ACC Dual Enrollment (Dual Credit)

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ACC Registration Process

Please see the bottom of this page for more information on various steps ONCE YOU HAVE YOU READ THE LINKED REGISTRATION PROCESS ABOVE.

Once a student has completed 8th grade and has enrolled in a high school, he/she can take advantage of Austin Community College’s Dual Credit program.  The Dual Credit program allows students to take FREE college-level courses while in high school, and have the course count for high school credit as well. Typically, students only have to pay for books!  Feel free to check it out at ACC’s Dual Credit Website.

Numerous courses are available to take via ACC.  Students are allowed to take up to 12 hours of college credit throughout his/her high school career.  To determine the best course to take, students need to double-check that the course is listed on the ACC Conversion Chart.  If the course desired is not on the chart, there may still be a possible conversion.  If this situation arises, students should inform Mr. B as early as possible to allow time for investigation.  If students wish to take a math course, he/she may need to take an additional math placement exam, according to the Higher Level Math Courses at ACC.

Effective Spring 2015, the ECS tuition and fees waiver will only apply to classes on the ACC core curriculum (ACC Core Curriculum), workforce course required for an ACC workforce certificate or degree, foreign language, and KINE 1304 & 1305; all other ACC courses will be assessed regular tuition and fees according to a student’s residency status.  The ACC Conversion Chart does indicate which courses are covered under the ECS tuition and fees waiver.  For more information, feel free to visit ACC’s Core Curriculum Website.

The ACC Dual Credit Student FAQ can be found here.

The ACC Dual Credit Parent FAQ can be found here.

Please note that if a student takes an Austin Community College course that counts for US History, he/she is still required to pass the US History End-Of-Course exam as a graduation requirement.

Once students have registered for a course, Mr. Barnett requires a PROOF OF ENROLLMENT be submitted.  Students can generate a “proof of enrollment” by following these steps:

2.) Enter your ACCeID and password and Sign In.
3.) Select “Student Planning”
4.) Select “Go to Plan & Schedule”
5.) Select/Click the right arrow to advance to respective semester
6.) Registered courses will show up in green.  If courses are in yellow then they are only planned and you are not officially registered.
7.) There is a print option and it will provide the scheduled classes.  You can print this or forward to Mr. Barnett.  The proof of enrollment MUST contain the student’s name!!


For more information about each step in the registration process, please see below ONCE YOU HAVE READ THE DOCUMENT “ACC REGISTRATION PROCESS” ABOVE :


Students who reside within the ACC service area but outside of ACC’s taxing district are assessed a $75 per-course fee for up to two courses per semester, for courses that meet on a high school campus this fee is waived. Students taking a distance learning classes are charged the $75 per-course fee.

To help determine residency, please refer to ACC Residency Information or visit ACC’s Residency Website and especially the ACC Residency FAQ.

During the Application process, claim your ACCeID and set your password and security questions. From the ACC homepage select “ACCeID” from the row of links on the top of the page. Follow the three steps to obtain, activate, and set your security questions. Your ACCeID will give you full access to your ACC records using your ACC online services account. For assistance, contact the ACC Help Desk at (512) 223-HELP or at ACC’s Help Website.

To take courses at ACC, a student must show college readiness in the areas required for the course he/she wishes to take.  Typically, this is done by a student taking the TSI Assessment.  However, a student can be TSI-exempt (e.g. prove college readiness by another means) by one of the following:


With the recent changes to the SAT, The Higher Education Coordinating Board has issued the following guidance:

Texas Administrative Code, Rule 4.54(a)(1)(B) SAT:
(i) SAT administered prior to March 2016: a combined critical reading (formerly “verbal”) and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a combined critical reading (formerly “verbal”) and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment;
(ii) SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no combined score.
(iii) Mixing or combining scores from the SAT administered prior to March 2016 and the SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016 is not allowable.

For more information about the TSI Assessment, please visit ACC’s TSI Assessment Website.  A student will need to complete the Pre Assessment Activity (PAA) before taking the TSI.  For more information, please visit the TSI Assessment Preparation website.

Please realize that all students will need to pay a $29.00 testing fee to take the TSI assessment.

If a student has to take the TSI Assessment, then he/she will need to register and take the exam at the ACC Assessment Office at one of the following campuses (typically, students can simply drop in and take the exam, but students should call ahead and schedule a testing appointment):

Cypress        Eastview         Northridge         Pinnacle        Rio Grande
223-2020      223-5188         223-4807       223-8189        223-3139

Riverside      South Austin     Round Rock
223-6015        223-9162          223-0142

For hours of operation at each location, please visit ACC’s TSI Assessment Website.

Fore more information, please visit ACC’s Assessment Website.


Advising with an academic advisor is completed on a walk-in basis at all ACC campus Advising Centers. Upon completion of the advising session, students are sent to the campus Admissions Office to submit application paperwork, including the ECS form. When registration is in progress, students are able to register 24 hours after submission of all required admissions documents.

ACC campus Advising Centers are available at these locations.


After the meeting with an ACC advisor, students will need to schedule courses via the ACC online system.  For help with registering for courses online, please refer to ACC Steps To Register Online and ACC Online Scheduling Help.

Please note that summer ACC courses may conflict with CSA courses as the two session may overlap (i.e. ACC summer start before CSA school ends).  Unfortunately, absences for ACC courses are not considered excused.