AlamoBRIDGE Program

What is the AlamoBRIDGE Program?

Are you a high school graduate who is interested in starting college early? Join the AlamoBRIDGE Program and get a jump start on your college career!

The AlamoBRIDGE is offered exclusively to students who placed below college-level math on the Mathematics portion of the TSI placement exam. The bridge program offers these students the ability to take their developmental math class and one other course during the summer in order to be better prepared for the Fall semester, saving time and money. The courses students will take are:

  • MATH 0410/0105
  • SDEV 0370 College Success Course OR EDUC 1300 Learning Frameworks

 

Program Highlights

  • 8-week program runs from June 24th - August 18th
  • Schedule is from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday
  • Students will participate in lunch-n-learn opportunities that focus on major and career exploration
  • Tuition and books are covered

Requirements

  • Must be a 2019 high school graduate
  • Must apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) for Summer or Fall 2019
  • Must have placed below college-level on the Math portion of the TSI

Check Your Eligibility

This program is offered exclusively to students who have tested below college level on the Mathematics portion of the TSI Placement Exam. To see if you qualify, please fill out the form below and our staff will review your eligibility for the program.

Click here to check your eligibility for the AlamoBRIDGE Program


Complete the Application and Enrollment Process

If you are notified that you are eligible for the AlamoBRIDGE Program, you will be instructed to complete the enrollment process. Below are the steps you will need to complete. If you require any assistance with the enrollment process, you may contact or visit the Vista Central: Welcome & Admissions Center.

Phone: 210-486-4125
Email: nvc-admissions@alamo.edu
Location: Cypress Campus Center (CCC) Room 126

Step 1: Explore Your Pre-Major and NVC's Institutes

All programs of study at NVC are grouped into five institutes that match students’ areas of interest with career goals, giving them a clear path to the career they have in mind. It’s designed to help students take control of planning for their future.

When students submit their application to NVC, they will be asked to select an institute and a pre-major. It is best best to explore your pre-major and NVC's Institutes before you apply. Once you apply, we can help you identify your math pathway.

Explore the NVC Institutes and career options

Step 2: Complete and Submit Application For Admission

All students will submit an application through ApplyTexas. Please allow five business days for processing. Once your application is processed, you will receive two emails – a confirmation from ApplyTexas and an email from NVC with instructions on accessing your student portal called ACES.

If you have not received a confirmation email from the Alamo Colleges District after 5 business days, please contact Vista Central and an enrollment advisor can assist you with checking your status and obtaining your ACES credentials.

Submit your ApplyTexas application

Step 3: Submit All Official High School Transcripts or GED Scores

First Time in College Students who are still in high school will submit one official transcript at the time of application that includes six complete semesters. They will also submit a final official transcript after graduation that reflects their graduation date.

First Time In College students who have already graduated from high school will submit one official final transcript that reflects their graduation date.

GED graduates must submit their test scores report issued by the state where the test was taken and passed.

Home school transcripts must be notarized.

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated from any company listed at www.naces.org. The original foreign transcript must accompany the evaluated document.

Students may submit official transcripts three ways:

  • In Person: Hand-deliver transcripts to the Records and Residency Office in CCC 100 or at Vista Central. Transcripts MUST be in a sealed envelope. Open transcripts will not be accepted.   

  • Electronically: Schools can send electronic PDF transcripts to NVC through a secure server such as Parchment, ESCRIPT-SAFE, or National Student Clearinghouse and Transcripts using email address
    nvc-records@alamo.edu.

  • By Mail: Mail sealed official transcripts to NVC at 3535 N. Ellison Dr., San Antonio, TX 78251. Please mark transcripts “ATTN: Records and Transcripts.” 
Step 4: Log Into ACES Account

After you have received your email from NVC that contains your ACES username, you will need to log in to your ACES account. You may also obtain your username by visiting the ACES website and clicking on “Get My ACES Username.”

Follow the instructions for the default password to log in for the first time.

For technical assistance, contact the Help Desk at 210-485-0555.

Log into your ACES account

Step 5: Activate Your AlamoNAVIGATE Checklist

Click on the "Start Here" tab and then click on "AlamoNAVIGATE" to access your checklist for enrollment.

This personalized checklist will help you track your next steps and show all the items needed for your enrollment with Northwest Vista College.

You'll be able to configure your notifications to receive text messages about important steps!

Step 6: Upload Bacterial Meningitis Documentation (In AlamoNAVIGATE)

This step only applies to students under the age of 22.

In AlamoNAVIGATE, select "Turn In Shot Records" and click on the "Secure Site" link to upload your documents. There is a $10 processing fee. Please allow three business days for processing.

Shot records must contain:

  • The student's name
  • The student's date of birth
  • The date the shot was administered
  • The stamp or signature of the administering physician

Students taking only online classes may submit a waiver form in person at the Records Office.

For more information on complying with the bacterial meningitis law, including applicable waivers, visit www.alamo.edu/meningitis.

View a step-by-step guide and helpful tips for uploading shot records

Step 7: Complete the Go FAARR and Test Prep Modules (In AlamoNAVIGATE)

The Go FAARR module is required for all new students, and the Test Prep module is required for all students who are required to take the TSI placement test. Students who are not required to take the TSI may skip the Test Prep module.

After you activate your AlamoNAVIGATE checklist, click "complete Go FAARR and Test Prep Modules" on your MyPath.

Click on “Enroll” and then “Incomplete” to access and complete the modules. Please note that the modules may not be compatible with all smart phones or tablets and may need to be completed on a desktop computer.

Step 8: Take the TSI College-Readiness Placement Test

Take the TSI assessment exam to determine your placement into college-level English and Math courses.

Students may be exempted from the TSI with qualifying scores or documents, which may include SAT/ACT scores; AP, Dual Credit, or CLEP credits; college prep courses completed in high school; or qualifying previous college English and Math courses.

Visit AlamoNAVIGATE and click on "Take Your Placement Test" for information on hours, exemptions, and frequently asked questions.

College Prep Courses: For students taking college prep courses in high school, these classes cannot be used to exempt you from placement testing until we have received the final high school transcript. Please speak with the Testing Office for questions.

Visit the Testing Center website

Step 9: Complete Math or English Refresher Course(s)

AlamoBRIDGE students who take the TSI and do not place at college level will be given the option of completing a "Refresher Course" prior to signing up for the program. AlamoNAVIGATE will display your TSI scores and more information on scheduling a refresher course.

Refresher courses are offered at no charge but save time and money and offer the opportunity to move into higher level courses. Refresher courses must be scheduled in person. Visit the Readiness Center to schedule your refresher course.

Visit the Readiness Center in the Cypress Campus Center (CCC) Room 200.

Step 10: Attend New Student Orientation

Students completing the AlamoBRIDGE Program will be contacted to schedule a New Student Orientation date, where they will come to our campus to be registered for their classes.