Welcome to ACC Admissions
Most students follow the Destination: ACC map and use it as a checklist to become an ACC student. Watch the video to get started. Different steps may apply, so check Types of Students before you begin. If you require disability services, contact the Student Accessibility Services for enrollment assistance.
Follow these steps to enroll
Welcome to the Admissions Application for credit courses. Click the button and follow the instructions to submit your application online.
If you are an international student, visit the International Admissions Steps.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.
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
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.
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 resident||Out-of-district Texas resident||Out-of-state student||International 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.
Official transcripts are an important part of the enrollment process. Send unopened, official transcripts from ALL previously attended or currently attending colleges and universities. If you have attended college, you DO NOT need to submit high school or GED transcripts for the admissions process.
If you have never attended college, you must send your official high school transcript or GED.
You can submit your transcripts in one of the following formats:
|Delivery method||Mail transcripts||Electronic transcripts||In-person delivery|
|Instructions||Send a separate copy to your home address and bring it to your advising session.||This method is ONLY for colleges that use any of the following methods for sending transcripts:
IMPORTANT: Scanned and emailed copies are not acceptable.
|Bring official transcript to any campus Admissions & Records Office.
IMPORTANT: Open transcripts are NOT accepted for admissions purposes. Transcripts must be in the original, unopened, sealed envelope.
|Address or location||Send to:
Austin Community College
Admissions & Records
P.O. Box 15306
Austin, TX 78761
|See Admissions & Records Office locations.|
A hold will be placed on your record until an unopened, official transcript has been received in the Admissions & Records Office.
Military & veterans
If you are active-duty or veteran, send official military transcripts in addition to your high school/GED or college transcripts. See military & veteran student services.
If seeking credit from tests such as SAT, ACT, AP, CLEP, IB, etc., request the official score report to be sent electronically or via mail to the Admissions & Records address above.
If you have a college transcript from a country outside the United States, bring your original transcript in native language and original translations to the:
Evaluation Office-Highland Business Center
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
3rd Floor in Admissions & Records Office
Questions? Contact 512-223-4636 and request Admissions & Records
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:|
|No, you are automatically exempt if you are:|
Are you exempt?
Every new student takes the TSI Assessment UNLESS they meet one of the approved TSI exemptions or waivers. If you believe you are eligible for an exemption or waiver, bring proof of exemption to a campus Student Services Office for verification.
If you need to take the assessment, begin by accessing the TSI Assessment Preparation website below. When you finish viewing the website, print and bring the certificate at the end to confirm you reviewed the information.TSI Assessment Preparation
Important! TSI scores do not affect your admission to ACC but assist with course placement. Students who do not meet the minimum TSI scores will be directed to developmental education courses to strengthen skills in reading, writing, or math.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
An academic advisor or counselor guides you in choosing classes that match your college and career plans.
What you need: You'll need your high school or college transcripts and proof of TSI status. If you completed your assessment test with ACC, we have record of your TSI status. Check Online Services to make sure we've received your transcripts or bring an unofficial copy to your advising session.
Advising sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis—no appointment is necessary. Contact a campus Advising Center.
Follow the registration steps each semester you attend ACC.
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.
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 Schedule||Online Services||ACC 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.|
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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.)