Reviewed & Updated: 5/25/2020
Austin Community College continues to monitor recent developments of coronavirus (COVID-19) and respond as needed to ensure the health and safety of our community. The latest updates, announcements, and frequently asked questions will be posted here as decisions are made.
The health and safety of our ACC family is of the utmost importance to us. We promise to keep your goals on track by providing high-quality distance education, virtual support services, and additional financial aid opportunities. Together, we will persevere.
ACC campuses remain closed to students and the public until July 6. Non-essential faculty and staff are encouraged to stay home and work remotely through the summer. See the latest campus hours of operation for additional information.
The college is now planning for the upcoming Fall semester. The executive leadership team is working with faculty and staff to determine how best to safely return to the classroom and work. The transfer back will be gradual and require new safety protocols. ACC will post plans for fall here as decisions are made.
Summer registration begins May 4. Classes begin on June 1. All summer classes and support services will be online and campuses will remain closed to students and the public until July 6. In the second summer session, ACC will begin to slowly phase-in a small number of in-person classes. Courses that require face-to-face instruction such as Health Sciences and Applied Technology will come first. Priority will be given to students who were unable to complete these courses in spring and those close to completion. All other classes and support services will remain online.
Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration
ACC will recognize its spring graduates with a virtual commencement celebration on Saturday, June 6. During these challenging times, we hope this virtual event will help honor our graduates' achievements and create a moment to celebrate. All graduates also are invited to walk during the fall 2020 commencement held in December. For more information, visit austincc.edu/commencement.
The college will extend the Pass/No Pass grading option to students for both spring and summer 2020 classes. All students will receive a letter grade at the end of the semester and may then choose to either accept the letter grade or take a Pass/No Pass. Pass/No Pass will not impact a student’s GPA.
Virtual Student Support Services
A full menu of student support services is provided online. See Student Resources for more information. Students who submit the Student Technology Access Form and indicate they need help accessing their online learning environment are eligible to check out an ACC iPad. See Tech Distribution.
CARES Act Student Aid
ACC students now have access to the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The CARES Act Student Aid will help eligible students pay expenses related to COVID-19. To apply, click here
These resources will help you learn, teach, and work online. Additional support for students and employees is available at Resources.
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Travel — ACC discourages all international travel at this time. Official ACC travel is suspended until further notice. To protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff; persons returning from CDC Level 3 and Level 2 travel advisory locations (including airport layovers) for COVID-19, as well as those returning from parts of the U.S. with community transmission of COVID-19, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and report their travel using the form below before returning to campus.
Illness — Any ACC student or employee with symptoms or exposure to the COVID-19 virus should inform their professor(s) or supervisor and complete the college’s self reporting form below.
You can help prevent the spread of illness and reduce the impact on our community by taking common precautions:
Visit How to Protect Yourself for more tips from the CDC.
We will update the FAQ page as the situation evolves. Please check back regularly for updates.