Rise to the challenge. Earn a degree online, on your time.

Our flexible online programs at our five colleges allow you to learn anywhere, anytime – allowing you to fulfill your commitments to your family, the military, and your career.

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Choose an online education with military students in mind

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Community-centered

Study among peer veterans and active duty service members with over 1.5K enrolled military-affiliated students in our online community.

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Convenient

Find online courses that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. If you should be relocated, your education moves with you.

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Supportive

Get help from enrollment coaches and advisors on the application and registration process, military benefits certification, and career-finding services.

A heroic veteran's inspiring return to online college

"Some positions that appealed to me required a degree or some certifications and online learning is perfect. I work full-time and have a family and it allows me to get things done."

Scott Rodriguez, Northwest Vista College (NVC) fully online studentWatch: Scott shares why he attended NVC online.

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Explore 100% online degrees, certificates, and offerings.

Available at the five independently accredited Alamo Colleges of the Alamo Colleges District.
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Or browse our fully online transfer opportunities

Your path to success begins here

Our steps walk you through the process, from applying for admission to starting your online classes at one of our five Alamo Colleges.

Apply Now

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Apply

Apply and get accepted to college!

Applying is free and easy. Visit goapplytexas.org to complete your application. 

Apply now at GoApplyTexas.org

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Make sure you have what you need before you begin your application.

View Application FAQs

 

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Most students qualify for financial aid. 

Learn about applying for aid

Next Steps

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Access Student Portal

The Alamo Colleges District uses ACES as the online student portal for all of your information and can be accessed at aces.alamo.edu.

  • You will receive your ACES login information via email within 3-5 days of submitting your ApplyTexas application.
  • Be sure to complete the AlamoENROLL GoFAARR and Test Prep modules located in the "Start Here" tab.
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Select the link in the top-right corner of ACES to access your student email.

Submit Documents

You’ll need to gather and submit several important documents, including:

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You don’t have to wait to gather your paperwork. Start submitting these as soon as you apply. 

Get Registered

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Orientation and Registration

Celebrate your transition to college! You'll learn more about your college programs and services at New Student Orientation (NSO), which is required for all new and transfer students.

Once you attend NSO, you'll be able to meet with an advisor and register for classes. 

Learn more about NSO 

Make Payment

After you’ve registered, you’ll need to make sure your tuition has been covered by financial aid or your payments have been made to avoid having your classes dropped. 

View Registration and Payment Calendar

Questions about paying for college?

Learn more about Paying for College

Keeping military-students informed

If you fall into one of the following categories, then it’s possible to use your benefits to participate in one of the fully online programs offered at the Alamo Colleges:

Post 9/11 GI Bill®(CH33)

If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran who has transferred his or her benefits to you, then you qualify to take fully online courses. Please note that you will receive a reduced amount of your Monthly Housing Stipend equal to 50% of the national average of the E5 with Dependent BAH rate for active service members.

Montgomery GI Bill® (Active Duty (CH30) and Selected Reserve (CH1606)

If you are a veteran or reservist, then you can take all online courses and still receive your full monthly stipend entitlement.

Dependents Education Assistance Program (CH35)

Only dependents may use this benefit. If you qualify, you may take all online courses and still receive your full monthly stipend entitlement.

Hazlewood Exemption (Veteran, Spouse, Child, Legacy)

If you are eligible for this tuition exemption through the state of Texas, then you can take all online courses and still receive your full entitlement amount. Please note that courses must be taken at a public college or university.

Tuition Assistance (Active service members and reservists only)

If you qualify for this benefit, then you can take all online courses and receive your full benefit amount.

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program for Military spouses only

If you qualify for this benefit, then you can take all online courses and receive your full entitlement amount. For more information, visit MyCAA Military One Source.

We’re here to help you meet your goals. 

To provide access to higher education for our online community, all five Colleges offer programs and support services to help military-affiliated students achieve their dreams by earning a degree, certification, or credentials, fully online.

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Contact your college's Veterans Affairs Center today!

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Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

St. Philip's College

San Antonio College

What makes the Alamo Colleges so affordable?

$109 per credit
in-district tuition, fully-online

Graduate college for less. All students living inside Bexar County in TX can earn a degree at $109 per credit hour.

Learn more: Tuition

$180 per credit
out-of-district/state tuition, fully-online

Out-of-district/state doesn't mean out of luck! Fully-online students can earn a degree with an E-rate of $180 per credit hour.

Learn more: E-Rate

No-cost book rentals
with AlamoBOOKS+

Textbook rentals and instructional materials are covered in tuition, so you don't have to worry about extra costs for your education.

Learn more: AlamoBOOKS+

Stay in the know

Stay informed with semester start dates and application and registration deadlines.

