Can I attend class at night?

ACC sets the class schedules and may have some evening or weekend classes, but most classes are during the day. It is unlikely you will be able to take the majority of your coursework at night.

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What is the schedule for the College Prep Academy classes?

College Prep students attend class Monday through Friday for twelve weeks. Math is in the morning 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Reading is 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm. For more informaiton, visit College Prep .

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How many classes will I take a semester?

To meet the requirement of a fulltime student, you will typically need to take 3 to 4 classes per semester.

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How long will I be in Capital IDEA?

That depends on your starting point and your career choice, but on average our students complete a program in about 3.5 years. College Prep takes 1 semester, pre-requisites and co-requisites classes can take 1 to 1.5 years, and program classes can also take 1 to 1.5 years to complete.

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Do I have to attend a CareerUp to apply?

Yes. Capital IDEA hosts many public CareerUps throughout Central Texas and online. You can find the dates on our website and Facebook page. We also host private CareerUps when we’re invited into classrooms, businesses, housing sites, and partner organizations. If you see a posting for a Capital IDEA presentation at an organization you belong to, […]

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What if I don’t see a CareerUp in my county, can I attend a different one?

Capital IDEA schedules CareerUps in a county when there is funding to support more students from that county. You may attend any CareerUp that is convenient for you but understand that we will not be able to accept your application until we are recruiting from the county you reside in.

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What if I am already attending classes at ACC?

Current ACC students are eligible to apply to Capital IDEA. If accepted, we will sponsor the remainder of your education. We do not retroactively pay for classes you’ve already taken. In addition, you must be in good standing at ACC.

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What if I am unsure about my career choice?

We want you to finish your degree and move on to a rewarding career. Part of our application process includes going over your interests with a Career Guidance Specialist. This step may help determine the right career field for you, but ultimately it is up to you to make the best choice for yourself. Take […]

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What if I have a criminal background?

If you have a criminal background, you can still apply for Capital IDEA. However, many of the careers we support require a license. As part of your application process, you will bring a criminal history from DPS. How to get a background check Visit this link If the career you choose requires licensing, you will […]

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Can two people from the same family apply?

Our policy is not to sponsor two people at the same time who rely on each other for their income like a spouse or domestic partner. Experience has shown us this does not work because it creates a financial hardship for the household. A good financial plan is critical to your success. If you are […]

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What if I have student loans in default?

To be accepted by Capital IDEA, you must be in good standing with your student loans and in good academic standing with ACC. You will have to establish a payment plan if your loans are in default. Visit MyEDDebt.ed.gov: – Addressing Your Defaulted Student Loans – My Options for Going Back to School

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Can I still apply if I’m a high school senior but not 18?

High school seniors still need to meet our qualifications. However, in their last semester of school, they can start applying and complete all steps of the process before they turn 18 years of age. Capital IDEA will not be able to accept applicants until they turn 18 years old. For more information, visit our high […]

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What if I already have a degree? (USA or other country)

Capital IDEA does not sponsor adults who have already earned a college degree. In the case that you can prove your degree is not valid for employment, Capital IDEA can consider your application and, in some cases, make an exception. Contact us before applying to find out if you might qualify for an exception. If […]

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What if I’m not a Permanent Resident yet?

To qualify for Capital IDEA programs you must be able to prove you have Permanent Resident status. If you are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency, you may begin the Capital IDEA application process but we will not be able to accept you until your Permanent Resident status is confirmed.

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Whose income do I count? / What if I don’t have any income?

Most applicants will provide their own income, the income of their spouse or partner, and any income or benefits their children (under 18) receive. This includes income from your job, child support, benefits or assistance programs, etc. Do not count income for roommates or adult children (18 years or older) who live with you. If […]

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How do I get my college transcript?

Transcripts can be requested through the school’s registrar’s office. You can often request your transcript online. Try visiting the college’s website and search for ‘registrar’s office’ or ‘transcript request.’ Some schools require written consent before processing your request and will not offer online services. In that case, try calling or visiting the office in person. […]

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How do I get copies of my high school diploma or GED certificate?

To get a copy of your high school transcript, contact the registrar’s office at the school you graduated from. They should be able to get you a copy of your transcript. If you have difficulty getting your request filled by the school, you can try an on-line service like www.needmytranscriptcom. For GED certificate, visit the […]

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How do I get a new or replacement birth certificate?

If you need to replace a birth certificate for yourself or a family member who was born in Texas, you can order replacement birth certificates through the Texas Vital Records Department. Order online at www.dshs.texas.gov/vs. Order in person at 1100 West 49th Street, Building R, Austin, TX 78756. Order by phone 512-776-7111. For individuals born […]

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