Welcome to the New Student Orientation/First Time in College Advising Page!
Do I have to sign-up for a NSO/FTIC ADVISING Session?
Yes. This mandatory session must be completed prior to course registration if this is your first time in college (Dual Credit as well). Please see sign-up eligibility.
What are expected outcomes from this session?
Get Acclimated to NVC
Our Orientation staff will introduce you to important resources and services that will help you be successful at NVC. An optional tour will also be offered after your advising session for those who want to get more familiar with the campus.
Register for Classes
Advisors will assist you with registering online during your group advising session. Bacterial Meningitis vaccination documentation must be uploaded through ACES a minimum of 3 business days prior to your advising session to register. (Due to third-party processing, there may be registration delays if not submitted more than 3 business days before your session. It is recommended that you select a later session date if you are unable to meet the submission requirement to guarantee orientation participation).
Pay Tuition and Fees
You will be assisted in setting up payment for registered courses. Tuition payment must be made with credit card or check online via your ACES account (Cash only at Bursar’s Office). Payment in full or by installments must be made by the payment deadlines or you will be dropped from your classes.
Who is eligible to attend a NSO/FTIC ADVISING Session?
If you have met the following criteria, please proceed to sign-up for your session:
• You have applied for the term you wish to attend (e.g. Spring 2016) as a First Time in College Student
• All items in your ACES "Start Here" tab are complete
• You have valid assessment scores on file (e.g. TAKS, TSI)
• You have completed the required Refresher Course(s), if applicable.
• You have uploaded Bacterial Meningitis documentation and received an approved status from Magnus Health (to ensure session participation,
we recommend you complete this step at least 5 business days prior to
your scheduled session)
If you have not applied for Spring 2016, please visit AlamoENROLL to begin your enrollment process.
What session can I attend as a new Transfer student?
New transfer students are invited
to attend an informative and engaging session designed especially to assist
them with the acclimation to NVC and the Alamo Colleges. This session is not
required for registration, but can provide valuable resources for student
success at NVC.
As a result of participating in
Transfer Student Orientation (TSO), students will:
- learn history and information of Northwest Vista College.
about Alamo Colleges policies and procedures.
NVC expectations for collaborative learning.
environments and decisions that promote healthy behavior and reduce risk.
opportunities related to student engagement and involvement.
about campus resources and services.
ways to navigate the physical and virtual campus environment.
- understand the
process for registering for courses.
payment deadlines, options, and rates/fees.
about E-portfolio and GPS and understand how use of thee tools can support
Degree and Career planning.
Sign up for Transfer Student Orientation here!
Where do I sign-up for my New Student Orientation session?
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION & FIRST TIME IN COLLEGE ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSIONS
Where do I go to look up or cancel my registered New Student Orientation session?
Lookup or Cancel Registered Sessions
Please Read: Important Information on High School College Prep Courses
If you are currently enrolled or have
completed a college prep Math and/or English course at your high school, you
must submit an official FINAL high school transcript to Admissions and Records
in order to have your placement scores updated. Once you have submitted your FINAL
transcript, you must see a walk-in advisor to request updated placement
information if needed. Please note it is your responsibility to change your
schedule appropriately should your college prep course change your placement
status. If you have additional questions about the College Prep course, please
contact an Online Advisor through BOLDCHAT or visit a walk-in advisor.
Please Read: Important Information on Mandatory
A Refresher Course will be required for students that are placed into development based on their TSI Assessment results. Refresher courses are at no cost and provide a second opportunity to move into a higher developmental course or a college-level course. The required refresher must be done prior to enrolling into the Group Advising and New Student Orientation. Please take this into consideration in order to provide enough time to register for classes before registration deadlines.
Refresher Course enrollment will take place in Cypress Campus Center, room 126 or you may leave a voicemail message for an advisor at 210-486-4753.