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Welcome to the Alamo Colleges!

We are pleased you are considering one of the Alamo Colleges as your choice for higher education. We are an educational institution in San Antonio, Texas that offers an excellent learning environment that helps students acquire the knowledge and skills needed in today's world. The Alamo Colleges host students from many regions of the world. These students represent countries such as Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Colombia, Japan, Thailand, Morocco, Brazil, Mongolia, and Nepal.

UPDATE: No more NEW F-1 Applications for Spring 2015.
NVC TRANSFER F-1 DEADLINE: December 1, 2O14. 

We do NOT accept mid-term transfers.

 

How to Apply:


About the Alamo Colleges

The five colleges that comprise the Alamo Colleges, 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 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 year round.  Be proactive and plan your advising session to avoid the peak periods and extended wait times. 

Students are seen by advisors on a First Come, First Serve basis and you must sign in via the Virtual Sign-in http://alamo.edu/nvc/virtualsignin/ to be seen.   

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

Fall Semester Hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday                 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

UPCOMING ADVISING OFFICE CLOSURES:  

 

 

 

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Contact Information

NVC International Student Advising Email: nvc-international@alamo.edu 

 

Diana Garcia - Coordinator 
dgarcia620@alamo.edu 
(210) 486-4157
 
Elisa Ornelas - Senior Advisor 
eornelas11@alamo.edu 

(210) 486-4143

 
Orlando Castaneda - Senior Advisor  
 ocastaneda1@alamo.edu 
(210) 486-4158
 
Luz Hernandez - Senior Advisor 
lhernandez329@alamo.edu  
(210) 486-4159

Location

The Academic Advising Welcome Center is located in the lobby of Cypress Campus Center (CCC)