The University of Texas Online High School, Graduating student holds Online High School diploma, mortar-board caps are tossed up

UT High School

The University of Texas at Austin High School offers a state-approved educational alternative to students who want to earn a high school diploma and need, or prefer, the flexibility of online education to complete their course work.

Fully approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the UT High School was authorized by the Texas State Board of Education in 1998 to provide a high school curriculum and to award diplomas. We currently offer more than 52 courses. Among these are courses in English, social studies, mathematics, science, foreign languages, health, computer applications, physical education, economics, and electives.

View our high school course listings for a complete description of each course.

Students in the UT High School come from many walks of life, but all of them have a common goal: to pursue academic success through online education. Our diverse student body includes students with professional careers, students who are being home-schooled, students in remote locations, students who are older than traditional students, students who want to accelerate their education, and students who want more independence in their educational choices.

Student transcripts are evaluated to determine which previously earned credits may be counted toward high school graduation. Generally, credit is given for courses that have been approved by the TEA. An personal graduation plan that accounts for the remaining credits the student needs in order to graduate will be mailed to the student after the application for admission has been accepted. Then, the student may register for UT online courses.

If you are a resident in the state of Texas, have attended high school only in Texas, and if you plan to complete high school in an accelerated time frame, you may be eligible for state-issued college tuition credits, which can be used at Texas colleges and universities (subject to availability of funds). Additional tuition credits may be available if you graduate early and earn college credit while you are in high school. If you are interested in pursuing these sorts of college tuition credits, you’ll appreciate the self-paced nature of our program and the access we offer to dual credit courses. Dual credit courses allow students to earn simultaneous College and High School credit. For additional information contact the UT High School.

For more information, click here to download the UTHS FAQs.

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