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We offer what you need to achieve success. Come explore and find out why so many students have decided to call one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District the pathway to their future.

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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 - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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About the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District

The five colleges that comprise the Alamo Colleges District, Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College, and San Antonio College collectively offer over 325 programs of study. The Colleges offer associate degrees, certificates and licensures in occupational programs that prepare students for jobs. They also offer freshman- and sophomore-level courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities and lead to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science.

We invite you to explore each of our five colleges' websites to learn more about what the Alamo Colleges District can offer you. The information we provide on this International Student section is for any student who is not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or refugee. 

 


Other General Information

All persons seeking admission holding non-permanent visas will be processed as International Students. Applicants for F-1 student visas, or F-1 visa students transferring from a high school, college, or university in the United States, must submit in person or by mail a completed International Student Application Form (I-20 Application) available online.

All International Students must follow the guidelines for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) as determined by Texas State law. International Student applicants not completing college-level courses at a United States college or university are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. The TSI Assessment is designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level courses in English, Reading, and Math. This assessment will also help determine what type of courses or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college-level courses. If you have not been determined to be "exempt", you are required to take the TSI Assessment before the start of the first semester of enrollment.

Hours of Operation

Advising Services are offered all year. Please plan your advising session to avoid the peak periods and extended wait times.

Students are seen by Advisors on an appointment basis.

Walk In Advising days are available as follows: Mondays 8am-12pm and Thursdays 1pm-6pm.

Walk In International Student Services are available:
Tuesdays 1:00pm-4:30pm

NOTE: Sign-in will close when Advising Services have met maximum capacity (sessions are full for the day).


FALL 2017 Hours of Operation

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 5pm

UPCOMING CLOSURES:

Dec. 19-Jan. 2 - Winter Break
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Contact Information

NVC International Student Advising
nvc-international@alamo.edu

Diana Garcia
Advising Team Leader, PDSO
dgarcia620@alamo.edu
210-486-4157

Luz Hernandez
Certified Advisor, DSO
lhernandez329@alamo.edu
210-486-4159

Elisabeth Jones
Certified Advisor, DSO
ejones143@alamo.edu
210-486-4143

Lori Villarreal
Certified Advisor, DSO
lvillarreal162@alamo.edu
210-486-4691

Location

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.