Steps to Enroll
Ready to begin your journey at Palo Alto College? Students can apply at any time throughout the year. Just follow these easy steps and get started today!
Visit ApplyTexas.org to complete an application for enrollment. Please allow five (5) business days for processing. Once an application is processed, students will receive two emails - one from ApplyTexas and one from the Alamo Colleges District. The Alamo Colleges District email will include instructions and information for accessing the ACES student portal at aces.alamo.edu.
Students must submit all high school transcripts, other college transcripts, or high school equivalency documentation. Official documents should be hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to Palo Alto College’s Admissions & Records in the Palomino Center, Room 117, or can be mailed to Palo Alto College (ATTN: Enrollment Services) at 1400 W. Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78224.
Visit aces.alamo.edu and click on “Get My ACES Username.” Follow the instructions to set up a password.
Click on the “Start Here” tab and then click on “AlamoNAVIGATE” to access a checklist for enrollment. This personalized checklist will help track next steps and show all items needed for enrollment at Palo Alto College.
Texas state law requires all entering students under the age of 22 to show evidence of receiving a bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster dose during the five-year period prior to enrollment; exemptions may be applicable.
Students must complete a TSI assessment test and Post-Assessment Advising at the Testing Center. A list of TSI exemptions can be found online or by calling (210) 486-3444.
After testing, some students may be required to take a refresher course in English or Math before proceeding with the enrollment process. Refresher courses are offered at no cost and can save time, save money, and allow students to move into a higher-level developmental course or a college-level course in English or Math.
Students must attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) before completing the enrollment process. During NSO, students will receive an individualized advising plan for their first semester, meet an assigned advisor, and register for classes.
Students must pay tuition in full or set up a payment plan before the payment deadline to avoid being dropped from all registered classes. For payment deadlines, view the Academic Calendars. Tuition payments can be made in person at the Palo Alto College Business Office or online via ACES.
Call the Palo Alto College Welcome Center at 210-486-3100 to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our team members for guidance with the enrollment process.