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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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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I remove a SDEV hold?

Contact the Student Development department at 210-486-4289 or stop by the office in the Mountain Laurel Hall building, room MLH-131.

Why do I have to take SDEV/EDUC 1300?

Taking either of these courses is a college requirement and geared toward first time in college students or those with less than 15 earned credit hours.

Do I have to take SDEV 0270 or EDUC 1300 if I have 15 or more earned Dual Credit hours?

Yes, dual credit hours are not considered for this course requirement.

What is the difference between EDUC 1300 and SDEV 0270?

Although both courses cover similar topics, EDUC 1300 is more writing intensive and goes into learning theories. EDUC 1300 is also part of our college Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which covers information literacy and developing an e-Portfolio.

Why can’t I enroll into SDEV 0171?

This course is designed for the academically at-risk student needing to improve skills for academic success.

Can I take SDEV 0270 or EDUC 1300 online?

Yes, we offer both courses online, as well as in the evenings, Saturdays, and at the Kerrville, TX campus.

Why was a SDEV hold placed on my account in the middle of the semester?

You were not passing SDEV 0270 or EDUC 1300 with a C or better at midterm. In an effort to enhance retention,the Office of Student Development implemented an Early Alert System. The purpose of the system is to identify students earning an average below a “C” at midterm.

How do I remove a Midterm or Final Grade hold?

Contact the Student Development department at 210-486-4289 or stop by the office in the Mountain Laurel Hall building, room MLH-131, for available options.

What is considered a passing grade for SDEV 0270 and EDUC 1300?

To successfully pass SDEV/EDUC 1300 you must earn a C or better. Be sure to check course syllabus for your instructor’s grading scheme.

Can I take SDEV or EDUC 1300 at one of the other colleges of the Alamo Colleges District?

Yes, you can take either course at any of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District and receive credit.

Do I have to take SDEV 0270 or EDUC 1300 if I have passed a similar class at another college?

Contact the Student Development department at 210-486-4289 or stop by the office in the Mountain Laurel Hall building, room MLH-131, to verify equivalency of the courses.
Reflection on Journeys

"Through this [SDEV] course, I have learned that there is more to learning than reading a book and taking lecture notes. I learn better through doing things. I discovered that I learn best through visuals: color coding notes, graphs, etc. Putting this knowledge into my studies afterwards, I could retain information much better."

  --Lola

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Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday and Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday:
8:00am - 7:00pm

First Saturday of the Month:
(Except December & January)
9:00am - 1:00pm


SDEV Main Phone:
210-486-4289