Eligible students may elect to enroll in an OnRamps 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 courses have Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) equivalency numbers approved by The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). These are noted in the TCCNS Equivalency column in the below table.
While parents may communicate with the high school teacher about students' high school grades, the college 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 postsecondary records—regardless of the student's age.
The college 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 UT Austin's Office of the Registrar, Transcript Services and have it sent to their chosen higher education institution. Students will not automatically receive a transcript.
Students must wait until the final course grade is recorded with the Office of the Registrar before ordering a transcript. Students may use the Registrar's See My Grades application to confirm their course grade is posted to their UT Austin transcript.
OnRamps students may use the online transcript ordering system for the six months following the end of their course. While transcripts can be requested electronically during this time period, they cannot be sent electronically to the receiving institution, so it is necessary to complete the 3rd Party Mailing Address section of the form.
After the six-month period, OnRamps students must use the transcript order form and email it to email@example.com; or fax it to 512-475-7681. The Registrar charges $20 for each transcript requested.
For additional information about how to order a UT Austin transcript, visit the Office of the Registrar's website.
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 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.