COVID-19 Message

   Northwest Vista College is providing remote services to students. The buildings are currently closed but we continue to serve you remotely throughout the college.   

Please contact us at or through our online admissions chat. Online chat services are available

Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm

Thursday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Friday 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Every First Saturday of the Month 9:30am - 12:30pm

Please note the Northwest Vista College will be closed Friday, April 2nd through Sunday, April 4th, for the Easter Holiday and will reopen on Monday, April 5th with normal business hours.

We are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times. As you wait in the lobby be sure to have your Student ID available, and you will be brought in as soon as our onboarding team member is available. Thank you

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New Student Orientation for First Time In College Students

Sign Up For New Student Orientation and Advising

Step 1: Complete all application and enrollment steps

Students who do not complete all steps in the enrollment process will not be permitted to remain in the orientation and will have to reschedule for a new date.

Steps in the enrollment process include:

  • Complying with the bacterial meningitis law
  • Completing the Go FAARR and Test Prep Modules
  • Taking the TSI Placement Exam or providing qualifying exemption scores
  • Complete Refresher courses (if applicable)

View the Enrollment Steps for First Time In College Students


Step 2: Select your New Student Orientation Date

All First Time in College students must attend a mandatory New Student Orientation where they will become more familiar with NVC, register for classes, learn about payment and financial aid options, and prepare for the first day of classes.

Note: This New Student Orientation is for First Time in College Students who have never previously attended a college or university. Students who have earned coursework at a previous college or Alamo Colleges District campus will sign up for Transfer Student Orientation instead.

Sign-Up For New Student Orientation



 Step 3: Pay for classes

Students must either pay for their classes or ensure that applicable financial aid or veterans benefits are in place by the payment deadline or they will be dropped from courses and will have to re-register.

Note: Payment deadlines are always on a Sunday at 1 p.m. Click on the link below and then click "Payment Deadlines" to find out when your payment deadline is.

View resources on paying for college

Cancel And Reschedule Your New Student Orientation

If you need to reschedule your orientation for a new date, you MUST first cancel your old session before signing up for a new date. Otherwise, the system will not allow you to register for a new date and you will receive an error message that says you are already signed up.

Cancel and Reschedule Your New Student Orientation