Dual Enrollment for Texas Schools

For every student who enrolls in ninth grade in Texas public schools, only 15.9% complete a college degree or certificate within six years of finishing high school.

OnRamps was established to meet this challenge head on, offering dual enrollment courses via distance education to help prepare high school students for the academic and social expectations of college, which ultimately increases matriculation and student retention.

About the Model

  1. OnRamps offers Texas students dual enrollment courses via distance education designed by The University of Texas at Austin Faculty.
  2. The OnRamps student is a non-degree-seeking, non-matriculating student who is enrolled in two separate courses with two separate instructors—a high school teacher and a college instructor of record.
  3. The student receives a high school grade from the high school teacher and a college grade from the college instructor of record, as well as ongoing feedback and support throughout the course.
  4. Of the many benefits to this dual enrollment model, the student is empowered to take on the role of college student and is held to the same standards of leading universities.