Getting Started

Getting Started is EASY!

International Students

ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (WITH A STUDENT VISA) MUST GO TO OC #220, CALL (210) 486-0116, or EMAIL: sac-iso@alamo.edu

ESLA/ENGA Students (credit students)

HOW DO I APPLY?
  1. APPLY TEXAS: Complete WEB Admission Form online: www.applytexas.org (Web Admission process takes 4 business days.)
  2. BANNER ID: Receive Banner ID in email from College.
  3. TRANSCRIPTS: EVALUATE YOUR Transcripts www.naces.org
    1. High school diploma – Basic / General Evaluation.
    2. University transcripts – Course by Course Evaluation.
    3. GED in Spanish or English

Submit Official Transcripts & Evaluation OR GED scores to Admission and Records
Must be sent directly from your institution to SAC.

  • Electronically: sac-transcripts@alamo.edu
  • Mail San Antonio College Attn: Welcome Center Box 704 1819 N. Main Ave. San Antonio, Texas 78212 (MLC 207).

4MENINGITIS VACCINATION: If you are UNDER 22 years old, you must get the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination and wait 10 days before registering ONLINE
5. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PLACEMENT TEST: 

  • Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 am  Spanish speakers
  • Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am  Arabic and/or Farsi speakers
  • Friday at 9:30 am  other languages 

Please call 210-486-0965 to sign up for the Michigan Placement test. You will receive a ZOOM invitation link and more instructions the day before you take the test. The Michigan Placement test will be administered remotely.

6. REGISTRATION: Log on to your ACES account to register for classes ONLINE.

COVID 19 ESLA/ENGA ENROLLMENT GUIDE SPRING 2021

HOW MUCH DO I PAY?

Financial aid (available for citizens and permanent residents ONLY).

Paying for College

IMPORTANT NOTE: 27 HOUR Rule for Tuition Costs (for citizens and permanent residents only).

Students taking more than 27 hours of Developmental Education courses (including ESLA or ENGA courses) will have to pay an additional charge of $118.00 PER HOUR for In-District tuition and $176.00PER HOUR for Out-of-District tuition.
Non-Texas residents or international students do not have to pay the additional charge.

CE-ESL Students (noncredit students)

HOW DO I APPLY?

1. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PLACEMENT TEST:  

  • Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 am  Spanish speakers
  • Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am  Arabic and/or Farsi speakers
  • Friday at 9:30 am other languages 

Please call 210-486-0965 to sign up for the Michigan Placement test. You will receive a ZOOM invitation link and more instructions the day before you take the test.  The Michigan Placement test will be administered remotely.
2. Create Profile Application over the phone (210) 486-0965
3. Register for Classes over the phone (210) 486-0965

For information, call the department of Languages @ SAC office at 210-486-0965

HOW DO I PAY?

  1. Pay your tuition with credit/debit card through ACES