Steps To Getting Started
(Students who have previously taken college credit at another institution.)
Welcome to Alvin Community College. We are excited about your decision to transfer to our institution. Additional transfer of credit information can be found after the steps listed below. Please make sure to complete the steps in the order shown.
1. Apply for Admission
- Complete the online application at the Apply Texas website.
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Note:An acceptance email should be received within three business days 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 FA@alvincollege.edu.
3. Submit Official Transcripts
- All transcripts from previous institutions must be submitted to Alvin Community College.
- Request official transcripts to be sent electronically to ACC (SPEEDE, Parchment, etc.) The ACC school code is 003539. The email address to send official transcripts is RegistrarsOffice@alvincollege.edu. The Students may bring official transcripts in a sealed institution envelope to the Welcome Center, or mail to: ACC Registrar's Office 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511.
Click here to view Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agencies
4. Placement Testing (If applicable)
- If necessary, students should take the Texas Success Initiative (TSIA2) to measure college readiness.
- If TSI was met at another institution, it must be depicted on their official transcript.
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 Title IX Training
- Transfer students are required to complete ACC's campus Title IX training.
a. Click here for Title IX training
(Or cut and paste: https://alvincollegestudents-tx.safecolleges.com/login)
b. Select "Register"
- Enter the ACC registration key aba0907c
- Complete the fields
- Use the ACCess ID as your username: (first initial of first name, first four letters
of your last name, and the last four numbers of your student ID.)
Example of Username:
Student - John Smith, ACC ID: 123456, username would be: jsmit3456.
- Email - use your ACC student email.
c. Once logged in and registered, Title IX training should show as a mandatory course for completion.
Transfer of Credit to Alvin Community College
Texas Common Course Numbering System
Alvin Community College participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS).
This system is a voluntary, cooperative effort among Texas community colleges and
universities to facilitate transfer of freshman and sophomore-level general academic
coursework. The TCCNS provides a shared, uniform set of course designations for students
and their Pathways Advisors to use in determining both course equivalency and degree
applicability of transfer credit on a statewide basis. When students transfer between
two participating TCCNS institutions, a course taken at the sending institution transfers
as the course carrying, or cross-referenced with, the same TCCNS designation at the
Each course is identified by a four-character "rubric" (i.e. prefix or department
abbreviation) and a four-digit number. The first digit of the course number denotes
the academic level of the course; the second digit denotes the credit value of the
course in semester hours; and the third and fourth digits establish course sequencing
and/or distinguish the course from others of the same level, credit value, and rubric.
Zero (0) as the first digit of the number identifies a course as remedial/developmental in content. Such courses are not transferable under TCCNS guidelines, though receiving institutions are free to recognize them without obtaining special permission from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Evaluation of Previous Traditional Education
Students are required to provide official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities previously attended as part of the admission process. An incoming transcript is evaluated no later than one semester after the student's enrollment. Evaluated coursework does not appear on the ACC official transcript.
Courses are freely transferable to Alvin Community College from regionally accredited
institutions of post-secondary education when content and credit hours are equivalent
to ACC courses. If the core curriculum is completed at a single Texas public institution,
core will transfer to ACC and satisfy ACC’s core curriculum. Individual core courses transfer to ACC on a one-for-one basis, e.g. math for math, science for science, etc., until ACC’s core requirement is met. College-level coursework for which there is no ACC equivalent may be transferred as elective credit. Transferred grades must meet departmental degree criteria. Transferred coursework is posted to the student’s record using Texas common course numbers to assist transfer students with course selection. Course selection and the non-duplication of coursework are the responsibility of the student.