Non-Alamo Colleges Dismissal
Dismissal from another College/University
I was dismissed /suspended from another College or University. My advisor told me I need to complete hours at a Community College in order to transfer back.
If you are transferring to Northwest Vista College after being dismissed from another school (to include other colleges from the Alamo Colleges District), you will need to complete the Academic Dismissal process prior to being eligible to enroll in courses. The process includes:
Ensuring that you have an active application for admission on file
Attending a Pre-Petition Information Session
Submitting a Petition for Waiver of Academic Dismissal (Click here to obtain the Petition Packet.)
Attend a Dismissal Interview with a Certified Academic Advisor (by appointment only)
The Certified Academic Advisor will determine your eligibility and help you prepare a plan of action.
Petitions for Waiver of Academic Dismissal are only accepted for the spring and fall 16-week semesters. We do not accept petitions for the summer or Flex semesters.
Please be aware that submission of a petition does not guarantee approval.
If you are planning to transfer back to your previous institution, we highly recommend you discuss the following items with your current advisor prior to enrolling at NVC:
- How many credit hours do I need to complete successfully before I can transfer back?
- Are there any specific courses that I should enroll in first while attending Northwest Vista College?
- How will the courses I take at NVC impact my GPA there once I transfer back?
- Once I have met all the necessary requirements, what is the process in order to transfer back?
Academic Standards Team
Walk-In Services are available:
Fall 2018 Hours
General Hours of Operation
Fall 2018 Hours
Note: Appointments are not available the same day, they must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
The Advising Services office may be reached by phone at 210-486-4100. Please be able to provide your full name, and banner ID when requesting specific information.
The Academic Advising Services are located in Cypress Campus Center (CCC) in the first floor hallway, directly past Student Financial Services. Please visit the Advising Services Check-in Window for assistance.
Attention Students: The petitions for Academic Dismissal are currently available online. We will begin accepting packets and scheduling interviews beginning Monday, November 12th, 2018. The priority deadline to submit a petition for the Spring 2019 16 week semester is Saturday, December 1st, 2018. The last day to submit a petition for Spring 2019 is Monday, January 7th- however please note that any submissions received after December 1st are not guaranteed an opportunity to interview.
Note: All petition packets must be submitted typed and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. Please read all information regarding submission of your packet carefully. Dismissal Interviews are limited - once all sessions and SDEV 0171 course offerings are full, petitions will no longer be accepted - regardless of the deadline date.