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Earn UT Austin credit online.

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Self-Paced Online Courses

For students who are self-motivated and looking to optimize flexibility and independence without sacrificing faculty guidance.

  • Can be started at any time.
  • No set deadlines for assignments. Proceed at your own pace.
  • Instructors provide feedback and grading along the way.
  • Exams are conducted online.
  • Course expires after 5 months. Extensions can be purchased for those who need more time.

Semester-based Online Courses

For students who want a dynamic, structured and interactive online experience to help them stay on track.

  • Follow UT Austin's three semester calendars (fall, spring and summer).
  • Some courses offer a preset schedule of due dates, so students can complete coursework on their own time each week.
  • Some courses require students to log in to join live lectures and discussion.
  • Exams are conducted online.

Work With An Advisor

It is always a good idea to consult with your academic advisor or a University Extension advisor before registering.