College Prep Program

Pass the TSI Exam and Become College Ready with ACC's College Prep Program

What is ACC College Prep?

  • Free 10-12-week program that builds confidence and key academic skills in reading, writing, and math
  • Intense preparation to enable you to enter ACC-- and succeed
  • Help with passing the TSI exam (the college entrance exam)
  • Students must commit to attending courses 2-4 days per week (Monday--Thursday)

How will College Prep Classes help me?

  • Gets you ready for college-level math, writing, and reading (textbooks provided)
  • Advisor support with completing applications for financial aid and ACC admissions
  • Shows you proven study strategies for college entrance exams and tests
  • Provides career and college counseling

Who can participate?

  • GED and high school diploma holders 18 years of age and older
  • 16 and 17 years with proof of HS completion or credential including the GED test, HiSet, or TASC

What are the requirements?

All you have to do is show your dedication to education by attending ACC College Prep classes regularly. Just maintain a 85% attendance rate for all program activities.

College Prep: Questions and Answers

  • How much is the tuition?

    All classes are free, and students receive textbooks, workshops, and advising at no charge so long as they attend classes regularly (at least 85%).

  • What are the classes like? When do they meet?

    Classes typically meet for 10-12 weeks each semester at the Highland Business Center, Highland Campus, Eastview Campus, South Austin Campus, or Cypress Creek. (See right sidebar on left for information on the classes available)

  • Do you have classes at all ACC campuses?

    No. For the summer classes have expanded, and are available at HBC,HLC, EVC,CYP, and SAC. However, we anticipate adding classes at other ACC locations in the future.

  • Is there additional help students can access for tutoring and study skills?

    Free tutoring is offered at the Learning Lab in the Highland campus ACCelerator and is offered at the Eastview location as well.  In addition, students in our program will receive workshops on study skills and other important college knowledge skills, such as how to take notes; how to manage their time effectively; and how to balance work, school, friends, and family life.

  • Is there any age requirement for your program? What is the average age of the students?

    Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in our program, but we have students of many ages in our classes ranging from age 18 to 70.

  • I don't really need all 3 subjects of reading, writing, and math. May I just focus on the one or two subjects that I need?

     Yes! We have different class option, based on students' needs. Please see right sidebar for more information on the class choices available, or call us anytime at 512-223-7446 with questions.

  • Do you help your students with registration to make sure they take the specific courses required by their degrees?

    Yes. Students receive one-on-one advising with Adult Education Advisers.

  • What are some of your former students doing now?

    Our former students are studying a variety of academic pursuits, such as history, psychology, medicine, nursing, fashion merchandising, green technology, electrical engineering, education, culinary arts, and many others.