Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment

Online Student Orientation Module

Welcome to the 2016 FALL NEW STUDENT, TRANSFER and RETURNING Student Online Orientation!

Please note: Transient students, Special (non-degree seeking) students and those enrolling as Provisional high school students (current high school students - NOT graduating in May/June applying for first-time freshman) are EXEMPT and DO NOT have to take online orientation. Current high school students who are graduating and enrolling as certificate or degree seeking students (not provisional) will need to complete online orientation.

If you have previously taken online orientation and it has been over one year, you will be asked to take it again when re-enrolling. You will not be able to use your previous student ID. Instead you will need to use your date of birth, such as 07111999, for July 11, 1999 for example. The system will not provide you with the quiz at the end of orientation if you use the same ID number each time. You will need to make sure you use your middle name after your first name, such as Henry "Allen" Smith.

Please make sure you if you need to stop and continue at a later time, that you use the same sign-in credentials. Your information is saved each time you exit.

The goal of Online Orientation at New River CTC is to assist our students in the overall transition to college, including basic information on academic policies, procedures, Student Services and information regarding registering AFTER your initial advising/registration appointment with your assigned faculty advisor during the next scheduled current student registration event. We hope this information will promote a successful beginning and guide you through your first semester. Please be sure to read the college catalog for a comprehensive overview of college policies and procedures. This can be found on the college website, www.newriver.edu under Quick Links.

Registration Information

Seats will fill quickly! Once we have processed your application for admission, you will receive a welcome letter in the mail from the Office of Admissions with your Student ID number.  Use this ID number to complete online orientation.

If you have applied within one week of classes starting, most likely you will not receive your letter in time, please call to discuss your admit status, payment options if you have not submitted your FAFSA by a certain date and how you will proceed with online orientation. Please review what is needed below for your admission file depending upon your student type. It is important that you read the information. View the academic calendar for important dates such as the first day of classes, etc. View Academic Calendar

If you are a transfer student and have not submitted official college transcripts, and/or we have not received them. Please bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts with you in order to register for classes. Scroll down for registration information and make your appointment to register for classes soon!

Steps to Enrollment

Apply for Admission
Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) https://fafsa.gov/
Sign up and Complete Student Orientation (exemptions listed above)
Register for Classes (Schedule your appointment. Walk-ins will be seen when possible as a cancellation occurs. Otherwise, we like to devote our time and attention to YOU and an appointment allows us to focus on you!).
Pay Tuition and Fees http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/paying-for-college/student-accounts
Purchase Books Online http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/student-services/bookstore
Attend Classes

Priority is given to new students (includes Returning (re-admitted) and New Veteran students to register who are fully admitted (admission file complete) and graduating high school seniors who have applied for Fall 2016 and are only lacking the official transcript.

In order to make an APPOINTMENT to register for classes, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit an Application for Admission.
  • Complete a new Application for Admission if you are a Returning (re-admitted) student, Transient student, Provisional student (current high school) or Special student (non-degree seeking) prior to your registration appointment with the Office of Admissions. A Transient student must have their completed transient permission form sent to the Office of Admissions on the campus they will attend prior to registration or have it in-hand. A Provisional student must have a completed Provisional Form in hand at the time of registration. Click here for a Provisional Form
  • Submit all official college transcripts (if applicable) to the Office of Admissions. If you do not have official transcripts turned in, you must submit unofficial transcripts for advising purposes ONLY prior to scheduling a registration appointment or you may bring them with you. You will still be responsible for submitting official transcripts,  excludes Transient students. Special students may need unofficial transcripts if aplicable in order to meet a pre-requisite requirement for coursework. Current high school students (provisional) who have taken dual credit or college courses should submit unofficial transcripts when necessary to meet select course pre-requisite requirements.
  • If you have not submitted ACT, SAT or Compass (accepted from a WV public high school) placement test scores or have not passed a college level Math and English course from an accredited college in which New River CTC accepts, you will need to take a placement test. For test scores to be accepted, the test date must be within five years from the date of Application for Admission. Tests are administered through the Student Success Center.
  • Successfully complete online Orientation. Transient, Special (non-degree seeking) and Provisional (current high school) students are not required to complete online orientation. Returning (readmitted) students who have completed online Orientation within the last year are also exempt. The Office of Admissions will verify completion within the last year in order to schedule readmits.

