Self-registration steps for online students

Once you have completed the steps for applying to our Alamo Colleges, you can self-register for your fully online classes. Self-registration is an easy, 100% online process you can do on your own time.

View step-by-step instructions

Important Dates

Here are a few important upcoming dates to consider so you don't miss out on the courses you need to continue your online learning journey!

Spring 2023

  Wintermester 16 Week Flex I Start Two Flex II
Application Deadline
Nov. 28 Jan. 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 16 Feb. 27
Registration Deadline
Dec. 6 Jan. 10 Jan. 10 Jan. 24 March 7
Classes Start
Dec. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 17 Jan. 30 March 20
Classes End
Dec. 30 May 13 May 13 March 11 May 13

For a full list of dates, visit Academic/Registration Calendars

Steps to register 

To add or drop online classes

Follow these steps. If you need assistance along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to your:

Alamo College's Academic Advising Center

  1. Log in to the ACES Portal with your Username and Password.

    ACES Portal

    For assistance logging into ACES, please call our IT Helpdesk at 210-485-0555

  2. Select Student on the left-hand menu.
  3. Select Register Here
  4. Select Proceed to Registration.

    First-time users, you will be asked to complete a survey.

  5. Submit survey once completed, if applicable
  6. Select Prepare for Registration to verify your registration status
  7. Select the Term you will enroll in (i.e., Fall, Spring, or Summer) and click Continue.

    You may need to scroll down to see the correct term. You will receive a registration error message if you select a term that starts with CE or COM.

  8. If you have remaining enrollment steps, they will be listed in red. To register, return to the menu by selecting Registration.
  9. Select Register for Classes
  10. Select Term and Continue.

    Example: Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022 (do not select terms that begin with CE)

  1. Select the Subject you are looking for (i.e. ENGL) and the Course Number (i.e. 1301).

    Select Advanced Search to select the institution you wish to attend.

    You can also search for online courses in Advanced Search by selecting a fully distance education course under Instructional Methods. Once the information is entered, select Search at the bottom. A list of all courses meeting the criteria you entered will appear.

  2. Select Add when you have chosen a course.

    Shaded days indicate when a class meets. If no days are shaded, the class is fully online with no set meeting time.

    Select course name under Title to view full class details.

  3. Once your course is added, select Submit under Summary to finalize.

    The course will change from Pending to Registered.

  4. Select Schedule for a calendar view of your classes. Select Tuition and Fees to view the total cost for classes.
  5. If you need to drop a class, select Web Drop Prior to Term under Action, and Submit.
  6. To add additional courses, select Search Again and repeat steps 11-15.

Need help registering for classes?

Contact your Alamo Colleges' advisor

To schedule a web conference, phone call, or face-to-face appointment with your college advisor, follow these steps.

  1. Log into AlamoNAVIGATE via
    ACES Portal
  2. Select “Schedule an appointment” under the Appointment tab.

For more information, visit your College’s advising webpage.


Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

San Antonio College

St. Philip's College

For more information

Contact an Enrollment Coach, today!

Enrollment Coaches are here to help you get started with the application process and to guide you through registration for fully online courses this upcoming semester. We can also connect you to an advisor, as well as refer you to services available to online students.

Don't delay, call (210) 485-0110 or email, today!

Frequently Asked Questions

About AlamoONLINE

AlamoONLINE represents the range of opportunities for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or other offerings delivered 100% online from Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philip’s College.

At our Alamo Colleges, a 100% online degree, certificate, other offering, or Transfer Advising Guide (TAG) has all courses offered fully online and does not require students to come on campus or to an external site except for required proctored exams or to participate in a clinical, internship, cooperative education, or practicum site.