OnRamps is a pioneering dual credit and dual enrollment initiative designed to increase the number and diversity of students who experience rigorous, high-quality curriculum that fosters deep conceptual knowledge and academic skills. The primary purpose of OnRamps is to accelerate college student success.
OnRamps offers dual credit and dual enrollment courses in English, Mathematics, and Computer Science designed by faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, with experts and other partners from within and beyond Texas. OnRamps features include content that is:
- high quality assured
And pedagogy that is:
- based on the latest research on how students learn best
- enhanced by technology and robust learning analytics
Why OnRamps? Because...
...among students who enrolled full-time in Texas public universities in 2002, 75% didn't earn a degree within 4 years, and 34% still hadn't earned a degree 10 years later.
...Texas high school students who complete just one dual credit course are nearly twice as likely to complete a college degree.
Partner with The University of Texas at Austin to increase the number and diversity of high school and community college students who experience rigorous, high-quality dual-credit curricula that foster deep conceptual knowledge and academic skills aligned with the expectations of leading research universities.
Many of our best prepared high school and community college students—even those who have taken the most rigorous coursework offered to them—still struggle in entry-level courses at flagship and other universities. The primary goal of OnRamps is to prepare high school and community college students to succeed in university-level courses.
July 17, 2014: Up For the Challenge: OnRamps Takes Aim at College Readiness
June 18, 2014: Early Risers, Teachers College Columbia University
June 3, 2014: OnRamps: Accelerating Success
April 7, 2014: UT to offer dual-credit courses to high school students
February 18, 2014: Is Faster Always Better?
February 12, 2014: What's In It for Us?
January 17, 2014: OnRamps Curriculum Offers Rigor and Relevance