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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.

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  • 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!

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

Step 2: Apply

Step 3: Attend Orientation, Register, and Pay

  • Attend Orientation
    • After your application is accepted, you will receive an orientation invitation in the email account you used when applying to the college. (Look for the subject line: “Join Us for Orientation at Austin Community College.”)

      To register for orientation: Click the link in the invitation and schedule a time and date that works for you.

      When you attend orientation, you'll receive information about your area of study, ACC services, and get registration and payment guidance for your first semester of classes. For more information about orientation, visit

      If you can’t find your invitation or have other questions, email or call 512-223-4636 (Press Option 1).

  • Registration
    • Visit ACC’s Registration page to learn about important dates, connect with advisors, explore payment options, and of course, registering for classes.

      Need help registering? ACC’s Registration Stations provide one-on-one support.

  • Payments