High School Student (Current or Early Completion)
In cooperation with a local school district, high school students who qualify for college admission may enroll in undergraduate college courses. At the discretion of the high school, the student may be awarded high school credit as well as college credit for successful completion of the college course.
If college classes are offered at the high school, your high school principal or counselor will be able to tell you what courses are offered as dual credit or for college credit only if applicable. Students must be of junior or senior status to enroll. Students will be able to register for these classes on site at the high school when a representative from New River schedules an enrollment visit. The date will be announced at the high school in advance and registration for these courses may not take place on the local college campus.
College classes are also offered for high school students on New River campuses.
Current junior or senior high school students may take college courses on our New River College campus with permission and may register on campus when new students are permitted to register for classes (after current student registration ends- see Academic Calendar).
High School students, to include those who complete graduation requirements early, are not eligible to receive Financial Aid until the Fall semester following graduation. Students are responsible for all tuition, fees and textbook costs if enrolling prior to this time.
High school students may take courses through New River concurrent with their high school courses under the following stipulations each semester:
- Students must have junior or senior status
- Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
- Students must submit an Application for Admission each term
- Must complete a Provisional Form prior to registration which includes
- Recommendation and signature of the high school principal
- A list of approved courses
- Signature of parent or legal guardian
High school students must fulfill prerequisites (PR) of the course(s) where applicable. If taking a Math, English, or select courses with prerequisites, a student must submit one of the following: ACT, SAT, Compass (Reading and Writing) or Accuplacer test scores for evaluation. Specific placement scores must be met ahead of time in order to register for Math, English and other select courses. (Refer to Test Scores). See "Course Descriptions" in the College catalog for prerequisite requirements. The Accuplacer placement test may be taken at New River once a student has completed the application process if taking Early Enrollment courses on campus. Contact the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center on your local campus to request an appointment for Placement testing:
Advanced Technology Center (Ghent) 304-929-5016
Raleigh County Campus 304-929-5005
Greenbrier Valley Campus 304-647-6591
Mercer County Campus 304-818-2014
Nicholas County Campus (304-883-2465)
Accuplacer testing may be provided by New River staff on site at the high school for dual credit courses upon request each semester.
If you have dual (credit) enrollment or early enrollment (on campus) student admission criteria or registration questions, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, Tracy Evans, 304-929-5480 or 304-929-6720.