Potential Student on a Different Non-Immigrant Visa Type
How to Apply
International Student Application
- Download and print application. Your application must be completed, signed and returned along with all required/requested information.
- Mail all original documents to: Northwest Vista College, International Student Services, Desert Willow Welcome Center Rm 202, 3535 N. Ellison Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
Test your English Skills
TOEFL exam Web site: www.ets.org
IELTS exam Web site: www.ielts.org
Foreign High School and/or College/University Transcripts
All foreign high school and/or college/university transcripts must be translated and evaluated from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member that includes translation, interpretation, and evaluation of the transcript at www.naces.org.
Other USCIS Immigration Information and Advising
Apply for a change in visa status to F1, complete the International student admissions as listed above and complete the USCIS form I-539 at www.uscis.gov.
Apply for reinstatement of your F1 student visa, complete the USCIS form I-539 at www.uscis.gov.
International Students (F1 visa) applying for Optional Practical Training, complete the USCIS form I-765 at www.uscis.gov.
International Students (F1 visa) applying for Severe Economic Hardship employment, complete the USCIS form I-765 at www.uscis.gov.
Pay your F1 visa SEVIS I-901 fee at www.fmjfee.com/i901fee.
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.
Advising Services are offered all year. Please plan your advising session to avoid the peak periods and extended wait times.
Students are seen by Advisors on an appointment basis.
Drop-In International Student Services are available either in person or via Zoom:
Wednesdays 2:00pm-6:00pm CST
International Student Services will be available via zoom ONLY on Wednesday, June 29th and Wednesday July 6th. There will not be in person drop ins available those days.
To visit with an International Student Services Advisor in person, please visit Desert Willow Welcome Center (DWWC) Room 202R (2nd floor).
To visit with an International Student Services Advisor remotely, please select one of the options below:
+1 346 248 7799 and enter Meeting ID: 388 369 803
NOTE: Sign-in will close when International Student Services have met maximum capacity (sessions are full for the day).
Northwest Vista College will be closed on Monday, July 4th for The Fourth of July Holiday.