Steps for Enrolling
Before engaging in any voluntary education activities, please consult your education service office regarding service-specific requirements, instructions, and/or regulations.
Satisfying admissions at one of the Alamo Colleges gives you access to register at all the Alamo Colleges.
Military Transfer Checklist
General Enrollment Process
Submit a free online application at ApplyTexas
Submit Official Transcripts
High School or GED transcripts are required for those without prior college (includes those with only Dual Credit coursework).
College transcripts are required if you have prior college coursework (includes Community College of the Air Force).
Send official transcripts and test scores to the following:
|Northeast Lakeview College
1201 Kitty Hawk Rd.
Universal City, TX 78148
|Palo Alto College
1400 W. Villaret
San Antonio, TX 78224
|San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
|Northwest Vista College
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
|St. Philip’s College
1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78203
Satisfy State Testing and Placement Requirements
Most Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve members and Veterans are Exempt from the state testing requirements. See your advisor or Alamo Colleges installation representative for more information. Below are some examples which may satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements:
Submit prior (TSI) Assessment results to the college
Take the TSI Assessment at the college
- See Assessment if you have any of the following:
- Prior coursework from regionally accredited institutions
- SAT or ACT scores within 3 years of enrollment at the Alamo Colleges
- CLEP test results
- Other placement exams from previous institutions
*You must have an application on file with the Alamo Colleges to be eligible to take the placement exam through our testing centers.
Residency Status (effects tuition rates)
Most military and dependent family members are eligible for the in state/in district tuition rates. A Military Verification Form may be required. If you are unsure of your residency status, do not pay out of state rates until you have spoken with a residency specialist through the Admissions Office. You may also seek assistance through our installation representatives at Lackland AFB, Fort Sam Houston or Randolph AFB. Please see our main page for information on DoD Funded Tuition Rates.
First time students at the Alamo Colleges will automatically be placed on a registration hold and must first meet with an Advisor before registering. All students are assigned a Certified Advisor based upon the path selected in the application process. Please contact the Alamo College you will attend for more information.
Transfer students may have administrative holds requiring assistance from an Advisor or installation representative. Please contact the Alamo College you will attend for more information.
Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirements
Texas state law requires many students to prove bacterial meningitis vaccination. Visit our Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination page for more information.
Forms of Financial Assistance
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for financial assistance. Pell Grants may be used in conjunction with military Tuition Assistance, Veterans benefits and MyCAA funding.
Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
Active Duty military, National Guard and Reserve members using TA should meet with an Alamo Colleges installation representative to understand the TA process at the Alamo Colleges and get assistance with degree planning and understanding our Department of Defense Contract tuition rates. Visit our TA page for more information.
Veterans Benefits (VA)
Students wishing to use Veterans benefits should seek guidance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Veterans Affairs Office at the college where the degree or certificate program is sought. Alamo Colleges Veterans Affairs staff will assist students by providing certification of courses and transmitting such information to the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, contact your college VA office for assistance.
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
Spouses using MyCAA should meet with our MyCAA representative to understand the MyCAA application process and get assistance with degree planning and understanding our Department of Defense Contract tuition rates. Visit our MyCAA page for more information.
Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarship
All students are encouraged to submit a Foundation Scholarship Application..
ACES = Alamo Colleges Educational Services (student information & email portal)
Admitted students will be given an online student account (ACES) where they may access their student record, transcripts, register for classes, view financial aid information, pay tuition balances, and access Alamo Colleges email accounts.