Steps To Getting Started

First Time in College Students

We encourage you to complete the admission process early in order to avoid delays. Please follow the simple steps below for admission to Alvin Community College. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at, request a virtual appointment (during the COVID-19 campus closure) or call 281-756-3531.
Thank you for your interest in Alvin Community College.

1. Apply for Admission

Complete the Online Application at ApplyTexas.Org.
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For more information regarding Continuing Education Workforce Development (CEWD) programs please visit the website or call 281-756-3787.

2. Satisfy Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

This step is only required for students under the age 22. 
Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

3. Apply for Financial Aid

Visit the Financial Aid office in A155 for assistance, or see the ACC Financial Aid homepage.

4. Submit Official Transcripts (if applicable)

The college no longer requires students to submit their high school transcript or GED score report. However, please note that financial aid may need it for verification, if chosen.

5. Complete Career Coach Assessment

Career Coach is a web-based tool that is used for career based research using labor market data to make career decisions easy. Click here to visit the Career Services page:

6. Complete Placement Testing 

Take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) to measure college readiness. (Required before registering courses in the Associate degree programs. You must take the Pre-Assessment Activity before taking the TSI.
See the testing homepage for test scheduling and exemption information.

7. Meet With an Academic Advisor

Meet with an academic advisor. You are encouraged but not required to meet with an academic advisor. Sign in at the Admissions and Registrar's Office to meet with an advisor.

8. Register for Classes

Register for your classes in The POD. If student is registering for a developmental education course, you must come in and register with an advisor.

The normal course load for the fall or spring semester is 15-16 credit hours. The normal course load for the summer semester is 7 credit hours for each five-week term or 14 credit hours for a full summer semester. Course loads in excess of 18 credit hours in any combination of terms within the fall or spring semesters require approval. See an academic advisor for more information.

9. Complete New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is required for first-time college students and must be completed before the first semester of attendance.  Transfer students and first-time college students are required to complete online Title IX training regarding ACC’s campus sexual assault policy. Students will receive an email regarding this requirement.

10. Make a Payment

Pay for classes online or in person at the Cashier Window (A-109). Tuition installment plans are available for most terms.

11. Student ID Card and Parking Permit

Click here for student ID and parking permit information.

12. Textbooks

Purchase your textbooks at the College Store in Building E by the Student Center.