Refresher Course

Readiness Center

If you need to register for a Refresher Course, Northwest Vista College is providing Zoom and On-Campus Refresher Course Registration services during the times below.

Fall 2022 Hours are as followed: (Beginning September 6th):

Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm Via-Zoom (Click Readiness Center link below)
Monday and Thursday 2pm-5:30pm, Friday 1pm-4:30pm and the
First Saturday of the Month 9am-12:30pm (In-Person please visit below)
Readiness Center in
Desert Willow Advising Center (DWWC), RM. 202, 2nd Floor

Tuesday and Wednesday 9am - 5:00pm
Via-Zoom (Click Readiness Center link below)
Sunday Closed


Labor Day Weekend- College Closed September 5th

Thanksgiving Weekend- College Closed November 24-27


Contact us at if you have any questions. 

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Books with Graduate CapWhat is a Refresher Course?

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) is used to determine if students are college ready to enroll in college-level courses in English and Mathematics. Students who do not place at college level in Math and/or English & Reading will proceed to take a 4-day Refresher Course, for which there is no cost to the students.


The purpose of the Math Refresher Course(s) is to offer students another opportunity to test into a higher level English or Mathematics class than their placement from the score on the TSIA exam.

About the Course

The Math Refresher Course(s) need to be taken only once.

  • The Math Refresher course is 16 hours
  • The Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Refresher course is 8 hours (No INRW available at the moment. Students will be placed in an English course based on their TSI Scores or an English Assessment.)
  • These courses are offered before the start of each semester and run at various times

More Information

For more information, please email The Readiness Center at

  • To be enrolled in The Refresher Course(s), students must visit the Readiness Center in the Dessert Willow Advising Center, Room 202
  • The process takes about 45 minutes.  Please allow yourself enough registration time prior to closing times
  • After completing the Refresher(s), students must participate in the college’s New Student Orientation and register for classes