Degree-Seeking Students

Are you seeking a Degree, Diploma, Certificate, or are you a Transfer Student?  This is the place for you!


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Admissions Process for New and Returning Students


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Obtain a residency determination at
The residency determination must be done prior to your application submission.


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Once you have chosen a degree program, complete the online admissions application.
(Note: Students interested in transferring to a four-year college/university should enroll as a degree-seeking student in the University Transfer program of choice.)


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Degree seeking students must request and submit an official, final high school transcript or high school equivalency scores.
(Note:  Students who have earned an Associate Degree or higher from an accredited college or university may waive this requirement if transcripts documenting higher degrees are received.)


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If you are seeking transfer credit or need prerequisite verification, submit an official transcript for colleges/universities attended.


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Some students may need to take the college’s placement test to determine English and math course placement.  Placement and/or course eligibility is primarily determined by high school GPA after the high school transcript is received.  Such things as higher degrees, ACT/SAT scores, or transfer credit may exempt you from testing.  To determine if placement testing is needed, call 336-506-4270 or visit the College’s Placement Testing page.



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Begin the financial aid process, if needed.


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You will receive your ACC welcome packet by email. Promptly activate your ACCess account so you can receive pertinent information regarding registration, financial aid, orientation, and current events. 
Click here for instructions on setting up your ACCess account.

Apply for ACC Foundation Scholarships once you have set up your ACCess account.


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New degree-seeking students may schedule an advising/registration appointment by contacting the Admissions Office at 336-506-4270 or by completing the Academic Advising Request Form


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Attend orientation to learn more about college resources and register for courses. 


Admissions Checklist (PDF):  English | Español


Instructional Videos for new students

(Using Self-Service, ACCess Email, resetting password, etc.)


Please note the following:

  • Social security numbers are required for the FAFSA (financial aid application) and for tax purposes.
  • Some programs of study, such as Nursing and Dental Assisting, are selective and require additional steps for acceptance.
  • Special needs students should contact Disability Services prior to taking the placement test or enrolling for courses.