Start here, finish there.

It’s not too early to start your transfer plan

Whether you decide to pursue your credentials at the Alamo Colleges or complete some courses here before transferring to a 4-year institution, you can do so on your time, anywhere, with AlamoONLINE.

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Regardless of your reason to start here and finish there, Certified Academic Advisors are available to help prepare you as you begin your online degree at one of the Alamo Colleges.

To schedule a web conference, phone call, or face-to-face appointment with your college advisor, follow these steps.

  1. Log into AlamoNAVIGATE via
    ACES Portal
  2. Select “Schedule an appointment” under the Appointment tab.

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Get started today!

To speak with an Enrollment Coach, complete this form.

About Transfer Advising Guides (TAGs)

 

Transfer Advising Guides

Our five Alamo Colleges know you are a student who has worked hard, and you do not want to lose time or money when you transfer. The Alamo Colleges District has numerous transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

These agreements are called Transfer Advising Guides, or TAGs. TAGs help guide you on which required courses will transfer from Alamo Colleges to your 4-year college or university.

View a complete list of fully online TAGs

 

Learn more about TAGs

To understand how to use and find a fully online TAG that fits your future, watch the following video.

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Steps to your success

The first step is to select a fully online TAG from a University you want to attend and which is offered by one of the Colleges. By following a TAG, you can skip the guesswork with the help of your Certified Academic Advisor and seamlessly complete your bachelor's degree.

Fully online TAGs are available through:

Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

St. Philip's College

San Antonio College

Steps for applying to the Alamo Colleges

If you prefer to get started on your own with the application process, follow these step-by-step instructions for transfer students.

Start your college application today!

STEP 1: Find your online program.

Start your application process by visiting the search online offerings to view the various fully online programs and other offerings available at our five Alamo Colleges. Once you find an online offering, make a note of the College and the AlamoINSTITUTE, then proceed to the next step.

STEP 2: Apply for admission.

Submit your application for admission at www.goapplytexas.org for one of our Alamo Colleges—Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College, and San Antonio College.

If you plan to attend fully online, please respond ‘YES’ on page 5 to “Online Courses Only?”.

STEP 3: Get help paying for college.

Step 3: Get help paying for college

Submit your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. For more information, visit our Financial Aid webpage.

For information about scholarships, visit our Alamo Colleges Foundation.

For military-affiliated students
Our five Alamo Colleges have a dedicated Veterans Affairs department designated to help you navigate the array of benefits unique to your military-affiliated status. For more information, contact your College's VA department.

Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

St. Philip's College

San Antonio College

STEP 4: Log in to ACES.

Once you receive your Next Steps email, you can log in to 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 aces.alamo.edu.

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

Once you get your Next Steps email, you can:

STEP 5: Submit transcripts and documents

Before you can register for classes, we require your official transcript.

As a transfer student, you must submit the official transcript from your most recently attended undergraduate colleges or universities.

Transcripts must be unopened and sealed in their original envelope for consideration or sent directly from the institutions electronically.

For a complete list of addresses and electronic options, click on SUBMITTING A TRANSCRIPT.

STEP 6: Submit proof of bacterial meningitis.

All students, age 22 and younger, must submit proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccination. Students enrolled fully online are exempt and must complete a waiver for an exemption each semester.

To submit documentation, visit the Start Here tab in ACES and select "submit Bacterial Meningitis forms here.

STEP 7: Take your placement test and refreshers, if required.

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

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

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Step 8: Complete New Student Orientation (NSO) and meet with a Certified Advisor before registering for courses, if required.

To schedule your NSO session, visit your College’s NSO webpage:

Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

St. Philip’s College

San Antonio College

 

STEP 9: 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.”

For military-affiliated students
All five Alamo Colleges have a dedicated Veterans Affairs department to ensure you receive the maximum amount of education benefit entitlement possible while still earning the online degree you want. For more information, contact your college's VA department.

Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

St. Philip's College

San Antonio College

Need help registering for classes?

Contact your Alamo Colleges' advisor

To schedule a web conference, phone call, or face-to-face appointment with your college advisor, follow these steps.

  1. Log into AlamoNAVIGATE via
    ACES Portal
  2. Select “Schedule an appointment” under the Appointment tab.

For more information, visit your College’s advising webpage.

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Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

San Antonio College

St. Philip's College

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 fully 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

About AlamoONLINE

AlamoONLINE represents the range of opportunities for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or other offerings delivered 100% online from Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philip’s College.

At our Alamo Colleges, a 100% online degree, certificate, other offering, or Transfer Advising Guide (TAG) has all courses offered fully online and does not require students to come on campus or to an external site except for required proctored exams or to participate in a clinical, internship, cooperative education, or practicum site.