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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

How to Apply as a Concurrent or Transient International Student with an Active F1 Visa 

Step 1: International Student Application

Download and print application. Your application must be completed, signed and returned along with all required/requested information.  

  • Mail all original documents to : Northwest Vista College, International Student Services,Cypress Campus Center, 3535 N. Ellison Dr, San Antonio, TX , 78251 USA  

Step 2: Apply to Northwest Vista College 

Apply to Northwest Vista College online at

  • Write down your application ID on your International Student Application 

Step 3: Official Academic Records (college) 

All students will need to submit a transcript of the last school attended. 

  • Submit an official copy of your college transcripts.
  • If the high school or college is not a U.S. school then you will need to have your transcript translated and evaluated. 
  • Translation and Evaluation companies may be found at
  • Northwest Vista College will only accept translated and evaluated copies from the above mentioned web site.  
  • All transcripts received must be in their original envelope and sealed, no open documents will be accepted. 

Step 4: Parent Letter and other immigration documents

  • Concurrent and/or Transient students must provide a letter from their primary institution International student office stating it is okay for him/her to attend another college.  The letter must state what classes the student is permitted to take at the secondary school.
  • A copy of Passport
  • A copy of F-1 Visa
  • A copy of I-94
  • A current copy of I-20

Hours of Operation

Advising Services are offered year round. Be proactive and plan your advising session to avoid the peak periods and extended wait times.

Students are seen by Advisors on an appointment basis. Mondays and Thursdays are Walk In Advising days.

NOTE: The Sign-in will close when the Advising Services have met the maximum capacity to serve (advising sessions are full for the day).

FALL 2015 Hours of Operation

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 5pm


International Student Services will be closed on the following days:

October 28

November 26-29

Dec 21-January 1

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Contact Information

NVC International Student Advising

Diana Garcia - Advising Team Leader
(210) 486-4157
Elisa Ornelas - Certified Advisor

(210) 486-4143

Orlando Castaneda - Certified Advisor
(210) 486-4158
Luz Hernandez - Certified Advisor  
(210) 486-4159


The Academic Advising Services are located in  Cypress Campus Center (CCC) first floor hallway.  Please visit the Advising Services Check In Window for assistance.