College Connection

Connecting you to your future with support at every step.

Every day, the Alamo Colleges District provides its students an affordable, high-quality education that leads to high-wage, high-demand careers.

Our District includes five colleges that offer:

  • Open admissions
  • Small classes and an inviting atmosphere
  • 350+ degree and certificate programs
  • Seamless credit transfers
  • Flexible schedules

Earn $9,400 more each year

with an associate degree from the Alamo Colleges District
compared to someone with a high school diploma working in Texas

Our dedicated team is ready to help you get started and complete your personalized enrollment steps.

But that’s just the beginning.

We’ll be here to help throughout your journey at the Alamo Colleges with support in and outside of the classroom to make sure nothing gets in the way of you reaching your goals.



Connect with Us

The College Connection team helps high school seniors through the admission process at the Alamo Colleges District.

Complete an interest form, and we’ll get in touch to answer your questions and help you enroll at any of our five colleges.

Complete the Form

Join us for Financial Aid Saturdays

We can answer any questions you have about financial aid and guide you on completing your FAFSA.

Get Info About Financial Aid Saturdays


Steps to Enroll

Complete the first three steps to attend one of the Alamo Colleges today!

1. Apply


Submit your admissions application at


2. Get help paying for college


Submit a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

Submit your FAFSA

Submit your TASFA

Get Financial Aid Info

3. Submit high school transcripts


Submit your transcript to the college you plan to attend.

Transcript Submission info


Apply = Accepted to college!

Once you apply and submit your high school transcript, you will receive an email notification of your admission to the Alamo Colleges District within 3-5 business days.

Then, you will receive an email with login information to ACES, a portal containing all information about your student account.


Personalized Enrollment Steps

Once you’re in ACES, you can activate AlamoNAVIGATE and access your personalized enrollment steps, including upcoming tasks, overdue deadlines, and steps you’ve already completed.

Learn about AlamoNAVIGATE


In case you’re wondering…

What is the Alamo Colleges District?

The Alamo Colleges District is made up of five nationally ranked colleges – Northeast Lakeview, Northwest Vista, Palo Alto, San Antonio, and St. Philip’s – plus several regional centers located throughout the San Antonio region.

Community colleges are local, public schools that provide programs that offer a variety of college degrees and industry-recognized certificates.

Average time to complete (if attending full-time):


Less than one year

Associate Degree

2 years

Bachelor’s Degree

4 years

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How will I pay for college?


Complete one scholarship application and be considered for a wide variety of scholarship funds through the Alamo Colleges Foundation.

Learn about scholarships

Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid to determine your eligibility for grants, work study and/or loans.

Apply for Financial Aid

Attend one of the Alamo Colleges and save an average of $6,963 per year.

The average cost of tuition and fees at public four-year institutions in Texas is $10,075 (College for All Texans, 2021-22).

Attend one of the Alamo Colleges and get the same high-quality education for a fraction of the cost.

View Tuition and Fees

What if I don’t know what I want to do?

Career Coach offers helpful tools like career assessments and a resume builder.

Check our Career Coach Programs

What kind of support will I get as an Alamo Colleges District student?

Each of the Alamo Colleges offer support to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond. If you have a circumstance that’s getting in the way of your college success, we can help. To view academic and general support services, click on your preferred college below.

Northeast Lakeview College Northwest Vista College Palo Alto College
St. Philip’s College San Antonio College  
What is AlamoPROMISE and am I eligible?

AlamoPROMISE covers tuition and required fees for current academic year graduates from participating high schools seeking an academic certificate or associate degree from one of the Alamo Colleges.

To see a list of participating high schools and learn more, visit

New Student Orientation (NSO) Info

In the NSO sessions, students will become familiar with prerequisites for courses, degrees, programs, and transfer institutions.

Find out more information about the dates and times of upcoming NSO sessions below for each college:

NSO Links

Northeast Lakeview College Northwest Vista College
Palo Alto College St. Philip's College
San Antonio College  

Important Dates and Events


The Alamo Colleges District offers flexible schedules, including various class start dates throughout each semester – giving students the opportunity to find classes that fit their schedules.

Review the academic calendar to see our various term options and the corresponding registration and payment deadlines.

View Calendars


Financial Aid Saturdays

Learn more and get help with your financial aid applications

Oct-Dec. and Feb-May

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Available at all five college locations. Click below for upcoming dates.

Learn More


Contact Us

How can College Connection help me?

Our enrollment coaches can help guide you through the admission process at the Alamo Colleges by assisting you with questions or referring you to the right person to help. Get in touch with us today!

Not sure where you want to go?

Contact the Alamo Colleges District team, and we’ll guide you to the college or program that can help you reach your goals.


Northeast Lakeview College


Brazos Student Union (STCM 217)

NLC Welcome Center

Northwest Vista College


Desert Willow Welcome Center (DWWC 102)

NVC Welcome Center

Palo Alto College


Rio Grande Building (RGB), room 105A

PAC Welcome Center

St. Philip's College

21ALAMO (210-212-5266)

Welcome Center (WEC 202)

SPC Welcome Center

San Antonio College

21Alamo (210-212-5266)

Moody Learning Center (MLC 207)

SAC Welcome Center