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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 Placement Test 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:
For more information about each step in the registration process, please see below ONCE YOU HAVE READ THE DOCUMENT “ACC REGISTRATION PROCESS” ABOVE :
STEP 1 (APPLY ONLINE FOR ENTRANCE):
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.
STEP 4 (TAKE TSI ASSESSMENT, IF NEEDED):
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:
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.
STEP 7 (MEET WITH ACC ADVISOR):
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.
STEP 8 (REGISTER FOR COURSES ONLINE):
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.