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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

Welcome to Advising at Northwest Vista College!

The Advising, Career and Transfer Services (ACT) Team provides integrated academic and career services to students. The NVC and the ACT team are committed to creating opportunities for student success.

Are you a new, returning or transfer student?

We are excited to help you get started on your educational journey! Before seeking advising services, please click here determine the admissions steps that apply to you.

First Time In College students:

If you have completed your enrollment checklist, please sign up for the required New Student Orientation/Advising session HERE

Math or English Refresher Courses (If Applicable)
Students who take the TSI and do not place at college level will be required to take a refresher course before registering for classes. Refresher courses are offered at no charge but save time and money and offer the opportunity to move into higher level courses. Visit the Readiness Center to schedule your refresher course. AlamoNAVIGATE will display your scores and more information on scheduling a refresher course.  The Readiness Center is Located in the Cypress Campus Center (CCC) Room 200. 

What services can I obtain from the ACT Team?

Academic Advising Services - Cypress Campus Center (CCC)

  • Need to know what classes to take? Visit with an advisor to go over your degree plan
  • Are you on Academic Dismissal? Academic Dismissal Appeals
  • Are you transferring to Northwest Vista College? Transfer to NVC
  • Need to request permission to take additional hours? Please view the Petition for Overload web page for information and to obtain the form. Forms MUST be submitted with your assigned advisor during an advising appointment. Overload Petitions Online or emailed forms are not accepted.
  • Ready to Graduate? Graduation Advising
  • International Student Advising

Career and Transfer Services - Cypress Campus Center (CCC-108)

  • Career Exploration
  • Transfer Services
  • Resume, Interview and Job Search assistance

Veteran's Center - Cypress Campus Center (CCC-110)


How do I see an academic advisor?

All currently enrolled students have been assigned an Academic Advisor. Please check your ACES email for information regarding who your assigned advisor is and how to schedule an appointment.

Online Advising

Walk-in Quick Sessions

Mondays 8am-12pm
Thursdays 1pm-5pm
Limited amount of sessions available (Will close for the day once sessions have been filled)

Mondays 2pm-6pm
Thursdays 8am-12pm
Limited amount of sessions available (Will close for the day once sessions have been filled)

10-15 minutes in length

10-15 minutes in length

Meet with any available advisor

Meet with any available advisor

Services Available:
Assistance with Holds
Prerequisite  Overrides

Services Available:
Assistance with Holds
Prerequisite  Overrides

Advising Appointments

Scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance

30 minutes in length

Meet with your assigned academic advisor

Appointment Options:
Academic Dismissal Petitions
Alternate ID (Registration PIN)
Assistance with Holds
Career Exploration
Change of Major
Course Overload Petitions
Degree Planning
Financial Aid Appeals
Graduation Applications
Individual Success Plans (GPS Planner)
Prerequisite Overrides
Transfer Planning


Limited services are still available on a walk-in basis. We encourage you to plan ahead to visit with an advisor prior to peak registration for a shorter wait time. To sign-in for walk-in services, please visit the Advising Services Check-In window located on the first floor of the Cypress Campus Center (directly past the Student Financial Services office). To ensure we are able to visit with each student we sign in, we may discontinue our sign-in list for the day prior to our closing time. PLEASE NOTE: During registration periods, this may happen very early in the day.


Information

Advising Services are offered year-round. Be proactive and plan your advising session to avoid the peak periods and extended wait times.

General Hours of Operation

Monday-Wednesday 8:00am-7:00pm

Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday Closed




 Walk-in Services:

Monday 2pm - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 12pm

Note: The Sign-in line will close when the Advising Services have met the maximum capacity to serve for the day.

Advising Hours

NVC Student Success

Hours of Operation

Walk-In Services are available: 

Mondays: 2:00pm-6:00pm

Thursdays: 8:00am-12:00pm

General Hours of Operation 

Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday: Closed


Appointments are not available the same day, they must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. 

The Advising Services office may be reached by phone at 210-486-4100. Please be able to provide your full name, and banner ID when requesting specific information.


The Academic Advising Services are located in Cypress Campus Center (CCC) first floor hallway, directly past Student Financial Services. Please visit the Advising Services Check-in Window for assistance.