Upon registration, you will receive a Welcome Email! It will include forms that must be submitted to complete your registration: Medical Information, Acceptance of General Terms (Code of Conduct), and Recommendation Form (to be completed by your school counselor or teacher).

Just contact us if you have any questions while completing the forms.

For most tours, you may reserve your place by making an initial deposit. The remaining balance may be paid in installments. Full payment must be received within 30 days of the trip's origination.

From time to time, we offer discounts on one or more tours. Typically, a code is required at the time of registration. You will not be asked to enter it until you enter your payment information.

Please complete the form to request any current Discount Codes.

Our payments are securely processed through Stripe and our website built on the Squarespace platform. Stripe exceeds the most stringent industry standards for security. We never see or capture your credit card number.

We accept Visa, MaterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, and debit cards. 

We welcome payment by check.

Please make your check payable to American College Tours, and mail to:
American College Tours, 6575 South Loop West, Suite 500, Houston, Texas, 77401

Also, complete this quick form to let us know to reserve your seat and anticipate your check.

To help protect your travel investment, however, we suggest purchasing travel protection. Through Travel Insured International (TII), you may purchase the Student Deluxe plan or a cancel-for-any-reason (CFAR*) plan. Click here to view plan information. 

*CFAR coverage is 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of plan purchase and with, or before your final payment. This benefit is not available to residents of New York State.

You can select your travel protection plan on the Registration Page. 

Since we understand that circumstances beyond your control may change, we offer a cancellation and refund policy.

Airfare refunds are dependent on the type of ticket. Some tickets are non-refundable, but that information will be provided prior to the purchase. Note: Most of our tours do not include airfare.


With a written request, we may be able to transfer your place on a tour to a qualified applicant of the same gender. The student must meet all requirements for the specific tour. Sole determination of the applicant's qualifications is the discretion of American College Tours. Unless the tour has a waiting list, it is your responsibility to find the qualified student who will buy out your place. If your place is successfully transferred to another participant, you will receive a full refund minus a 5% administrative fee. Without a qualified replacement student, please reference our refund policy.


30 or more days before tour origination -- Full refund minus a 5% administrative fee and any other payments made in the name of the participant (such as an airline ticket).

20-29 days before tour origination -- 60% refund minus any other payments made in the name of the participant (such as an airline ticket).

15-19 days before tour origination -- 40% refund minus any other payments made in the name of the participant (such as an airline ticket).

Less than 15 days before departure: Unfortunately, no refund can be provided. Please refer to our Transfer Policy above.