Steps to self-register for online students


It’s easy to get started at our Alamo Colleges.

Registration is now open for Spring 2021!

Once you have applied to the Alamo Colleges, you can self-register for your fully online classes. Self-registration is an easy, 100% online process you can do on your own time.

Make sure to review important upcoming dates so you don’t miss out on the courses you need to continue your online learning journey!

Important Dates

  Spring 16 Week Spring Flex I Spring Start Two Spring Flex II
Application Deadline Jan. 4, 2021 Jan. 4, 2021 Jan. 19, 2021 March 1, 2021
Registration deadline Jan. 12, 2021 Jan. 12, 2021 Jan. 26, 2021 March 16, 2021
Classes begin Jan. 19, 2021 Jan. 19, 2021 Feb. 1, 2021 March 22, 2021
Classes end May 15, 2021 March 20, 2021 May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

View complete Spring 2021 Registration/Payment Calendar

Self-registration steps

You are encouraged to meet with your assigned academic advisor before registering for classes. If you have reached 15-, 30-, or 45-credit hour milestones, you may require a personal identification number (PIN) from your assigned advisor before registering. 

If you opt-in for self-registration, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into the ACES Portal with Alamo Colleges District username and password.
  2. Scroll down to Self-Service For Former Users.
  3. Select Web Services.
  4. Select Student.
  5. Select Registration.
  6. Select Look Up Classes.
  7. Select the appropriate Term from the drop-down menu and Submit.
  8. Select Search by College.
  9. Select a Subject. Enter Course Number. Students can choose a college, location/attribute type, course number, time, and/or day. Note: The location/attribute type option allows students to choose alternate locations (e.g., SAC course held at NLC).
  1. Once all information is entered, select Section Search at the bottom. This returns a list of all courses meeting the selected criteria. Courses for which students are eligible to register will have a check box. Select the course by checking the box.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and select Register.
  3. Students will be taken back to their schedule with the new class added. If there were any errors or holds (prerequisite, co-requisite, other restrictions), the error/hold will display with the schedule, and the course will not be added.
  4. Repeat steps 7-12 to add additional classes.
  5. To drop classes from a schedule, click the drop-down menu beside the course and select **Web Dropped Prior to Term**. NOTE: Students must drop or add courses at the same time.
  6. Select Submit Changes.

Need help?

Schedule a web conference, phone call, or a face-to-face appointment with your college advisor.

To do so, log into AlamoNAVIGATE via the ACES Portal, and select “Schedule an appointment” under the Appointment tab.

For more information, visit your College’s Advising Center or Welcome Center.


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