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.
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.