Admissions

First-Time Freshman

If you are applying to New River CTC for the first time (even if you took college classes while in high school) and you have not attended another college, we consider you a first-time freshman student. A first-time freshman must submit the following before becoming fully admitted to a Certificate or Associate Degree program:

  • An Application for Admission form.
  • A final official high school transcript mailed directly from the high school (a copy is not an official document). The official transcript must include the date of graduation and be in the school's sealed envelope.
  • Submit a copy of General Education Development (GED) test scores.
  • A copy of your ACT, SAT, Compass (from a WV high school), or Accuplacer placement test scores. The Accuplacer placement test may be taken at New River by contacting the testing Program Coordinator once you have completed the application process.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges in which coursework was taken while in high school, sent directly from the institution to the local New River campus Office of Admissions you will attend.
  • In order to make an appointment to register for courses, a new student must complete Online Orientation, have submitted placement test scores, and if applicable requested official college transcripts (if taken in high school) must be received. 

Scholarships

 The Presidential Scholarship is a merit based scholarship for current high school seniors graduating.

 

 

Student Types

First-Time Freshman

Re-admitted (Returning)

Transfer Student

Transient Student

Provisional Student

Special Student (Not seeking a degree or certificate)

International Student

Online Student Orientation Module

Office of Admissions Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

SPRING 2018 REGISTRATION DATES

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017- New students may begin to call the Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment to register for classes

Monday, November 13, 2017- New student and readmitted student Priority Registration begins for fully admitted students.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017- New student and readmitted student Open Registration begins

Students may call to schedule an appointment to register once the admission checklist items listed on this Orientation page are complete. Please review, complete and then call to schedule your appointment to register. Registration appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have questions regarding the criteria to register or the checklist, please call your local campus Office of Admissions (listed at the bottom of page).

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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 academic 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.

Please make sure you if you need to stop and continue at a later time that you use the same sign-in credentials each time. Your information is saved each time you exit with your specific login. Also if you need assistance, we will ask you for your login in: First Name, Last Name and what you used for your Student ID in order to login and view.

EXCUSED FROM ONLINE ORIENTATION

Transient students (visiting from their home institution), Special (non-degree seeking) students and those enrolling as Provisional high school students (current high school students/non-degree seeking, not graduating in May/June applying as 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.

You must complete online orientation in order to schedule an appointment to register and in order to register for classes. Those exempt (do not have to complete) are listed above.

 

IMPORTANT ONLINE ORIENTATION INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN

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 student ID or what you previously used as your student ID. Instead you will need to use your date of birth, such as 07111999, for July 11, 1999 for example or the last four of your social security number. The system will not provide you with the quiz questions at the end of each section of orientation and the final test if you use the same ID number each year you must retake upon re-entering the college as a readmit. You will also need to make sure you use your middle initial or full middle name after your first name, such as Henry A. or Henry "Allen" Smith. Write your login information down in case you experience any problems so we may assist

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NEW STUDENT AND READMITTED STUDENT REGISTRATION DATES

Wednesday, November 1, 2017- New students may begin to call the Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment to register for classes

Monday, November 13, 2017- New student and readmitted student Priority Registration begins for fully admitted students

Wednesday, November 29, 2017- New student and readmitted student Open Registration begins

Fully admitted means an application for admission has been received and processed, your admission file is complete-all documents such as official transcripts and/or test scores requested have been received (if applicable) and your online orientation is passed/complete (if required).

Readmitted students (sat out a semester or longer, excluding summer) will need to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions your first semester upon returning after submitting a new application, submitting any requested documents and completing online orientation if applicable. A returning student is excused from online orientation if they have previously completed it within the past year.

To schedule your appointment after completing your admission checklist items, please call your local Office of Admissions:

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315     Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565                

Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012             Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437                   

Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469            

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ADMISSION CHECKLIST ITEMS

FOR CERTIFICATE (C.A.S.) and DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS IN ORDER TO REGISTER

You may call your local campus Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment to register if you are certificate (C.A.S) and/or degree seeking (A.S., A.A.S) once you have completed the following:

- submitted an application for admission (readmitted students must submit a new application)

- completed and successfully passed online orientation

- submitted ALL official college transcripts sent directly from the school to The Office of Admissions, even if transcript has all W's (withdraw) in order to receive financial aid or loans. Any college attended must be submitted, you cannot choose whether you wish to receive credit or not, you must submit all. Financial aid and/or loans cannot be dispersed unless your admission file is complete- "fully admitted" meaning all official transcripts, etc. are in file).

