covid-19 information: to ensure the health and safety of the acc community, all who come to campus are required to follow health and safety protocols. acc campuses are now open only to students attending in-person classes, those with appointments, and essential faculty and staff. for the latest information, please visit covid-19 information.



4 Steps & You’re In

austin community college makes college more accessible with an open admissions policy and a simple enrollment process. there’s no fee to apply, and applications are accepted year-round. once you complete these four steps, you’re eligible to take credit classes at any of our 11 campuses or online.

step 1: view the first step video

view the first step video to learn about acc’s enrollment process and how to choose the best academic path to reach your career goals.

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! applying early ensures you’ll be ready when key registration dates arrive.

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fall 2020

classes start
august 24, 2020

new student registration starts
june 15, 2020

spring 2021

classes start
january 19, 2021

new student registration starts
november 2, 2020

summer 2021

classes start
june 1, 2021

new student registration starts
april 5, 2021

other types of admissions

we offer several noncredit learning and training options. these programs include continuing education, adult education, and english as a second language.

continuing education take noncredit classes to learn a new job, upgrade a skill, advance your career, or improve your english.
adult education prepare for high school equivalency or learn english as a second language.

here to serve you

the admissions process can be slightly different for some students. our highest priority is to welcome each student and put them on a pathway as seamlessly as possible.

Engineering student
dual credit programs

earn college credit and even complete an associate degree before high school graduation.

veterans services

friendly and knowledgeable support for a successful transition to college life.

accessibility services

accommodations are available for documented disabilities.

international students

caring staff to help you adjust and succeed in a new country.