Refresher Course

Readiness Center

If you need to register for a Refresher Course, Northwest Vista College is providing Zoom and On-Campus Refresher Course Registration services during the times below.

Fall 2022 Hours are as followed: (Beginning November 1st):

Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-12pm Via-Zoom (Click Readiness Center link below)
Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm-4:30pm, Thursday 2pm-4:30pm (In-Person please visit below)
Readiness Center in
Desert Willow Advising Center (DWWC), RM. 202, 2nd Floor
Sunday Closed


Thanksgiving Weekend- College Closed November 24-27

Beginning December 20th, 2022 NVC will close for the Winter Break. NVC will reopen on January 3rd, 2023. 

Contact us at if you have any questions. 



Books with Graduate CapWhat is a Refresher Course?

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) is used to determine if students are college ready to enroll in college-level courses in English and Mathematics. Students who do not place at college level in Math and/or English & Reading will proceed to take a 4-day Refresher Course, for which there is no cost to the students.


The purpose of the Math Refresher Course(s) is to offer students another opportunity to test into a higher level English or Mathematics class than their placement from the score on the TSIA exam.

About the Course

The Math Refresher Course(s) need to be taken only once.

  • The Math Refresher course is 16 hours
  • The Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Refresher course is 8 hours (No INRW available at the moment. Students will be placed in an English course based on their TSI Scores or an English Assessment.)
  • These courses are offered before the start of each semester and run at various times

More Information

For more information, please email The Readiness Center at

  • To be enrolled in The Refresher Course(s), students must visit the Readiness Center in the Dessert Willow Advising Center, Room 202
  • The process takes about 45 minutes.  Please allow yourself enough registration time prior to closing times
  • After completing the Refresher(s), students must participate in the college’s New Student Orientation and register for classes