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San Antonio, TX 78251
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1st or 2nd Academic Dismissal

 What happens if I am placed on a 1st or 2nd Academic Dismissal?

Students on their first Academic Dismissal must submit a completed dismissal petition packet to academic advisor to be considered for registration for an upcoming semester.

  Students with two Academic Dismissals will not be eligible to petition or enroll for a minimum of one 16 week (Fall or Spring) Semester. After one semester, students must submit a  completed dismissal petition packet to academic advisor. Students on their second dismissal may only submit a petition for Fall or Spring semesters. Second dismissal petitions are not accepted for summer semesters.

 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 an academic advisor.


 What are the eligibility requirements for submitting an academic dismissal petition?

 Must have an active application to the Alamo Colleges for the semester you are submitting a petition. If you have not attended an Alamo College in the last 12 months, you will need to submit a new application and complete all admissions requirements prior to submitting a petition. Please see for application and admissions steps.

 Must not have any holds on your record other than the Academic Dismissal hold.  All other holds must be cleared/ waived prior to submitting a petition.  

 PLEASE NOTE: If you are under the age of 22, state law now requires you to provide proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination. For more information visit  .   Students on 2nd dismissal must have sat out at least one 16 week semester. (Fall or Spring semester).

 Summer Semesters: Only students on their 1st dismissal are eligible to petition for the Summer Semester.

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 are able to use this feature to send an email request to review your record. Please include your full name and banner id in the message.


Where to I obtain a dismissal packet? 

Dismissal packets for the upcoming semester will be available here .  


How and When can I submit my academic dismissal petition?

Students on a 1st or 2nd academic dismissal will submit their petitions on a walk in basis by meeting with an academic advisor. Dates for submitting petitions will be updated for each semester on this website (see box on right side).

**As we have limited spots each semester we often fill these spots in advance of the petition deadline. We highly recommend that you come in as early in the petition period as possible. Once spots have filled, students submitted petitions prior to the deadline will be placed on a waitlist. ** 

Before you come in to submit your petition, please ensure you meet all of the requirements above. Please make sure that you have followed all directions on the petition, and have a completed packet. Students who do not meet eligibility requirements or who arrive without their completed petition will be asked to return once eligibility requirements have been met and petition packet has been completed.

What can I expect to happen in my advising session when I submit my petition?

Students will meet with an academic advisor to review their petition and discuss their plan to be successful. For students on 1st or 2nd dismissal, a decision on the petition will be made by the academic advisor in this meeting. If the petition is approved, the student be eligible to register starting on their assigned time ticket date. Information on this will be provided in the advising session.

Dates for Submitting Academic Dismissal Petitions

The final petition deadline for the Spring 2015 was January 9th. The next opportunity to submit an academic dismissal petition for students on first dismissal will be Summer 2015 and we will begin accepting petitions for summer on March 23rd. Students on 2nd or 3rd Dismissal or wishing to petition for Fall 2015 will need to check back April 1st for more information. 

Advising Hours

Northwest College Student Success Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation


Mon-Wed 8am-5pm

Thursday 8am-7pm

Friday 1pm-5pm

Saturday 9am-1pm

Saturday Services are available on the 1st Saturday of the month*

Contact Information

Angela Cavazos-Barajas -Advising Team Leader