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Enrollment Steps

Welcome to ACC. Follow the Destination: ACC map to enroll

Most students follow the Destination: ACC map to become an ACC student. Different steps apply, so check types of students before you begin.

If you require disability services, contact the Student Accessibility Services for enrollment assistance.

1. Submit application

Welcome to the Admissions Application for credit courses. Click the button and follow the instructions to submit your application online.

Begin Application

Your application is processed within 24 hours. In the meantime, you may continue to the residency form and transcript instructions.

After 24 hours, return to this site and continue to the next step.

2. Activate online tools (ACCeID, Online Services, ACCmail)

You will use online tools to register for classes, access your college records, and communicate with ACC faculty and staff.

Allow up to 24 hours after submitting your admissions application before you activate your ACC online tools.

Step 1: ACCeID

Find and activate your ACCeID. You use your ACCeID to access ACC's Online Services and on-campus services.

Step 2: ACCmail

Set up your ACCmail account using your ACCeID and password. Remember to check ACCmail regularly for important notices.

Former students: If you are unable to reactivate an ACCmail account, contact the Help Center.

Step 3: Online Services

Using your ACCeID, log in to Online Services and familiarize yourself with the Online Services links for registering and paying for classes, managing financial aid, receiving ACC Emergency Alerts, and viewing grades and other student records.

3. Submit residency form

Submit the residency form (PDF) to any campus Admissions & Records Office. Follow the instructions on the form if you prefer to fax or mail it.

You are responsible for indicating the correct residency status and you may be requested to provide supporting documentation (applicable only when proving state residency and upon request by admissions staff).

Residency Status Classifications
In-district Texas residentOut-of-district Texas residentOut-of-state studentInternational student
Texas resident who has lived in Texas for the past 12 months and resides in the ACC District. Texas resident for the past 12 months who does not reside in the ACC District. U.S. citizen who has not lived in Texas for the past 12 months. Non-U.S. citizen who is ineligible for Texas residency or has not lived in Texas for the past 12 months.

Update your residency status

If you are returning to ACC after an absence of one year, you must resubmit the residency form.


4. Submit transcripts

Official transcripts are an important part of the enrollment process. Send us your transcripts as soon as you complete the ACC application to avoid enrollment delay.

Mail transcripts

Contact your previous schools to send official transcripts to:

Austin Community College
Admissions and Records
P.O. Box 15306
Austin, TX 78761

Send a separate copy to your home address and bring it to your group planning session.

In-person delivery

You may bring your transcripts to any campus Admissions and Records Office. Transcripts MUST be in the original, sealed envelope. Opened transcripts are not accepted.

Transcript Requirement, Based on Education Level
Education LevelRequired transcript
High school diploma Send official transcript from your high school.
GED Send a copy of your GED from the Texas Education Agency or other agency that certified your completion.
Previous college experience Send official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Since you already attended college, you don't need high school or GED transcripts.

Military & veterans

If you are active-duty military or veteran, send official military transcripts in addition to your high school, GED, and/or college transcripts listed above.


5. Comply with meningitis law

Texas law requires incoming college students under age 22 to be immunized against bacterial meningitis. Some exemptions automatically apply; see the information below to confirm your status.

Does the Meningitis Law Apply to You?
Yes, the law applies to you if you are:
  • Under 22 years old. AND
  • Enrolling for the first time as a credit student. OR
  • Returning after a break in enrollment of one semester or more. OR
  • Transferring to ACC from another college or university. OR
  • A Continuing Education student who is enrolled in integrated credit classes. (Check with CE for instructions.)
Comply with Meningitis Law
No, you are automatically exempt if you are:
  • 22 years or older by the first day of the semester. OR
  • An Early College Start or Early College High School student. OR
  • Enrolled continuously (fall and spring) at ACC or another Texas university since fall 2011. (Submit an official transcript from your previous college or university to verify continuous enrollment.) OR
  • Taking Continuing Education classes that are NOT integrated with credit classes and have fewer than 360 contact hours.

6. Apply for financial aid

Apply for financial aid or learn about scholarships and other options for paying for college. This is an optional step, but highly recommended.


7. Complete TSI requirements

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires an assessment that diagnoses your reading, writing, and mathematic skills. Every new student takes the TSI Assessment unless they meet one of the approved TSI exemptions or waivers.

Begin with verification

Verify your TSI status to determine if you must take the TSI Assessment.

Important! Your TSI status does not affect your admission to ACC but is used for course placement. Students who are not yet TSI complete must enroll in a course designed to strengthen skills in reading, writing, or math.


8. Complete orientation

Complete the new student online orientation to learn about college rules and services and prepare for a successful first semester.

If you require assistance during Online Orientation please contact the ACC Help Center at (512) 223.4636 or

Begin Online Orientation

All first time credit students are required to complete online orientation prior to registration for classes. A student hold will be placed on your record if orientation is not completed. Allow 24 hours to remove the hold once completed.

International students: If you are a new F-1 student, you also must attend international student orientation before your first semester at ACC.

9. Get advised with GPS

Attend a group planning session (GPS) to receive degree advising and registration information for new students. You learn your GPS group when you verify TSI status.

IMPORTANT: GPS size is limited. Reserve your seat in advance by calling any campus Advising Center.

GPS schedules

Unsure if you need GPS-1 or GPS-2? Contact an Advising Center.

What to bring to GPS

Bring the following to your GPS class:

  • Official photo ID
  • Copies of your high school or college transcript
  • Proof of TSI status (TAKS, ACT, SAT, STAAR, PSAT, PLAN, DD214) if available

10. Register & pay for classes

Follow the registration steps each semester you attend ACC.

11. Obtain student ID card

Obtain your free ACC Student ID card in person at any campus Admissions & Records Office. You can use your ID card to access on-campus services and receive local discounts.

  • Allow one business day after registering for classes.
  • Bring an official photo ID for identification.
  • Student ID cards cannot be mailed.

12. Buy textbooks & supplies

There are a few ways to view required and recommended textbooks for your classes. NOTE: Contact the instructional department if textbook information is not available for your class.

View Required & Recommended Textbooks
Course ScheduleOnline ServicesACC Bookstore
Click on the Textbooks link to the right of the course name in the course schedule. View textbooks in Online Services after you register. See instructions. Go to the online ACC Bookstore to create a customized textbook list using your course information.

13. Get parking permit & Green Pass

Visit Transportation & Parking for information on obtaining a parking permit or Capital Metro bus and rail pass.

14. Go to class!

Being a successful student starts with your first class. Set up a calendar reminder so you don't miss the first day! (Bring your class schedule so you can locate your class on campus.)

15. Register for next semester

As a current student, you will be eligible for early registration next time you sign up for classes.

Follow the academic calendar and regularly refer to important dates and deadlines.

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