Start Here! Transfer Week Provides Tips to get from ACC to a University

Austin Community College alumnus Marc Stoyer poses for a portrait on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the Paseo at ACC Highland Campus. Stoyer graduated in December 2023 with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Economics and an Associate of Sciences (A.S.) in Physics and successfully transferred to Columbia University in the City of New York to pursue a B.A. in Physics.

Austin Community College District (ACC) is one of the top transfer colleges in Texas, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Nearly 45% of ACC students plan to transfer to a four-year institution to reach their academic goals. 

To help students take their next steps, the college hosts Transfer Week from February 12 through February 16. Twenty universities will be on-site to meet with students and answer their questions. Participating institutions include The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State, Concordia University-Texas, St. Edward’s University, Texas A&M, and more.

With nearly 40 unique events happening all week, there’s an opportunity to meet your busy schedule. Some highlighted events include:

  • Noon – 3 p.m. | Monday, February 12: Texas State Day at ACC
    • Join Texas State’s Admissions, Transfer Center, and Academic departments to learn how to become a Bobcat! If you are applying for the Fall 2024 semester, you can get your application fee paid for by submitting your application in person at the event! Staff will be on-site to help you fill out your application and answer your transfer questions.
  • 10 a.m. | Tuesday, February 13: The Transfer Application Process
    • Transfer applications can be intimidating. When do you need to start? Which application should you fill out? What needs to be submitted? Join ACC’s Transfer Services team to learn about the application process and ensure you submit a complete application on time. Register and join virtually here.
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Wednesday, February 14: “Find your Match” Valentine’s Day with Transfer Services
    • We love our students. Stop by the Career and Transfer Center to pick up a Valentine’s Day Treat from Career and Transfer Services. While you are here, “Find your Match”- your university match, that is! Visit the ACC Career and Transfer Center at Highland Campus, 4.1110.0
  • 6 p.m. | Thursday, February 15: Transfer Essay Writing Workshop
    • Many universities require an essay as part of your transfer application. This can be intimidating. What should you include (or leave out)? What topics should you cover? What can you write about that shows why you are deserving of admission to the university? This session will cover tips on how to write a quality transfer admissions essay. Register and join virtually here.
  • 3:30 p.m. | Friday, February 16: UT Austin Transfer Admissions Info Session
    • Join the University of Texas at Austin’s Office of Admissions for this virtual information session. This session will cover student life in Austin, transfer admission requirements, and how to apply for transfer admission. Sign up soon. Space will fill fast

View a full list of events and register for all sessions at

Why Start at ACC:

  • Many students come to ACC to take undergraduate basics — like science, history, math, and foreign language courses — before transferring to a four-year university. By paying the lowest tuition in Central Texas, you can save more than 70% on tuition with your core curriculum classes before taking upper-level courses for your degree.
  • Class sizes are small, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get to know your professors. The college offers virtual, in-person, and hybrid options for 16-, 14-, 12-, and 8-week semesters; with flexible scheduling, take the classes that work best for you.
  • With support services like free tutoring, additional financial options to help students pay for college, and resources like food pantries and childcare, help is always available — both online and in-person! 
  • Our Transfer Services team is available year-round to help you make the move from ACC to another institution through workshops and college fairs, offer one-on-one assistance with transfer applications, and much more.

Learn more about transfer services at ACC at

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