How to apply

AlamoENROLL for online students

Whether you entered the workforce after you finished high school and never started college or you tried college but did not finish, we have pathways to help you get started in reaching your academic and professional goals.

Begin the process of becoming an online student by first selecting your enrollment type then following the recommended steps to complete the application.

Select your enrollment type and apply.

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First-time student Transfer student Returning student

 

First-time student

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STEP 1: Find your online program

Start your application process by visiting the search online offerings webpage to view fully-online offerings available at each of the Alamo Colleges. Once you find an online offering, make note of the College and the AlamoINSTITUTE, then follow Step 2: Apply for admission.

STEP 2: Apply for admission

To apply for admission, visit www.applytexas.org. On the application, select the College and the AlamoINSTITUTE. If you intend to take exclusively online courses, check the study online box.

For step-by-step instructions, use this guide: AlamoENROLL—Ready, Set, Apply!

Please allow five days for processing.

STEP 3: Get help paying for college

Submit your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on financial aid, visit alamo.edu/district/financial-aid. For information about scholarships, visit our Alamo Colleges Foundation.

STEP 4: Submit transcripts and documents

To be admitted into one of the Alamo Colleges, you will need to send your unopened, official transcripts or have your previous institution submit your official transcript electronically.

The full list of addresses and electronic options are available in AlamoNAVIGATE, which will be discussed further in Step 6: Activate AlamoNAVIGATE.

High school seniors Following graduation, submit an official transcript with your test scores and graduation date. High school seniors currently enrolled in high school must provide a minimum 6-semester transcript.
Home school students Submit a notarized transcript of your high school equivalent work and graduation date.
GED Graduates Submit your official GED certificate with scores from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Next steps

STEP 5: Log into ACES

Once you receive your “Next Steps” email you can log into ACES.

ACES is the online center for all your student information. You will be able to register for classes, review your financial aid, and pay your tuition. To log in, visit alamoaces.alamo.edu.

You can find login instructions on the ACES login page. If you have issues, please contact the helpdesk using the numbers listed on the ACES login page.

STEP 6: Activate AlamoNAVIGATE!

AlamoNAVIGATE is your personalized event path that displays specific to-dos for registration. After you log into ACES, click the "Start Here" tab to access AlamoNAVIGATE and begin following your path.

For more information, watch AlamoNAVIGATE: Enrollment Simplified


AlamoNAVIGATE: Enrollment Simplified

Download the Navigate app at iTunes or Google Play.

AlamoNAVIGATE is not available to Dual Credit, Early College High School, or Alamo Academies students.

STEP 7: Submit proof of bacterial meningitis

All students, age 22 and younger, must submit proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccination. Online students taking classes on campus at any of the Alamo Colleges are required to provide proof of immunization. Only students enrolled fully online are exempt.

To submit documentation, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select “Turn in Shot Record”.

STEP 8: Complete the Go FAARR and test prep modules

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities with Go FAARR, select “Complete Go FAARR Module” in AlamoNAVIGATE.

All students entering the Alamo Colleges must complete the Go FAARR module.

Get ready for your TSI placement test with test prep, select “Complete Test Prep” in AlamoNAVIGATE.

STEP 9: Take your placement test and refreshers, if required

Take your TSI placement test to determine your placement in college-level math and writing.

The TSI placement test may be taken at one of the Alamo Colleges with an appointment or may be taken online for an additional $25 fee from a third-party proctoring service.

To schedule your TSI at one of the Alamo Colleges, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select the event path “Take your Placement Test.”

Depending on your TSI test results, you may be required to take refresher courses.

STEP 10: Meet with a Certified Advisor before registering for courses

For advising information at your College and to schedule a webconference, phone call, or face-to-face session with your advisor, log into AlamoNAVIGATE and select “Meet with an advisor before registering”.

All new and transfer students are required to attend advising before registering.

STEP 11: Pay your bill

To reserve your courses and avoid being dropped, you can pay your tuition before the deadlines with the following options:

  • Make a full payment
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • Set up an installment plan

For more information on available payment options, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select “Pay your bill”.

