Welcome to Northwest Vista College!
We are pleased you are considering Northwest Vista College as your choice for higher education. We are an educational institution in San Antonio, Texas that offers an excellent learning environment that helps students acquire the knowledge and skills needed in today's world. Northwest Vista College hosts students from many regions of the world. These students represent countries such as Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Jordan, Mexico, Phillipines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Spring 2024: Spring 2024 First Time in College/ESL Transfer I-20 applications are no longer being accepted. Please apply for Fall 2024 semester.
Spring 2024: Spring 2024 F-1 Visa Transfer I-20 applications are currently being accepted. Deadline is December 1, 2023.
* We do NOT accept mid-term transfers or summer transfers.
How to Apply*
- New International Student Seeking an F1 Visa
- Transfer International Student with an active F1 Visa
- Concurrent or Transient International Student with an active F1 Visa
- Potential Student on a Different Non-Immigrant Visa Type
About the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District
The five colleges that comprise the Alamo Colleges District, Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College, and San Antonio College collectively offer over 325 programs of study. The Colleges offer associate degrees, certificates and licensures in occupational programs that prepare students for jobs. They also offer freshman- and sophomore-level courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities and lead to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science.
We invite you to explore each of our five colleges' websites to learn more about what the Alamo Colleges District can offer you. The information we provide on this International Student section is for any student who is not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or refugee.
Other General Information
All persons seeking admission holding non-permanent visas will be processed as International Students. Applicants for F-1 student visas, or F-1 visa students transferring from a high school, college, or university in the United States, must submit in person or by mail a completed International Student Application Form (I-20 Application) available online.
All International Students must follow the guidelines for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) as determined by Texas State law. International Student applicants not completing college-level courses at a United States college or university are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. The TSI Assessment is designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level courses in English, Reading, and Math. This assessment will also help determine what type of courses or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college-level courses. If you have not been determined to be "exempt," you are required to take the TSI Assessment before the start of the first semester of enrollment.
Drop-In International Student Services
Students needing additional assistance may speak with an International Student Services Advisor either in person or through zoom on Tuesdays, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm CST.
Academic Advising Services/International Student Services are located in Desert Willow Welcome Center (DWWC) Rm 202R. Please visit the Advising Services Check-in Window for assistance.