Remote Student Support

Get the Help You Need Online

As an Austin Community College student, you have online access to all the free support and services students have come to expect from us.  From tutors and academic coaches, to advisors and career and transfer counselors, our caring faculty and staff are eager to assist you.

Community Resources

We understand during this time of uncertainty, you may have needs best met by our community partners.

  • Community Resources: Find information for support with food, rent, counseling, health care and more.
  • 211 Texas: Dial 211 for community resources responding to COVID-19 related needs.

Academic Support

  • Blackboard Online Classrooms
  • Academic Coaching
  • Accessibility Services
    • The Student Accessibility Services office is here to help students with accessibility services and assistive technologies including interpreter services-deaf/hard of hearing support.
  • ACCelerator
    • ACCelerator staff are providing the following services remotely:
  • Admissions & Records
  • Advising, Success Coaching, and Completion Counseling
  • Career Services
    • Career Services is here to support students whose employment has been impacted by the current economic disruptions. We will monitor the regional job market and post daily updates for new employment opportunities. Our team provides job search assistance, virtual job interview preparation, online career readiness resources, resume & cover letter preparation, and one-on-one online appointments. Check our Job Search page for daily updates.
  • International Office
    • For this Spring 2020 semester, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has temporarily authorized international students to take a full course of study of online/distance learning classes, from within the U.S. or from their home country, and still maintain their F-1 immigration status. A minimum of twelve (12) credit hours is considered a full course of study at ACC.
      If you are an international student, please contact international@austincc.edu for questions.
      International Office FAQs
  • Library Services
  • Supplemental Instruction
    • Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders will hold Google Meet SI study sessions at regularly scheduled times. Instructions concerning how to log onto the Google Meet sessions will be sent to students by the professor teaching the SI-supported course.

      Contact supplementalinstruction@austincc.edu for information on joining an online study session.

  • Testing Center
      • COVID-19 Updates


        Due to COVID-19, the college is closed to the public, and staff is working remotely. As a result, ACC is offering alternative criteria for placement of the TSI assessment requirements for the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters. Please see below for more details. 

        COVID-19 TSI Assessment Alternative

        The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-required assessment test to determine college-readiness in reading, writing, and math. All first-time college students must take the TSI test before enrolling in classes unless you are exempt or complete. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with THECB guidance, Austin Community College (ACC) is able to consider alternate criteria for eligibility and placement of student readiness for college-level reading, writing, and mathematics courses and is offering the alternative criteria for placement of the TSI assessment requirements for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters.

        For incoming students who do not have TSI scores, there are two options:

        1. TSI Assessment: Applicants may take the TSI Assessment (TSIA) online to determine their college-level placement in courses. You can schedule this by contacting assessments@austincc.edu.

        OR

        2. College-Readiness Alternative: To assist in the application process, ACC will use applicants' high school transcripts as alternative criteria for college-level readiness in reading, writing and math for their first semester Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters. (Please Note: Under TAC Rule 4.55(a), Students must complete the TSIA before the end of their first semester to avoid being unable to register for the following semester.)

        If you have not yet met TSI requirements and have questions about your options, contact us at startnow@austincc.edu and an enrollment advisor will assist you.

  • Transfer Services
    • Interested in transferring to a four-year college or university? Get one-on-one assistance from ACC Career & Transfer Specialists. We can assist virtually with transfer applications, essay and resume review and help you explore transfer destinations.
      • Schedule a meeting with a Career and Transfer Specialist
      • Participate in online workshops and Transfer Chats
      • For more information, visit austincc.edu/transfer
  • Tutoring

Financial Support

  • Financial Aid
      • Send your financial aid questions and forms to finaid@austincc.edu.
      • If you’re a veteran, send your financial aid forms to veterans@austincc.edu.
      • We can accept scanned and photographed forms unless the form specifies otherwise.
      • Sign the form before scanning or photographing your form. Typed names can’t be accepted.
      • To apply for financial aid to cover this academic year, complete the 2020-21 FAFSA.
      • Financial Aid FAQs
  • Scholarships
      • Although the priority deadline has passed, ACC is still taking scholarship applications.
      • You only need to submit one application and personal statement to be considered for most scholarships offered.
      • If you want help with completing your application, contact a staff member below:
  • Student Emergency Fund
      • Funds are available to help credit students cover unanticipated expenses.
      • Visit austincc.edu/sef for eligibility information and application instructions.
  • Student Money Management
      • Get one-on-one help from a financial coach. Schedule a financial coaching session.
      • Get general financial information through online education. Register with your ACCmail address.
      • To stay updated, visit austincc.edu/money. Send questions to money@austincc.edu.
  • Veterans Services
      • Contact a Veterans Affairs specialist for guidance on your classes and certification.
      • You also can send forms and questions to veterans@austincc.edu
  • Work-Study
    • You will receive your payment for Work-Study hours even though you are unable to work due to COVID-19 closures. Contact workstudy@austincc.edu for questions.

Personal Support

  • Clinical Counseling
    • We know this is a difficult time for many. During these unprecedented times for our school, our city and the world, ACC’s commitment to the well-being of our students is stronger than ever. In order to best meet the needs of our students, ACC District Clinical Counseling Services now provides online counseling for enrolled ACC students. There will be no in-person counseling until further notice due to COVID-19 safety measures. We are aware that there are anxieties and challenges that we are all moving through in these times. As we navigate the impact of COVID-19, ACC District Clinical Counseling Services is working to support your mental health needs today and helping us all emerge from this pandemic stronger tomorrow. For a referral to mental health clinical services please submit a District Clinical Counseling Services Request.

      Please note that ACC does not provide Crisis Counseling and does not employ a Crisis Counseling Team. If you are in need of more urgent or immediate assistance, please contact 512-472-HELP (4357) or 911.
  • Report an Incident
  • Student Life
  • Support Center
      • The Support Center works with students to overcome challenges and complete their education.
      • Visit the Support Center for eligibility and application information. You also may submit a Support Center Information Request.
      • Support Center FAQs

Technology Support

  • iPad Distribution
    • Students who submitted the Student Technology Access Form and indicated they need help accessing their online learning environment to successfully complete this spring semester are eligible to check out an ACC iPad. Learn more. >
  • Computer and Internet Access
  • Help Desk
      • The Student Affairs Help Desk can assist with questions you have about ACCmail, ACCeID, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, and general Advising questions:
      • Email: helpdesk@austincc.edu | Information: austincc.edu/help
  • Internet Connection
    • To be successful in your courses, we recommend a minimum bandwidth of 600 kbps for both upload and download speed. Most providers should offer basic packages that exceed this amount. If users are unable to obtain these speeds, they should not worry. Most applications and products will work just fine at slower speeds. This recommendation is a speed that will provide an optimal experience across all applications. If you do not currently have internet, some providers may offer special deals, including free access for a limited time:
  • Wireless Assistance
    • Many wireless companies are providing assistance as well:
      • Sprint and T-Mobile are making all data plans unlimited for the next 60 days and increasing mobile hotspot usage.
      • Verizon has automatically added a 15 Gigabytes per month hotspot allowance for all customers.
      • AT&T will waive any data overage charges as long as the customer contacts them and submits a request.