STEP 12: Smart Start

Start smart, attend class. Attending and becoming an active learner in course will benefit your grades and advance your goals. The first day and the first week of classes provide you with the tools to succeed for the rest of the semester.

Not participating in your course on the first day or in the first week (depending on the instructor) may result in you getting dropped from the course.

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Transfer student

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Start today!

STEP 1: Find your online program

Start your application process by visiting the search online offerings webpage to view fully-online offerings available at each of the Alamo Colleges. Once you find an online offering, make note of the College and the AlamoINSTITUTE, then follow Step 2: Apply for admission.

STEP 2: Apply for admission

To apply for admission, visit www.applytexas.org. On the application, select the College and the AlamoINSTITUTE. If you intend to take exclusively online courses, check the study online box.

For step-by-step instructions, use this guide: AlamoENROLL—Ready, Set, Apply!

Please allow five days for processing.

STEP 3: Get help paying for college

Submit your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on financial aid, visit alamo.edu/district/financial-aid. For information about scholarships, visit our Alamo Colleges Foundation.

STEP 4: Submit transcripts and documents

As a transfer student, you must submit an official transcript from your last undergraduate college or university.

Former students returning to the Alamo Colleges from another college or university are considered transfer students and will need to submit an official transcript from the previous institution.

Official transcripts must be submitted electronically by your previous institution or sent in an unopened, sealed, and original envelope to be accepted for admission.

Next steps

STEP 5: Log into ACES

Once you receive your “Next Steps” email you can log into ACES.

ACES is the online center for all your student information. You will be able to register for classes, review your financial aid, and pay your tuition. To log in, visit alamoaces.alamo.edu.

You can find login instructions on the ACES login page. If you have issues, please contact the helpdesk using the numbers listed on the ACES login page.

STEP 6: Activate AlamoNAVIGATE!

AlamoNAVIGATE is your personalized event path that displays specific to-dos for registration. After you log into ACES, click the "Start Here" tab to access AlamoNAVIGATE and begin following your path.

For more information, watch AlamoNAVIGATE: Enrollment Simplified


AlamoNAVIGATE: Enrollment Simplified

Download the Navigate app at iTunes or Google Play.

AlamoNAVIGATE is not available to Dual Credit, Early College High School, or Alamo Academies students.

STEP 7: Submit proof of bacterial meningitis

All students, age 22 and younger, must submit proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccination. Online students taking classes on campus at any of the Alamo Colleges are required to provide proof of immunization. Only students enrolled fully online are exempt.

To submit documentation, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select “Turn in Shot Record”.

STEP 8: Complete the Go FAARR and test prep modules

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities with Go FAARR, select “Complete Go FAARR Module” in AlamoNAVIGATE.

All students entering the Alamo Colleges must complete the Go FAARR module.

Get ready for your TSI placement test with test prep, select “Complete Test Prep” in AlamoNAVIGATE.

STEP 9: Take your placement test and refreshers, if required

Take your TSI placement test to determine your placement in college-level math and writing.

The TSI placement test may be taken at one of the Alamo Colleges with an appointment or may be taken online for an additional $25 fee from a third-party proctoring service.

To schedule your TSI at one of the Alamo Colleges, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select the event path “Take your Placement Test.”

Depending on your TSI test results, you may be required to take refresher courses.

STEP 10: Meet with a Certified Advisor before registering for courses

For advising information at your College and to schedule a webconference, phone call, or face-to-face session with your advisor, log into AlamoNAVIGATE and select “Meet with an advisor before registering”.

All new and transfer students are required to attend advising before registering.

STEP 11: Pay your bill

To reserve your courses and avoid being dropped, you can pay your tuition before the deadlines with the following options:

  • Make a full payment
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • Set up an installment plan

For more information on available payment options, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select “Pay your bill”.

STEP 12: Smart Start

Start smart, attend class. Attending and becoming an active learner in course will benefit your grades and advance your goals. The first day and the first week of classes provide you with the tools to succeed for the rest of the semester.

Not participating in your course on the first day or in the first week (depending on the instructor) may result in you getting dropped from the course.

Back to top

 

Returning student

If you are using a screen reader, please visit our straight-text version of this page.

Start today!

