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Earn Transferable Credit Online

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Self-Paced Online

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

  • Register and start the coursework anytime.
  • No set deadlines for assignments. Proceed at your own pace.
  • Instructors provide feedback and grading along the way.
  • Exams taken in-person at an approved testing center conveniently located near you.
  • Course expires after 5 months. Extensions can be purchased for those who need more time.
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    Semester-based Online

    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.
  • Most courses require mid-term and final exams to be taken in person at an approved college testing center.
  • How it Works

    University Extension (UEX) courses award UT Austin college credit, are transferable and appear on an official university transcript. Choose among three different online course formats to get ahead or catch up on your degree requirements. No admission required.

    All of UEX's online courses are designed so you can take them from anywhere you have internet access. Some courses are conducted entirely online, while some require you to take exams in person at an approved testing center near you. Details are provided on each course page.

    We maintain a list of testing centers used by our students in Texas and throughout the United States for your convenience. These lists are not exhaustive, and we can help you find a more conveniently located testing site, if desired.