Application Status Update Page

Applicant Updates

Last updated: 01/24/2018


Proof of health insurance for all health sciences students is required prior to the first day of each semester, consistent with the requirements of our clinical education partners. With the increasing risks of providing patient care, it is necessary for you to be protected. This coverage is in addition to the accident insurance provided by the College. Students will be required to submit proof of insurance once they are officially accepted into the program.   Students who qualified for an Exemption under the new Healthcare law will still be required to provide proof of insurance each semester.  No one is exempt from the requirement.   

Proof of insurance will be verified each semester.

Students are required to keep the policy current and notify the program if changes occur. Failure to do so will result in removal from the clinical site and withdrawal from the program because students will not be able to meet their learning objectives:



In compliance with the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) requirements, the ACC Nursing department is implementing the TBON requires a background check in addition to the Pre-Check requirement.

All applicants to a nursing education program must submit a Texas Board of Nursing (BON) background check prior to enrolling in a program.  This was previously completed in the last semester when applying for licensure.  

All students will be notified by the department when it is time for them to start this process.  Please do not do so until notified by the department.

*All students receiving the TBON email, please be aware it is not an Acceptance Letter so please do not mistake it for that.  It is a step in the process whether you are admitted this semester or a later semester.

You will receive an email from Identogo (to your personal email) to schedule your fingerprints.  Once you are cleared by the TBON, you will receive a blue card or clearance letter in the mail.  Please upload a copy of your blue card/clearance letter to the TBON Clearance Submission Form.

However, if you are not cleared, you will receive further instructions/information to submit a Declaratory Order from Identogo via mail. 

**If you need to complete the Declaratory Order process do not delay!  All students must have clearance to begin the ADN program, no exceptions can be made!  The Declaratory process can be a lengthy process and possibly delay your program start.  This step in the process is only for students who have received mail from Identogo requesting a DO from the student.   Instructions are also on the TX BON website:

Please begin as soon as possible as to not delay entering the program.



Spring 2020 application cycle begins:  May 15th  - July, 10th 2019

Once the application cycle begins, please no calls or emails about acceptance or where you stand in the Nursing Program.  As soon as all applications have been processed, information will be sent to all applicants. Thank you for your patience!

Hello Applicants:

Thank you for applying to the Austin Community College ADN program.  This page is only for students who have applied to the ADN program -- it will be used for general and upcoming information, timelines and deadlines.

Department Method of Communication:

Make sure your ACC Gmail account ( ) is active and working; this will be the ONLY communication method for applicants and nursing students from the department.  If you don’t check this email very often please make sure you forward it to your most used email address.  Most emails sent during this time frame are time sensitive and it is the student’s responsibility to check it oftenThere will not be extensions on deadlines given to students because they haven't checked their email.

 ATTENTION all Re-applicants: 

All re-applicants will be required to provide one of the following TX BON items with their re-application form.

1) a copy of  TBON  blue card  OR

2) a copy of TBON clearance letter (for students who submitted a Declaratory Order)

If you haven't done so already, please upload your blue card or clearance letter in the following link:  

TBON Clearance Submission

Re-applications will not be accepted without one of the above items.

Fall 2019 applicants have received further information/next steps email--it was emailed on Friday, February 15th regarding BON fingerprinting and background check.  

 TBON Instructions: 

 Once you receive your TBON clearance (Blue Card or Clearance Letter) please submit a copy to the following link: 

TBON Clearance Submission

Fingerprinting instructions have been emailed (email was sent on Friday, February 15, 2019)--this is for all Traditional student applicants that need to complete the TBON fingerprinting requirements.  Your name has been sent to the TXBON and Identogo will notify you to schedule your fingerprints (to your personal email). 

***Scheduling fingerprinting is NOT a guarantee acceptance in the Fall 2019 Traditional track - this is part of the application process***

Students that have already submitted a BON Blue Card or Clearance Letter or are an LVN (unless otherwise notified) will not receive fingerprinting instructions.  Please email if you have any questions or concerns about this process.

If you are a re-applicant, you should have already completed this process and have submitted a copy of your blue card or clearance letter.  Please submit it to the following link if you have not done so!

