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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Academic Dismissal Petition Process

Northwest Vista College is always seeking ways to improve the Academic Dismissal Petition Process for our students. As of Spring 2017, we require students petition to return from Academic Dismissal to attend a Pre-Petition Information Session. 

During this session, we will discuss the following items:

  1. How to complete the Petition for Waiver of Dismissal packet
  2. How to submit the packet
  3. What to expect in the Dismissal Interview


Pre-Petition Information Sessions

These sessions are designed to help the students understand the requirements of the dismissal petition and what to expect while in the Dismissal Interview. If the student has a packet with them, the packet will be reviewed to ensure that all requirements have been met, and will be able to have an interview scheduled at that time. If students do not have a packet, or the packet is incomplete, they will be able to discuss the packet requirements and be able to submit the packet by e-mail to the Academic Standards team after attending a session.

We are offering several sessions to be able to accommodate as many students as possible. All petitioning students must attend a session before a dismissal interview will be scheduled. To reserve a seat for any of the following sessions, please RSVP on Org Sync.

The list of sessions scheduled for the Fall 2018 semester are shown below:

Available Sessions:







April 7th

 9:30am & 11am

Huisache Hall 113

April 20th

 1:45pm & 3:15pm

Cypress Campus Center 121

May 4th


 Manzanillo Hall 203

May 5th

 9:30am & 11:00am

 Pecan Hall 101

May 11th

 1:45pm & 3:15pm

Cypress Campus Center 121

May 18th

 1:45pm & 3:15pm

Cypress Campus Center 121








Petition Dates

Attention Students-  If you are seeking to petition an academic dismissal, you may check back on April 20th, 2018 for further details.

Note: All petition packets must be submitted by email at by the deadline. Please read all information regarding submission of your packet carefully. Dismissal Interviews are limited - once all sessions and SDEV0171 course offerings are full, petitions will no longer be accepted - regardless of the deadline date.

Contact Information

Academic Standards Team: