Steps To Getting Started

Transfer Students

(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 admissions@alvincollege.edu, 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 COVID Awareness Training: https://alvincollegestudents-tx.safecolleges.com/register/aba0907c.  

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 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.

Click here to view Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agencies 

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, 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.

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

Click here for student ID and parking permit information.

11. Textbooks

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