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, Cypress Campus Center, 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.
Classes and college services offered remotely for all fall terms. Campuses are closed. See alamo.edu/coronavirus for updates and resources.
The Academic Advising Services are located in Cypress Campus Center (CCC) first floor hallway, directly past Student Financial Services. 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:
Tuesdays 1:00pm-4:00pm CST
Due to COVID-19, International Student Services will be providing Drop-In Services via zoom.
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 Advising Services have met maximum capacity (sessions are full for the day).
|Monday||8am - 5pm|
|Tuesday||8am - 5pm|
|Wednesday||8am - 5pm|
|Thursday||8am - 5pm|
|Friday||1pm - 5pm|
NVC will be closed Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.
Classes and college services offered remotely for all summer terms. Campuses are closed. See alamo.edu/coronavirus for updates and resources.