ACC for LHS Graduates
Below are steps for enrollment and helpful resources for any graduating seniors or alumni planning to take courses at Austin Community College. Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the ACC Cypress Creek campus Advising Office (512-223-2020).
Need to Apply to ACC?
- Go to ACC's online application. click on the PURPLE "Apply Now" button, and create an Application Account (this is not your application), then proceed to the next steps found at the bottom of the page to start application.
- Complete and submit the online application - be sure to specify High School Graduate as the basis of admission from the drop down options. (If you do not have a SS#, see Mrs. Wood to be assigned an alternate number.)
- HINTS: Your "Primary reason" for attending is to "earn credits for transfer"; answer that "yes" you will transfer credits; and choose the North location.
- NOTE: You will need to submit Meningitis Shot records through the ACC portal via your ACCmail.
Activate Online Tools
Before you can access ANYTHING, you'll need to be sure you have your ACCeID and password set. Many of you saved this in your phone as a note, if not, use the ACCeID link to retrieve your id or password. If you don't remember your password, or your answers to your security questions, it's easiest to call the ACC Help Desk to get your password reset (512.223.HELP).
Go to www.austincc.edu/accmail and use the Activation and Login Assistance link to activate your ACC email address. I highly recommend you add this email address to your smart phone or use the settings to have it forward to an email address you check regularly.
Check Your Account for Holds
I highly recommend logging into your Online Services student account to check your holds well before registration opens. Once you are logged in, choose the "Student Status" link. Any holds on your account will be listed with links directing you to required forms or documents. These holds will prevent you from having access to registering, so take care of them early!
COMMON HOLDS THAT WILL PREVENT YOU FROM REGISTERING:
- Residency Form. This form should be completed and delivered or faxed to the ACC campus.
- Transcript. High school grads will need to order a final high school transcript through Parchment. You are given a grace period after graduation to have this submitted as it usually takes us until July to process and send these out. Current college students will need to send a high school transcript and a transcript from the college you are currently attending.
- Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination. Use the link to set up an account through Magnus Health and upload your documentation. This hold takes a couple of days to clear. Instructions can be found here.
Which Courses? Will They Transfer?
Although these are some useful tools that may assist you in finding courses to start with or to transfer, I always encourage you to meet with your Academic Advisor at ACC or the college you are primarily attending to get their expert perspective.
- Texas Core Curriculum - this list outlines the basic core curriculum requirements of Texas public institutions.
- TCCNS - the Texas Common Course Numbering System allows you to compare institutions to determine the equivalency at ACC.
- Transferology.com - this site may help you find equivalencies at ACC if you are attending an out-of-state school.
When to Register
ACC lists registration windows on this website. Always register as soon as you can to ensure a seat in the course!
This site provides a bit more detail in terms of add/drop dates, withdrawal deadlines, etc.
How to Find Classes
You'll want to access the online listings of ACC's Course Schedule to determine which courses are offered, when, where, and how. If you need help, visit the ACC campus and meet with your Advisor.
In addition to doing your own research, ACC provides Area of Study sessions, where you are able to learn about course sequencing and transfer-ability.
Jump Start Your College Journey - Specialized learning communities take the guesswork out of getting started and help students reach their academic goals. ACC Institutes
Sadly, ACC courses aren't free anymore. You can pay online by logging into Online Services and accessing the Financial Services tool (top left of menu) to see what you owe and set up payment. Pay close attention to tuition payment deadlines. Not paying on time will get you dropped from your courses!
Get your hands on the required textbooks - you can find some tips on figuring our which textbooks and how to purchase/rent/access them through my Dual Credit Resources page.
Log-in to your Blackboard account and become familiar with the tools and resources available to you there. Many professors use this for grade postings, online submission of assignments, announcements, discussion boards, etc.