Your success is our goal

We are here to help you apply for college and ensure a smooth transition into your new role as a fully online student at one of our five Alamo Colleges.

Get the support that's made for you

We know how getting started feels, so we're here to help. Chat with us here or fill out this form to connect with us.

AlamoONLINE Enrollment Coaches can

• Help you start the application process.

• Guide you in the enrollment process for fully online courses.

• Connect you to registration with a college advisor.

• Refer you to services available to online students.

Contact us today.


(210) 485-0110


How to apply to Alamo Colleges

AlamoENROLL for self-starters

Apply Now

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Apply and get accepted to college!

Applying is free and easy. Visit to complete your application. 

Apply now at

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Make sure you have what you need before you begin your application.

View Application FAQs


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Most students qualify for financial aid. 

Learn about applying for aid

Next Steps

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Access Student Portal

The Alamo Colleges District uses ACES as the online student portal for all of your information and can be accessed at

  • You will receive your ACES login information via email within 3-5 days of submitting your ApplyTexas application.
  • Be sure to complete the AlamoENROLL GoFAARR and Test Prep modules located in the "Start Here" tab.
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Select the link in the top-right corner of ACES to access your student email.

Submit Documents

You’ll need to gather and submit several important documents, including:

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You don’t have to wait to gather your paperwork. Start submitting these as soon as you apply. 

Get Registered

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Orientation and Registration

Celebrate your transition to college! You'll learn more about your college programs and services at New Student Orientation (NSO), which is required for all new and transfer students.

Once you attend NSO, you'll be able to meet with an advisor and register for classes. 

Learn more about NSO 

Make Payment

After you’ve registered, you’ll need to make sure your tuition has been covered by financial aid or your payments have been made to avoid having your classes dropped. 

View Registration and Payment Calendar

Questions about paying for college?

Learn more about Paying for College

Meet your Enrollment Coaches

Support to get you to the finish line




Core Value: Students First



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Core Value: Can-Do Spirit

Fall 2023 work schedule


Office hours

Monday — Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Office closures

Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 4

Employee Development Day
Friday, Oct. 27

Thursday–Sunday, Nov. 23–26

Winter Break
Thursday–Wednesday, Dec. 21–Jan. 3

More available support

Our five Alamo Colleges are ready to support you!

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Find yourself here

  • First Time In College

    If you have never attended college before

  • Return to Alamo Colleges

    Not enrolled for over one year at Alamo Colleges

  • Some College, No Degree

    Have some college credit, but not the desired degree

Support made for military families

Whether you are active duty, reservist, national guardsman, veteran, or dependent spouse or child, here is some information for you regarding:

• Benefits unique to your military-affiliated status

• Veterans Affairs department at all five Alamo Colleges

• Access to programs and resources that support you

Learn more: Military support

About AlamoONLINE

What "fully online" means for you

You can earn your college degree or credential online with a learning style that fits you best. Our five Alamo Colleges offer online courses in two learning modes:

Asynchronous online learning
Students access their courses each week at any time.

Synchronous online learning
Students log in and participate in class at a specified time each week via Zoom or video conference.

No matter which mode you select, our Alamo Colleges are here to ensure you meet your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

At the Alamo Colleges District

AlamoONLINE represents the range of opportunities for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or other offerings delivered 100% online from:

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