Vista Central: Welcome & Admissions Center

Thank you for your interest in visiting Northwest Vista College (NVC)! One of the best ways to learn more about us is to visit our phenomenal campus, so please take advantage of one of our campus visit opportunities below. We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Welcome Center Location and Parking Information

The Welcome & Admissions Center is located at:

3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251

Cypress Campus Center (CCC) Building, Room 126

Enter the building through the front entrance. Take a left at the green wall and continue past the cafeteria.
Our office is on the left-hand side.

Parking is available in Lot 10 in front of the Cypress Campus Center (CCC) building.
Visitors do not need a parking permit or decal.


Driving Directions Campus Map


Campus Visit Opportunities

The line for walk-in academic advising services will close when it reaches maximum capacity. View information on Walk-In services below. We appreciate your patience.

  • Self-Guided Tours

    Students are encouraged to locate their classroom locations before the first day of class. Use the interactive map below to locate your buildings. 

    View the Interactive Campus Map

     Guided Campus Tours

  • For Schools and Groups of 10+ students

    Offered: By Appointment Only

    Group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis for large groups, schools, and organizations and should be requested as soon as possible to secure availability. Once you have requested a tour, a staff member will contact you to arrange your tour and provide confirmation details.  

    Please do not plan for a tour if you have not received confirmation.

    The maximum capacity for group tours is 60 students, with one chaperone per ten students.  However, larger groups can be accommodated with advance notice as staffing allows.  Tours are subject to change based on availability staff.

    Groups tours are approximately one hour in length and are subject to staff availability and weather conditions.


    Take a virtual tour of campus

    Request a Group Tour

  • For Prospective Students Interested in Northwest Vista College

    Offered: First Saturday of Every Month
    Fall 2019 Dates: October 5, November 2, December 7

    Prospective NVC students are invited to attend Wildcat Preview Day to learn more about our campus, including degree and program offerings, the admissions and enrollment process, and financial aid opportunities.

    Following a 1 hour information session, students will have the opportunity to choose which events they'd like to participate in:

    • Check your admissions status or complete your enrollment steps
    • Receive assistance with submitting the FAFSA
    • Tour the campus

    Pre-registration for this event will open in September.

  • For Prospective Students Interested in Northwest Vista College

    Offered: During business hours

    The Vista Central: Welcome and Admissions Center provides walk-in services so that students may:

    • Use a computer to apply to NVC or complete their enrollment steps
    • Meet with an enrollment advisor to ask questions about enrollment, programs, tuition, and financial aid
    • Meet with a Certified Academic Advisor for degree planning (Transfer Students only - must complete all enrollment steps first)

    The computer lab will close 30 minutes prior to the end of the day. Advising services will close when they have reached capacity for the day. To check advising availability, call Vista Central at 210-486-4125.

    Sign In Online
    Students are assisted on a first-come, first served basis. Sign in online ahead of your visit by texting the word "northwest" to 310-945-2976, or click the link below to sign in online.

    Line Options:
    Records & Residency - Submit official transcripts, update residency status, submit FERPA forms, or make other modifications to your student record.

    Admissions & Welcome - Meet with an enrollment advisor, apply to NVC, receive assistance with the enrollment steps, or use our computer lab.

    Sign In Online


Admissions, Enrollment, and Registration Steps

Click on your student type to view your application and enrollment steps, which includes registering for classes.

First Time In College Students Transfer, Former, and Transient Students