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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 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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You may not be aware that dismissal for scholastic reasons may severely restrict your choices of universities and programs in the future. If you are on financial aid, veteran’s assistance, or a family health insurance policy, you run the risk of losing that assistance. Please take advantage of the opportunity for assistance and guidance that can be gained from academic advisors and faculty so you can avoid a more serious situation in the future.

 


What is Academic Dismissal?

If a student on Academic Probation or Continued Academic Probation at one of the Alamo Colleges does not earn a semester GPA of 2.0 as well as a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the semester following their probationary status, they will be placed on Academic Dismissal. In accordance with the Academic Standards policy, students placed on Academic Dismissal are required to sit out one full fall or spring 16-week semester. Students placed on Academic Dismissal will receive ACES email notification informing them of their status at the end of the semester. You may view the Academic Standards policy online at http://mynvccatalog.alamo.edu/content.php?catoid=121&navoid=6401#Academic_Standing_and_Probation  


What happens if I am placed on 1st Academic Dismissal?

The Academic Standards policy at Northwest Vista College states that students who are placed on Academic Dismissal must sit out a full sixteen (16) week semester before they are considered eligible to return. After the sit-out period, students are required to submit a completed dismissal petition packet to be considered eligible for registration. Petitions are reviewed with an academic advisor by appointment only.   

Students who wish to enroll and not remain out a full fall or spring semester may submit a completed dismissal petition to be considered for an exception. Students granted an exception are able to enroll in classes with the understanding that they must comply with all requirements indicated on the Contract for Students on Academic Dismissal. Petitioning does not guarantee approval. It is at the discretion of the academic advisor to determine if you are eligible to enroll or if you should sit out the 16-week requirement as stated in the policy.

 If minimum academic standards (Good Standing) have been met at another accredited college or university during the period of dismissal, students may re-enroll in Good Standing after visiting with Advising Services and providing official transcript showing they are in Good Standing (2.0 or higher Cumulative GPA).  

What happens if I am placed on 2nd Academic Dismissal?

The Academic Standards policy at Northwest Vista College states that students who are placed on 2nd Academic Dismissal will be required to sit out one full 16 week semester (Spring or Fall).  After the sit-out period, students must submit a completed dismissal petition packet to be considered eligible to return. Students placed on 2nd Academic Dismissal do not have the option to avoid the sit-out requirement. 

Petitions are reviewed with an academic advisor by appointment only. Petitioning does not guarantee approval. It is at the discretion of the academic advisor to determine if you are eligible to enroll or if you should sit out the 16-week requirement as stated in the policy.   

If minimum academic standards (Good Standing) have been met at another accredited college or university during the period of dismissal, students may re-enroll in Good Standing after visiting with Advising Services and providing official transcript showing they are in Good Standing (2.0 or higher Cumulative GPA).  

What happens if I am placed on 3rd/ Permanent Academic Dismissal?

The Academic Standards policy at Northwest Vista College states that students with three or more Academic Dismissals are not eligible to petition or enroll for a minimum of one full Academic Year (Fall, Spring, Summer). After sitting out the required length of time, students will be able to submit a completed petition packet to the Academic Standards Appeals committee by email at nvc-stusuccess@alamo.edu (see deadlines to the right). The committee must receive the dismissal packet by email 7 business days prior to the deadline to be able to review and schedule an appointment with students who's petitions are approved prior to the submission deadline. Late petitions packets are not accepted, and there is no option to submit a packet in person or on a walk in basis.   

 If minimum academic standards (Good Standing) have been met at another accredited college or university during the period of dismissal, students may re-enroll in Good Standing after visiting with Advising Services and providing official transcript showing they are in Good Standing (2.0 or higher Cumulative GPA).   


To learn more about the requirements to be considered for re-admission after being placed on  Academic Dismissal, please view more information by clicking on the appropriate link below:

 Academic Dismissal : First

 Academic Dismissal : Second

 Academic Dismissal : Third & Permanent

 Academic Dismissal : Non-Alamo Colleges  

If you are not sure which level of dismissal you are on, please use our live chat feature on this page to speak with an advisor during our business hours. Outside of business hours, you may  send an email request to review your record to the Academic Standards team at nvc-stusuccess@alamo.edu . Please include your full name and banner id in the message. You may also contact the Academic Standards team by phone at (210) 486-4459. 

Petition Dates

We will begin accepting petitions for Academic Dismissal for the Spring 2017 semester Monday, November 7th.

The deadline to submit a petition is Thursday, December 15th, 2016.

Petition Packets will be available online beginning November 1st. All petition packets must be submitted by email at nvc-stusuccess@alamo.edu by the deadline to be considered eligible for an advising session. Please read all information regarding submission of your packet carefully. Advising appointments are limited - once all appointment sessions and SDEV0171 course offerings are full, petitions will no longer be accepted - regardless of the deadline date.

Advising Hours

NVC Student Success

Hours of Operation

Fall 2016

Walk-In Advising available: 

Mondays: 8:00am-12:00pm

Thursdays: 1:00pm-6:00pm

General Hours of Operation 

Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

First Saturday of the Month:
9:00am-1:00pm

Walk-in Advising sign-in opens at 8:00am on Mondays and 1:00pm on Thursdays. The Sign-in line will close when the Advising Services have met the maximum capacity to serve for the day. Walk-in advising is available for limited services (pre-requisite overrides, quick questions, student holds and an overview of your degree plan) and are limited to 20 minutes. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to speak with your assigned advisor during a walk-in session due to availability.

Currently enrolled students should schedule an advising appointment with their assigned advisor for assistance. To meet with your assigned advisor, please schedule an appointment by utilizing the link sent to you by your advisor via your ACES email.

Appointments are not available the same day, they must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Appointments are available Monday - Thursday when scheduled in advance with your assigned advisor.

The Advising Services office may be reached by phone at (210) 486-4100. Please be able to provide your full name, and banner ID when requesting specific information. There may be longer waiting times during peak times such as registration.

Our online advisor is also available for quick advising support at a distance during the hours of operation.

Contact Information

Academic Standards Team:

nvc-stusuccess@alamo.edu

(210) 486-4459