AlamoPROMISE

Updates for Incoming Scholars

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The AlamoPROMISE program makes college more accessible to graduating seniors by providing the support necessary to earn a certificate or associate's degree at one of the five Alamo Colleges: Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philip's College.

Update for Fall 2020 Incoming AlamoPROMISE Scholars

To date, we have been in communication with over 5,000 AlamoPROMISE scholars who have completed their AlamoPROMISE eligibility steps and are on their way to #JoinThePROMISE.

These exceptional scholars will be part of the first-ever class of the AlamoPROMISE Program. Now is the time to complete your Next Steps to confirm your AlamoPROMISE eligibility.

Your college's Welcome Center is available to guide you through the next steps:

Career Exploration Camp:

Career Exploration Camp for AlamoPROMISE provides the opportunity for all incoming Scholars to discover career interests and explore high-wage, high-demand industries in our region. All AlamoPROMISE Scholars are required to complete a Career Exploration Camp before the Fall 2020 semester.

New Student Orientation is ongoing at each of the Alamo Colleges and offered online with Career Exploration Camp.

Career Exploration Camp/New Student Orientation *Start Date
Palo Alto College Friday, April 30, 2020
St. Philip's College Monday, May 11, 2020
San Antonio College Monday, May 11, 2020
Northeast Lakeview College Monday, May 18, 2020
Northwest Vista College Monday, May 20, 2020

 

Summer Bridge Program:

The Summer Bridge program for AlamoPROMISE ensures that incoming Scholars are ready for success.

AlamoPROMISE Scholars with a grade point average below 80 and Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) scores below college-readiness standards will need to complete Summer Bridge: Math or Summer Bridge: English before the Fall 2020 semester. Summer Bridge: English will be provided on a case by case basis, please contact your home college for more information on offerings. The Summer Bridge Math or English courses will prepare you to be successful in your college-level classes in the Fall.

AlamoPROMISE Scholars with a high school grade point average below 80 and TSIA scores above college-readiness standards will participate in the Summer Bridge: Accelerator.

Students participating in the Summer Bridge: Accelerator will receive information about their home campus, additional support services and other programs provided specific to their home campus, and may include virtual campus tours, additional career advising, assistance with Scholarship and grant applications, financial aid and financial literacy presentations, disability services, and programs they may participate in during their Freshman year.

 

College

Summer Bridge Program

Start Date

St. Philip's College

 

Summer Bridge: Math

Summer Bridge: Accelerator

Summer II

Summer II

San Antonio College

Summer Bridge: Math

Summer Bridge: Accelerator

Summer II

Summer II

Northwest Vista College

Summer Bridge: Math

Summer Bridge: Accelerator

Summer II

Summer II

Northeast Lakeview College

Summer Bridge: Math

Summer Bridge: Accelerator

Summer II

Summer II

Palo Alto College

Summer Bridge: Math

Summer Bridge: Accelerator

Summer I & Summer II

Summer I & Summer II

 

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Summer Semester Dates:

Summer I:

June 8, 2020 – July 9, 2020

Summer II:

July 13, 2020 –August 13, 2020

Required Enrollment steps, including steps outlined below:

  • Complete financial aid verification, if notified by the Financial Aid Office of selection by the Department of Education.

  • Complete New Student Orientation prior to the start of Fall 2020 semester.

  • Enroll in 9 or more semester credit hours in Fall 2020.

  • Take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) or submit eligible test scores.

  • Submit proof of your bacterial meningitis vaccine.

  • Complete the AlamoENROLL modules in AlamoNAVIGATE located on the ACES Start Here tab.

IMPORTANT: Incoming AlamoPROMISE Scholars who do not fulfill these requirements before the Fall 2020 semester which begins on August 24, 2020, you will no longer be eligible for AlamoPROMISE.

Note that if your eligibility changes due to not completing AlamoPROMISE program requirements, it may impact your financial aid award. If you have any questions, the Student Financial Aid Office can be reached at dst-sfs@alamo.edu.

For more information, visit alamo.edu/promise or log into your ACES account for updates on your records. For questions or assistance with the next steps, please contact your college below:

Northeast Lakeview College

nlc-recruitment@alamo.edu

210-21ALAMO
Northwest Vista College

nvc-admissions@alamo.edu
Palo Alto College

PAC-recruitment@alamo.edu

210-486-3100

St. Philip’s College

Spc-recruit@alamo.edu

210-21ALAMO

San Antonio College

sac-promise@alamo.edu
 

 

Fall 2020 Enrolled AlamoPROMISE Scholars

Once you have completed your steps in the summer and you are enrolled at one of the Alamo Colleges, you would maintain your eligibility by:

  • Once enrolled, AlamoPROMISE Scholars must complete at least 18 credit hours per academic year (minimum of 9 hours per semester) and maintain continuous enrollment.
  • To remain eligible, scholars must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and remain in Satisfactory Academic Progress. AlamoPROMISE scholars are eligible for the program for up to three years or the completion of an associate’s degree (whichever occurs first).

 

Future AlamoPROMISE Scholars (entering in fall 2021)

Information coming soon!