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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

Welcome to the New Student Orientation/First Time in College Advising Page!

Do I have to sign-up for a NSO/FTIC ADVISING Session?
Yes. This mandatory session must be completed prior to course registration if this is your first time in college (Dual Credit as well). Please see sign-up eligibility.

What are expected outcomes from this session?
Get Acclimated to NVC
Our Orientation staff will introduce you to important resources and services that will help you be successful at NVC. An optional tour will also be offered after your advising session for those who want to get more familiar with the campus.

Register for Classes
Advisors will assist you with registering online during your group advising session. Bacterial Meningitis vaccination documentation must be uploaded through ACES a minimum of 3 business days prior to your advising session to register. (Due to third-party processing, there may be registration delays if not submitted more than 3 business days before your session. It is recommended that you select a later session date if you are unable to meet the submission requirement to guarantee orientation participation).

Pay Tuition and Fees
You will be assisted in setting up payment for registered courses. Tuition payment must be made with credit card or check online via your ACES account (Cash only at Bursar’s Office). Payment in full or by installments must be made by the payment deadlines or you will be dropped from your classes.

Who is eligible to attend a NSO/FTIC ADVISING Session?
If you have met the following criteria, please proceed to sign-up for your session:

• You have applied for the term you wish to attend (e.g. Fall 2015)
• All items in your ACES "Start Here" tab are complete
• You have valid assessment scores on file (e.g. TAKS, TSI)
• You have taken the required Refresher Course(s), if applicable.
• You will upload Bacterial Meningitis documentation a minimum of 3 business days prior to attending your session.

If you have not applied for Fall 2015, please visit AlamoENROLL to begin your enrollment process.

Where do I sign-up for my session?


Where do I go to lookup or cancel my registered session?

Lookup or Cancel Registered Sessions  

Please Read: Important Information on High School College Prep Courses

If you are currently enrolled or have completed a college prep Math and/or English course at your high school, you must submit an official FINAL high school transcript to Admissions and Records in order to have your placement scores updated. Once you have submitted your FINAL transcript, you must see a walk-in advisor to request updated placement information if needed. Please note it is your responsibility to change your schedule appropriately should your college prep course change your placement status. If you have additional questions about the College Prep course, please contact an Online Advisor through BOLDCHAT or visit a walk-in advisor.


Please Read: Important Information on Mandatory Refresher

A Refresher Course will be required for students that are placed into development based on their TSI Assessment results. Refresher courses are at no cost and provide a second opportunity to move into a higher developmental course or a college-level course. The required refresher must be done prior to enrolling into the Group Advising and New Student Orientation. Please take this into consideration in order to provide enough time to register for classes before registration deadlines.

Refresher Course enrollment will take place in Cypress Campus Center, room 126 or you may leave a voicemail message for an advisor at 210-486-4753.