Transcripts, Grades & Credit

Earning Credit

Eligible students may elect to enroll in an OnRamps course for a letter grade. If the student earns and accepts credit in the course, the grade 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 by law to transfer to any public higher 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.

Grade Reporting

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 three years 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.

OnRamps students who are unable to order online may complete the transcript order form and email it to; 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.

Transcripts will not be available for courses in progress, courses that were dropped, or courses for which the student elected not to claim credit. If you need a letter from OnRamps to verify enrollment or non-attendance at UT Austin, please complete the OnRamps Letter Request Form.

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.

OnRamps Courses
Subject OnRamps College Course Title Prerequisites UT Austin Course1 Texas Core Code TCCNS 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 Precalculus Algebra II, Geometry 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, Preferred: 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 I Mechanics, Heat, and Sound: General Physics Technical Course I Algebra I and Geometry, Recommended: Algebra II or Precalculus PHY 302K 030 PHYS 1301
Physics I Lab Lab for Mechanics, Heat, and Sound Algebra I and Geometry, Recommended: Algebra II or Precalculus; Concurrent enrollment in PHY 302K PHY 102M N/A PHYS 1101
Physics II 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, Precalculus 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 Algebra I, Recommended: Geometry M 301 N/A MATH 1314
Art and Entertainment Technologies Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technologies Recommended: Graphic Design AET 304 050 N/A
Chemistry I College Chemistry: Principles of Chemistry I Algebra I CH 301 030 CHEM 1311
Chemistry I Lab College Chemistry: Introduction to Chemical Practices I Algebra I; Concurrent enrollment in CH 301 CH 104M N/A CHEM 1111
Chemistry II College Chemistry: Principles of Chemistry II OnRamps CH 301 and CH 104M, AP Chemistry, or equivalent CH 302 030 CHEM 1312
Chemistry II Lab College Chemistry: Introduction to Chemical Practices II OnRamps CH 301 and CH 104M, AP Chemistry, or equivalent; Concurrent enrollment in CH 302 CH 104N N/A CHEM 1112
Biology Introduction to Biology I TEKS-based High School Biology, TEKS-based High School Chemistry BIO 311C 030 BIOL 1306

1 All courses except M 301, CH 104M, and PHY 102M are Core Courses at UT Austin, which means they are required to be accepted to transfer to any public institution in Texas. These courses typically transfer to other universities using their TCCNS. To see course equivalencies, 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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