Who Can Enroll?
Austin Community College makes it easy to take the next steps toward your future with an open-door policy that encourages all students to explore all the options available.
You are eligible for admission if you are:
- A high school graduate or GED recipient
- A non-high school graduate who is at least 18 years old and can demonstrate skill proficiencies that support an ability to benefit from college-level instruction
- A current high school student who has completed the sophomore year or a home-schooled student who has reached 16 and is academically prepared for college-level instruction
- An eligible student enrolled in a Texas Education Agency-approved Early College High School (ECHS) with freshman, sophomore, junior or senior standing, (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rule, Section 4.1.61.)
Prospective students who do not meet any of the eligibility categories listed here should contact the Admissions and Records Office director to discuss criteria for exceptional admissions standards that may apply.
Additional requirements may apply:
- Non-high school graduates over 18 are required to submit an ability-to-benefit waiver request to the Admissions and Records Office for approval. (The waiver must be approved by the department faculty and the Campus Dean of Student Services.)
- Some ACC workforce programs have limited admission and may have additional requirements. Consult the ACC catalog for specific workforce program information.
- Students from outside the United States have additional requirements and should contact the International Student Office
- Current high school juniors and seniors must consult their high school guidance counselor before enrolling in ACC. Consult the Early College Start program for details.