New Students

Student Accessibility Services Application Steps

  • Step 1: Apply to ACC
  • Step 2: Apply for SAS Services
    • In order to determine eligibility and receive services and accommodations, please complete our application: SAS Application for Services.
      Review our documentation guidelines prior to completing your application for services. Documentation must accompany your application.

      Your official diagnostic documentation must be from a licensed practitioner eligible to diagnose and treat your disability. It should include your current diagnosis, prognosis, and impact on academic performance.

      Deaf/Blind Students: If you believe you qualify for a tuition exemption from the State of Texas, see the information here: Deaf/Blind Students

      Temporary Disabilities: If you have sustained a temporary disability during the semester, temporary accommodations may be provided as a service to students with temporary physical impairments so your enrollment can continue with minimal disruption.

  • Step 3: Schedule Your TSI Assessment
    • During the enrollment process, you may have been told that you need to take the TSI assessment for class placement.

      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, including students with disabilities, must take the TSI test before enrolling in classes unless you are otherwise exempt or complete.

      If you need accommodations contact SASApplication@austincc.edu prior to scheduling your assessment.

  • Step 4: Meet with SAS
    • Once you have registered for your classes, SAS staff will engage in the interactive process with you to determine the reasonable, appropriate, and effective accommodations that will give you access to your course materials. Accommodations are determined based on your disability and courses you are enrolled in.

      SAS will contact you to schedule an appointment based on your chosen campus you indicated on your application and will contact you ahead of time if we need any additional information.

      Now that you've registered for classes and picked up accommodation letters be sure to provide them to your instructors.

      • Accommodations are not retroactive so we encourage you to request your letters whether you think you will use them or not.
      • Accommodations do not go into effect until your instructor receives your letter.

      You're done! There's no need to reapply for services next semester. There is information you need to know as a current student, so check out our Current/Returning page.