  • Parts of Term

     

    16-week

    Flex I

    Fall First 5 Week

    Start II

    Fall Second 5 Week 

    Flex II

    Fall Third 5 Week

    Term dates

    Aug. 28-Dec. 16 

    Aug. 28-Oct. 21

    Aug. 28- Sept. 30

    Sept. 11-Dec. 16

    Oct. 2- Nov. 4

    Oct. 23-Dec. 16

    Nov. 6- Dec. 9

    Term length

    16 weeks

    8 weeks

    5 weeks

    14 weeks

    5 weeks

    8 weeks

    5 weeks

     

    Key Dates
     

    16-week

    Flex I

    Fall First 5 Week

    Start II

    Fall Second 5 Week 

    Flex II

    Fall Third 5 Week

    Last day to apply for admission

    Aug. 7, 2023

    Aug. 7, 2023

    Aug. 7, 2023

    Aug. 28, 2023

    Sept. 18, 2023

    Oct. 9, 2023

    Oct. 23, 2023

    Registration deadline

    Aug. 27, 2023

    Aug. 27, 2023

    Aug. 27, 2023

    Sept. 10, 2023

    Oct. 1, 2023

    Oct. 22, 2023

    Nov. 5

    Census date

    Sept. 13, 2023

    Sept. 5, 2022

    Aug. 31, 2023

    Sept. 22, 2023

    Oct. 5, 2023

    Oct. 30, 2023

    Nov. 9, 2023

    Note: Online registration will be closed on payment deadline dates from 7:30 p.m. until 8 a.m. next day.

    What is Census date?

    • Last day to withdraw without a W on transcript
    • Students who have not yet paid their balance for the respective part of term will be dropped from that term's classes
  • Parts of Term

     

    Wintermester

    16-week

    Flex I

    Spring First 5 Week

    Start II

    Spring Second 5 Week

    Flex II

    Spring Third 5 Week

    Term dates

    Dec. 18 – Jan. 5

    Jan. 16 – May 11

    Jan. 16 – Mar. 9

    Jan. 16 – Feb. 17

    Jan. 29 – May 11

    Feb. 19 – Mar. 30

    Mar. 18 – May 11

    Apr. 1– May 11

    Term length

    3 weeks

    16 weeks

    8 weeks

    5 weeks

    14 weeks

    5 weeks

    8 weeks

    5 weeks

     

    Key Dates

     

    Wintermester

    16-week

    Flex I

    Spring First 5 Week

    Start II

    Spring Second 5 Week

    Flex II

    Spring Third 5 Week

    Last day to apply for admission

    Dec. 4, 2023

    Jan. 2, 2024

    Jan. 2, 2024

     

    Jan. 2, 2024

    Jan. 15, 2024

    Feb. 5, 2024

    Feb. 26, 2024

    Mar. 18, 2024

    Registration deadline

    Dec. 17, 2023 Jan. 15, 2024 Jan. 15, 2024 Jan. 15, 2024 Jan. 28, 2024 Feb. 18, 2024 Mar. 18, 2024 Mar. 31, 2024

    Census date
    (Last day to withdraw without a W on transcript)

    Dec. 19, 2023

    Jan. 31, 2024

    Jan. 23, 2024

    Jan. 19, 2024 §§

    Feb. 9, 2024

    Feb. 22, 2024

    Mar. 25, 2024

    Apr. 4, 2024

    Note: Online registration will be closed on payment deadline dates from 7:30 p.m. until 8 a.m. next day.

    What is Census date?

    • Last day to withdraw without a W on transcript
    • Students who have not yet paid their balance for the respective part of term will be dropped from that term's classes
  • Parts of Term

     

    Maymester

    Summer I 8 Week

    Summer I

    Summer II 8 Week

    Summer 10 Week

    Summer III 8 Week

    Summer II

    Term dates

    May 13 – May 31 May 13 – July 3 June 3 – July 3 June 3 – July 25 June 3 – Aug. 8 June 17 – Aug. 8 July 8 – Aug. 8

    Term length

    3 weeks

    8 weeks

    5 weeks

    8 weeks

    10 weeks

    8 weeks

    5 weeks

     

    Key Dates

     

    Maymester

    Summer I 8 Week

    Summer I

    Summer II 8 Week

    Summer 10 Week

    Summer III 8 Week

    Summer II

    Last day to apply for admission

    Apr. 29, 2024 Apr. 29, 2024 May 22, 2024 May 20, 2024 May 20, 2024

    June 3, 2024

    June 24, 2024

    Registration deadline

    May 12, 2024 May 12, 2024 June 2, 2024 June 2, 2024 June 2, 2024 June 16, 2024 July 7, 2024

    Census date
    (Last day to withdraw without a W on transcript)

    May 14, 2024 May 20, 2024 June 6, 2024 June 11, 2024 June 24, 2024 June 26, 2024 July 11. 2024

    Note: Online registration will be closed on payment deadline dates from 7:30 p.m. until 8 a.m. next day.

    What is Census date?

    • Last day to withdraw without a W on transcript
    • Students who have not yet paid their balance for the respective part of term will be dropped from that term's classes

Get the support that's made for you

We know how getting started feels, so we're here to help. Chat with us here or fill out this form to connect with us.

 

AlamoONLINE Enrollment Coaches can

• Help you start the application process.

• Guide you in the enrollment process for fully online courses.

• Connect you to registration with a college advisor.

• Refer you to services available to online students.

Contact us today.

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EMAIL

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About AlamoONLINE

What "fully online" means for you

You can earn your college degree or credential online with a learning style that fits you best. Our five Alamo Colleges offer online courses in two learning modes:

Asynchronous online learning
Students access their courses each week at any time.

Synchronous online learning
Students log in and participate in class at a specified time each week via Zoom or video conference.

No matter which mode you select, our Alamo Colleges are here to ensure you meet your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

At the Alamo Colleges District

AlamoONLINE represents the range of opportunities for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or other offerings delivered 100% online from:

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