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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 - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

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 MUST be submitted  with your assigned advisor during an advising appointment. Download form:  Overload Petitions Online or emailed forms are not accepted. 
  • 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.

General Hours of Operation for Spring 2016:

Monday - Wednesday 8am - 5pm

Thursday 8am - 7pm

Friday 1pm - 5pm

1st Saturday of the Month 9am - 1pm

Quick Advising Walk-in Services for Spring 2016:

Monday 8am - 5pm

Thursday 8am - 7pm

1st Saturday of the Month 9am - 1pm

It is recommended that students schedule an advising appointment for assistance, however Walk-in quick advising for limited services (pre-requisite overrides, quick questions, student holds and an overview of your degree plan). Walk-in sessions are limited to 20 minutes to accommodate all students. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to speak with your assigned advisor during a walk-in session due to availability.    

Quick Walk-in Advising sign in opens at 8:00 am  on Mondays, Thursdays, and 9:00 am on Saturdays. 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 also available for quick advising support at a distance during the hours of operation. See link to chat above.

Advising Hours

NVC Student Success

Hours of Operation

Spring 2016

Walk-In Services are available: 

Mondays 8am-5pm

Thursdays  8am-7pm 

As well as the following Saturdays:

February 6th  9am-1pm

March 5th 9am-1pm

April 2nd 9am- 1pm

May 7th 9am-1pm 

The Sign-in line will close when the Advising Services have met the maximum capacity to serve (advising sessions are full for the day). Seeing your assigned advisor during walk-ins is not guaranteed due to scheduling. To meet with your assigned advisor, please schedule an appointment.

Appointments are available Monday - Thursday and select Friday afternoons when scheduled in advance with your assigned advisor. Appointments are not available the same day, they must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. You may schedule an appointment by utilizing the link sent to you by your advisor via your ACES email. 

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. 


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.