ACC is the No. 1 destination for area high school students and the No. 1 source of transfer students to the region's top universities.
The ACC High School to College programs provide opportunities for high school students to earn college credit before graduation and make a successful transition into college.
|ACC Tech saves you time and money on your college education. You earn high school credit to use right now and college credit to claim later for a college degree. Learn More »||Austin Community College enrolls eligible high school students through the Early College Start program, allowing them to take up to two college courses per semester while still in high school. Courses may be taken at any ACC campus, ACC center, online, or at your high school campus if available. Learn More »||College Connection is Austin Community College's way of eliminating barriers to college entrance. We connect with area high schools seniors to help make their transition to college as successful as possible. Learn More »||ACC's Early College High School initiative enables students to earn tuition-free college credit that also satisfies high school requirements. With hard work, ECHS students who begin college classes in the ninth grade can earn both a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours or an associate degree in four years. ECHS is currently available at Austin ISD's Reagan and LBJ high schools. Learn More »|
Learn which programs meet your needs for earning college credit in highschool
|Program||Description||Advantage||Student Responsibilities||Claiming Your Credit||Tuition/Fees|
|Early College Start/Co-Enrollment||A program that allows juniors and seniors to attend college classes and earn college credit.||No action required; it appears on your ACC transcript.||Free tuition to in-district students; other costs are books, supplies, and transportation.|
|Early College Start/Dual Credit||College classes that result in both high school and college credit||Meets high school and college requirements in one class.||Determine transferability of ECS college credits.||Same as above.||Same as above.|
|ACC Tech||A program enabling students to receive technical training in high school and begin a workforce/|
technical program that leads to an associate degree or certificate.
|Advanced Placement||Identified courses that prepare high school students to take advanced placement tests that may allow credit at the college level||Have the College Board send a report to your college or university. The school notifies you regarding whether your credit is accepted.||Advanced Placement test fee. Additional reporting fees also may apply.|
|International Baccalaureate||Internationally recognized program that offers college credit for students completing a standardized curriculum and culminating exam.||Remain at high school campus.||Examination costs incurred by student.|