New Student Orientation
& Advising

Complete these steps to be ready to register for classes!


Please visit our online orientation here

Have 12 or more college credits from ANY college? Head to Step 2!

STEP 2 - Meet with an advisor 🦇

We have different steps for students based on their college experience. Select the section below that describes you.

I have attended ANY college and have 12 OR MORE credit hours.

Returning ACC students and brand-new students with 12 credit hours or more (earned at ANY college) are not required to complete New Student Orientation.

MEET WITH OUR ONLINE ADVISORS VIRTUALLY | Scroll down, and click "Join Via Zoom". 

EMAIL: for general advising questions or to be routed to the correct advisor. 

I have fewer than 12 college credit hours OR no college experience.

Students who have fewer than 12 hours and are applying to ACC for the first time should schedule an advising session with an orientation advisor AFTER completing New Student Orientation. You will discuss your educational goals and plan your first semester courses in this session.


If you need to review other scheduling options with an Orientation Advisor, please click here.

STEP 3 - Register for classes 🦇

After meeting with an advisor to select your classes, you can use the links below to self-register or schedule an appointment with our Registration Station for hands-on help registering for classes. 



paying for classes

ACC offers the best tuition rates in Central Texas. 

Financial Aid

Most students are eligible for some type of assistance – from grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study. The Financial Aid Office at ACC will work with you to explore options and access the funds you need to achieve a college education. 


Students can apply for scholarships through a range of organizations, including through ACC. This is another source of money that you don’t have to pay back. 

Payment Plans

ACC offers interest-free payment plans as an option to help make paying tuition more affordable and manageable. 


The ACC Free Tuition pilot program eliminates the cost of tuition and general fees at Austin Community College.

It starts with the class of 2024 and will continue over the next five years for future classes of high school graduates and GED® completers who live in the ACC service area.

Learn more about ACC Free Tuition here!

Have questions about ACC Free Tuition? Ask there here!

Have questions?

Check out our frequently asked questions below or contact us at

NOTE: This orientation page is designed for high school graduates (or equivalent) seeking an associate's degree or certificate. Please check the appropriate link if you are planning to enroll in Dual Credit, Early College High School, Continuing Education, Adult Education, or if you are an F-1 Student in need of international orientation.

Frequently Asked Questions About New Student Orientation

Who can access ACC New Student Orientation? 

If you are a transfer student with more than 12 credit hours, contact our colleagues in Online Advising for questions about course selection. 

What can I expect from orientation? 

In this orientation, we hope you learn: 

What should I do to prepare for my online orientation module? 

How do I change my major? 

After completing New Student Orientation, you will have the ability to meet with an advisor. During your first advising session, you can update your major and discuss your academic plans. If you aren't sure of the name of the new program you want to pursue, you can review a list of ACC majors here