Below you can find general information about Advanced Computing Institute's admissions process and requirements. Please note, there may be additional requirements or pre-requisites, depending on your particular admissions category, as well as the course of study you intend to pursue at our school. Please schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative who will evaluate the prospect of your admission to our school, and provide you with customized advice and guidance.

Advanced Computing Institute requires all applicants be at least 18 years of age and possess a High School diploma, GED (General Education Development) Certificate, or have completed and passed the CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination). Recognized equivalency to the above must be discussed with the Admissions Representative.

All candidates must schedule and complete an admissions interview with an Admissions Representative, and pass our entrance evaluation and/or test(s), as applicable for each desired program of study.

  • Applicants enrolling in the ESL (English as a Second Language) program must take our school's English Language Placement Test to determine the level/class they will be placed in;
  • Applicants enrolling in any computer-related programs (Academic Diploma or Associate Degree), must pass our school's Entrance Evaluation to demonstrate their English proficiency, as well as their basic mathematics and logistical skills; applicants who graduated their previous education in a foreign country, and are currently enrolling in any of our computer-related programs, must also take our school's English Language Placement Test, in addition to the Entrance Evaluation.

All applicants must provide identifying documentation (state driver's license or I.D., passport, social security card, etc.), complete the Admissions Enrollment Application, which asks information about address, previous educational background supported by credentials (i.e. degrees, diplomas and transcripts), and sign an Enrollment Agreement. Any document containing language other than English, must be submitted along with a certified English language translation. Generally, Advanced Computing Institute accepts credentials attained at foreign accredited educational institutions.

All candidates admitted to Advanced Computing Institute must meet with an ACI Financial Advisor, or Financial Aid Representative, as applicable, so they will have a clear understanding of the available payment/financing options available to them, and sign their Enrollment Agreement before beginning their desired course of study.

Advanced Computing Institute welcomes prospective students referred by and sponsored through third-party federal, state, county, city or private agencies. In addition, financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Advanced Computing Institute complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and our facility is disability accessible.