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1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
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San Antonio, TX 78251
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What are the steps to complete my degree and graduate? 
1. Meet with an advisor (determine your goals)
2. Declare your major
3. Follow your degree plan
4. Apply for graduation (after 45 college-level credit hours are completed) 
Why meet with an advisor? 

•  Process a degree review  
•  File the necessary paper work  
•  Complete the online graduation application   
•  Confirm if you will be attending the commencement ceremony    

Do the requirements for a degree ever change?  

You will stay on the degree plan and catalog year that you are following. Do not check the latest catalog for the latest degree plan as it may have been updated. Instead follow the degree plan from the year you started as a student or the year you declared your major. If you're unsure, check with your advisor.

If you decide to change your major and/or catalog year, you must meet with an advisor to process the change and review the new major and/or catalog year requirements. You have five years to complete the degree plan requirements. Once the five years have passed, you would meet with an advisor to look at a newer catalog year or ask for a catalog extension. 

At what point do I apply for graduation? 

At 45 college level credit hours.

How many college credit hours do I take to earn a degree from NVC?  

Approximately 60-66 college level credit hours.

Which developmental level courses count toward degree completion? 

Developmental level courses do not count toward degree completion but are necessary to enroll in college-level classes.  

What are the costs if I participate in the graduation ceremony?  

There are no costs associated with the graduation ceremony. Cap and gown are free and for you to keep. There is also no application fee. There is only a small parking fee ($3.50 this year). 

 Do I have to attend the graduation ceremony to receive my degree?  

No, you do not have to attend the graduation ceremony to receive a degree but you do need to apply for graduation to have your degree review so you can be awarded a degree. 

Commencement

2014 Commencement Program 

Northwest Vista College holds its annual Commencement in May.

Degree Completion Checklist

Button 1 : Meet with an Advisor  
Button 2 : Declare your Major  
Button 3 : Follow your Degree Plan  
Button 4 : Apply for Graduation  
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