Apply & Get Started

Steps To Getting Started

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 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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For more information regarding Continuing Education Workforce Development (CEWD) programs please visit the website or call 281-756-3787.

2. Satisfy Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

3. Apply for Financial Aid

Visit the Financial Aid office in A155 for assistance.  Also see the ACC Financial Aid homepage.

4. Submit Official Transcripts (if applicable)

See transcript requirements.

5. Complete Placement Testing and Pre-Assessment Activity

See the testing homepage for test scheduling and exemption information.

6. Meet With an Academic Advisor

Meet with an academic advisor (required for first-time college students). If you have previously attended college, 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.

7. Register for Classes

Register for your classes in The POD or in person by meeting with an academic advisor.

The normal course load for the fall or spring semester is 15-16 credit hours. 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.

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 7 credit hours per term or 14 credit hours in any combination of summer semesters require approval. See an academic advisor for more information.

8. Complete New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is required for first-time college students and must be completed before the first semester of attendance.

In addition, transfer students and first-time college students are required to complete online training from Get Inclusive 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

Available in the Student Activities Center (Bldg. E - Rm 124)

All enrolled students are required to carry a valid ACC student ID card when on campus. The card grants access to the Fitness Center, Learning Commons, Game Room, Testing Center, and student computer labs. Students must present a paid fee statement showing payment for the current semester and a valid picture ID to obtain a student ID.

11. Parking Permit

Apply online for your parking permit. Information needed: driver’s license number, license plate number, and make/model of vehicle.

Permits will be available within 48 business hours of parking permit application and can be obtained at the Campus Police Office in H132. A student must have a valid, up-to-date ACC student ID to pick up parking permit.

ACC parking permits are also required for students taking ACC classes at UHCL-Pearland. Students who are only taking classes after 4:00 p.m. at JB Hensler CTE Campus or Shadow Creek HS do not need an ACC parking permit.

12. Textbooks

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