ACC Dual Enrollment

WANT TO TAKE A DUAL CREDIT COURSE AT ACC?

Follow the ACC Registration Process:

WHO CAN TAKE ACC DUAL CREDIT COURSES?

Once a student has completed 8th grade and has enrolled in a high school, he/she can take advantage of Austin Community College’s Dual Credit program.  The Dual Credit program allows students to take FREE college-level courses while in high school, and have the course count for high school credit as well. Typically, students only have to pay for books!  Feel free to check it out at ACC’s Dual Credit Website.

WHAT CAN I TAKE AT ACC?

Numerous courses are available to take via ACC. To determine the best course to take, students need to double-check that the course is listed on the ACC Conversion Chart. If the course desired is not on the chart, there may still be a possible conversion.  If this situation arises, students should inform Mr. B as early as possible to allow time for investigation.  If students wish to take a math course, he/she may need to take an additional math placement exam, according to the Higher Level Math Courses at ACC.

 
 
WHAT DOES CSA RECOMMEND A STUDENT TAKE?
(please note that even though the Conversion Chart has been updated since the publication of this video, the information is still accurate)
 

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.

 

Effective Spring 2015, the ECS tuition and fees waiver will only apply to classes on the ACC core curriculum (ACC Core Curriculum), workforce course required for an ACC workforce certificate or degree, foreign language, and KINE 1304 & 1305; all other ACC courses will be assessed regular tuition and fees according to a student’s residency status.  The ACC Conversion Chart does indicate which courses are covered under the ECS tuition and fees waiver.  For more information, feel free to visit ACC’s Core Curriculum Website.

However, Dual Credit students may have other fees even if tuition is waived.  ACC handles all financial transactions (and resultant application of the tuition and fees waiver) on their end.  Any financial questions should be directly communicated with ACC.

WHAT ABOUT END-OF-COURSE EXAMS FOR GRADUATION?

Please note that if a student takes an Austin Community College course that counts for US History, he/she is still required to pass the US History End-Of-Course exam as a graduation requirement.

ANY MORE INFORMATION PARTICULAR TO THE REGISTRATION STEPS?

For more information about each step in the registration process, please see below ONCE YOU HAVE READ THE DOCUMENT “ACC REGISTRATION PROCESS” ABOVE :

STEP 1 (APPLY ONLINE FOR ENTRANCE):

Students who reside within the ACC service area but outside of ACC’s taxing district are assessed a $75 per-course fee for up to two courses per semester, for courses that meet on a high school campus this fee is waived. Students taking a distance learning classes are charged the $75 per-course fee.

To help determine residency, please refer to ACC Residency Information or visit ACC’s Residency Website and especially the ACC Residency FAQ.

registration steps
STEP 4 (TAKE TSIA2 ASSESSMENT, IF NEEDED):

To take courses at ACC, a student must show college readiness in the areas required for the course he/she wishes to take.  Typically, this is done by a student taking the TSIA2 Assessment.  However, a student can be TSIA2-exempt (e.g. prove college readiness by another means) by one of the following:

With the recent changes to the SAT, The Higher Education Coordinating Board has issued the following guidance:

Texas Administrative Code, Rule 4.54(a)(1)(B) SAT:
 
(i) SAT administered prior to March 2016: a combined critical reading (formerly “verbal”) and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a combined critical reading (formerly “verbal”) and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment;
 
(ii) SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no combined score.
 
(iii) Mixing or combining scores from the SAT administered prior to March 2016 and the SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016 is not allowable.

For more information about the TSI Assessment, please visit ACC’s TSI Assessment Website.  A student will need to complete the Pre Assessment Activity (PAA) before taking the TSI.  For more information, please visit the TSI Assessment Preparation website.

Please realize that all students will need to pay a $29.00 testing fee to take the TSI assessment.

If a student has to take the TSI Assessment, then he/she will need to register and take the exam at the ACC Assessment Office at one of the following campuses (typically, students can simply drop in and take the exam, but students should call ahead and schedule a testing appointment):

Cypress        Eastview         Northridge         Pinnacle        Rio Grande
223-2020      223-5188         223-4807       223-8189        223-3139

Riverside      South Austin     Round Rock
223-6015        223-9162          223-0142

For hours of operation at each location, please visit ACC’s TSI Assessment Website.

Fore more information, please visit ACC’s Assessment Website

STEP 8 (REGISTER FOR COURSES ONLINE):