For advising and registration, you may submit unofficial copies of all college transcripts in order to place you in classes only, these do not count toward fully admitting you. We must have unofficial transcripts to register you if we have not received your official transcripts. If you are a readmitted student, you may have transcript(s) on file if you attended recently. If you have attended any other colleges in your absence from New River CTC, you will need to request that those transcripts be sent directly from the school to your local campus Office of Admissions after reapplying for admission.

- have submitted placement test scores: your ACT score report, SAT score report, have taken the Accuplacer test at New River or have college level English and Math on your college transcript. To take the placement test, visit here: http://www.newriver.edu/current-students/student-services/student-success-center and click on the campus you wish to test at for the number to call to schedule an appointment or to see available times to come into the center. In high school, if you have scored an achievement level score of Level 3 in English, Language Arts and Math on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment, this may be provided in lieu of test scores in order to by pass foundational Math or English courses.

Returning (readmitted) students will need to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions upon returning after:

- submitting a new application

- submitting any requested documents we may need (such as official transcripts, etc.)

- complete online orientation if applicable. You are excused from online orientation if you have previously completed it within the past year. We will verify by our Orientation report to assist you with when it was completed.

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ADMISSION CHECKLIST FOR NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS IN ORDER TO REGISTER

Non-degree seeking students are considered Special students-(non-certificate (CAS) nor degree seeking), Provisional (current high school not graduating and applying as a first time freshman) and Transient (visiting from your home institution to take a course or two) or those seeking an Advanced Skill Set Certificate (ASSC) which is not eligible for financial aid or loans. These student types do not have a major and are not assigned an academic advisor. Students except for transients must meet prerequisites in order to enroll in select courses and provide proof of meeting the prerequisites.

Each type of student above must submit a new application each semester they wish to register.

A Transient student (visiting from another college) must complete an application for admission each semester you enroll.  You will need to have your completed transient permission form sent to the Office of Admissions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or have it in-hand (with all signatures on the form. The Registrar's Signature MUST be on the form in order to register for class or courses).

A Provisional student (current high school student) must submit an application for admission each semester you enroll and have your completed provisional form sent to the Office of Admissions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent to the campus you will attend in seat or online (choose campus you are closest to or will register at). Or you may have it in-hand in order to register for a class or courses. (For courses offered within the high school, forms will be dispersed and collected on site at the high school only). You may not register without a completed provisional form. Your counselor may contact 304-929-5480 for a Provisional Form.

Special Student (non-certificate (CAS) nor degree seeking) must apply for admission each semester you will attend. Visit http://www.newriver.edu. Payment arrangements may be made with the Student Accounts/Business Office on your local campus. Special students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid since they are not seeking a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) or a degree and therefore are self-pay.                                                                    

Visit http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/paying-for-college/student-accounts for Student Accounts/Business Office contacts, information on paying tuition online and payment options. Or from our website, scroll over Future Students, Paying for College and click on Student Accounts/Business Office.

As a special student you must meet any prerequisite course requirements listed under Course Descriptions in the college catalog. You may provide placement test scores for Math and English courses or unofficial college transcripts to meet prerequisites. You may provide ACT, SAT or Accuplacer (taken at New River CTC). If you have taken the West Virginia General Summative Assessment and scored an achievement level of 3 in English, Language and Arts (ELA) and Math, this will exempt you from taking Foundational courses in Math or English.

The college catalog with Course Descriptions may be found on our website. Scroll over Future Students, Academics and click on College Catalog or click here College Catalog.

Note: Non-degree seeking students will not provide any documentation other than an application for admission unless in order to enroll in a course or courses with prerequisites (PR), excluding Transient students.

