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STEP 1: Find your AlamoINSTITUTE

Visit to learn about the AlamoINSTITUTES and Career Paths.

STEP 2: Apply for Admission

Submit your application for admissions at for any one of our colleges: Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College, San Antonio College

STEP 3: Need Help Paying for College

Submit your FREE application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) at

Next Steps

STEP 4: 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. Visit to log in.

Find your information on logging in on the ACES page. If you have issues, please contact the helpdesk using the numbers listed on ACES.

STEP 5: Activate AlamoNAVIGATE!

AlamoNAVIGATE is your personalized event path, displaying specific "To Do's" for your registration. After logging into ACES click the "Start Here" tab to access "AlamoNAVIGATE" and begin following your path to enrollment.

STEP 6: Submit Transcripts and Documents

Verify the type of transcripts you must submit to your college. Transcripts must be official to be admitted to any college of the Alamo Colleges District. Records, Registration, Transcripts: 

STEP 7: Turn in Shot Records

All students age 22 and younger must submit proof of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination.

STEP 8: Complete Go FAARR & Test Prep Modules

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities with Go FAARR.

Get ready for your TSI Placement test with Test Prep.

STEP 9: Take Your Placement Test & Refreshers (if needed)

Take your TSI Placement Test to determine your placement into College-Level Math and Writing.

Refresher courses may be required, depending on your test scores.

STEP 10: Sign up for Orientation

Celebrate your transition to college! Learn more about your college programs and services at New Student Orientation (NSO).

New Student Orientation (NSO)

STEP 11: Meet With an Advisor before Registering

Meet with an advisor will help as you choose your degree plan and the courses you need. Register for your courses in ACES through AlamoSCHEDULER.

STEP 12: Pay Tuition

Pay your tuition online by credit/debit card or visit your college bursar/business office to pay by cash. Payment plans may also be available.