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ACC Admissions: Apply to ACC

Free TSI & ESOL Testing: Apr 1 – Aug 31 

Please go to your nearest Testing Center to take advantage of this opportunity. No appointment needed. ACC application for admission required for new students to test for free.

Current or Returning Students

If you’re a current or returning ACC student, skip the admissions and application steps, and go to Registration.

New Student Steps to Enroll

Ready to apply to ACC? Getting started is easy at Austin Community College. We have an open admissions policy, and there are no application fees (except for international applicants). It takes just a few steps to enroll. Once you complete these steps, you’re eligible to take credit classes at any of our 11 campuses or online. Applications are accepted year-round. Applying early ensures you’ll be ready when it’s time to register for classes.

Step 1: Prepare

Choose Your Program

Have a program in mind? If so, great! If not, explore your interests within ACC’s Areas of Study or take a Career Quiz to see what programs are a fit for you.

Attend a Virtual Information Session

Areas of Study – Schedule an information session focusing on ACC’s Areas of Study, core curriculum and workforce options, associate and bachelor degrees, as well as transfer opportunities.

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!

Contact Us

[email protected]

Meet the team and connect with your guide to admission at ACC.

Step 2: Apply

Start Your Application

Set up your application account and fill out the online application to begin.

Choose the application that works for you and you will be contacted by phone or email about any additional documents you’ll need to submit.

International students, please view the ACC International Student Office page.

Next Steps For Traditional Degree-Seeking Applicants

Submit Required Documents

Submit any required documents such as college/university transcripts, SAT, ACT, and/or TSI scores. If you need help submitting your documentation, please contact the Admissions and Enrollment Office.

Contact Us:
at 512-223-4636
[email protected]

Apply for Financial Aid

Most students and families are eligible for some type of financial aid – from grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study. Learn how you can access the funds you need on our Paying for College webpage.

Retrieve Your ACCeID and ACCmail email account.

You’ll need your ACCeID to do most tasks at ACC, including logging into MyACC, Blackboard, and other online resources. Retrieve your ACCeID.

ACCmail is the official form of communication at ACC. Your ACCmail account allows you to conduct official ACC business and receive important information about your ACC accounts and classes. ACCmail Activation & Login Assistance.

Step 3: Attend Orientation, Register, and Pay

Get Ready for Registration

To register for classes as a new Riverbat, students who have:

Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call us at 512-223-4636 (Press Option 1).

Paying for Your Classes

ACC offers a variety of ways to keep college affordable, including financial aidscholarships, and work-study opportunities. You can also set up an interest-free payment plan to help manage the cost of tuition. Are you receiving ACC Free Tuition? The college still recommends that you take advantage of the things listed above to help cover other expenses such as textbooks, transportation, housing, and living expenses.

Visit Tuition Deadlines and Payment Information to learn more. 

Important Dates

ACC’s academic calendar has 16-week semesters in the fall and spring and an 11-week semester in summer. Shorter sessions are also offered within each semester to provide students a variety of course lengths and start times. Don’t wait to complete the admission steps! Apply to ACC early so you’ll be ready when key registration dates arrive.

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