New Student Information Session

New Student Information Sessions (NSIS) are designed to acquaint new students with the Victoria College campus and the various resources that can enhance both personal development and academic success. All freshmen are required to participate in a NSIS to be eligible to register for courses. Failure to do so will result in a hold on a student's account.

In order to participate in a New Student Information Session, students must:

  1. Complete a Victoria College Application for Admission,
  2. Submit assessment scores (unless exempt) and
  3. Submit an official high school transcript.

 *Students will have the opportunity to complete a TSI Assessment exam during certain NSIS sessions with prior registration and payment for the exam.

What to Expect

Sign-in will begin at 30 minutes before the session starts. Below are the locations for each VC location.

  • Calhoun County Center, Auditorium
  • Gonzales Center, Room 119
  • VC Main Campus, Student Center

Presentations and topics include:

  •  Degree offerings
  •  Student services
  •  Student rights & responsibilities
  •  Financial aid
  •  The Pirate Portal
  •  Student resources
  •  Campus tour (wear appropriate attire)
  •  And more

NSIS seats are limited to 40 persons per session, so please register early. Games with door prizes are awarded throughout the session. For additional information, please call (361) 572-6405. 

Testing Information

The session will conclude with advising for students with submitted TSI assessment scores for students lacking an assessment exam.* To ensure students are properly advised, it is highly recommended that students take the exam ten days prior to a NSIS session. View upcoming TSI Assessment testing dates.

*Must pre-register and pay for exam prior to NSIS date through the Pirate Portal or in the Payments Office.

Session Registration

Your admission application must be completed and processed before you register for an NSIS session, and you must know your V# (student ID).

To get your V# (student ID):

  • Log on to the new Pirate Portal
  • Click the "Registration" folder
  • Click the "Registration Status" link
  • Your V# is on the right next to your name

To register for an NSIS session:

  • Log on to the new Pirate Portal
  • Click the "Registration" folder
  • Click the "New Student Information Session" link 
 

Pirate Portal

 



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