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, the school principal or counselor will be able to tell you what courses they are offering as dual credit or for college credit only. Students must be of junior or senior status to enroll. Students are only allowed to register for these classes when a representative from New River registers the class. The date will be announced at the high school in advance, and registration may not take place on the local college campus for these courses.
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.
High School Student (Current or Early Completion)
High School students, to include those who complete graduation requirements early, are not eligible to receive Financial Aid until the Summer semester following graduation on a case by case basis. 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 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 Compass placement test may be taken at New River once a student has completed the application process. Please contact the Program Coordinator at the local campus for more information.