A prerequisite is a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course. A prerequisite may be eligibility for English 101, which means you must have taken college level English 101 and passed or have tested into it. Another example is in order to take Sociology 224 Marriage and Family Relations, the prerequisite is Sociology 210 Principles of Sociology. This means you must first take Sociology 210 before you can register for Sociology 224. Prerequisites may be found by viewing courses in the online course catalog, under Course Descriptions, near the end of the catalog. Course catalog

Office of Admissions:

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315     Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565                

Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012             Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437                   

Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469        

Director of Enrollment Services (304) -929-5480   

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ADVISING

First semester advising takes place within the Office of Admissions for the following students: New first time freshman, returning (readmitted) who sat out a semester or longer excluding summer, special (non-degree seeking), provisional (current high school students) and new transfer. You will be assigned an academic advisor if you are certificate (Certificate of Applied Science) or degree seeking after your initial first semester advising appointment and before current student registration occurs during your first semester. Students who are interested in select admission programs such as Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Paramedic (PARM) and Practical Nursing (LPN) will first complete general admission through the Office of Admissions and will then be referred to an advisor in their specialty area.

Students must first complete a general admission application and receive their Student ID number before applying (completing and submitting application) to a selective admission program.

Special students (non-certificate/degree seeking), Provisional (current high school) and Transient (visiting from your home institution to take a course or two) will be seen in the Office of Admissions each semester for advising and registration. You must complete a new Application for Admission each semester you re-enroll.

If you are a new transfer student and have not submitted official college transcripts or we have not received them, please submit or you must bring your unofficial transcripts with you for your advising appointment in order to register for classes

If you are a readmitted student and have attended any other colleges in your absence, you will need to request those official transcripts be sent directly to New River CTC's Office of Admissions on the campus you will attend. In order to register for classes, you must bring a copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) with you for your appointment to schedule classes (register). You must list any colleges attended on your application, it is not optional.

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Steps to Enrollment

Apply for Admission (you should submit your application before applying for financial aid)
Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) https://fafsa.gov/
Sign up and Complete Student Orientation (exemptions listed above)
Register for Classes (Schedule your appointment to register)
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

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*CLICK HERE TO BEGIN ONLINE ORIENTATION for Spring & Summer 2018    only ***

Orientation for FALL 2018 is not available. Check back in March of 2018 _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Once you have applied for admission and received your letter from the Office of Admissions, your email account has been set up. Please read the "new student letter" within this link and review the Information Technology page for more details. Click here for Information Technology page (your email instructions, etc.)

Optional In-Seat Orientation Dates (RSVP)

Please note, daycare is not provided. You will need to email to reserve your seat. If you do not have access to email, you may call 304-929-5480 with the information requested below.

Choose one-

SPRING ORIENTATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED, CHECK BACK OFTEN

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include:   

    

1.) your name and telephone number  we can reach you between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.                                                     

2.) the campus you will attend

3.) the date you will attend (choices above)                                                                                                                   

4.) # of guests and relationship to you (please note, the sessions can be a great opportunit to bring a friend who is interested in college and wants to learn more!) LIMIT 3*

*If Orientation becomes full and we need to make room for more students, we will reduce the number of guests allowed. Please provide a telephone number as requested above so we may reach you in the event this occurs. Thank you for your understanding.                                                                                                 

                                                                                                          

 

Apply Now! (scroll to the bottom for application)

Congratulations on deciding to apply at New River Community and Technical College! We are excited to help you with your journey and taking your next step to a better future. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid any delays with class registration or financial aid (if you qualify). If you have a question during the Admission and Enrollment process, please do not hesitate to call the toll free number and ask for the Office of Admissions on your local campus, 1-866-349-3739 or contact us directly:

Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565              Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012

Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437               Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315         Toll free number:  866-349-3739                           

Office of Enrollment Services: (304) 929-5480

STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

1. Apply for Admission (scroll to the bottom of page for application choices or apply in person)
2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA)  Questions? Click here for Financial Aid Contact Numbers
3. Sign up and Complete Online Orientation (click on Orientation to begin)
4. Register for Classes (Click on Orientation link above to review what is needed before you may register. You will also find here the date you may start calling to schedule your appointment.
5. Pay Tuition and Fees
7. Purchase Books Online 
9. Attend Classes

CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE INFORMATION

You may find a list of degree and certificate programs offered at New River CTC by clicking this link- Certificate and Degree Program Listing, or you may view the list of the available degrees and certificates for the Advanced Technology Center, Raleigh County Campus, Greenbrier Valley Campus, Mercer County Campus, Nicholas County Campus , or One Room University.

If you are interested in taking courses to transfer to a 4 year state college or University, but you are not sure what you want to take (major in), it is best to choose General Studies. Click here to view programs

SEMESTER INFORMATION

Semesters run January-May (Spring), Summer Term, August-December (Fall), and a special Winter Session. Often through New River CTC's Workforce Education department, select technical programs are offered in accelerated format. For New River CTC Workforce, click here or call 304-793-6101 for more information. For CDL program information, please call 304-793-6101.

