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Admissions

Admissions

4 Steps & You’re In

Austin Community College makes college more accessible with an open admissions policy and a simple enrollment process. There’s no fee to apply, and applications are accepted year-round. Once you complete these four steps, you’re eligible to take credit classes at any of our 11 campuses or online.

Step 4: Register for classes

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Registration information

Register for Classes

Visit the Registration website for details on information on when and how to register for credit classes. Here’s a brief summary of the steps you’ll take.

Plan your classes in Self-Service.

Let the Self-Service instructions guide you through the registration process.

See instructions

Register for the classes you selected.

You’ll register for your planned classes any time after the new student registration date.

See registration dates and deadlines

Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline.

It’s essential that you pay all outstanding charges before the tuition deadline, or you’ll be dropped from the classes you registered for.

Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline.

Watch the video for instructions on how to plan, register, and pay for classes.

After you Register

These last few tasks will get you ready for a great start for your first semester!

ACC Student ID card

Obtain your free ACC Student ID card in person at any campus Admissions & Records Office at least one business day after registering for classes. Bring an official photo ID for identification. Learn more

Parking & Transportation

Purchase a vehicle parking permit or Capital Metro pass to help you get to campus. Learn more

Textbooks & Supplies

You can get your textbooks and supplies from any seller. Required purchases are listed on the course syllabus and may appear in Online Services. Learn more

Don't forget to check Self-Service or ACCmail if you have applied for financial aid.

Important Dates

ACC’s academic calendar has 16-week semesters in the fall and spring and an 11-week semester in summer. Shorter sessions are also offered within each semester to provide students a variety of course lengths and start times. Don’t wait to complete the admission steps! Applying early ensures you’ll be ready when key registration dates arrive.

View all Calendars

Fall 2020

Classes start
August 24, 2020

New student registration starts
June 15, 2020

Spring 2021

Classes start
January 19, 2021

New student registration starts
November 2, 2020

Summer 2021

Classes Start
June 1, 2021

New student registration starts
April 5, 2021

Other Types of Admissions

We offer several noncredit learning and training options. These programs include Continuing Education, Adult Education, and English as a Second Language.

Continuing Education Take noncredit classes to learn a new job, upgrade a skill, advance your career, or improve your English.
Adult Education Prepare for high school equivalency or learn English as a Second Language.

Here To Serve You

The admissions process can be slightly different for some students. Our highest priority is to welcome each student and put them on a pathway as seamlessly as possible.

Engineering student
High School Dual Credit

Earn college credit and even complete an associate degree before high school graduation.

Veterans Services

Friendly and knowledgeable support for a successful transition to college life.

Accessibility Services

Accommodations are available for documented disabilities.

International Students

Caring staff to help you adjust and succeed in a new country.