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Online Student Orientation Module

Online Orientation for SPRING 2017 is not currently open. Spring 2017 orientation will open Friday, October 28, 2016.

New Student Priority Registration for Spring 2017 will begin November 14 for those who are fully admitted (admission file complete-all documents requested have been received and online orientation complete).

Open Registration for all new students will begin December 1, 2016.

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 (You must complete online orientation in order to register, those exempt are listed above)

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. See new student registration dates listed at the top of the page.

You may call your local Office of Admissions to schedule your appointment to register for your classes once online orientation is open each semester and you have completed/passed 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 for your appointment 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 (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. 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), New Veteran students to register who are fully admitted (admission file complete) and graduating high school seniors who have applied for Fall 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 applicable 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 January 6, 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, January 6, 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 TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING 2017

** 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

SPRING 2017 IS NOT CURRENTLY OPEN ***CLICK HERE TO BEGIN online orientation for Spring 2017 on or after October 28, 2016

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

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.

 

Dual (Credit) Enrollment/Early Enrollment

High School Student (Current or Early Completion)

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, your high school principal or counselor will be able to tell you what courses are offered as dual credit or for college credit only if applicable. Students must be of junior or senior status to enroll. Students will be able to register for these classes on site at the high school when a representative from New River schedules an enrollment visit. The date will be announced at the high school in advance and registration for these courses may not take place on the local college campus.

College classes are also offered for high school students on New River campuses. 

Current junior or senior high school students may take college courses on our New River College campus with permission(provisional form) and may register on campus when new students are permitted to register for classes (after current student registration ends- see Academic Calendar

 

High School students, to include those who complete graduation requirements early, are not eligible to receive Financial Aid until the Fall semester following graduation. 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 (Reading and Writing) 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 Accuplacer placement test may be taken at New River once a student has completed the application process if taking Early Enrollment courses on campus. Contact the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center on your local campus to request an appointment for Placement testing:

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

Accuplacer testing may be provided by New River staff on site at the high school for dual credit courses prior to registration upon request each semester.

A New River high school Provisional Form is available by e-mailing a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the Director of Enrollment Services, Tracy Evans, 304-929-5480. The provisional form must be submitted at the time of registration in order to register for courses.

Please call your local campus Office of Admissions or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with general college admission questions.

If you have dual (credit) enrollment or early enrollment (on campus) student admission criteria or registration questions, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, Tracy Evans, 304-929-5480 or 304-929-6720.

Once agreements are confirmed through Academic Affairs and courses are set up, Dean Layer and/or her designee will work with Enrollment Services to schedule on site regstration for dual credit at the high school.

For dual enrollment or early enrollment related questions regarding instructor credentialing or for Principals/coordinator's who would like to schedule a meeting to pursue dual credit opportunities, please call Dean Marianne Layer, 304-929-5494 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Transient Student

A visiting student who is currently attending another college or university but wishes to take a course or more and transfer credit back to his/her home institution will need to submit the following information before being allowed to register for classes:

  • A New River Application for Admission form each semester attending
  • A transient (course permission) form signed by your home institution’s Registrar (this form will be provided by the home institution)

Transient students must complete an official transcript request form through New River for their final grade(s) to be sent to their home institution after completing their coursework each semester. A transient student must complete a new application for admission to New River each semester they enroll and provide a Transient Permission form.

New River Office of Admission and Registrar's Office shared fax number 304-929-6719. Transient permission forms may be faxed to the Office of Admissions in order to register. An application for admission should be on file or completed first.

 

Student Services

Welcome to New River Community and Technical College! To help you have a successful college experience, we offer services to assist you at four campuses in Beckley/Beaver, Princeton, Lewisburg and Summersville.  Services are also provided at our Advanced Technology Center location in Ghent, WV. We try to accommodate your busy schedule with services at each location everyday and evening hours as advertised. Our professional staff will assist you with admission to the college, career assessment, paying for college (financial aid opportunities), academic advising and class scheduling, career planning and placement, as well as placement testing and free tutoring.

In addition to our classes and academic services, New River Community and Technical College is offering a growing selection of student services in which to participate outside the classroom. From various areas on each campus for students to hang out to our Student Government Association, we offer students the opportunity to get more from their college experience outside of the classroom.

We are also open to starting new services for students, so if there’s nothing to your liking on your campus, suggest something! It’s never too late to start a new student organization or club at the college if there’s enough support around it. Don’t forget, we are always open to new ideas and suggestions from students in general, so don’t be afraid to tell us any ideas you might have to improve the college. We are here for you. Let us know what you need to make your college experience a great one!

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