Get started at Austin Community College by completing a four-step enrollment process. There’s no fee to apply, and applications are accepted year-round. Once you complete these four steps, you’re eligible take credit classes at all ACC locations.
View the First Step video to learn about ACC’s admissions process and how to choose the best academic path to reach your career goals.
Fill out the online application to begin. There is no application fee. An enrollment advisor in the College Destination Center will contact you about any additional documents you’ll need to submit.
Submit school transcripts and other documents. Check your application account for details, or click below to view instructions.
We’ll need official transcripts as soon as possible, but you can upload unofficial copies to your application account while you wait for official records to arrive from your previous schools.
You will need to take the TSI test unless you can provide previous test scores or proof of exemption.See instructions >
Your application account will indicate if you need to submit meningitis immunization documents. This can include an exemption or waiver.See instructions >
We may ask for proof of residency during the application process. Submit residency documents only if requested.See instructions >
You’ll be notified when your application is complete. Before you go to Step 3 >, you’ll first need to activate your ACCeID and ACCmail.
You need your ACCeID and ACCmail to complete the remaining steps. You'll also use these tools as long as you attend ACC.
Follow the link to get your electronic ID number and use it to access ACC’s registration system, your financial aid, and all your student records.
Use your new ACCeID to activate your ACCmail account for official communications. ACCmail also comes with other Google applications for your free use.See instructions >
Don’t forget to submit your FAFSA to be considered for financial aid. This is an optional step but highly recommended. The average annual award is $4,558 - this could cover in-district tuition, books, and more!
What you do in step 3 depends on how many college credits you already have. Check your school transcripts if you're not sure.
Attend an Area of Study Information Session to review your degree and certificate options. This is required for students with fewer than 12 college credits and students who are not TSI complete or exempt.
We want to get you off to a strong start.
See an area of study advisor to plan your classes - appointments required.
Go to Step 4.
Visit the Registration website for details on information on when and how to register for credit classes. Here’s a brief summary of the steps you’ll take.
Plan your classes in Self-Service.
Let the Self-Service instructions guide you through the registration process.See instructions >
Click Register for the classes you selected.
You’ll register for your planned classes any time after the new student registration date.See registration dates and deadlines >
Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline.
It’s essential that you pay all outstanding charges before the tuition deadline, or you’ll be dropped from the classes you registered for.Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline. >
Watch the video for instructions on how to plan, register, and pay for classes.
These last few tasks will get you ready for a great start for your first semester!
Obtain your free ACC Student ID card in person at any campus Admissions & Records Office at least one business day after registering for classes. Bring an official photo ID for identification.Learn more >
Purchase a vehicle parking permit or Capital Metro pass to help you get to campus.Learn more >
You can get your textbooks and supplies from any seller. Required purchases are listed on the course syllabus and may appear in Online Services.Learn more >
Don't forget to check Self-Service or ACCmail if you have applied for financial aid.
ACC’s academic calendar has 16-week semesters in the fall and spring and an 11-week semester in summer. Shorter sessions are also offered within each semester to provide students a variety of course lengths and start times. Don’t wait to complete the admission steps! Applying early ensures you’ll be ready when key registration dates arrive.
We offer several noncredit learning and training options. These programs include Continuing Education, Adult Education, and English as a Second Language.
The admissions process can be slightly different for some students. Our highest priority is to welcome each student and put them on a pathway as seamlessly as possible.