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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 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Aug. 3 - 14:
Mon to Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
(doors lock at 4:15pm)
Sat, & Sun: CLOSED
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Welcome to the Alamo Colleges!

We are pleased you are considering one of the Alamo Colleges as your choice for higher education. We are an educational institution in San Antonio, Texas that offers an excellent learning environment that helps students acquire the knowledge and skills needed in today's world. The Alamo Colleges host students from many regions of the world. These students represent countries such as Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Colombia, Indonesia, El Salvador, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

  FALL 2015: I-2O APPLICATION  DEADLINE  May 15, 2015

  FALL 2015:  F-1 VISA TRANSFER DEADLINE  July 1, 2015
We do NOT accept mid-term transfers.

 

How to Apply:


About the Alamo Colleges

The five colleges that comprise the Alamo Colleges, Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College, and San Antonio College collectively offer over 325 programs of study. The Colleges offer associate degrees, certificates and licensures in occupational programs that prepare students for jobs. They also offer freshman- and sophomore-level courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities and lead to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science.

We invite you to explore each of our five colleges' websites to learn more about what the Alamo Colleges can offer you.  The information we provide on this International Student section is for any student who is not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or refugee. 


Other General Information

All persons seeking admission holding non-permanent visas will be processed as International Students. Applicants for F-1 student visas, or F-1 visa students transferring from a high school, college, or university in the United States, must submit in person or by mail a completed International Student Application Form (I-20 Application) available online.

All International Students must follow the guidelines for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) as determined by Texas State law. International Student applicants not completing college-level courses at a United States college or university are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. The TSI Assessment is designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level courses in English, Reading, and Math. This assessment will also help determine what type of courses or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college-level courses. If you have not been determined to be "exempt", you are required to take the TSI Assessment before the start of the first semester of enrollment.

 

Hours of Operation

 Advising Services are offered year round.  Be proactive and plan your advising session to avoid the peak periods and extended wait times.

Students are seen by Advisors on an appointment basis. Mondays and Thursdays are Walk In Advising days.

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

Summer 2015  Hours of Operation

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

 

UPCOMING ADVISING OFFICE CLOSURES:

International Student Services will be closed on the following days:

July 2  (College Closed)

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information

NVC International Student Advising Email: nvc-international@alamo.edu

 

Diana Garcia - Advising Team Leader
dgarcia620@alamo.edu
(210) 486-4157
 
Elisa Ornelas - Certified Advisor
eornelas11@alamo.edu

(210) 486-4143

 
Orlando Castaneda - Certified Advisor  
 ocastaneda1@alamo.edu
(210) 486-4158
 
Luz Hernandez - Certified Advisor
lhernandez329@alamo.edu  
(210) 486-4159

Location

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