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3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
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Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
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Welcome to Advising at Northwest Vista College!

The Advising, Career and Transfer Services (ACT) Team provides integrated academic and career services to students. The NVC and the ACT team are committed to creating opportunities for student success.


Are you a new, returning or transfer student?

We are excited to help you get started on your educational journey! Before seeking advising services, please click here determine the admissions steps that apply to you.  


First Time In College students:

If you have completed your enrollment checklist, please sign up for the required New Student Orientation/ Advising session HERE   


What services can I obtain from the ACT Team?

Academic Advising Services - Cypress Campus Center (CCC)

  • Need to know what classes to take? Visit with an advisor to go over your degree plan
  • Are you on Academic Dismissal? Academic Dismissal Appeals
  • Are you transferring to Northwest Vista College? Transfer to NVC
  • Need to request permission to take additional hours? Please download and complete a Petition for Overload. Forms can be submitted  online using the 'submit form' button in upper right corner of the form, emailed to; or dropped off at the Advising Services Check-In window located on the first floor of the Cypress Campus Center. Download form:  Overload Petitions
  • Ready to Graduate? Graduation Advising
  • International Student Advising

Career and Transfer Services - Cypress Campus Center (CCC) 200

  • Career Exploration
  • Transfer Services
  • Resume, Interview and Job Search assistance

Veteran's Center - Cypress Campus Center (CCC) 110


How do I see an academic advisor?

Beginning Spring 2015, all currently enrolled students have been assigned an Academic Advisor. Please check your ACES email for information regarding who your assigned advisor is and how to schedule an appointment. An appointment is required to complete the following: Graduation Applications, Academic Dismissal Petitions, Financial Aid appeals, course substitutions and/or petitions and Course Overload petitions. Limited services are still available on a walk-in basis, however, we encourage you to plan ahead to visit with an advisor prior to the peak registration period for a shorter wait time. To sign up to for a walk-in quick advising appointment please visit the Advising Services Check-In window located on the first floor of the Cypress Campus Center directly past the Student Financial Services office.   To ensure we are able to visit with each student we sign in, we may discontinue our sign in list for the day prior to our closing time. PLEASE NOTE: During registration periods, this may happen very early in the day.  

Information

Advising Services are offered year round, however some periods are busier than others.  Be proactive and plan your advising session to avoid the peak periods and extended wait times.

Students are seen by advisors by appointment and available for walk-in quick advising for limited services. Walk-in sessions are limited to 20 minutes to accommodate all students.    

Advising sign in opens at 8:00am Monday- Thursday and 1:00 pm on Fridays.     The Sign-in line will close when the Advising Services have met the maximum capacity to serve (advising sessions are full for the day).   

Our online advisor is available for advising support at a distance during the hours of operation. See link to chat above.

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*


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