Conditionally admitted certificate or degree seeking students may schedule an appointment until August 12, 2016 to register, providing they have submitted at least unofficial college transcripts to the Office of Admissions for advising purposes, if all official transcripts have not been received. If no college work has been completed, a student must have completed placement testing (Accuplacer) within the Student Success Center and scores must be entered prior to scheduling an appointment or have submitted ACT SCORES, etc.

Please do not wait until the last day to register, August 12, 2016, as most classes are full (closed) and your FINANCIAL AID/LOANS will be delayed because Financial Aid is contingent upon being "fully admitted" and registered for classes.

 

ON CAMPUS ORIENATATION FALL 2016

Thursday, AUGUST 18

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. with optional Information Technology (My New River, Blackboard Online, etc.) hands on session afterwards from 10:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

OR choose the afternoon session

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. with optional Information Technology (My New River, Blackboard Online, etc.) hands on session afterwards from 2:25 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

** CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT AS SPACE IS LIMITED ** 304-929-6720 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will need to specify:

1. Campus attending

2. Session attending, a.m. or p.m.

3. Attending the optional IT session afterwards

4. Phone number to reach you for questions

Additional questions? Call the number above.

Orientation will be held at Mercer County Campus, Nicholas County Campus, Raleigh County Campus and Greenbrier Valley Campus.

Advanced Technology Students are invited to attend the Raleigh County Campus orientation.

 Sessions will include the following:

  • Informative sessions regarding college success, advising, College procedures, financial aid, and how to order your books, Question & Answer session.
  • Tour the campus, computer lab, Student Success Center, and student lounge areas.
  • Learn how to use your personal online My New River student account,
  • Optional IT session afterwards to include hands-on to access to your own New River CTC e-mail, and much more!

Office of Admissions:

Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6568                  Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012

Nicholas County Campus:(304) 883-2438                     Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5475

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315             Office of Enrollment Services: (304) 929-5480

Toll free number:  866-349-3739

ONLINE ORIENTATION FOR FALL 2016 - CLICK HERE TO BEGIN & SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE

If interested, we would like to share the 2015 WV State Travel Guide with you and your family. Click below to view:

 2015 WV STATE TRAVEL GUIDE

General Admission Contact Information

Campus Address Telephone
Raleigh County Campus 280 University Dr
Beaver, WV 25813
304-929-5475
304-929-5469
Advanced Technology Center P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Rd.
Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-3315
Greenbrier Valley Campus 101 Church St
Lewisburg, WV  24901
304-647-6568
304-647-6565
Mercer County Campus 1001 Mercer St.
Princeton, WV  24740
304-818-2012
Nicholas County Campus 6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651
304-883-2437

You may call 1-866-349-3739 and and press "1" or ask for Student Recruitment to obtain or to assist with an application for admission, request more information about New River CTC's degree and certificate programs or the opportunities available to you. Another option is to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Student Recruitment may also be reached directly:

Recruiter Campus Telephone
Kelly R. Taber Raleigh County Campus 304-929-5470
  Nicholas County Campus  
  Advanced Technology Center  
  Mercer County Campus  
  Greenbrier Valley Campus  
  Advanced Technology Center  

Student Recruitment will assist you in taking your next step and becoming a part of our New River family!

If you have submitted an Application for Admission and have questions or need assistance, please call the Office of Admissions on the campus you plan to attend. During peak enrollment times, please allow 24-48 hours for your call to be returned (July-August and November-January). You will receive an admit letter (addressed to your mailing address on your application) within 4-7 business days from processing your application detailing any outstanding requirements you have to be fully admitted. If you would like to share how we can improve or discuss a complaint, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, (304) 929-5480. Your experience is important to us!

