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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 - Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Dismissal from another College/ University 


I was dismissed /suspended from another College or University. My advisor told me I need to complete hours at a Community College in order to transfer back.

If you are transferring to Northwest Vista College after being dismissed from another school (to include other colleges from the Alamo Colleges District), you will need to complete the Academic Dismissal process prior to being eligible to enroll in courses. The process includes:

Ensuring that you have an active application for admission on file
Attending a Pre-Petition Information Session
Submitting a Petition for Waiver of Academic Dismissal (Click here to obtain the Petition Packet.)
Attend an Advising Interview with a Certified Academic Advisor (not available on a walk-in basis) 

The Certified Academic Advisor will determine your eligibility and help you prepare a plan of action. 

Petitions for Waiver of Academic Dismissal are only accepted for the spring and fall 16-week semesters. We do not accept petitions for the summer or Flex semesters. 

Please be aware that submission of a petition does not guarantee approval.

If you are planning to transfer back to your previous institution, we highly recommend you discuss the following items with your current advisor prior to enrolling at NVC: 

  • How many credit hours do I need to complete successfully before I can transfer back?
  • Are there any specific courses that I should enroll in first while attending Northwest Vista College?
  • How will the courses I take at NVC impact my GPA there once I transfer back?
  • Once I have met all the necessary requirements, what is the process in order to transfer back?




Advising Hours

NVC Student Success

Hours of Operation

Fall 2017

Walk-In Services are available: 

Mondays: 8:00am-12:00pm

Thursdays: 1:00pm-6:00pm

General Hours of Operation 

Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

First Saturday of the Month:


Walk-in Services sign-in opens at 8:00am on Mondays and 1:00pm on Thursdays. The Sign-in line will close when the Advising Services have met the maximum capacity to serve for the day. Walk-in services are available for pre-requisite overrides, quick questions, and student holds, and are limited to 15 minutes. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to speak with your assigned advisor during a walk-in session due to availability.

Currently enrolled students should schedule an advising appointment with their assigned advisor for assistance. To meet with your assigned advisor, please schedule an appointment by utilizing the link sent to you by your advisor via your ACES email.

Appointments are not available the same day, they must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Appointments are available Monday - Thursday when scheduled in advance with your assigned advisor.

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.

Our online advisor is also available for quick advising support at a distance during the hours of operation.


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.

Contact Information

Academic Standards Team:

(210) 486-4459