In addition to providing a variety of online and in-person courses, University Extension serves The University of Texas at Austin community by building mutually beneficial partnerships with departments and academic units on campus. Through these collaborative efforts, we help the university extend its reach and offer programs that would not otherwise be possible.
All University Extension courses exist in the university’s academic catalog, are approved by departments and colleges, and are taught by UT Austin or other approved faculty. Credit for University Extension courses appears on an official UT Austin transcript.
Explore Current and Past Partner Programs
The Pen-City Writers is a three-year, creative-writing program through the Department of English at the College of Liberal Arts offered to selected individuals incarcerated at a maximum security prison in southern Texas. The students publish their own journal, have their own library and are learning to be writers and thinkers behind bars.
Offered through the College of Natural Sciences, the High School Summer Research Academy allows high school students an opportunity to work alongside researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts provides an intensive language and culture program for beginning, intermediate and advanced students of Arabic.
Ways University Extension Can Help You
UT Austin Credit
All courses offered through University Extension award UT Austin credit to both UT and non-UT students.
Registration and Payment
University Extension's in-house systems provide a mechanism for student registration and payment collection.
University Extension can help your program reach prospective students through effective marketing strategies.
Knowledgeable and experienced University Extension staff can help support your students throughout the enrollment process.