About 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.

Since its inception, OnRamps has also received grants from the Lumina Foundation,, and the National Science Foundation, advancing its effort to broaden the impact of dual enrollment in the state.

Many of the best-prepared high school students—even those who have taken the most rigorous course work offered to them—still struggle in entry-level college courses. Far too many of these high-potential students never complete a postsecondary degree.


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

Texas OnRamps Courses

Facts & Figures

More than 30,000 students on more than 300 campuses in 2018-2019

950+ member teacher professional learning network; UT Austin instructional coaching and materials for Texas teachers

13 UT Austin courses, over 11 disciplines, delivered by UT Austin faculty, which can be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum

140+ district partners in 2018-2019

Founded in 2011

Additional Offerings

OnRamps partnered with UT Austin College of Natural Science's High School Research Initiative and UTeach to facilitate a dual enrollment course in Research Methods (NSC 309).

Professional Learning

OnRamps offers yearlong 1:1 training and support to every high school OnRamps Instructor. Our instructors receive best-in-class instructional resources and strategies that improve teaching quality in OnRamps courses and beyond.

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.

Strategic Initiatives

OnRamps works on a number of strategic initiatives— OnRamps Academies, Dual Credit Innovation Collaborative and Texas MicroMajors—to grow networks and cross-institutional collaborations and to broaden access to high-quality learning experiences in education. We are looking for partners in each of these initiatives.



In 2016, UT Austin partnered with Texas Tech University to launch an inaugural OnRamps replication site. Courses in Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, Geosciences, Physics I and Physics II are offered in the Lubbock area during the 2018-2019 school year. For more information on replication sites, please contact us.


Amarillo ISD
Angleton ISD
Aubrey ISD
Austin Achieve Public Schools
Austin ISD
Azle ISD
Barbers Hill ISD
Blanco ISD
Booker ISD
Boyd ISD
Bridge City ISD
Brooks Collegiate Academy, San Antonio
Brownwood ISD
Burleson ISD
Burnham Wood Charter School District
Canadian ISD
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Castleberry ISD
Cedars International School
Celina ISD
Channelview ISD
Chapel Hill ISD
City View ISD
Cleburne ISD
Clint ISD
Comal ISD
Cooper ISD
Corpus Christi ISD
Crosby ISD
Crowley ISD
Cuero ISD
Dallas ISD
Deer Park ISD
Del Valle ISD
Donna ISD
Dripping Springs ISD
Duncanville ISD
Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD
Eagle Pass ISD
East Central ISD
Edcouch-Elsa ISD
Edgewood ISD
Edinburg CISD
El Paso ISD
Elgin ISD
Ennis ISD
Floresville ISD
Flour Bluff ISD
Fort Sam Houston ISD
Fort Worth ISD

Frankston ISD
Garland ISD
Georgetown ISD
Goose Creek CISD
Graham ISD
Grand Prairie ISD
Granger ISD
Groesbeck ISD
Harlandale ISD
Harmony School of Innovation, Garland
Harmony Science Academy, El Paso
Harmony Science Academy, Houston
Harmony Science Academy, North Austin
Hereford ISD
Heritage Christian Academy
Hondo ISD
Houston ISD
Hudson ISD
Ingram ISD
Jacksonville ISD
Jasper ISD
Johnson City ISD
Joshua ISD
Judson ISD
Karnes City ISD
Keller ISD
Kerrville ISD
Krum ISD
La Vernia ISD
Lago Vista ISD
Lake Travis ISD
Lamar CISD
Lancaster ISD
Leadership Prep Academy
Leander ISD
Lexington ISD
Liberty Hill ISD
Little Elm ISD
Lockhart ISD
Longview ISD
Lubbock ISD
Lubbock-Cooper ISD
Lyford CISD
Manor ISD
McAllen ISD
Mineral Wells ISD
Mission CISD
North East ISD
Northside ISD

Northwest ISD
Ore City ISD
Pampa ISD
Patton Springs ISD
Pearsall ISD
Perryton ISD
Pflugerville ISD
Point Isabel ISD
Ponder ISD
Port Neches-Groves ISD
Randolph Field ISD
Rapoport Academy, Paul and Jane Meyer High School
Richard Milburn Academy
Richardson ISD
Robstown ISD
Rockwall ISD
Roma ISD
Round Rock ISD
Royal ISD
Rule ISD
San Antonio ISD
San Diego ISD
San Felipe Del Rio CISD
Sanger ISD
Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD
Shallowater ISD
Sheldon ISD
Sinton ISD
Socorro ISD
South San Antonio ISD
South Texas ISD
Southwest ISD
Spring Branch ISD
Spur ISD
Sweeny ISD
Texas City ISD
Thorndale ISD
Thrall ISD
Tuloso-Midway ISD
United ISD
Uvalde ISD
Vernon ISD
Weslaco ISD
White Settlement ISD
Whitesboro ISD
Wichita Falls ISD
Wilson ISD
Wylie ISD
Ysleta ISD

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