Transfer Student Orientation

Below are the steps to sign up for Transfer and Former Student Orientation. Please contact Vista Central with any questions, or email us at

Transfer and Former Student Orientation

Step 1 – Complete all steps in the application and enrollment process All steps in the application and enrollment process MUST be completed before signing up for orientation and advising.

View the enrollment process for Transfer and Former students


Step 2 - Complete the online Transfer and Former Student Orientation
This orientation is completely online to allow students to move at their own pace but only takes about 30 minutes to complete. The orientation will review registration guides, schedule options, financial aid information, and payment instructions.

Note for Transient Students: Transient students who are only taking summer classes at NVC and will be returning to their home institution will not complete the Transfer and Former Student Orientation.

Transient students may self-register for courses through ACES once their enrollment steps are complete. Students who need assistance using ACES may visit the Vista Central: Welcome & Admissions Center on a walk-in basis, but they should meet with their academic advisors at their home institution for advising services to ensure that NVC courses will be accepted for transfer.

Spring 2019 Applicants: Students applying for the Spring 2019 Flex II term will not complete the Transfer Orientation to receive advising and registration services. Please call Vista Central to schedule an appointment or visit on a walk-in basis to meet with a Certified Advisor.

Sign up for Transfer and Former Student Orientation


Step 3 – Register for Courses Once you have completed your orientation, you have three different options to register for classes.

Meet with a Certified Advisor (Recommended) At the end of the orientation, you will be given the opportunity to make an appointment with a Certified Advisor. This advisor will assist you with reviewing your transferable credits, navigating your degree plan, and selecting your classes. 

(Note: Appointments may not be available during certain points in the semester. Contact Vista Central by phone at 210-486-4125 for questions and availability.)

Walk-In Advising Walk-in services are located in the Vista Central: Welcome and Admissions Center and are available on a first-come, first served basis. The sign-in line will close when Advising services have met the maximum capacity for the day.  

Self-Registration Transfer and former students who already know which courses they want to take may register on their own without meeting with an advisor. Students who choose to self-register that are prompted to receive a prerequisite override or enter an Alternate PIN will need to contact Vista Central for assistance.

Step 4 – Pay for Classes
Students are required to pay for their classes or ensure that their financial aid or applicable Veterans benefits are in place by the payment deadline or they will be dropped from courses and must re-register.

Payment deadlines are always on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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