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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 to Thur: 7:30am - 6pm
(doors lock at 5:45pm)
Fri, Sat, & Sun: CLOSED

You may not be aware that academic probation is part of a process that could have serious consequences. You could be in jeopardy of being dismissed from college on Academic Dismissal if your situation does not improve. Dismissal for scholastic reasons may also severely restrict your choices of universities and programs in the future. If you are on financial aid, veteran’s assistance, or a family health insurance policy, you run the risk of losing the assistance unless you take steps to improve your academic standing.

What is Academic Probation?

  • Students who begin any semester term in Good Academic Standing but fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are placed on Academic Probation.

What happens if I am placed on Academic Probation?

Students may re-enroll for one semester after meeting with their Academic Advisor.

  • Student status is evaluated after each semester. Students must earn a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain enrolled while on Academic Probation

What is Continued Academic Probation?

  • After the first (1) semester term of Academic Probation Status, students may re-enroll at the Alamo Colleges on a Continued Academic Probation status after meeting with their academic advisor.
  • Student status is evaluated after each completed semester/session. Students must meet minimum academic (2.0 GPA) standards for each subsequent semester term until the student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • The Continued Academic Probation status is removed when students earn both a term and cumulative 2.0 GPA.

Is there anyone that can help me while I am on Academic Probation?

It is our sincere desire to assist you in reaching your educational goal. Some areas of assistance we strongly recommend that you utilize are:

  • Speak with your instructor(s) during their posted office hours or before/ after class. Make sure you understand the course expectations and requirements.
  • Tutoring Labs located at each respective department(s).
  • Academic Advising for assistance in developing a plan to improve your academic standing; Meeting with your Academic Advisor regularly ensures that you stay on the correct path.
  • Career and Transfer Center for help with career and major exploration.
  • The Access Office for disability-related services.

We strongly recommend that you utilize these resources as soon as possible to develop a positive plan of action. All resources are free!

What happens if I am not academically successful while on Academic Probation/ Continued Academic Probation?

If at the end of the semester your semester GPA is not at least a 2.0, you will be placed on Academic Dismissal. If placed on Academic Dismissal you will have the following options:

  1. Sit out for at least one semester
  2. If you do not wish to sit out, you may be considered for enrollment in the following semester by visiting with your academic advisor to submit an Academic Dismissal Petition. These advising sessions begin on the first day of registration and must be completed by the deadline indicated on the Dismissal webpage.

Contact Information

Academic Standards Team 


Advising Hours

Northwest College Student Success Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation


Walk-In Services are available: 

Mondays and Thursdays  8am-7pm 

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

Appointments are available Monday- Thursday when scheduled in advance with your assigned advisor.