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Students

University Extension (UEX) students represent a diverse group of learners, each looking for particular ways to use our college credit courses. Whether you are a traditional college student looking to complete your degree faster by taking additional courses after-hours, a mid-career professional interested in going back to school to prepare for graduate or professional school, or a high school student wanting to get an early start on college, UEX courses can help you reach your educational goals.


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UT Austin Students

UT Austin students can add more flexibility to their schedules with UEX’s evening classroom and online courses. UEX courses appear on your official transcript, the grades are added to your cumulative UT GPA, and semester-based courses qualify for financial aid. (More details below.)

As an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts, Tyler Harrison took business courses with UEX on campus in the evenings to prepare for an MBA program.

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Working Professionals

UEX’s online and evening courses provide working professionals with convenient options to continue their education, to become more informed about a new career field, or to prepare for graduate or professional school without having to quit their day jobs.

Janeka Rector went back to school with UEX, taking two self-paced online courses while working full-time, to complete the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.


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High School Students

Academically strong juniors and seniors can get an early start on their college careers with introductory level course from UEX. Courses appear on an official UT Austin transcript, and can be used to meet core curriculum course requirements at colleges and universities across Texas.

Mayte Lara took a UT Austin statistics course as a junior in high school to become more college-ready.

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Students at Other Universities

Open registration for UEX’s evening classroom and online courses gives students both in Austin and throughout the world an opportunity to earn college credit from a tier-one university and learn from some of the most highly respected researchers in their fields.

Saleh Alghamdi took classes with UEX to build relationships with UT Austin faculty before applying to a graduate program in the College of Education.

How UEX Courses Work for UT Austin Students

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Course Types: Semester Classroom Real-time Online and
On-demand Online
Self-paced Online
UT Austin credit? Yes Yes Yes
Included in cumulative UT GPA? Yes Yes Yes
Count toward full-time enrollment status? Yes Yes No
Count as degree credit? Yes Yes Yes
Part of flat rate tuition? No No No
Separate registration system through UEX website? Yes Yes Yes
UT Austin financial aid available? Yes - Students must maintain minimum daytime enrollment hrs. Check with Office of Financial Aid before registering. Yes - Students must maintain minimum daytime enrollment hrs. Check with Office of Financial Aid before registering. No
Drop deadlines? Similar to UT Austin semester calendar. Check UEX calendar online. Same as UT Austin semester Student can drop as long as final exam is not taken.
Course duration? Same as UT Austin semester (start a few days later, finals during dead days) Same as UT Austin semester (start a few days later, finals during dead days) Standard five months given to complete coursework. Options available to purchase additional time.
Appears on an official UT Austin transcript? Yes - Listed as "Extension" credit Yes - Listed as "Extension" credit Yes - Listed as "Correspondence" credit
  If a course has been taken for a grade and is part of the Core Curriculum, the transcript also says, “Core Curriculum Coursework Undertaken at The University of Texas at Austin.