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.

Summer 2022 Hours are as followed: (Beginning June 27th):

Monday and Thursday 8am-1pm Via-Zoom (Click Readiness Center link below)
Monday and Thursday 2pm-5:30pm In-Person please visit Readiness Center in:
Desert Willow Advising Center (DWWC), RM. 202, 2nd Floor

Tuesday and Wednesday 8am - 6:30pm
Via-Zoom (Click Readiness Center link below)
 
Friday-Sunday Closed
 

UPCOMING CLOSURES: 

 
Independence Holiday Weekend- College Closed July 4th

 

Contact us at nvc-readiness@alamo.edu if you have any questions. 

For more information on COVID-19, click here

 

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.

Purpose

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 nvc-readiness@alamo.edu

  • 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
  • After completing the Refresher(s), students must participate in the college’s New Student Orientation and register for classes