STEP 1: Find your online program

Start your application process by visiting the search online offerings webpage to view fully-online offerings available at each of the Alamo Colleges. Once you find an online offering, make note of the College and the AlamoINSTITUTE, then follow Step 2: Apply for admission.

STEP 2: Apply for admission

If you have not been enrolled at one of the Alamo Colleges in more than a year, you will need to begin a new application. To apply for admission, visit www.applytexas.org. On the application, select the College and the AlamoINSTITUTE. If you intend to take exclusively online courses, check the study online box.

For step-by-step instructions, use this guide AlamoENROLL—Ready, Set, Apply!.

Please allow five days for processing.

STEP 3: Get help paying for college

Submit your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on financial aid, visit alamo.edu/district/financial-aid. For information about scholarships, visit our Alamo Colleges Foundation.

STEP 4: Submit transcripts and documents

If the last institution you have attended is one of the Alamo Colleges, you will not need to submit transcripts.

Former students returning to the Alamo Colleges from another college or university are considered transfer students and will need to submit an official transcript from their previous institution(s).

Official transcripts must be submitted electronically by the previous institution or in an unopened, sealed, and original envelope.

Next steps

STEP 5: Log into ACES

Once you receive your “Next Steps” email you can log into ACES.

ACES is the online center for all your student information. You will be able to register for classes, review your financial aid, and pay your tuition. To log in, visit alamoaces.alamo.edu.

You can find login instructions on the ACES login page. If you have issues, please contact the helpdesk using the numbers listed on the ACES login page.

STEP 6: Activate AlamoNAVIGATE!

AlamoNAVIGATE is your personalized event path that displays specific to-dos for registration. After you log into ACES, click the "Start Here" tab to access AlamoNAVIGATE and begin following your path.

For more information, watch AlamoNAVIGATE: Enrollment Simplified


AlamoNAVIGATE: Enrollment Simplified

Download the Navigate app at iTunes or Google Play.

AlamoNAVIGATE is not available to Dual Credit, Early College High School, or Alamo Academies students.

STEP 7: Submit proof of bacterial meningitis

All students, age 22 and younger, must submit proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccination. Online students taking classes on campus at any of the Alamo Colleges are required to provide proof of immunization. Only students enrolled fully online are exempt.

To submit documentation, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select “Turn in Shot Record”.

STEP 8: Complete the Go FAARR and test prep modules

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities with Go FAARR, select “Complete Go FAARR Module” in AlamoNAVIGATE.

All students entering the Alamo Colleges must complete the Go FAARR module. Former students are not required to complete New Student Orientation.

Get ready for your TSI placement test with test prep, select “Complete Test Prep” in AlamoNAVIGATE.

STEP 9: Take your placement test and refreshers, if required

If you have previously taken your TSI placement test, you are not required to retake it. Take your TSI placement test to determine your placement in college-level math and writing.

You can take the TSI placement test at one of the Alamo Colleges with an appointment or online for an additional $25 fee from a third-party proctoring service.

To schedule your TSI at one of the Alamo Colleges, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select the event path “Take your Placement Test”.

Depending on your TSI test results, you may be required to take refresher courses.

STEP 10: Registering for courses

Former students may register for courses through ACES. For questions, students can schedule an appointment with a certified advisor.

STEP 11: Pay your bill

To reserve your courses and avoid being dropped, you can pay your tuition before the deadlines with the following options:

  • Make a full payment
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • Set up an installment plan

For more information on available payment options, visit AlamoNAVIGATE and select “Pay your bill”.

STEP 12: Smart Start

Start smart, attend class. Attending and becoming an active learner in course will benefit your grades and advance your goals. The first day and the first week of classes provide you with the tools to succeed for the rest of the semester.

Not participating in your course on the first day or in the first week (depending on the instructor) may result in you getting dropped from the course.

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For more information

Contact an Enrollment Coach, today!

Enrollment Coaches are here to help you get started with the application process and to guide you through registration for online courses this upcoming semester. We can also connect you to an advisor, as well as refer you to services available to online students.

Don't delay, call 210-485-0110 or email AlamoONLINE@alamo.edu, today!

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