The campus selected on the Application for Admission is where the Admission file will be housed, financial aid funds will be distributed (if eligible), and registration for classes will occur. The mailing address on the Application is where any official college correspondence will be mailed. IMPORTANT: Please make sure to update your address or telephone information if it changes at anytime with the Registrar's office, visit online FORMS or in person at the Registrar's Office at the Raleigh Co. campus. The Office of Admissions on any other campus may assist on behalf of the Registrar's Office.  An applicant should receive an admit letter within 4-7 business days from the time we receive and process the application. One week prior to the close of registration, if a personal email address is provided you will receive notification by email as well.

New Students are seen in the Office of Admissions initially before being assigned to a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will work with the student to assist in advising and registration after the first schedule is prepared, during a period called "current student registration".

New students are seen by appointment for advising and registration. Walk-ins may be worked in when our schedule permits for registering (example: a cancellation occurs). Otherwise we will ask that you scheule an appointment for registration so that we may devote our time and attention to working with you. A future student is always welcome to stop by and pick up an application and get information on the steps to enrollment. You may also want to schedule a Career Assessment with the Student Success Center if you are not sure of what you would like to pursue or what major you will chose. New student registration begins after the designated specific current student registration period ends each semester (see Academic Calendar). 

Fully admitted students (complete admission file) will be allowed to register during the first phase, priority registration. Information will be posted under our Orientation link regarding registration and postcards are mailed announcing registration dates. Please call to schedule your appointment once you are notified of your admission status and have completed your mandatory online student Orientation. You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, campus, and telephone numbers to reach you before 4 p.m. and we will call you back with appointment choices.

Online orientation is open several weeks prior to the beginning of new student registration and is a requirement in order to register for classes. For more information, visit Student Orientation

 

Entrance Assessment (Placement Testing)

All students who do not have prior college level English and Math must submit scores from a placement assessment test for the purpose of placing a student in classes. A student who has completed the Application for Admission process may take the Accuplacer test on campus at New River. There is no charge for the Accuplacer test and a student should allow up to 3 hours for testing.

Contact the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center on your local campus to request an appointment for testing or stop by your campus before 1 p.m. to test:

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

The placement tests we accept at New River CTC are: ACT, SAT, Accuplacer and recent WV public high school graduates who present Compass scores. ACT, SAT, and Compass scores must be within 5 years of the date of application to be accepted. We do not accept scores from other institutions.

For more information on the Accuplacer test, please refer to New River CTC's College Catalog clicking here.

 

Admissions

New River Community and Technical College is an open-door admissions institution, which means that the College is committed to providing an educational opportunity to all persons regardless of educational background or preparation.

The College has established the following guidelines to assist students in complying with established admissions standards of the institution. Refer to "New River Enrollment Categories" for more specific information.

All material submitted in support of an Application for Admission becomes property of New River.

  • Admission file requirements must be satisfied and a student must be "fully admitted" in order to receive Financial Aid, if eligible.
  • Applicants must list all former colleges attended on the Application or there will be a substantial delay in the processing of financial aid.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the student to provide accurate information on the Application for Admission form. An incorrect social security number can delay file completion, financial aid and/or loans, if eligible.
  • Former and/or maiden name(s) must be listed on the Application for Admission. If requesting a high school or college transcript under a previous name, it must be listed on the Application in order to process.
  • Admission to the college does not ensure the entry of applicants into specific programs, nor does it imply eligibility to enroll in a course with established prerequisites or to enter a program that has a limited number of spaces and certain minimum entrance requirements.

General Admission Contact Information

Account Placed on Admission Hold (AH) To Prevent Future Registration

Admission Guidelines

Notice of Non-Discrimination

New River Community and Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, blindness, or disability in its educational programs or in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment as required by applicable state and federal law.

