- 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. Home-schooled students must complete the GED examination 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.
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 or have completed a general education development (GED) in order to be fully admitted as certificate or degree seeking and 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 enrollling 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 - All home school students must submit a transcript or written verification of coursework demonstrating completion of the required high school subject matter. The document must include the date and signature of the Home School Secretary or the Administrator overseeing homeschool education employed by the Board of Education. Home school students unable to supply written verification or such a transcript may present the General Educational Development (GED) test scores or the TASC scores. West Virginia residents who were home-schooled and are applying for the WV PROMISE Scholarship or WV Higher Education Grant must have a GED certificate. Home-schooled students must complete the GED 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.