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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 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 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. Special non-degree seeking students may enter without a transcript, but are not eligible for financial aid or loans.

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.

International Student

New River CTC is not certified to enroll international students at this time. You must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident (green card) in order to enroll at New River CTC. 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/. For information on permanent residency, visit http://www.uscis.gov/greencard.

Special Student (Not seeking a degree or certificate)

If you wish to take college credit courses for personal enrichment or job improvement and not for the purposes of pursuing a certificate or degree, you may enroll as a special (non-degree or certificate seeking) student. As a special student you may take any course offered for which you qualify. Your work as a Special Student will be evaluated by the Registrar at the end of each semester to determine whether your academic performance indicates an ability to continue your studies. You must meet with an academic advisor by the time you have completed 15 credit hours of coursework to discuss program and curriculum objectives. As a Special student, you must submit the following for admission:
  • An Application for Admission form
  • An unofficial copy of college transcripts from previous institutions (if applicable) when prior coursework will meet prerequisite requirements. This is for registration purpose only and will not be used for transcripting former college credit.

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:

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:
    1. Recommendation and signature of the high school principal
    2. A list of approved courses
    3. Signature of parent or legal guardian

Transfer Student

If you are transferring to New River CTC from another accredited post-secondary institution (college or university), we consider you a transfer student. A student who fails to acknowledge attendance at any college or university in which he/she has been registered is subject to immediate dismissal. You must list the institution(s) on your Application for Admission, including withdrawn courses if a transcript was created. If you are unsure, contact the institution to clarify prior to submitting your application. Transfer students must submit the following information:

  • An Application for Admission form.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended, sent directly from the previous institution to the local campus Office of Admissions.
  • A final official high school transcript if transferring in fewer than 30 college credit hours from an accredited institution, mailed directly from the high school (a copy is not an official document). The official transcript must include the date of graduation.
  • A copy of your ACT, SAT, Compass, or Accuplacer placement test scores if you have not taken and passed a college level Math and English course. The Accuplacer test may be taken on your local campus by contacting the testing Program Coordinator once you have completed the application process to New River.

 

 

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