TBON Clearance Submission 

Everyone must have TBON clearance no later than Friday, July 12, 2019, if accepted for the Fall 2019 cohort.

Summer 2019 RNSG 1105 Petitions: 04/01/2019)

For new applicants and re-applicants for Fall 2019 class:

  •  The 1st and 2nd round of 6 weeks of Summer 2019 petitions for 1105 will be sent no later than Friday, April 5, 2019

If you are able to register for 1105, this does NOT guarantee you a spot in the Fall 2019 cohort.  If you are not selected in May/June please DO NOT drop the class.  Many students cause their own delay in starting the program because they end up dropping or not enrolling in RNSG 1105.

PLEASE-NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS ABOUT PETITIONS, petitions will be sent accordingly.

Please check your spam box if you do not see your email.  RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills is a Nursing program course and students are only allowed to attempt the course two times. 

 After two unsuccessful attempts, the course cannot be retaken at ACC. 

Dropping the course after the class begins, for whatever reason, is considered an unsuccessful attempt.

If you register for a section please make every effort to complete the course, as space is very limited, and many students need to complete it.


Ranking Calculation Emails -- mid to late April 2019 

Fall 2019 - 1105 courses will not be added to calculations. Only courses that were completed by the original deadline for Fall 2019 will be counted.

Ranking calculation emails will be sent out early April to your ACC email account!  

Please read your email carefully.  

Also, please no phone calls concerning your ranking calculations.  If the calculations you received have a discrepancy you will need to reply to the email that was sent to you.


ACCEPTANCE LETTERS Fall 2019 Class -- Early-Mid May 2019

Acceptance letters will be sent 1st or 2nd week of May after all applications have been processed.  Ranking Placement emails will be sent to those that do not receive a letter.

Please, no emails or phone calls to the Nursing Office about your application status. Please continue to review this page for all updates! 

Ranking Placements -- May 2019

Ranking placements will be sent: Late May 2019

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Fall 2019 application cycle begins:  January 3 - May 24th, 2019 

 TBON Instructions: 

Once you receive your TBON clearance (Blue Card or Clearance Letter) please submit a copy to the following link: 

Fingerprinting instructions will be emailed to Mobility student applicants that need to complete the TBON fingerprinting requirement (from Identogo to your personal email or ACC email if that's what you provided). Students that have already submitted a BON Blue Card or Clearance Letter or are an LVN (unless otherwise notified) will not receive fingerprinting instructions. Please email if you have any questions or concerns about this process.

Summer courses: 

Non-LVN Students: we will be sending email petitions sometime in early April for RNSG 1105. If you were supposed to receive a petition for 1105 and did not receive one please email 

If you do not get an email please check your Spam folder.

RNSG 1105: 

*** 1st and 2nd rounds of 6-weeks Summer 2019 RNSG 1105 petitions will be emailed no later than Friday, April 5, 2019. Please continue to check your ACC email periodically as all emails are time sensitive and 1105 registration is on a first come first serve basis. 

RNSG 1140 :

*** Petitions will be sent the week of April 15th for RNSG 1140 to LVN applicants only at this time.  Please be aware that this course has ONLY sixteen (16) seats for Summer 2019--this is a first come first serve basis. This does not mean you have been accepted. Please only register once you receive the petition***

NON-LVN Students: If you are accepted for the fall semester 2019 you will take RNSG 1140 in the Fall because of the lack of seats available in the summer.

***Reminder, all non-LVN students must pass RNSG 1105 successfully (in summer 2019) to be eligible to rank into Fall 2019***

Ranking Calculation Emails: 

Ranking calculation emails will be sent sometime early June If you do not receive an email with your ranking calculations by 5 pm please email

Please note, the only courses we will use for ranking purposes are courses that were completed prior to the end of the semester. 


The first round of Acceptance Letters will be sent:  mid-late June

Ranking Placements

Ranking placements will be emailed to students in July. 

They are being responded in the order they were received.

Always check your spam box if you see that emails were sent and you didn't receive one.  Also, please add the nursing email to your address folder.

Please continually check this page for updates!  

Have a wonderful day!


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