transfer to UT Austin.

Summer Jump Start students will take 1-2 courses during the summer; 3-5 courses during the fall (including mini-term and winter semester); and 4-5 courses during the spring semester.

Fall Soft Start students will take 5-6 courses during the fall (including mini-term and winter semester); and 4-5 courses during the spring semester.

Additional UT Tyler CAP information.


If you attend UT Tyler as a CAP student, you are not eligible to be considered for scholarships.


Students who have completed fewer than 60 credit hours at any junior college or university are required to live on campus at UT Tyler. This requirement will be waived only for Summer 2023, and only for students enrolled entirely in on-line classes. This waiver, if needed, must be applied for using the Housing Application process as described below.

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CAP students attending UT Tyler—like all other students in Texas—must complete the Texas Success Initiative requirement.

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Application processing fee

If you select UT Tyler when completing your online CAP agreement, you’ll be required to pay a $60 application processing fee to UT Tyler by June 2.

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Visiting UT Tyler

Interested in learning more about UT Tyler? A campus visit is the best way to see what the university has to offer. Individual campus tours are available Monday through Friday. A special CAP Day will be made available on Saturday February 25 to include a daytime in-person event and an evening virtual event. Register for a visit at Undergraduate Admissions – Visit UT Tyler, or call 903-566-7203.