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Alamo Colleges' Library Information

St. Philip's College
• MLK Campus Library
• Southwest Campus Library

The Alamo Colleges encourages students to pursue an education beyond high school and welcome all students to attend. The Colleges recognize a variety of admissions classifications. Students are encouraged to complete the application process to the College of their choice well before registration begins for the term they plan to attend the selected college for the first time.

 General Admission Requirements

Students must complete the application process by the published application deadline for the term they plan to attend an Alamo College for the first time or after a break in enrollment. A new application is required for anyone who applied but did not register and for former students who stopped out for one year or more. An application is good at all Alamo Colleges, and students may register at any college within the system without submitting an additional application. Students missing the application deadline for a fall or spring term may apply for the next starting dates (e.g., Start II or Flex II).

In addition, students must meet federal and state regulatory requirements and any professional standards regarding admissions to one of the Alamo Colleges or specific programs. Students with transcripts from foreign institutions must submit the official transcript that includes translation into English and interpretation of eligibility to be admitted as a high school graduate.

Students applying to college for the first time must complete AlamoENROLL  which consists of a series of educational and college readiness modules for promoting student success.

The steps to complete admissions requirements are listed below. Refer to classification type for specific admissions requirements.

  • Complete the required AlamoENROLL online modules accessed through ACES
  • Comply with Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements
    • Meet the placement requirements with official documentation of Texas Success initiative (TSI) exemption or compliance (test scores or official college transcript) or take mandatory placement tests. Exception: Students enrolling in Level One Certificate programs that do not identify skill levels are not required to test.
  • Provide proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination
    • State law requires that entering students show evidence of receiving a bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster dose during the five (5) year period prior to enrollment. The law allows for some exceptions. Check the Alamo Colleges District website for additional information. Information is also available through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
  • Schedule an advising session if attending college for the first time or transferring with fewer than fifteen (15) college-level semester hours
  • Meet additional requirements for some admission types. (See information below.)

More information on the admissions process is available on the college websites: 

Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

St. Philip's College

San Antonio College  


In order to avoid enrollment delays, entering students are strongly encouraged to receive the appropriate vaccinations early.

Visit your primary care physician or one of the convenient public health clinics as soon as possible. Click here for more information.


Admissions Classifications

The Alamo Colleges recognize a variety of admissions:

High School Graduates - Download
Students who have graduated from high school.

GED Applicants - Download
Students who have passed the General Education Development test with a total score or 2250, with no score below 410 and an earned score of 2 or higher on the Language Arts Writing Test, Part II essay.

Home Schooled Graduates - Download
Students who have completed the curriculum outlined for their home school diploma.

Dual Credit Applicants - Download
Eligible high school students who can earn college credit for certain high school courses in which they are currently enrolled while completing their high school requirement.

Early Admissions Applicants - Download
Students who have completed their sophomore year of high school or the equivalent.

Former Alamo Colleges Students - Download
Students who have previously attended one or more of the Alamo Colleges and have not enrolled within the past twelve (12) months at any other college or university.

College or University Transfers - Download
Students who have completed previous college work at a regionally accredited college or university, including the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), and plan to attend the Alamo Colleges.

College or University Transients - Download
Students enrolled in a university who are taking courses at the Alamo Colleges for only one semester.

International Students - Download
Students who hold non-permanent visas.

Senior Citizens - Download
Students who will be age 65 by the census date for the term and are seeking a reduced tuition.