Steps To Getting Started
Note: Students who have previously taken college credit at another institution.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, request a virtual appointment (during COVID-19) 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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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 A-155 for assistance. Also see the ACC Financial Aid homepage for more information.
4. Submit Official Transcripts
ACC requires official transcripts from each college or university for individuals who have attended other institutions. Request official transcripts to be sent electronically to ACC (via SPEEDE, Parchment, etc.), bring official transcripts in a sealed institution envelope when meeting with an ACC advisor, or mail to: ACC Registrar's Office 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511.
5. Complete Placement Testing and Pre-Assessment Activity
Take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) to measure college readiness.
If TSI was met at another institution, it must be depicted on their official transcript.
See the testing homepage for test scheduling and exemption information.
6. Register for Classes
Register for your classes in The Pod. If you are 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.
7. Complete New Student Orientation (not required)
New Student Orientation is not required for students who have taken college credit at other institutions but it is encouraged to attend to become familiar with the ACC campus, events, and activities.
8. Complete Online Title IX Training
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.
9. Make a Payment
Pay for classes online or in person at the Cashier Window (A-109). Tuition installment plans are available for most terms.
10. Student ID Card and Parking Permit
Purchase your textbooks at the College Store in Building E by the Student Center.