READY TO APPLY?

Applications are accepted online thru CFWV.com (you must create an account) or by fillable PDF that may be returned by email or via a printed application. You may also request an application copy by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Questions related to the application may be directed to your local campus Office of Admissions staff or the Director of Enrollment Services, 304-929-5480. If you forgot your password, etc. for the online application, you will need to call CFWV directly.

WHAT TYPE OF STUDENT ARE YOU? (as asked on your Application for Admission)

Before applying for admission, review the Enrollment Categories to see what type of student you should apply as. Click here to view

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Apply online

 

Download Application for Admission (PDF)

This application is sent through CFWV.com to New River CTC and requires set up of an account. or This PDF form may be printed and mailed or submitted by email. Completed forms should be emailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     

If at anytime you decide not to attend New River CTC after applying for admission, please call 304.929.5480 or your local campus Office of Admissions to withdraw your application for admission.

NEXT STEPS AFTER SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Please see our Student Orientation page for your next steps after applying, Orientation and Next Steps. Financial Aid may be contacted by calling the toll free number, 1-866-349-3739 and asking for Financial Aid, by numbers listed above, or by email. Click here for more information. Also ask financial aid about assistance in filling the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid). An EOC counselor may be able to walk you through the entire process.

 

Provisional Student

If you are a current high school student and would like to take a course through New River CTC, we consider you a provisional student. The following requirements and procedures must be met each semester in which you enroll:

You must have junior or senior status;

  • Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • Must submit an Application for Admission each semester/term you enroll
  • Must complete a Provisional Form each semester/term you enroll prior to registration which includes:
    1. Recommendation and signature of the high school principal
    2. A list of approved courses (view Interactive course schedule by logging on a a guest) http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/academics/course-schedules
    3. Signature of parent or legal guardian and your signature
    4. You must provide placement test scores (ACT, SAT, English Language Arts and math on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment and scored an achievement level 3) in order to qualify for English or Math courses. Select courses may have prerequisite requirements requiring test scores as well. If you are taking courses online or on campus, you may contact the Student Success Center (below) once you have applied for admission and received your Student ID number by mail if you need to take the Accuplacer Placement Test.  Admission, Testing and Registration are arranged on site at the high school for dual credit courses within the high school by the counselor or principal once a schedule of courses are determined. Course prerequisites may be viewed in our current catalog online. Scroll over Future Students, Academics and click on College Catalog. The Course Descriptions are listed in the catalog in alphabetical order by Subject. Click here for College Catalog.
    5. Placement testing must be completed, dated before the start of the course and scores verified for eligibility by New River before the first day of the course beginning in order for the student to be enrolled in select courses. ACT and/or SAT or if you have scored an achievement Level 3 in English Language Arts and math on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment scores may be used instead and must be submitted prior to the beginning of class start date for assessment.

    Advanced Technology Center 304.929.5016 Nicholas County Campus 304.883.2465

    Greenbrier Valley Campus 304.647.6591 Raleigh County Campus 304.929.5005

    Mercer County Campus 304.818.2014

  1. Director of Enrollment Services 304.929.5480

    Please choose the course CRN #, Course Title, and the day and time in advance of registration for your course or courses by viewing the Interactive Course Schedule. http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/academics/course-schedules

    An official transcript is created after being enrolled in the class, paid and once completed. If you have enrolled and you decide you no longer wish to take a course or wish to withdraw or drop a course, you must complete a withdraw form or an add/drop form before the college deadline or a grade will be received with your incomplete work. View the academic calendar here: http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/academics/academic-calendar/cat.listevents/2017/06/14/-

    Click on A list of academic calendars displayed by semester is available here to view the academic calendar.

    Questions regarding admission? Call your local campus Office of Admissions. Click here for a campus list of contacts, Office of Admissions. Or you may call Enrollment Services, 304-929-5480.

    Principal's or counselors interested in setting up dual credit courses with New River CTC or questions regarding credentialing, etc. should contact the Dean of Preprofessional and Transfer Programs, 304-929-5494 for more information.

     

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The deadline to apply for spring 2018 graduation is Friday, November 10. Applications are available online or you may pick up a paper form on your local campus or from your advisor. Make sure to see your advisor before submitting your application.