The University of Texas at Austin | OnRamps

University of Texas OnRamps program

What is OnRamps?

OnRamps is an innovative dual enrollment and professional development initiative led by The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 2011 in partnership with the Texas Higher Education Leaders Consortium, and supported by generous funding from the Texas Legislature, OnRamps is dedicated to preparing high school students for postsecondary student success.


OnRamps seeks to increase the number and diversity of students who engage in learning experiences aligned with the expectations of leading research universities.

How OnRamps Works

OnRamps works through a dual enrollment model. Using a hybrid delivery approach, students meet rigorous university-level college readiness standards and have the opportunity to earn UT Austin credit from a UT faculty member and high school credit from their local teacher. All OnRamps courses can be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum and are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Texas. OnRamps incorporates an organized data and action analytics approach to support students, teachers, and districts in their pursuit of educational excellence.

How do I enroll in OnRamps?

Contact your Academic Counselor for enrollment 

Mr. O. Acosta

Physics I

This "Mechanics, Heat, and Sound" course explores big ideas in Physics, such as Newtonian mechanics and introducing students to critical problem-solving skills.

Mr. J. Sifuentes


This course helps students extend their knowledge of functions, graphs, and equations so they can successfully work with the concepts in a rigorous university-level calculus course.

Ms. E. Castro

Computer Science

This course teaches students a set of core ideas that shape the landscape of computer science, and how to apply critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills within a project-based learning framework. 


 Mr. A. Garza

English Language Arts

This Rhetoric and Writing course teaches students to write sound and effective arguments on their own, to analyze various positions held in any public debate, and to advocate for their own positions effectively. Source: University of Texas at Austin | OnRamps Website