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Admissions & Aid

Apply Now

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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

Thank you for considering Northwest Vista College! Whether you are new to college, a transfer student, or looking to gain valuable career skills, we are here to help you achieve your goals.

Northwest Vista College has an open door admissions policy, which means there are no entrance exam scores, minimum GPA, or class rankings required.

Summer Momentum Plan

Summer Momentum

Learn More About Our Summer Momemtum Plan

The Alamo Colleges District is offering a Summer Momentum Plan (SMP) for Summer 2024 that saves eligible students time and money.

This plan allows eligible students who earned hours in Spring 2024 at any of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, to get three to nine hours FREE credit hours in the Summer 2024 semester.

The Summer Momentum Plan is a last-dollar scholarship that will cover tuition and fees after all other financial aid resources have been awarded in most cases.

Device Checkout and Low Cost Internet

Laptops are available for students.

Click Here for Laptop Checkout Information

Affordable internet solutions are available.

Programs are available to provide students and employees low-cost internet service.

Click Here for Low Cost Internet Information


Admissions and Enrollment Process

Select your student type below to learn more about the admissions and enrollment process, including how to register for classes, or choose a service.



First Time in College Students

Transfer and Former Students


Contact an Enrollment Coach

Early Admissions for High School Students


Student Development (SDEV)





Visit Northwest Vista College


Student Accessibility Services (Disability Support)

 Contact the Vista Central: Admissions

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Records And Residency

The Records & Residency Office manages updates to student records, including name changes, residency status, and enrollment verification forms.



Records Forms

Transcript Processes

Residency Information


Contact the Records Department

210-212-5266  | nvc-records@alamo.edu | DWWC 102R



Testing Center

Northwest Vista College's Assessment & Testing Center provides testing services including test administration of the TSI Assessment for college placement and for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

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Placement Exam


Hours and


Contact the Testing & Assessment Office

210-486-4346  | nvc-assessment@alamo.edu | DWWC 221



Paying for College

Northwest Vista College is committed to providing information and assistance to help all students secure the financial resources that will allow them to reach their educational goals.


Payment Plans

Financial Aid


Tuition and Fees

Summer Momentum Plan


Payment Deadlines

Registration Deadlines

Financial Aid TV

About FATV: an interactive guide to help answer questions and provide resources for financial aid at the Alamo Colleges District.


Contact the Financial Aid or Business Office

Financial Aid: 210-212-5266 | nvc-sfa@alamo.edu | DWWC 112
Business Office: 210-212-5266 | dst-vbo2@alamo.edu | DWWC 114