The offices designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies relating to disabilities or sex discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX are:

 

Inquiries from Current and Prospective Students:

Dr. Allen Withers
Vice President of Student Services
Phone: 304.929.5011
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New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

Inquiries from Employees/Visitors/Third Parties:

Leah Taylor
Vice President of Administrative Services
Phone: 304.929.6701
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New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

Admission Guidelines

ADMISSION GUIDELINES

-         If a student is eligible to receive financial aid or loans, the student must be considered “fully admitted” (complete admissions file) before they will receive financial aid or a loan check.

-         A student must maintain a current mailing address and phone number on file at all times. Communication is key. Each department will use this information to contact a student regarding important notifications, such as class cancellations.

-         All material submitted in support of an Application for Admission becomes the property of New River.

-         It is the sole responsibility of the student to provide accurate information on the Application for Admission form. An incorrect social security number will delay admission file completion, financial aid and/or loan processing by weeks. Verify your social security number on your social security card before submitting it on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application or your Application of Admission.

 

-         Former and/or maiden name(s) must be listed on the Application for Admission. If requesting a high school or college transcript under a previous name, it must be listed on the Application in order to process when received.

 

-         Admission to the college does not ensure the entry of applicants into specific programs, nor does it imply eligibility to enroll in a course with established prerequisites. Admission does not ensure entry into a program that has a limited number of spaces and minimum entrance requirements.

 

-         Home School Students- West Virginia residents who were home-schooled and are applying for the WV PROMISE Scholarship or the WV Higher Education Grant must have a GED certificate or TASC. Home-schooled students must complete the GED examination or TASC and submit official scores to the PROMISE Scholarship office. Further questions regarding this should be directed to WV Higher Education Policy Commission, 304.558.2101.

 

-         A student must list all former colleges or universities attended on the Application for Admission, even if the student withdrew from all courses. If a transcript was created, our office must have an official transcript from that institution. If a student is not certain, check with the former college or university Registrar’s Office.

 

-         If a student has a hold on an account from a former college or university, normally the institution will not release an official transcript. Our office must have an official transcript for admitting purposes and for the Registrar's Office official file if you are certificate or degree seeking.

IMPORTANT ADMISSION INFORMATION:

International Students: If you are not a U.S. citizen and you do not have a permanent resident card, under Immigration and Naturalization Service rules, New River is not an institution certified to enroll international students at this time.

NOTE: For international student information, contact the Student and Visitor Exchange Program (SEVIS) at 703-603-3400 or visit their website: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/or for information on permanent residency, visit http://www.uscis.gov/greencard

Certificate or Associate Degree Seeking Candidates - A student must have a high school diploma, have completed a general education development (GED) or the TASC in order to receive financial aid or loans, if eligible.

Current and/or Early Completion High School Students - A high school student which includes a student who may complete graduation requirements early, is not eligible to receive financial aid through New River until the Fall semester following graduation. The student is responsible for tuition, fees and textbook costs if enrolling prior to this time. A high school student enrolling must submit a new Application of Admission for each term applying until they enroll in the summer or fall term immediately following their recognized high school graduation (June 1st).

Home School Students seeking a Certificate of Degree - For admission purpose: All home school students must submit an official transcript or a written transcript of verification demonstrating completion of the required high school subject matter signed by the parent or person completing the homeschool education, providing the date of graduation, a Grade Point Average and the date signed.  Home school students unable to supply written verification or such a transcript may present the General Educational Development (GED) test scores or TASC scores in lieu of. FINANCIAL AID MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, this is for admission only. For financial aid inquiry regarding homeschool admission, contact: Financial Aid (click here). Special non-degree seeking students may enter without a transcript, but are not eligible for financial aid or loans and must meet pre-requisites for courses.

West Virginia residents who were home-schooled and are applying for the WV PROMISE Scholarship or WV Higher Education Grant must have a GED or TASC certificate. Home-schooled students must completed the GED or TASC examination and submit official scores to the PROMISE Scholarship office. Further questions regarding the Promise Scholarship should be directed to the WV Higher Education Policy Commission, (304)-558-2101. FINANCIAL AID MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION.

 

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New River CTC's Bookstore is now open for the fall semester! Financial aid funds for books for eligible students will be available through the bookstore beginning July 28.