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Current or Returning Students

If you're already an ACC student or returning for another semester you can skip the admissions and applications steps. Instead, go straight to registration.

New Student Steps to Enroll

Getting started is easy at Austin Community College. We have an open admissions policy, and we never charge an application fee. It takes just a few simple steps to enroll. Once you complete these steps, you're eligible to take credit classes at any of our 11 campuses or online. Don't wait! Applications are accepted year-round. Applying early ensures you'll be ready when it’s time to register for class.

Step 1: Prepare

  • Choose Your Program
    • Have a program in mind? If so, great! If not, explore your interests on ACC’s Areas of Study or take a Career Quiz to see what programs are a fit for you.

      Begin Quiz »

  • Attend a Virtual Information Session
    • Areas of Study - Schedule an information session focusing on a particular Area of Study. Schedule Session »

  • Talk to a Recruiter
    • Schedule a 1-on-1 chat with an ACC representative who can answer specific questions and help you get started applying. Pick a time that works for you!

      Contact Us

      Meet the team and put a face with a name.

Step 2: Apply

Step 3: Attend Orientation, Register, and Pay

  • Attend Orientation
    • Complete your Online Orientation Module & Assessment

      After you have been admitted to ACC, you must complete the online orientation module and assessment to be eligible to register.

      Begin Orientation

      This online orientation, will cover important student tools, tips for success, and benefits of being a Riverbat –like campus resources, free tutoring, community connection, student organizations, and more! 

      Questions? Email us at or call us at 512-223-4636 (Press Option 1).

  • Get Ready For Registration
  • Paying For Your Classes