Transcripts, Grades & Credit

Earning Credit

Eligible students may elect to enroll in an OnRamps college course for a letter grade or pass/fail. Students who select a pass/fail option must do so during the Credit Selection Type Period. The dates for the Credit Type Selection Period are provided in the college course syllabus.

If a student takes the college course for a letter grade and earns and accepts college credit, the letter grade the student earned in the course will appear on the student's university transcript. If a student takes the college course pass/fail, and earns and accepts college credit, then "CR" (the symbol for "credit") will appear on the student's university transcript. A letter grade of D- or better is considered passing.

OnRamps college credit earned for a letter grade of C- or above for courses with a Core Curriculum designation are required to transfer to any public education institution in the state of Texas. These are noted in the Texas Core Code column in the below table.

Some OnRamps college courses have Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) equivalency numbers approved by UT Austin. These are noted in the TCCNS Equivalency column in the below table.

Grade Reporting

While parents may communicate with the high school instructor about students' high school grades, the university Instructor of Record may not communicate with parents regarding students' college grades.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), rights belong to the parents with respect to high school records and belong to the student with respect to post-secondary records—regardless of the student's age.

The University Instructors of Record will make every attempt to communicate with and through the student, as this is an important maturation point for college students.


Students who earn and accept college credit in an OnRamps course may request a transcript from the university Registrar's office and have it sent to their chosen higher education institution. There is often a fee for each transcript requested.

OnRamps students CANNOT submit transcript requests through the UT Austin Registrar's online order system. Students must complete UT Austin's Transcript Request Form and submit it to the Registrar via mail, fax, or email. The Registrar charges $20 for each transcript requested.

For information about how to order a UT Austin transcript, visit the Office of the Registrar's website.

Non-Enrollment Verification Letters for UT Austin

Students who participate in a UT Austin OnRamps course, but do not earn or accept college credit, may be required to provide a letter of non-enrollment to other colleges or universities, verifying that they have no UT Austin transcript for the course. To request a non-enrollment letter, students must email OnRamps Support.

Transferability and Applicability

Each institution evaluates a student's transfer credits based on its own policies. Colleges and universities have different requirements that vary by school, college, and institution. In order to determine how OnRamps college courses will transfer, and if they will apply to a student's major or degree program, the student must contact the higher education institution she, or he, plans to attend.

OnRamps Courses
Subject OnRamps College Course Title Prerequisites The University of Texas Course Equivalent1 Texas Core Code TCCN Equivalency
English Language Arts (ELA) Introduction to Rhetoric: Reading, Writing and Research English I and English II RHE 306 010 ENGL 1301
English Language Arts (ELA) Reading and Writing the Rhetoric of American Identity English I and English II RHE 309K 010 ENGL 1302
Math Discovery Pre-Calculus Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and teacher recommendation M 305G 020 MATH 2312
Math Statistics Algebra I, Preferred: Geometry and Algebra II SDS 302 020 N/A
Computer Science Thriving in our Digital World Algebra I, Recommended: Algebra II CS 302 093 N/A
Geoscience Earth, Wind, and Fire: Introduction to Geoscience Biology and Chemistry, or IPC and Chemistry GEO 302E 030 N/A
Physics Mechanics, Heat, and Sound: General Physics Technical Course I Algebra I, Geometry, Recommended: Algebra II or Pre-Calculus PHY 302K 030 PHYS 1301
Physics Electromagnetism, Optics, and Nuclear Physics: General Physics Technical Course II TEKS-based Physics, Algebra II, and Geometry, Recommended: OnRamps PHY 302K, AP Physics I, Honors Physics or PHYS 1301, Pre-Calculus PHY 302L 030 PHYS 1302
History The United States, 1492-1865 Concurrent or completed English II HIS 315K 060 HIST 1301
History The United States, Since 1865 Concurrent or completed English II HIS 315L 060 HIST 1302
Math College Algebra Geometry, Algebra I M 301 N/A MATH 1314
Art & Entertainment Technology Pixels, Samples, Lumens, Illusion: Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technologies Recommended: Introductory Computer Science, Fine Arts AET 304 050 N/A
Chemistry College Chemistry: Principles of Chemistry I High School Chemistry CH 301 030 CHEM 1311
Chemistry Lab College Chemistry: Introduction to Chemical Practices I High School Chemistry CH 104M N/A CHEM 1111

1 All courses except M 301 and CH 104M are Core Courses at UT Austin, which means they are required to be accepted to transfer to any public institution in Texas. M 301 and CH 104M typically transfer to other universities using their TCCNS. To see the course equivalency of M 301 or CH 104M, visit Select "compare schools." Choose The University of Texas at Austin and your institution in the drop down menus. If you have difficulty transferring an OnRamps course, please email OnRamps Support.

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