Get a Head Start on College in High School
Austin Community College offers college classes to qualified high school students in the ACC service area. Dual Credit classes are taught by college faculty at an ACC campus or high school campus. You can take general education (core curriculum) classes like ENGL 1301 (English Composition 1) and HIST 1301 (United States History I), or enroll in workforce classes (i.e. Automotive, Building Trades, Computer Science, etc.)
Who is eligible to participate?
- Grades 9-12
- Partnering public, private, charter, or home school students with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
- Contact your school counselor or the College and High School Relations office to find out if the program is at your school
- Have college ready test scores (TSI, SAT/ACT, STARR, PSAT)
Where are classes held & who teaches them?
Classes are available at service-area high schools, ACC campuses and Centers, or online through the Distance Education Program.
Classes are taught by ACC faculty.
Do my credits transfer?
ACC credits are transferable to most Texas public colleges and universities. It’s important to verify course transferability with your four-year institution.
What’s the cost?
Tuition and fees are waived for in-district students. Out-of-district students qualify for significant discounts and pay just $150 per course. These discounts are good for up to 12 courses, after which regular tuition and fees are assessed for both groups. Textbooks and course materials are not included. Eligible courses include core curriculum, workforce, and foreign language courses.
Dual Credit students are assessed regular tuition and fees for additional classes that exceed 12 classes covered by the tuition waiver. Dual Credit tuition and fee waivers do not cover textbook and material fees, which must be purchased by the student.
The HS Programs Enrollment Guidebook includes important dates and step-by-step instructions for high school students to enroll in ACC dual credit courses. It also includes ACC ID and ACC email activation, registration instructions, and eligible college readiness scores.