Distance education students have available a variety of services and resources from online tutoring to access to online library journals. Distance education students can also visit any ACC campus in their area to access any services and resources available at the College.
Distance education course materials are accessed through Blackboard. Please refer to your course syllabus for specific details about the course materials for your class.
Many library resources and services can be accessed online. ACC distance education students can also visit any ACC Library in their area.
ACC offers advising and counseling to address the unique needs of online students. The Distance Education Area of Study advisors can help you decide on reasonable academic loads, select courses, and answer other Student Services questions about distance education. Visit the Advising page for detailed contact information.
Specific questions about your academic program? Set up an appointment with an Area of Study Advisor. Remember you can set up a phone session or visit a campus.
You can also refer to the following list to contact your Instructional Department directly for questions about your distance education program.
The SAS office is here to help students with accessibility services and assistive technologies including interpreter services-deaf/hard of hearing support.
Austin Community College wants you to achieve the college and career goals you have set for yourself. ACC has dedicated Veteran Services available. Our Veteran Affairs specialists will help you navigate the college enrollment process and enjoy the full value of your active duty or veteran’s educational benefits. A VetSuccess counselor is also available to support veterans. For information on other support services, available benefits and resources available visit the Veteran Services page.
ACC Clinical Counseling Services assists students with personal and mental health issues, offering support during difficult situations and stressful times that may surface during the college experience. Visit the ACC Mental Health Resources page to learn more.
If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional and/or psychological difficulties or personal challenges, please fill out the Clinical Counseling Services Referral / Request form for assistance.
Online support is available for enrolled Austin Community College (ACC) students. Our Online Learning Lab (OLL) Tutors are dedicated professionals who create supportive and enrichment online environments to assist you when you need them. Our goal is to provide free, confidential and convenient academic support for all ACC students requesting online support. Tutoring is done with ACC personnel and/or a Brainfuse coach.
Austin Community College, in partnership with Brainfuse, offers all ACC students 300 minutes (5 hours) of free online tutoring services each semester. A pre-scheduled appointment with an ACC tutor is unlimited.
If you have questions about your services, please contact:
DeEadra Albert-Green, Ph.D.
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You will need to use the Google Chrome browser. The program used for online tutoring is not compatible with Internet Explorer or Safari, and may not function smoothly with Mozilla Firefox. If your only option is Firefox then you can try disabling add-ons for better functionality. An iPad app is available.
If you’re near an ACC campus you can get individual or group tutoring in a variety of subject areas.
Most distance education courses, including online (ONL) classes, require you to take proctored exams. If you live outside the Austin area or cannot travel to an ACC Testing Center, you may be able to have exams proctored at another location through the Distance Testing program.
Refer to the syllabus for specific details about course testing requirements.
On-Campus Testing Centers
ACC Online Testing Program Options
Planning on transferring or wondering about transfer options? Visit the Transfer Services pages to research options, access career and transfer specialists, and find other transfer resources.
As an ACC student, it’s important to know where to search for information regarding official rules and procedures for the College. The 2019-2020 ACC Catalog contains the latest official degrees and awards for the College. Catalogs from previous can be found on the ACC Catalog page.
The Virtual College of Texas (VCT) is a consortium of most of Texas’ public two-year colleges, created to facilitate the sharing of distance education courses among member institutions. Students enroll at their local community college (the host college) and receive instruction from a remote college (the provider college). Austin Community College is primarily a provider college; ACC hosts a very limited number of courses from other schools.
As an online student, you’ll have access to all of ACC’s support services, including free tutoring and academic advising, both electronically and in-person. ACC Online staff are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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