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Transfer and Former Students

Welcome to Northwest Vista College! We are excited to have you join us as one of our newest Transfer students. If you are returning to NVC, welcome back!


Click Here For Important Information About Transfer Student Types

The Vista Central: Welcome & Admissions Center serves the following student populations:

  • New students transferring from a non-Alamo Colleges District college or university

  • Returning Alamo Colleges District students from any of our five campuses who have not attended classes for more than one year

  • Visiting (Transient) students seeking to only take classes at NVC for one semester and then transfer those credits back to their home institution

Current NVC students who have been enrolled in classes within the past year will still be considered current students and will need to contact the Main Advising Office.

Students who are currently enrolled at another Alamo College District campus (SAC, PAC, NLC, or SPC) will be considered current students and will contact the Main Advising Office for registration assistance or to be reassigned to an NVC advisor.


View Application and Enrollment Steps

Ready to apply to NVC? Learn more about the application and enrollment process.

Vista Central: Welcome Center

Interested in learning more about NVC? Take a virtual tour of the college and find an interactive map of the campus.

Sign Up For Wildcat Orientation

Completed all of your enrollment steps? Sign up for Wildcat Orientation to learn how to register for classes and prepare for the first day of school.

Contact an Enrollment Coach

Need help with your enrollment process? Contact an Enrollment Coach who can guide you through the process.

Transcript and Grade Policies

Do you have questions about transferring credits to NVC? Learn about acceptable grades, accredited institutions, and comparable courses.

Transfer Advising Guides

Students interested in transferring to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree can use our Transfer Advising Guides to help them determine the right courses.


Academic Dismissal Process

Unsure of your academic standing? Incoming transfer and returning students who have been placed on Academic Dismissal at their previous institution may need to complete a petition process.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals

Students using financial aid must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Students who have been placed on Financial Aid Suspension will need to submit an appeal to have their aid reinstated.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Click on each tab below for more information about deadlines and NVC policies.

Semester Options

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Application and Registration Deadlines

Click the link below and select the "Registration" calendar for the semester you are interested in applying for. You will be able to view the start and end dates for the Apply Texas application and for self-registration for courses.

Application and Registration Dates

Enrollment Management Period (EMP) Registration (Self-Registration Locked)

What is the Enrollment Management Period (EMP)?
The Enrollment Management Period (EMP) is always the last week before classes begin. During this time, self-registration through ACES is locked, meaning students cannot add or drop classes through ACES.

All schedule changes, either registration for additional classes or dropping classes you have already registered for, MUST be done in-person with the Main Advising Office, located in CCC 108. Schedule changes will NOT be processed over the phone or via email, and all registration is first-come, first-served.

Additionally, students will only have one opportunity to make schedule adjustments during EMP weeks.

Self-registration will open back up through ACES on the first day of classes. Students will only be able to register for courses that have not yet had their first meeting.

Example: A student registering on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. cannot register for a MW class that started at 8:00 a.m., but they can still register for a MW class that meets at 3 p.m.

New Transfer students to the Alamo Colleges and returning students who have been away from school for more than one year may still visit Vista Central prior to registering if they need to see a Certified Academic Advisor to help select their courses.

To Register For Classes During EMP:

(In order to be eligible to register for classes during EMP, students must have been registration ready prior to EMP beginning, which includes submitting their ApplyTexas application and clearing all enrollment holds. First Time In College Students must have already attended a New Student Orientation.) 

  1. Students should look up their Course Registration Numbers (CRNS) through ACES prior to arriving on campus.

  2. Students should have a backup plan of other courses they would like to register for if the class they want is full by the time they arrive.

  3. Students must be prepared to pay for classes the day they register to prevent being dropped for non-payment.

  4. Students will visit the Records Office after looking up their CRNs to register. This is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, but students can sign in online ahead of time to reduce their wait time. Click here to sign in, and select the line for "Late Registration."
Payment Deadlines

Students who do not pay for their courses by the payment deadline will be dropped for non-payment.

Students may choose to pay for their classes all in one installment or sign up for a payment plan.

Students using Financial Aid should verify that their financial aid checklist has been completed through their ACES account.

For more information about how to pay your tuition, signing up for a payment plan, or payment deadlines, visit the Business Office.

After the initial payment due date has passed, payment arrangements are due at registration. Purge for non-payment will run on the Sunday night following registration.

Click the link below and click on the "Registration and Payment Deadlines" calendar for the semester you are enrolling for.

Payment and Payment Plan Deadlines

First Day of Classes

Click on the link below and select the "Academic Calendar" for the semester you are applying for.

Please note that Northwest Vista College offers multiple start dates throughout the semesters, so be sure to look at the correct term.

Fall and Spring Terms: 16 week courses, Flex I, and Flex II
Summer Terms: Maymester, Summer I, Summer II, and Summer 8

First Day of Classes