UEX Student Brochure
What is University Extension, and what can it do for me?
Earn college credit through University Extension at The University of Texas at Austin Course offerings as diverse as our students are. What is University Extension and what can it do for me? University Extension (UEX) is an academic unit at The University of Texas at Austin offering individuals many options to take UT Austin courses. Courses are open enrollment, meaning admission to the university is not required to enroll. What can I do with UEX college credit? Students take UEX courses to help them meet a variety of educational goals. Some want to fulfill an undergraduate core curriculum requirement or a graduate school prerequisite. Some want to gain business savvy by earning our Business Foundations Certificate. Others simply want to get started with, or get back to, earning college credit. Whatever your circumstance, you can make academic progress with UEX. How does the credit work? All completed UEX courses will appear on a UT Austin transcript and can be transferred to other universities and colleges. Check with your institution on how credit earned through UEX will be received. What types of college credit courses does UEX offer? UEX currently offers courses in three formats: • semester-based courses that meet after 5 p.m. on the university campus each fall, spring and summer. • semester-based online cohort courses that can be taken from anywhere, with exams taken in an approved testing center. • self-paced online courses that can be started anytime and taken from anywhere, with exams taken in an approved testing center. How do I register? Go to our website. You can register for self-paced online courses anytime. Fall and summer semester registration opens in April, and spring semester registration opens in October. Questions? (512) 471-2900, 8 – 5, Monday – Friday. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Flexible options to help you meet your educational goals. www.utextension.org • (512) 471-2900 “UEX is a great way for someone who has been in the work force to transition back to the university environment.” Earning the Business Foundations Certificate while working full-time helped Sarah Hernandez prepare for an MBA program. Sarah Hernandez Adam Fivenson “It’s convenient to be able to work from wherever I am and turn in the assignments as I finish them.” Adam Fivenson took self-paced online courses while working as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Baron Barrera “One benefit of taking courses with UEX is the opportunity to earn credit from one of the best academic institutions in the country, while working at your own pace.” A member of the Coast Guard, Baron Barrera took advantage of his military education benefits by completing several UEX courses.