Enrolling at UTHS

UT High School courses and Credit by Exams are open enrollment for all types of learners. Our students include individuals taking one course or exam while enrolled in school elsewhere, as well as, students who enroll full-time in the UT High School Online Diploma Program. We offer accredited online courses and exams in over 60 subject areas. Core courses are NCAA approved. Advanced Placement® (AP®) are audited and approved by The College Board

Enroll in a Course

Online High School Diploma Program

How to Enroll:

  • Fax or email your Registration Form to UTHScounselor@austin.utexas.edu
  • Send copies of all transcripts showing high school credits
  • Pay your registration fee by credit card, money order, or check
    • U.S. student registration fee: $150
    • International student registration fee: $350

The UTHS Counselor will review your transcripts and design a personal graduation plan for you. Your next step is to enroll in each individual course to begin completing your courses to work toward graduation. Students are required to be enrolled in at least 4 courses during the spring and fall semesters to maintain full-time status in the Diploma Program. Since Texas requires students to earn 26 credits to earn a high school diploma, students typically enroll in 6-7 courses per semester to complete 26 credits and graduate on-time in four years.

Transcript Analysis

If you'd like UTHS to review your transcripts first, before you decide to enroll in the Diploma Program, the UTHS Counselor will review your prior transcripts to determine how many credits are needed for graduation.

If you decide to enroll in the UTHS Diploma Program, the Transcript Analysis fee of $50 will be credited toward your registration fee.

Program Costs

Although UT High School is a public school, we don't receive any state funding for student attendance, so we must charge a fee for courses and credit by exams.

  • Semester Online Course: $245
  • Average Annual Full-Time Enrollment (13 Semester Courses Per Year): $3,185
  • Average Final Exam Proctoring Fee (Per Semester Course): $30 charged by independent testing center
  • Semester Credit by Exam: $50 + proctoring fee charged by independent testing center
  • Textbooks and Materials:  Many courses are textbook free. Please refer to the course description to view course-related fees for additional resources and/ or lab supplies.

Enroll in an Online Course

  • Go to the Course Listing
  • Click on the title of the course you want to take
  • Check-out online through the shopping cart or send a paper enrollment form to edservices@austin.utexas.edu
  • Pay at time of enrollment by credit card online or by mail-in enrollment form by credit card, money order, or check

Enroll in a Credit by Exam or Final Exam

About Our Courses & Final Exams

Our courses are aligned to Texas state standards (TEKS), and they're designed to support students in learning concepts so they can be successful on state assessments (STAAR) and prepared for the next course in each subject area. Students have up to 150 days to complete each course; it is possible to finish a course in a little less than 150 days when students dedicate more time for learning each week. Online learning offers flexibility and can provide an opportunity to accelerate learning, but it's not designed to be a short-cut. All students who complete an online course are required to pass (70%) a proctored final exam for each semester course. Students can make arrangements to take the proctored final exam at a college or independent testing center near their home town or schedule an exam at The UT DEV Testing Center, located at the UT Main Campus.