Info for UT Austin Students
Current UT Austin students can take University Extension courses in order to stay on track for graduation, complete prerequisites, or add more flexibility to their schedule. Consult your academic advisor if you want to apply a University Extension course to your UT Austin degree.
Course Credit and Transcripts
University Extension course grades are recorded automatically on your UT Austin transcript. Semester-based courses record as Extension credit, and self-paced online courses record as Correspondence credit. Neither type counts as "in-residence."
- University Extension course grades count in your cumulative (not semester) UT Austin GPA.
- A grade of Q in a University Extension course does not count against the allowed drop limit.
- University Extension courses are not included in flat-rate tuition.
- Students may not use their financial aid award toward any self-paced online courses.
In most cases, University Extension’s semester courses can count toward your full course load certification for financial aid and similar certifications as long as you meet the required minimum daytime enrollment hours and are making satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. If approved, students typically pay for their University Extension course and bring their receipt to Financial Aid, which will then reimburse students out of their award. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Registration & Course Schedules
- You may register for self-paced online courses anytime. This can be a good option for students looking to take a class mid-semester or in between terms.
- Meeting dates for semester-based courses vary, although common administrative deadlines apply. See individual course descriptions and the Calendar for details.
If the University Extension section of a course fulfills a Flag, it will be noted on the course schedule and in the course description.
For courses that do not carry a Flag but that appear to meet the requirements, students may submit a petition to Undergraduate Studies to have the course considered for Flag credit. Unless the Flag is noted in the course description, students should not assume a course meets a Flag requirement without first submitting a petition and/or speaking with a Flags Advisor.