Dual Enrollment News & Announcements

Important Student Information



Tips for Success:

  • Check your ACC email - email is the official form of communication. Check your ACC email daily. If you need help finding your email, view this short POD video
  • Log into Blackboard Daily - Students should log into Blackboard daily to review any announcements or assignments. Students needing assistance with Blackboard should email their instructor or contact Blackboard using the link within the system.
  • Stay ConnectedRead and send emails! Email your instructor if you have questions or concerns. Email your DE Advisor for support or if you need assistance. 
  • Dual Enrollment students receive FREE tutorials through the Learning Lab.

Set up your ACC POD account:

Your ACC POD account is your online portal with ACC. Inside the POD students can access their college email, Blackboard and much more! Students log into the POD with their ACC email address and the password they create.

When their application to ACC is processed, students receive an email containing their ACC student ID number, ACCess ID, and ACC email address. There will also be a link to set up a password. 

For assistance, contact the IT Help Desk at 281.756.3544.

ACC Email -  The ACC email inbox is located in the POD and or students can also sign in through Office 365. Email is ACC's official form of communication.

Blackboard - Students access their courses in Blackboard through the POD. The courses will not show in Blackboard until the first day of class. 

How to set up your POD account handout. 

This quick video goes over what is in the POD.

View Courses in the POD:

Log into the POD and on the right under WebACCESS > select Students > select Self Service > select Student Planning.

If your schedule does not look accurate, contact your ACC DE Advisor. Remember you will only be registered for one semester at a time. 


The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides that all records pertaining to a student that are maintained may not be made available to any other person without authorization from the student. 

If a student wants their parents to speak to their professor or the college on their behalf, the student will need to set up a FERPA Student Records Release in the POD. 

Here are instructions on how to set it up.

CLEP Testing 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams test mastery of college-level material. Students can receive college credit for subjects in which they already have proficiency. This is most commonly used for DC Spanish.

For information and test registration, visit the CLEP website. Testers should contact the ACC Testing Center directly at 281.756.3526 to schedule their testing appointment. A proctoring fee of $20 must be paid prior to testing. View ID requirements. Your school ID will not be acceptable. 

Once test is completed, students can follow up with their ACC advisor about submitting a PLA application to get the credits put on their student record. View the ACC CLEP score chart here

Textbook Information:

ACC utilizes both electronic (Redshelf/eBooks) and hard copy textbooks.

  • Hard copy textbooksThe following video will explain how to purchase textbooks from the ACC bookstore. 
  • Electronic textbooks (RedShelf/eBooks) - Many courses have eBooks included in the price of the course. If you have an textbook fee on your fee statement/bill, it is related to an electronic textbook associated with one of your courses. 

Career Coach

All students in the ACC Dual Enrollment Program are in the Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies but if you are not sure what you want to major in when you go to a university try Career Coach.

Career Coach is a web-based tool that is used for career based research using labor market data to make career decisions easy. The options in Career Coach are endless – from building a resumé, discovering programs to pursue to exploring the local job market.

Do you need ADA accommodations?

Students that require accommodations in their courses must meet with the ACC Student Accessibility Services prior to the start of school. View the Dual Enrollment Information Sheet to review what is needed for your visit.