• Fall classes begin August 27th! All enrollment steps must be completed by August 20th!

  • The enrollment process takes 3-4 weeks. Get started today! Contact us with questions.

How to Apply

Ready to begin your journey at Northwest Vista College? Students can apply at any time throughout the year. We offer the following terms:

Fall Terms
Fall 16 Week:                    Aug. - Dec.
Fall Flex I (8 week):          Aug. - Oct.
Fall Flex II (8 week):         Oct. - Dec.

              Spring Terms
Spring 16 Week:                     Jan. - May
Spring Flex I (8 week):           Jan. - Mar.
Spring Flex II (8 week):         Mar. - May
              Summer Terms
Maymester (3 week):      May
Summer I (5 week):        June - July
Summer II (5 week):       July - Aug.
Summer 8 (8 week):       June - Aug.


Select your student type below to learn more about your admissions and enrollment process.

  • First Time In College Students are classified as:

    • Current high school students about to graduate
    • Students who have already graduated from high school
    • Students with a GED
    • Former dual credit students who have not yet attended college


    Apply as a First Time In College Student


  • Transfer, Former, and Transient student are classified as:

    • Students who have previously attended another college or university
    • Students who have previously attended the Alamo Colleges District but have not been enrollment for more than one year
    • Students seeking to take courses at NVC to be transferred back to their home institution

    Apply as a Transfer Student

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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Helpful Resources

Below are some helpful resources that you may need as you complete your enrollment process. Click on each tab to learn more.

  • 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