International Students Working with Agents or Recruiters

You are not required to contract an agent or recruiter to apply to Austin Community College. All application information is posted on the ACC International Students webpage.

However, if you choose to use an agent or recruiter, when completing your online application, you must use your own personal email. The online application profile of the student should not include an agent or recruiter email, nor a proxy’s email, nor a family member’s email.

Additionally, new immigration policy guidance clarifies that for reasons of privacy, security, and fraud prevention, ACC (the SEVP-certified school) must issue the Form I-20 directly to the non-immigrant student. Due to the new immigration policy, Designated School Officials (DSOs) are only authorized to release the Form I-20 directly to non-immigrant students, or, for minors, to their parent or legal guardian.

Agents or recruiters may not receive the Form I-20 directly from ACC and control the distribution of the Form I-20 for the prospective student.

Once accepted, when scheduling shipment of the acceptance packet, which includes for Form I-20, the shipment address should be your address and not an agent, agency, or recruiter’s address.

Review and download the Form I-20 Issuance and School Use of Recruiters Policy Guidance on

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  • Meet Virtually with the International Student Office

    You can meet with International Student Office staff without an appointment Monday through Friday. See times and other information.

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    Meeting ID: 995 8669 0635
    Passcode: 640601

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