OnRamps is a dual-enrollment program designed to increase the number and diversity of students who engage in UT-designed college courses aligned with the expectations of leading research institutions. The primary purpose of OnRamps is to accelerate college student success.
OnRamps offers dual-enrollment courses in English, PreCalculus, Statistics, Geoscience and Computer Science designed by faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, with experts and other partners from within and beyond Texas. We are currently building a Geoscience course.
OnRamps features include
Content that is:
- college level
Pedagogy that is:
- based on the latest research on how students learn best
- enhanced by technology and robust learning analytics
Learning technologies that help students develop the digital literacy necessary for college success.
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 accelerate student success by increasing the number and diversity of high school and community college students who experience high-quality, dual-enrollment curricula that fosters 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.
December 15, 2014: Helping students thrive in a digital world
October 14, 2014: A New Perspective on Readiness
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