Steps To Getting Started

First Time in College Students

Welcome to Alvin Community College. We are excited about your decision to join our Dolphin Family. As a first time in college student, we know that you will have many questions. It is our goal to provide you with as much information and support as possible.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at, call 281-756-3531, or request virtual enrollment assistance. 

  1. Apply for Admission

    Complete the Free Online Application at ApplyTexas.Org.
    (Use browsers Chrome, Mozilla or the latest version of IE)
    Note: An acceptance email should be received within 48 business hours during normal processing times and may be longer during peak registration periods. Please check your spam folder for this important communication if it does not route to your inbox automatically.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid

    All students are encouraged to submit FAFSA regardless of financial status. Having a FAFSA on file helps to satisfy scholarship requirements also. Review Financial Aid Steps. For assistance, email

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 get started.

  7. Complete New Student Orientation & Title IX Training

    New Student Orientation is required for first-time college students and must be completed prior to registration. Effective for Fall 2021 registration.

    Dual Enrollment students click here to access DE Orientation information.

    In addition, students are required to complete online Title IX training regarding ACC's campus sexual  policy.
    Students will receive an email regarding this requirement.