Dual Enrollment Admission

Getting Started in the ACC Dual Enrollment Program

2021-2022 Admission Deadline – April 2, 2021

Dual Enrollment students are students who have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and the ACC Admission Requirements. Interested students should complete the following steps:
(Download a printable version of the Steps to Enroll)


Complete the ApplyTexas online application. (Use browsers Chrome, Mozilla or the latest version of IE) View this YouTube video on "How to Apply to ACC".

- Select Get Started if you have never used Apply Texas before.
- Complete My Profile information and save profile.
- Immediately verify profile through email that was sent to your email address.
- Login and under My Application select “Start a New Blank Application”
- Then select “create a new 2 year college admission application.”
- Select Alvin Community College in both Target College drop down menus.
- Select YES you are completing application for Dual Enrollment while still in high school.
- Select Fall semester (Spring, Summer are okay to select as well)
- You will fill out five areas of info; verify them and submit.
 (When it asks how long have your parents lived in Texas, you are getting close to the end)
- When complete, the status of the ACC application will read submitted under My Applications.
(may take up to 72 hours for application process)


Take the TSI Exam or meet a waiver or exemption standard.
All test options require students to have a picture ID (school, passport, driver license)

If your child does not have a picture ID, you can complete the Student ID Form below and have it completed by your child's school or notarized.

Student ID Form 

Visit here to register for testing at ACC or with Examity
Contact the Student Accessibility Services prior to registering for the exam if accommodations are required.


Complete the Early Admission Contract (EAC). Print, complete, and return to your ACC DE Advisor.


Register for Dual Enrollment Orientation when available, to learn more about paying for your college courses, how to purchase your textbooks, and how to access resources for your success!


Pay for your ACC College Courses and Textbooks before each semester begins when you are emailed that you are registered in your courses (fees vary; see ACC Advisor). 

Paying for Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment courses, taken on the high school campus require payment of tuition and a registration fee each semester (Fall-August; Spring-January; Summer-June). Students enrolling in courses located on the main ACC campus, UHCLP campus, or online will be required to pay In-district tuition and all associated fees. Dual Enrollment students are also required to purchase textbooks. Textbooks may be purchased at the ACC Bookstore.

Most college courses are 3 hours, below represents estimated pricing per district serve for courses taken on the high school campus and/or courses taken on ACC's main and UHCLP campuses. Please refer to the ACC schedule, the MOU, or visit with your ACC DE Advisor to discuss specific pricing for your DE courses.

District Tuition Per Credit Hour Registration Fee
AISD $25.00 per credit hour $30
PISD $47.00 per credit hour $30
DISD $47.00 per credit hour $30
In-District Home School $25.00 per credit hour All Fees
Out-of-District Home School $47.00 per credit hour All Fees
@ ACC/UHCLP $47.00 per credit hour All Fees

Note: AISD Dual Enrollment technical students are only required to pay fees associated with the certification (examples: certification exams, license, malpractice insurances, etc.). Classroom set textbooks are also provided.

ACC Student Email and POD Access

ACC Student Email is the official form of communication. Students can access their email through the POD. Set up ACCess ID in the POD (select the New Accounts Start Here button at the bottom right of the page). View this welcome video to learn how The POD connects you to ACC. If you have questions, visit the ACC Student Technology Resource page for further assistance.

Additional Testing Information

Qualifying scores are required to register for a college course. This chart is subject to change based on State decisions.

Subject  TSI 2.0 TSI Exemptions Waiver College Algebra
Reading   351

SAT (3/5/16 or after)
Reading and Writing (EBRW)-480


ACT- 23 Composite Score
English 19


English III (level 2, score of 4000)

English III (level 2, score of 4000)

English II (level 2, score 4000


ACT - 19

SAT - (3/5/16 or after)-530

TSI - 350 or 340 and High School Pre-Cal with a grade of A or B.

STAAR/EOC- Algebra I (level 2, score of 4000) and 70+ grade in high school Algebra II.


English Language/ ELAR 

945 or higher with an essay of 5-8


Below 945 with a Diagnostic score of 5-6 AND an essay of

4+ on Essay and 340+ objective score OR 5+ Essay with 4+ ABE and 310-339 objective score
Math 950 or Diagnostic Score of 6 350

SAT (3/5/16 or after)
Math- 530

ACT-23 Composite Score

Algebra II (level 2, score 4000)

Algebra I (level 2, score of 4000 and 70+ grade in Algebra II.


Testing Notes (Please refer to the announcement page for TSI Updates due to COVID-19)

  • The TSI exam is available at ACC for $39.00 (entire exam) or $15.00 per section. Visit Admissions Office Testing to review test dates and to register.
  • Students must have a picture ID or two forms of identification to test (yearbook picture, school ID, birth certificate, passport, and/or social security card).
  • ADA Accommodations are available for testing. Contact the ACC Student Accessibility Services for more information prior to testingClick here for Dual Enrollment ADA Accommodations. Students may also test on their high school campus if it is a TSI testing sight. Visit the high school webpage or your high school counselor for details.
  • All students must take the TSI exam unless they qualify for a waiver or exemption.
  • Students are encouraged to take all 3 sections of the exam but are only required to take the section needed for the course of interest.
  • The Duke Talent ACT is not accepted; unless it has been requested to be part of the student's permanent academic record through ACT.
  • Be sure to meet with ACC Advisor immediately after testing to discuss your score results and options.

Stay Connected!

YouTube Channel - ACC Dual Enrollment 
Twitter - @alvindualenroll
Facebook - @accdualenrollment