We facilitate three types of programs with the goal of preparing and supporting incarcerated students as they pursue their college education.
During the academic year, we offer credit-bearing college courses in a variety of subjects. These courses are taught by UT-Austin faculty and advanced graduate students, bringing the same level of rigor, standards, and expectations of UT-Austin courses to students behind bars.
In order to prepare students for the rigors of UT-Austin college courses, all new students take non-credit college preparation courses in math and writing during their first semester in the program. Many of our students have experienced gaps in their formal education, and these courses help students refresh skills and build academic self-confidence.
In between academic semesters, we offer non-credit enrichment courses. Such courses are an important part of the undergraduate experience, through which students discover passions and hone soft skills that are essential for success in higher education and beyond.
- Rhetoric & Writing
- Spanish Creative Writing
- Urban Planning
- African American Women’s Literature
- College Preparatory Math
- College Preparatory Writing
- Texas Success Initiative Exam Prep
- Introduction to Science
- Creative Writing
- Learning Styles
- Artful Techniques: Exploring Mathematics and Art
- Social Science Book Club
- Mindfulness and Yoga
- Pido La Palabra: Spanish Creative Writing Workshop