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Welcome to ACES

Alamo Colleges Education Services is a secure portal connecting Faculty, Staff & Students to Academic Resources, Email, and other Online Resources.

Support Contacts Helpdesk (210) 485-0555 Weather Line (210) 485-0189


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Alamo Colleges' Library Information

St. Philip's College
• MLK Campus Library
• Southwest Campus Library

Future Students

Refresher Courses Offer Students a Second Take

Students who do not meet readiness scores in math, reading, and/or writing will be required to take a free Refresher course in that subject area.

Learn more 

Refresher Courses Offer Students a Second Take

Refresher Courses Offer Students a Second Take

Students who do not meet readiness scores in math, reading, and/or writing will be required to take a free Refresher course in that subject area.

Learn more 


First Time in College Enrollment Checklist Additional Information  

First Time In College Enrollment Checklist

Please read all of the information carefully before you apply for admission.

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 Go to Ready-Set-Apply to submit your online admissions application, valid email is required

Once application is processed you will receive 2 emails – One from ApplyTexas and one from Alamo Colleges.  The first Alamo Colleges email will include instructions and information for ACES and AlamoENROLL Start Here tab.

Please allow 5 business days for application processing

Go to Financing Your Future for more information on how to pay for your college education

Financial Aid requires a Social Security number on the ApplyTexas application

Complete your Free Online Financial Aid Application at:

For Alamo Colleges financial aid information on how to apply, school codes, deadline dates and processing info go to:  

Apply for an Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarship at:

Application processing time is dependent on volume of applications received.  Check the financial aid website for details. 

IMPORTANT: Students enrolled at Northeast Lakeview College are able to participate in financial aid programs during the accreditation period if one of the following; San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College or Northwest Vista College is indicated as your primary institution. You may complete a Change of Primary Institution Form through your Admissions/Enrollment Office.

  • Prior to Graduation: High school seniors must submit an official 6 semester transcript
  • After Graduation: High School graduates must submit an official transcript with TEST SCORES and GRADUATION DATE to your Alamo Colleges Enrollment Services/Admissions & Records Office
  • Official high school transcript must be sealed or sent electronically by the high school.  
  • GED graduates must submit an official GED Certificate with scores from Texas Education Agency (TEA) to your Alamo Colleges Enrollment Services/Admissions & Records Office
  • Students who have graduated from a high school  outside of the United States  must have their transcripts evaluated  by an organization approved by the National Association of Credential Services (NACES)  at

Northeast Lakeview

1201 Kitty Hawk Rd.
STCM - 101
Universal City, TX 78148
Northwest Vista

3535 N. Ellison Dr.  
CCC - 100
San Antonio, TX, 78251
Palo Alto

1400 W. Villaret
San Antonio, TX 78224
St. Philip's

1801 M.L. King Dr.
WEC 203
San Antonio, TX 78203
San Antonio

1300 San Pedro
FAC 216
San Antonio, TX 78212
  Greater Kerrville

1012 Barnett St.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Central Texas 
Technology Center

         2189 FM 758
New Braunfels, TX 78130
  BACTERIAL MENINGITIS VACCINATION    Beginning September 15, 2014, Alamo Colleges will be using Magnus Health to collect and process student bacterial meningitis information.  Magnus Health is a secure and easy-to-use website for submitting bacterial meningitis documentation.
  • Texas state law requires entering students under 22  years of age show evidence of receiving a bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster dose during the five year period prior to enrollment.  The law allows for few exceptions. 
  • For information and instructions on submitting your documentation visit the Bacterial Meningitis Requirements at       
Once you have received your letter from Alamo Colleges with your ACES information go to and click on How do I get my username and password?
  • Login to ACES and find the Start Here tab   
  • Login to ACES
  • Open Start Here tab
  • Click on each ENROLL button to access the Go FAARR and Test Prep modules to begin the AlamoENROLL requirements
In order to test with Alamo Colleges you must complete the GO FAARR and TEST PREP Modules

 TAKE ASSESSMENT TEST     (if applicable) 




Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

San Antonio College

St. Philip’s College

 Greater Kerrville Center
  Central Texas Technology Center   
  • Students who score below college readiness in math, reading and/or writing will be required to enroll in a Refresher course(s).  Refresher courses provide a student with with a second opportunity to improve their course placement
  • Students will be scheduled for a Refresher course(s) during post-assessment advising
  • You may obtain additional information about the Refreshers at:      
After completing the AlamoENROLL requirements:
  • Schedule an advising session if attending college for the first time.
  • Dual credit graduates with college level semester hours must also schedule an advising session.


   Choose the college of your choice for your Registration process      

Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

San Antonio College

St. Philip’s College

  • View your Account Summary through ACES  / MyPage Tab / My Account 
  • Tuition bills will not be mailed 
  • Payment Options
  • Financial Aid Award
  • Installment payments
  • Credit card or check must be made online through your ACES account
  • Cash payments can be made in person with the Bursar / Business Office at your college

  Payment in full or by installments must be made by the payment deadlines or you will be dropped from your classes



  • There is a connection between attendance, classroom participation and good grades. Your first week of class, especially the first day provides you with important information for the rest of the semester. The Alamo Colleges requires regular and punctual attendance in all classes. Your absences are recorded immediately.
  • If you DO NOT attend on the FIRST DAY of each class in which you are enrolled, you will be DROPPED from the class

  • Online learners:  Check your course(s) for Smart Start attendance verification instructions. 

  •  Waivers may be available; contact your instructor prior to the first class session.