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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 3: Area of Study Advising & Info

What you do in step 3 depends on how many college credits you have earned and if you are considered college-ready by TSI standards. If you’re unsure, call an enrollment advisor at 512-223-7747.

Fewer than 12 college credits

Meet with an Area of Study Advisor

If you have fewer than 12 college credits or if you an not TSI complete, you will need to meet with an Area of Study Advisor. 

This required meeting with your advisor will get you off to a strong start. They will help you to review your degree or certificate options and then assist you in selecting the best courses for your first semester at ACC. Your advisor will also share a link to an online area of study information video during your meeting. The video includes useful information regarding career opportunities and services available to you.  After this meeting, you’ll be ready to register for classes. 

Schedule an appointment with an Area of Study Advisor

12 or more college credits

You are Ready to Register

You are registration-ready and can proceed to Step 4.

Unsure about which classes to take?  You have options:

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.

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Summer 2021

Classes Start
June 1, 2021

New student registration starts
April 19, 2021

Fall 2021

Classes start
August 23, 2021

New student registration starts
June 1, 2021

Spring 2022

Classes start
January 18, 2022

New student registration starts
November 1, 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.
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Learn English at ACC

Improve your English skills in small classes taught by caring faculty.

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.

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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.