International Admission Steps

ACC participates in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. We invite you to complete the international student application process if you are a foreign citizen who fits one of the following categories.

Please view this very important video about studying in the United States.

International enrollment steps

Follow these steps to enroll at Austin Community College. Contact the International Student Office if you have questions while completing the process.

1. Submit required documents

Gather and send the documents that are required based on your visa type.

We can accept original documents only. No faxed, scanned, or photocopied versions of documents unless indicated in the document instructions.

Make sure the name on your application matches the name as it appears on your passport. If it is different than how it appears on your transcript, please notify us.

Where to send documents

Mailing address:

Austin Community College
Attn: International Student Office
1020 Grove Blvd
Austin, Texas 78741

Physical address - main location:

ACC Riverside Campus
International Student Office
1020 Grove Blvd., Building G, Room 8105
Austin, TX 78741

OR

North location:

ACC Round Rock Campus
International Student Office
4400 College Park Drive, Building 1000, Room 1107
Round Rock, TX 78665

2. Take English proficiency test

The language of instruction at ACC is English. If English is not your native language, you must submit official scores on a language proficiency exam. Instructions and exemptions.

3. Complete online application

Once ACC receives your required documents, the International Student Office notifies you via email to submit the ACC online application.

If you do not have a U.S. Social Security number, the International Student Office assigns you an alternate number. Use this number in place of a Social Security number when completing the online application.

Begin Application

4. Pay application fee

The $100 non-refundable application fee can be paid by credit card, check, or money order made payable to Austin Community College.

To pay online

Include your Social Security or alternate number assigned by ACC.

Pay Online

To mail payment

Send to:
Austin Community College
Attn: International Student Office
1020 Grove Blvd
Austin, Texas 78741

Receive notice of admissions

We will notify you via email once your application to ACC is accepted. Only those students who are admitted will complete the next steps. Allow at least 2 weeks for processing documents.

5. Obtain I-20/F-1 visa (new & change of status only)

Complete the I-20 process only if you are applying for the F-1 visa.

6. Report to International Student Office

Report to the International Student Office at least two weeks before the semester starts. Bring the following original documents:

7. Complete orientation

International Student Orientation provides valuable information to ease your transition to ACC.

Sign Up for International Student Orientation

8-18. Complete remaining steps

As a new ACC student, you will follow the remaining enrollment steps.

  • Activate online tools (ACCeID, Online Services, ACCmail)
  • Comply with meningitis law
  • Verify TSI status
  • Get advised
  • Register & pay for classes
  • Obtain student ID card
  • Buy textbooks & supplies
  • Get parking permit & Green Pass
  • Go to class!
  • Register for next semester

Exceptions

The following students are not classified as international students and will complete the Destination: ACC enrollment steps.