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Advanced Academics includes Advanced Placement (AP) classes, Dual Credit classes, UT OnRamps classes, and the Alamo Academies. Some of these classes and programs require an application process for students to qualify.

Please reach out to the Academic Dean and/or Student Success Advisor with any questions about Advanced Academics.


Advanced Placement (AP) Helpful Links:

What is AP?

Learn more about the AP program and how your student can earn college credit while still in high school.



Login to your College Board account to access resources and register for AP exams.


AP Exam Dates and Fees

Check the date/time of your AP exams in May.

Northside ISD requires students to pay for each exam.  Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch qualify for a fee reduction.

Please reach out to your AP teacher if you have any questions about AP exam registration or fees.


Dual Credit Helpful Links

Apply Texas

The FIRST step in the Dual Credit application process, is the application.  Applications will open in December and the deadline will be in February 2022.  We will update the website once NVC finalizes their calendar.

Step-by-step directions below to help you complete the application.


Texas Common Course Numbering System

Use this website to compare schools and see if your college credits will transfer.

Select Northwest Vista College as your first school (since that’s the college to award your dual credit).

Select Palo Alto College as your first school if taking Ag Dual Credit classes.


NVC Dual Credit Transcript Request

Login to ACES and follow these steps to request a copy of your college transcript.

  1. Login to ACES
  2. Click on the "Student" tab
  3. Click on "Web Services" link
  4. Click on "Student"
  5. Click on "Student Records"
  6. Click on "Order Official Transcript"
  7. Complete the Transcript Ordering Services form in the pop-up window


ACES Account

Login to your ACES account to complete requirements, verify enrollment in your college classes, check college grades, and order transcripts.


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