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 the Advising Services office at (210) 486-4100, or chat with us virtually by clicking on the Online Advising Chat button. Please see Spring 2021 hours below under "Chat Services."

For more information about our Remote Services, click here



Welcome to Academic Advising 

Beginning Monday, March 23rd until further notice- *The Colleges of the Alamo Colleges District including Northwest Vista College are closed (campus is not open) and ALL Advising Appointments/ Services will be conducted remotely via Video Conferencing (Zoom) or Phone at this time.*

The academic Advising, Career and Transfer Services (ACT) Team provides integrated academic and career services to students. NVC and the ACT team are committed to creating opportunities for student success.

Are you a new, returning or transfer student? 

We are excited to help you get started on your educational journey! Before seeking advising services, please click here determine the admissions steps that apply to you.

First Time In College students:

If you have completed your enrollment checklist, please sign up for the required New Student Orientation/Advising session HERE

Summer Transient students:

If you are trying to register for summer classes recommended by your University advisor, and are receiving a registration error, you may receive assistance through our online chat service. Transcripts showing completion of prerequisite courses will be required to be provided at time of assistance.

What services can I obtain from the ACT Team?

Academic Advising Services - provided via phone, email, chat and zoom

  • Need to know what classes to take? Are you being asked for an "alternate PIN" when trying to register? Contact your assigned certified academic advisor to schedule an advising session.
  • Where is Enrollment Management held? Records Office
  • Were you academically dismissed and seeking to enroll? Please go to Academic Dismissal Petition Information
  • Are you transferring to Northwest Vista College? Transfer to NVC
  • Need to request permission to take additional hours? Please view the Petition for Overload web page for information about how to complete the petition process. Forms may be accessed upon completion of an advising appointment with your assigned certified advisor. Overload Petitions forms submitted without prior advising may not be accepted. Petitions must be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the semester starting. 
  • Ready to Graduate? Graduation Advising
  • International Student Advising

Career and Transfer Services

  • Career Exploration
  • Transfer Services
  • Resume, Interview and Job Search assistance

Veterans Center - Cypress Campus Center (CCC-110)

How do I see an academic advisor?

All currently enrolled students have been assigned a Certified Academic Advisor. Please check your ACES email for information regarding who your assigned advisor is and how to schedule an appointment. All advising sessions are being conducted via Zoom until further notice. New students will be assigned to an advisor at the beginning of their first semester enrolled. 

Online Quick Advising Sessions

Available (Spring 2021 Hours):
Mondays: 10:00am-4:30pm
Thursdays: 10:00am-6:30pm
Fridays: 1-4:30 pm
1st Saturday of the month: 9:00 am-12:30 pm

10-15 minutes in length

Meet with any available advisor

Services Available:
Assistance with Holds
Prerequisite  Overrides
General Questions
Assistance for Unassigned Students
Registration assistance for Transient students

Advising Appointment Sessions

Scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance

30 minutes in length

Meet with your assigned academic advisor

Appointment Options:
Academic Dismissal Petitions
Alternate ID (Registration PIN)
Assistance with Holds
Career Exploration
Change of Major
Course Overload Petitions
Degree Planning
Financial Aid Appeals
Graduation Applications
Individual Success Plans (GPS Planner)
Prerequisite Overrides
Transfer Planning

Limited services are still available through our virtual chat service. We encourage you to plan ahead and schedule an advising session with your assigned Certified academic advisor prior to peak registration.

International Students