Admission Requirements

International students planning to attend Austin Community College must submit a complete application to the International Student Office by the application deadlines (incomplete applications will NOT be accepted for processing).

Complete these steps, based on your visa type or program of interest

  • 1. Required documents
    • Instructions

      Submit original documents only. We cannot accept faxed, scanned, or photocopied versions of documents unless indicated in the document instructions.

      Note: Make sure the name on your application matches the name as it appears on your passport. Please notify us if it is different than how it appears on your transcript.

      Once we receive your required documents, we will notify you via email to submit the ACC online application. Allow at least 2 weeks for processing documents.

      Submit all the documents required for your visa type or program of interest.

      What type of international student am I?

      F-1 new student: I live outside the United States and want to attend ACC for a degree or certificate.

      View and download documents

      F-1 transfer student: I am an F-1 student in the United States, and I want to transfer to ACC.

      View and download documents

      F-1 co-enrollment: I am an F-1 visa student with an unexpired I-20 and intend to take ACC classes while remaining full-time status at another college or university.

      View and download documents

      F-2 dependent: I am the child or spouse of an F-1 visa student.

      View and download documents

      Other visa types: I lawfully reside in the United States as a temporary worker, diplomat, exchange visitor, or other immigrant type.

      View and download documents

      Intensive English Program student: I would like to enroll in the Intensive English Program at ACC.

      View and download documents

      Where to send documents

      Mailing address:

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

  • 2. 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.

  • Once ACC receives your required documents, the International Student Office notifies you via email to submit the ACC online application. Allow 2 weeks for processing documents.
  • If you have a Social Security Number, you can complete the online application and pay the application fee at any time.
  • Do not use a International Tax Payer Identification Number (ITIN) to complete the online application.
  • You will be notified by email if you are accepted to ACC.
International Application Priority Deadline
Visa Type Fall Deadline Spring Deadline Summer Deadline
F-1 New Students June 1 Oct. 1 n/a
F-1 Transfer and All Other Visa Type Students July 15 Nov. 1 April 15

Intensive English Program Application Deadlines

  • 3. Application & fee
    • If you do not have a U.S. Social Security number: The International Student Office assigns you an alternate number via email after processing your required documents. Use this number in place of a Social Security number when completing the online application.


      Pay application fee

      The $100 non-refundable application fee can be paid online. Include your Social Security number or ACC-assigned alternate number.


Accepted applicants continue here


The following students are not classified as international students and will complete these enrollment steps.