Application Requirements

International students planning to attend an academic program at Austin Community College must submit all application requirements to the International Student Office by the application deadlines (incomplete applications will NOT be accepted for processing).

Complete these required application steps, based on your visa type.

1. Submit Required documents

Submit original documents only. We cannot accept faxed, scanned, or photocopied versions of documents unless indicated in the document instructions.

Note: Make sure the name on your application matches the name as it appears on your passport. Please notify us if it is different than how it appears on your transcript.

Where to send documents
Mailing address:

Austin Community College
Attn: International Student Office
1020 Grove Blvd
Austin, Texas 78741

Once we receive your required documents, we will notify you via email to submit the ACC online application. Allow at least 2 weeks for processing documents.

F-1 new student: I live outside the United States and still need to obtain an F-1 student visa.

F-1 transfer student: I have an F-1 visa in the United States and I want to transfer to ACC.

F-1 co-enrollment: I am an F-1 visa student and intend to take ACC classes, while my SEVIS record (I-20) and full-time status remains at another college or university.

F-2 dependent: I am the child or spouse of an F-1 visa student.

Other visa types: I lawfully reside in the United States as a temporary worker, diplomat, exchange visitor, under temporary protective status, or other immigrant type.

Applicant for Permanent Residency: I currently have an I-485 or I-130 application for permanent residency pending with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Applicant for Asylum: I currently have an I-589 application for asylum status pending with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

2. Submit English proficiency test

The language of instruction at ACC is English. If English is not your native language, you must submit official scores on a language proficiency exam. Instructions and exemptions.

English Proficiency Exams
Test Type Minimum Score Required
IELTS - Academic 6.5 Overall Band Score

Students applying for the Intensive English Program (IEP) are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

3. Complete the Online Application

The International Student Office will instruct you when to submit the online application.
Do not complete the online application with your ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number).

If you do not have a U.S. Social Security number: The International Student Office assigns you an alternate number via email after processing your required documents. You will use this number in place of a Social Security number when completing the online application.

If you do have a U.S. Social Security number:  The International Student Office will instruct you when to submit the online application.

4. Pay the Application Fee

The $100 non-refundable application fee can be paid online. Include your Social Security number or ACC-assigned alternate number.