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 or call 281-756-3531.  Thank you for choosing Alvin Community College.

1. Apply for Admission

Complete the Online Application at ApplyTexas.Org.
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Note: An acceptance email should be received within 48 business hours. Please check your spam folder for this important communication if it does not route to your inbox automatically.

COVID NOTICE: Before visiting the ACC campus in person, please complete the COVID Awareness Training at

2. Satisfy Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

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

Note: Immunization records sent via email should be sent in PDF format. Please do NOT send in an actual picture.

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 

      IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are a new student and have not already tested, DO  NOT REGISTER for the TSI without contacting an ACC Pathways Advisor first. You may qualify for an Alternative Placement Measure for Fall 2020 enrollment.

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 or visit the Advising webpage

8. Register for Classes

Register for your classes in The POD. If you are registering for a developmental education course, please register through an advisor.

BEFORE registering, set up ACCess ID in The Pod - your access ID gives all-in-one access to your registration, student records, financial aid, and much more.

NOTE: 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.