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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 Potential Student on a Different Non-Immigrant Visa Type

Generally, most non-immigrant visa types may attend Northwest Vista College, some restrictions may apply. 

Test your English Skills

TOEFL exam Web site:

IELTS exam Web site:

Foreign High School and/or College/University Transcripts

All foreign high school and/or college/university transcripts must be translated and evaluated from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member that includes translation, interpretation, and evaluation of the transcript.

Other USCIS Immigration Information and Advising

Apply for a change in visa status to F1, complete the International student admissions as listed above and complete the USCIS form I-539 at

Apply for reinstatement of you F1 student visa, complete the USCIS form I-539 at

International Students (F1 visa) applying for Optional Practical Training, complete the USCIS form I-765 at

International Students (F1 visa) applying for Severe Economic Hardship employment, complete the USCIS form I-765 at

Pay your F1 visa SEVIS I-901 fee at

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

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