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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 - Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm

How to Apply as a Potential Student on a Different Non-Immigrant Visa Type

Generally, most non-immigrant visa types may attend Northwest Vista College, some restrictions may apply. 

International Student Application

Download and print application. Your application must be completed, signed and returned along with all required/requested information.  

Mail all original documents to : Northwest Vista College, International Student Services,Cypress Campus Center, 3535 N. Ellison Dr, San Antonio, TX , 78251 USA


Test your English Skills

TOEFL exam Web site:

IELTS exam Web site:

Foreign High School and/or College/University Transcripts

All foreign high school and/or college/university transcripts must be translated and evaluated from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member that includes translation, interpretation, and evaluation of the transcript.

Other USCIS Immigration Information and Advising

Apply for a change in visa status to F1, complete the International student admissions as listed above and complete the USCIS form I-539 at

Apply for reinstatement of your F1 student visa, complete the USCIS form I-539 at

International Students (F1 visa) applying for Optional Practical Training, complete the USCIS form I-765 at

International Students (F1 visa) applying for Severe Economic Hardship employment, complete the USCIS form I-765 at

Pay your F1 visa SEVIS I-901 fee at

Hours of Operation


Advising Services are offered all year. Please plan your advising session to avoid the peak periods and extended wait times.

Students are seen by Advisors on an appointment basis.

Walk In Advising days are available as follows: Mondays 8am-12pm and Thursdays 1pm-6pm.

NOTE: Sign-in will close when Advising Services have met maximum capacity (sessions are full for the day).

AUGUST 2017 Hours of Operation

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am-5pm


Thursday, August 10 :   ISS office is closed for Compliance Seminar




    Contact Information

    NVC International Student Advising

    Diana Garcia - Advising Team Leader
    (210) 486-4157
    Luz Hernandez - Certified Advisor
    (210) 486-4159
    Elisabeth Jones - Certified Advisor
    (210) 486-4143
    Lori Villarreal - Certified Advisor
    (210) 486-4691
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    The Academic Advising Services are located in Cypress Campus Center (CCC) first floor hallway, directly past Student Financial Services. Please visit the Advising Services Check-in Window for assistance.