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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
Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 6:00pm
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Accreditation

Northwest Vista College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Vista College.

(Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the college and not to the Commission's office; the Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.)

Northwest Vista College is also approved and accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.

Affiliations

Northwest Vista College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Education Advisory Board.
  

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Northwest Vista College has received a warning from SACSCOC regarding its role as an individually accredited institution that operates as a part of a five college district. Northwest Vista College is accredited by SACSCOC and its courses are transferable and eligible for financial aid. For more information, visit the SACSCOC Warning page.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is SACSCOC?

SACSCOC is an acronym for Southern Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Colleges. It is an accreditation body for degree-granting higher education institutions. It serves institutions approved by the Commission to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America and other international sites.

Is Northwest Vista College still accredited?

Yes, Northwest Vista College continues to be an accredited college. We have been accredited by SACSCOC since 2001.

Why is Northwest Vista College on "warning"?

NVC has been notified that we have been placed on a warning status with SACSCOC. Official notification of this warning will be sent to the College in January 2017. We anticipate the warning will focus on policies and procedures associated with the organizational relationship between the College and the Alamo Community College District. The warning will last for 12 months.

Will Northwest Vista College shut down like Career Point, ITT Tech and other similar schools?

No, NVC is not in jeopardy of shutting down. The situation at Northwest Vista College is different. NVC remains financially stable with strong academic programs. We anticipate that the warning will focus on policies and procedures associated with the College's relationship to the District.

Do I still need to pay for classes I have registered for?

Yes, payment deadlines must be observed in order to stay enrolled in classes.

Will I still be able to transfer to or from Northwest Vista College?

Yes, Northwest Vista College continues to be an accredited college with courses that can be transferred to other accredited institutions. Classes taken at NVC will count towards a degree or certificate.

Can I still enroll at Northwest Vista College?

Yes, Northwest Vista College continues to be an accredited college. Current and future students should visit the Cypress Campus Center to get assistance with enrollment and registering for classes. Click here for registration information.

Will I still be able to graduate from Northwest Vista College?

Yes, Northwest Vista College continues to be an accredited college. There is no change. Students should continue to stay enrolled in classes, meet with their assigned advisor, and apply for graduation. NVC's annual commencement ceremony takes place in May. Click here for more about graduation.

Is my financial aid affected by this warning?

No, the warning does not affect students who receive financial aid. NVC continues to be an accredited college.

Are students who are enrolled in dual credit courses at NVC affected by this warning?

No, the warning does not affect any students enrolled at Northwest Vista College. NVC continues to be an accredited college.

What are the next steps?

First, we need to wait to receive the official letter from SACSCOC. We will receive the letter in mid-January. At that time, we will inform faculty, staff, students and the community.

Next, we will continue our work to systematically address the issues detailed in that letter, and we will submit a formal response by Fall 2017.

We fully intend to address all of the issues within this 12-month time-frame.

By December 2017, SACSCOC will meet and review the College's response.

How can I get more information?

You can read more about the accreditation of Northwest Vista College here: NVC Accreditation

If you have concerns, please send them to: nvc-accreditation@alamo.edu.

Contact Information

Erin Sherman
SACSCOC Liaison
Vice President for College Services
SACSCOC Office: (210) 486-4932
VPCS Office: (210) 486-4932
Email: esherman6@alamo.edu

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