UT OnRamps Dual Enrollment

What is OnRamps?

OnRamps is one of The University of Texas at Austin's signature initiatives designed to expand access to high-quality educational opportunities across the state of Texas. We serve tens of thousands of high school students and teachers, in partnership with school districts and higher education institutions.

We offer distance education through a dual enrollment model for high school students to engage in authentic college experiences and professional learning for their teachers to deepen their content knowledge and impact in the classroom. In addition, we offer robust professional development for educators to enhance their expertise, and we partner across K-12 and higher education to yield the greatest impact on postsecondary attainment, persistence and completion.

Now entering its ninth academic year, the impact of OnRamps is telling.*

  • 72% of OnRamps students enroll in two- and four-year colleges, compared to 56% of "non-OnRamps" students across Texas.

  • 51% of the OnRamps student cohort will be first-generation in their family to earn a bachelor's degree.

  • Students' odds of being eligible for college credit increase by 21% for each additional year OnRamps teachers engage in our professional learning and development.*

What is the difference between Dual Enrollment, Dual Credit, and AP?

DC AP OnRamps Comparison for LCISD 20-21

LCISD Dual Enrollment

LCISD offers many Dual Enrollment courses through The University of Texas at Austin. The information below is designed to answer both student and parent questions to include:

  • Why should I take Dual Enrollment in High School?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What's the difference between OnRamps & AP & Dual Credit?
  • How do I register?

Courses Offered

* Not all courses are offered at all campuses

Registration Information

20-21 OnRamps Registration Instructions
Contact campus Dual Credit counselor for course selection and additional registration/payment information

Contact Information
Lindsey Troutman

Events and Presentations

OnRamps Informational Meeting 

Memorandum of Understanding

Weighted Grade Policy

Numerical Grade Weights

For the purposes of Class Rank a numerical multiplier will be applied as follows below to calculate a student's GPA. Calculation of students' official class rank is governed by Policy EIC (Local).

* Note: OnRamps courses weight at the PAP and DC level, please reach out to your DC Counselor.

AP Courses/Dual 1.3 Multiplier
Pre-AP/PAP 1.2 Multiplier
1.1 Multiplier
Leveled Academic
1.0 Multiplier


Course Grade X Multiplier = Points Earned
AP Biology OR Dual Physics 88 x 1.3 = 114.4
Algebra I Pre-AP or Algebra II PAP
88 x 1.2 = 105.6
English IV 88 x 1.1 = 96.8

Total points earned divided by (3) classes=GPA
316.80 divided by (3) = 105.60 Wgt. Numerical GPA

Weighted numerical GPA will determine class rank.