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NVC is Accredited

 

Northwest Vista College Accredited

Northwest Vista College continues to be accredited by SACSCOC and our courses remain transferrable and eligible for financial aid. We have received a warning regarding our role as an individually accredited institution which operates as a part of a five college district.

In our case, warning means that over the next twelve months, NVC will be required to collect and submit additional documentation which supports our operating as an individually accredited institution. 

Northwest Vista College remains one of the Best Community Colleges in Texas (#2 for 2016 – bestcolleges.com) based on our high retention, graduation and transfer rates. The quality of our faculty and respect for our graduates (over 3,400 in 2015-16) continues to grow.

If you have concerns, please send them to: nvc-accreditation@alamo.edu.

Dr. Ric N. Baser, President

Northwest Vista College


What is SACSCOC?  

SACSCOC is an acronym for Southern Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Colleges. It is an accreditation body for degree-granting higher education institutions. It serves institutions approved by the Commission to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America and other international sites.

Is Northwest Vista College still accredited?  

Yes, Northwest Vista College continues to be an accredited college. We have been accredited by SACSCOC since 2001.

Why is Northwest Vista College on "warning"?  

NVC has been notified that we have been placed on a warning status with SACSCOC. Official notification of this warning will be sent to the College by mid January 2017. We anticipate the warning will focus on policies and procedures associated with the organizational relationship between the College and the Alamo Community College District. The warning will last for 12 months.

Will Northwest Vista College shut down like Career Point, ITT Tech and other similar schools?  

We are not in jeopardy of shutting down. The situation at Northwest Vista College is different. NVC remains financially stable with strong academic programs. We anticipate that the warning will focus on policies and procedures associated with the College's relationship to the District.

Do I still need to pay for my classes for Spring?  

Yes, payment deadlines must be observed in order to stay enrolled in classes. 

Will I still be able to transfer to or from Northwest Vista College?

Yes, Northwest Vista College continues to be an accredited college. Classes taken at NVC will count towards a degree or certificate.

Will I still be able to enroll at Northwest Vista College?  

Yes, Northwest Vista College continues to be an accredited college. Registration for Flex II is underway. Students can visit the Cypress Campus Center if they need assistance with registration. Click here for registration information.    

Will I still be able to graduate from Northwest Vista College?  

Yes, Northwest Vista College continues to be an accredited college. There is no change. Students should continue to stay enrolled in classes, meet with their assigned advisor, and apply for graduation. NVC's annual commencement ceremony takes place in May every year. For more information, visit the NVC graduation page.

Is my financial aid affected by this warning?  

No, the warning does not affect students who receive financial aid. NVC continues to be an accredited college.     

Are students who are enrolled in dual credit courses at NVC affected by this warning?

No, there are no changes for any students. NVC continues to be an accredited institution.     

What are the next steps?

First, we need to wait to receive the official letter from SACSCOC. We will receive the letter in mid-January. At that time, we will inform faculty, staff, students and the community.

Next, we will continue our work to systematically address the issues detailed in that letter and we will submit a formal response by Fall 2017.

We fully intend to address all of the issues within this 12-month timeframe.

In December 2017, SACSCOC will meet and review the College's response. 

How can I get more information?

You can read more about the accreditation of Northwest Vista College here: NVC Accreditation

If you have concerns, please send them to: nvc-accreditation@alamo.edu.

 

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