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How to Apply

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Limited services will be offered from 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19th.

Admissions and Enrollment Process

Select your student type below to learn more about the admissions and enrollment process, including how to register for classes, or choose a service.

Advising

 

First Time In College Students

Transfer, Former, and Transient Students

International Students

Senior Citizens

Veterans

Disability Support Services

High School Programs

 Contact An Enrollment Advisor

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Click on each tab below for more information about deadlines and NVC policies.

Semester Options

Apply Texas Application Deadlines

Spring 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Opens: September 15, 2018
Closes: December 26, 2018

Spring 2019 Flex II
Opens: September 15, 2018
Closes: March 4, 2019


Summer 2019 Maymester
Opens: October 15, 2018
Closes: May 6, 2018

Summer 2019 Summer I and Summer 8
Opens: October 15, 2018
Closes: May 27, 2019

Summer 2019 Summer II
Opens: October 15, 2018
Closes: July 1, 2019


Fall 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Opens: October 15, 2018
Closes: August 12, 2019

Fall 2019 Flex II
Opens: October 15, 2018
Closes: October 7, 2019

Course Registration Deadlines (Self-Registration Through ACES)

Spring 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Opens: November 20th (for new students)
Closes: January 13

Spring 2019 Flex II
Opens: TBD
Closes: March 17


Summer 2019 Maymester
Opens: TBD
Closes: May 12

Summer 2019 Summer I, 8 Week, and 10 Week
Opens: TBD
Closes: June 2

Summer 2019 Summer II
Opens: TBD
Closes: July 7


Fall 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Opens: TBD
Closes: August 17

Fall 2019 Flex II
Opens: TBD
Closes: October 13

 


Click the link below to download a step-by-step guide of how to self-register through courses in ACES.

If you have difficulties logging into ACES, please contact the Help Desk at 210-485-0555 and select option 4 for help with ACES.

 

ACES Registration Guide

What is Enrollment Management?

What is the Enrollment Management Period (EMP)?
The Enrollment Management Period (EMP) is always the last week before classes begin. During this time, self-registration through ACES is locked, meaning students cannot add or drop classes through ACES.

All schedule changes, either registration for additional classes or dropping classes you have already registered for, MUST be done in-person with the Main Advising Office, located in CCC 108. Schedule changes will NOT be processed over the phone or via email, and all registration is first-come, first-served.

Additionally, students will only have one opportunity to make schedule adjustments during EMP weeks.

Self-registration will open back up through ACES on the first day of classes. Students will only be able to register for courses that have not yet had their first meeting.

Example: A student registering on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. cannot register for a MW class that started at 8:00 a.m., but they can still register for a MW class that meets at 3 p.m.

New Transfer students to the Alamo Colleges and returning students who have been away from school for more than one year may still visit Vista Central prior to registering if they need to see a Certified Academic Advisor to help select their courses.

To Register For Classes During EMP:

  1. Students should look up their Course Registration Numbers (CRNS) through ACES prior to arriving on campus.

  2. Students should have a backup plan of other courses they would like to register for if the class they want is full by the time they arrive.

  3. Students must be prepared to pay for classes the day they register to prevent being dropped for non-payment.

  4. Students will visit the Main Advising Suite in CCC 108 to register.
Enrollment Management Period Dates (Self-Registration Ends)

Spring 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Begins: January 13
Ends: January 22

Spring 2019 Flex II
Begins: March 18
Ends: March 25


Summer 2019 Maymester
Begins: May 12
Ends: May 20

Summer 2019 Summer I, 8 Week, and 10 Week
Begins: June 2
Ends: June 10

Summer 2019 Summer II
Begins: July 8
Ends: July 15


Fall 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Begins: August 18
Ends: August 26

Fall 2019 Flex II
Opens: October 13
Closes: October 21


 

Payment Deadlines

Students who do not pay for their courses by the payment deadline will be dropped for non-payment.

Students may choose to pay for their classes all in one installment or sign up for a payment plan.

Students using Financial Aid should verify that their financial aid checklist has been completed through their ACES account.

For more information about how to pay your tuition, signing up for a payment plan, or payment deadlines, visit the Business Office.

After the initial payment due date has passed, payment arrangements are due at registration. Purge for non-payment will run on the Sunday night following registration. Click the link below to learn more.

Payment And Financial Aid Resources


Spring 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Payment Deadline: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Spring 2019 Flex II
Payment Deadline: Sunday, December 9, 2018


Summer 2019 Maymester
Payment Deadline: TBD

Summer 2019 Summer I, 8 Week, and 10 Week
Payment Deadline: TBD

Summer 2019 Summer II
Payment Deadline: TBD


Fall 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Payment Deadline: TBD

Fall 2019 Flex II
Payment Deadline: TBD

First Day of Classes

Spring 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Classes Begin: January 22

Spring 2019 Flex II
Classes Begin: March 25


Summer 2019 Maymester
Classes Begin: May 20

Summer 2019 Summer I, 8 Week, and 10 Week
Classes Begin: June 10

Summer 2019 Summer II
Classes Begin: July 15


Fall 2019 16 Week and Flex I
Classes Begin: August 26

Fall 2019 Flex II
Classes Begin: October 21


SMART START Attendance Policy

Students who do not attend the first meeting of each class that they register for will be dropped from courses. Students taking online classes must complete an attendance verification activity within the first three days of class beginning. Each instructor sets their own activity.

 

Helpful Resources

Here are some helpful resources you may need as you complete your enrollment steps.

  • Students who do not pay for their classes on time will be dropped from courses!

    Students who are paying out of pocket will have the option to either pay their tuition in full up front or divide their balance into installments. There is a $25 setup fee for installment plans.

    Students paying in cash will pay in person at the Business Office, located on the first floor of the Cypress Campus Center. Students paying with a credit or debit card, or an electronic check, will pay online through their ACES account.

    Visit the Business Office's website to learn more about:

    • Tuition and fees
    • Payment plans
    • How to pay your tuition

    Visit the Business Office website

  • All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid by submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

    Visit the Financial Aid Office's website to learn more about:

    • Submitting a FAFSA
    • Processing time line and process
    • Financial aid refunds
    • Different types of aid
    • Financial aid resources

     

    Visit the Financial Aid website

  • Visit the Military and Veterans Resources page to learn more about:

    • Tuition Assistance
    • Veterans Benefits
    • MyCAA

     

    Visit the Military Resources Page

  • Eligible students may receive special accommodations in the classroom and for their placement testing.

    Accommodations may include:

    • Use of a recording device
    • A volunteer note-taker
    • A reader or scribe
    • And more

     

    Visit the Access Office website

  • After you've registered for your classes, you'll need to get your textbooks. NVC's bookstore is conveniently located on campus and offers students the options to purchase textbooks brand new or used, rent textbooks, or buy digital versions.

    To determine which textbooks you need, visit the Bookstore's website, click on "Books," and enter in your Student ID number. You'll be given a list of each book you need for every class you have registered for, all in one convenient location.

     

    Visit the NVC Bookstore's website


Vista Central: Welcome & Admissions Center

Northwest Vista offers guided campus tours for individuals and their families as well as groups, schools, and organizations. We also host open house events for additional opportunities to get to know our campus.

The Vista Central: Welcome & Admissions Center also provides support to students who need assistance completing their enrollment steps. Whether you need to use a computer, or whether you just have questions about the process, Vista Central is the place to go.

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