Dual Enrollment

Engineer Your World courses are college-level engineering experiences, adapted for high school students. The difference between the high school course and the dual-enrollment UT course are the types of materials that students are required to submit, how those materials are evaluated, and the types of interactions that students have with their instructor.

All students currently taking EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis at their high school are eligible to apply for dual-enrollment credit and plans are underway to also offer a dual-enrollment option for EYW II: Engineering Applications of Computer Science.

By taking the dual-enrollment UT course in parallel with the high school course, students experience how expectations, teacher interactions, and grading compare between high school and college offerings of the same course content. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn dual-enrollment credit through one of multiple UT System institutions:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

How Does it Work for Teachers?

  • Teachers receive updated dual-enrollment instructions each September and share the instructions with their students.
  • That’s it! Teachers don’t need to have a master’s degree, don’t need to go through additional training, and (most importantly) don’t need to collect or grade extra assignments.

How Does It Work for Students?

Students pursuing the dual-enrollment opportunity are responsible for fulfilling all dual-enrollment requirements by the provided deadlines.


  • September: Students interested in earning dual-enrollment credit create an account through UT’s online portal.
  • November: Students submit their application of portfolio materials based on the documentation and analysis of their in-class design projects.
  • December: Students are notified of admissions decisions.


  • January: Students enroll at a UT campus.
  • JanuaryMay: Students submit additional portfolio assignments to UT based on in-class design projects completed throughout the spring semester of their high school course. UT faculty and teaching assistants provide grades and feedback, which is independent of, and does not influence, student grades in the high school course.

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