Special Admission Requirements

As part of the college's open admission policy, students are welcome to apply for any academic or technical program. However, students may be admitted only to programs for which they are eligible.

The following programs require students to complete an application specifically for those programs - in addition to the college application for admission. The healthcare programs require students to complete several general education courses satisfactorily before admission to those programs. Admission to some programs is competitive due to space limitations.


Child Development/Education
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (DCVS)
Emergency Medical Technology Paramedic (EMT) 
Health Information Management
Law Enforcement (Police Academy)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling
Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT)
Nursing/Nursing -Transition
Pharmacy Technician
Polysomnography (Sleep Medicine)
Respiratory Care
Vocational Nursing

Academic Fresh Start

A Texas resident who applies for admission to a Texas public college or university as an undergraduate, may be able to begin a new  of study with a clear academic record. If the individual has credits for college courses taken ten or more years prior to the planned enrollment date, those credits and grades can be waived under the "Academic Fresh Start" law if it is invoked at the time of application. More information can be found at College For All Texans, as well as visiting with an ACC Pathways Advisor. Please note that Academic Fresh Start is not valid for financial aid purposes.