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About Us

University Extension provides a range of educational opportunities to members of the Austin community and beyond. We offer flexible course options and formats to individuals seeking college credit from The University of Texas at Austin. We develop special programs and courses with our academic partners.

UT for You, Too

Courses offered by University Extension do not require UT admission but are comparable to the courses taught on campus, in UT Austin classrooms, to UT Austin students. Each course has met the approval of UT Austin academic departments, and each course is taught by UT or UT-approved instructors. University Extension courses may be taken for professional development, to help with career transitions, to make progress toward a degree, or for pure self-enrichment.

We offer semester classroom courses on campus after 5 p.m. as well as a select number of semester online cohort courses.

We also offer self-paced online distance learning classes students may enroll in at any time, from any place.

You can also earn a Business Foundations Certificate through our program. Designed by the McCombs School of Business, the certificate courses provide a solid foundation in accounting, finance, marketing and other business subjects, giving students an extra edge when applying for jobs and advanced degrees.

University of Texas at Austin Students

University Extension provides students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin with many alternatives to the traditional classroom experience. We offer both evening campus and online distance learning courses for UT Austin college credit, including many core curriculum courses and Business Foundations Certificate courses. Learn more about how UEX courses work for UT Austin students.


University Extension courses are drawn from the course inventory of The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the regional accrediting organization for eleven states in the southeastern United States, including Texas.