Concurrent Fall and Spring Semester Enrollment
F-1 visa students are required to be enrolled full-time during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students should contact the immigration advisor at their current institution for guidelines on what coursework and the number of hours enrolled is permissible.
Concurrent Summer Semester Enrollment
Most institutions regard Summer enrollment as optional and students may enroll full-time (12 credit hours). It is always advisable to check with your current institution prior to enrollment at Austin Community College (ACC) to ensure coursework will transfer. Per ACC policy, student may register for up to twelve (12) credit hours in any combination of terms/sessions within 11-week Summer semester.
It is important that you complete all forms and requirements for admission by the application deadline or your application may be delayed.
Austin Community College
International Student Office, Bldg G, Rm. 8105
1020 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
Step 1: Complete the Supplemental Application for International Students Form
Step 2: Official College Transcript - Provide an official college transcript from your present institution which indicates your current enrollment. If the transcript does not reflect this information, an official Enrollment Verification form is required as well.
**Please keep in mind that after your first semester at ACC, a new Enrollment Verification or Official Transcript must be submitted prior to each subsequent semester you plan to attend ACC.
Step 3: Legible Copies of all Travel Documents - F-1 Visa or F-1 Approval Notice, valid passport, I-20, I-94 (front and back)
Step 4: Alternative Student ID Number/U.S.-Issued Social Security Number
- The ISO will issue to you an ACC alternative ID number once you have completed and submitted Steps 1-3 of the application process. Once you receive this number, complete the rest of the application steps.
- Complete all steps of the application process if you have a U.S.-issued social security number.
Step 5: $100 Non-refundable Application Fee - A non-refundable $100.00 application fee is required. The fee may be paid by check, money order, or credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so via ACC Marketplace. Students must have a U.S. issued social security number or ACC alternative ID number to use the ACC Marketplace service.
Checks or money orders (U.S. dollars) should be made payable to Austin Community College. Checks or money orders are accepted provided they show an agency bank in the United States and have magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) routing numbers at the bottom of the check.
Step 6: Complete the ACC Online Application
Use your ACC alternate ID number or your U.S. issued social security number to complete the online application.
Complete the application using your name as it appears in your passport.
Step 7: Complete the Residency Information Form
- If applicable: Official letter from current institution, on letterhead, reflecting Senate Bill 1528 status.
NOTE: FOR SPONSORED STUDENTS - Sponsor Company/Agency or Government Funds
Provide an original letter on the company's/agency's or government's letterhead, indicating the required amount stated above and terms of sponsorship. Letter must be signed and dated by an official of the company/agency or government.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Bacterial Meningitis Requirement
Effective January 1, 2012, the State of Texas requires all students under age 30 who are new to college or returning after a leave of one full semester (fall or spring) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or decline the immunization at least 10 days before the first day of classes. This means you must receive the vaccination and submit this proof 10 days before the first day of classes. Request this immunization record as proof that you have received this vaccine. The only two types of meningococcal vaccines accepted are:
- Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4)
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)
More information on these vaccines can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Please visit the following web page for more information on the Bacterial Meningitis Requirement: http://www.austincc.edu/apply/immunizations/.
Acceptance to ACC
Upon receipt of all required documents, your eligibility for admission will be determined. Further instructions will be given to you by the ACC International Student Office.