Future Students

Thank you for your interest in New River! We are proud to provide students in southeastern West Virginia with a quality, affordable educational option.  With small classes, a caring faculty and staff, and five convenient locations, New River is a great choice  Whether you are pursuing an associate's degree, upgrading your job skills, or taking general education classes that will transfer to a four-year institution,  New River can be your next step to success.

New River serves a nine-county area, including, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster Counties.  A full range of programs and services are offered at the following campuses: Beckley/Raleigh County, Greenbrier Valley (Lewisburg), Mercer County (Princeton) and  Nicholas County (Summersville).  Technical programs are offered at the Advanced Technology Center location in Ghent.

New River is constantly growing, improving and evolving. We invite you to visit or call the campus nearest you to learn more about how we can help prepare you for a bright future.


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Online Student Orientation Module






Welcome to the 2016 Summer/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) 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 orientation. 


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 Future or Current Students, next scroll over Academics and click on College Catalog. 

Registration Information

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

If you have applied within one week of classes starting, you most likely will not receive your letter in time, please call to discuss your admit status 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 here

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.ed.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 if available. 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 

November 30- SPRING Open Registration begins and remains open until last day to register, January 8, 2016

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

  • Have submitted 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 in hand. A Provisional student must have a completed Provisional Form in hand at the time of registration. Click here for 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 prerequisite 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 accepts, you will need to take a placement test. For test scores to be accepted, the test date must be within 5 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 for November 30, 2015 thru January 8, 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 within the Student Success Center and scores must be entered prior to scheduling an appointment.

Please do not wait until the last day to register- January 8, 2016, as many classes are full (closed) and your financial aid will be delayed as it contingent upon being "fully admitted" and registered for classes.

If you wish to attend our In-Seat Spring 2016 Orientation, dates and times are below:

Monday January 11, 3-5 p.m. with Financial Aid and the Office of Admissions available until 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 13   9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with services available specifically for Orientation students to complete registration or financial aid, etc. until 12:30 p.m.

Make-up date (if either session is cancelled due to weather it will be made up on: Thursday, January 14- 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your seat today! Send your name, telephone number, campus, along with the orientation date and session you will attend or call and leave a message with the information at your campus after 4 p.m.

If either session is cancelled due to weather, the make-up date is Jan. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Advanced Technology Center (304) 929-3315  Greenbrier Valley Campus (304) 647-6568           

Mercer County Campus:(304) 818-2012   Nicholas County Campus (304) 883-2438

Raleigh County Campus:(304) 929-5475

Sessions will include the following:

  • Informative sessions regarding college success, advising, college procedures, financial aid, and how to order your books.
  • Tour the campus afterwards and get to know your classroom area, computer lab, student success center, and student lounge areas.
  • Learn how to use your personal online My New River student account, access your 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 for main number or additional departments: 866-349-3739




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Apply Now!

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. If you have a question during the Admission and Enrollment process, please do not hesitate to call the toll free number and ask for or select the Office of Admissions, 1-866-349-3739. You may also find a list of degree and certificate programs offered at New River CTC by clicking here, 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, or Nicholas County Campus.

Applications are accepted year-round and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid any delays with class registration or financial aid if eligible. Financial Aid may be contacted by calling the toll free number, 1-866-349-3739 or by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are accepted online, by fillable PDF that may be returned by email or via a printed application. You may also request an application by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Questions related to the online application may be directed to your local campus Office of Admissions staff or Enrollment Services, 304-929-5480.

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 form may be printed and mailed or submitted via email. Completed forms should be emailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steps to Enrollment

1. Apply for Admission
2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA)
3. Sign up and Complete Online Orientation
4. Register for Classes
5. Pay Tuition and Fees
7. Purchase Books Online
9. Attend Classes

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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 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 upon request each semester.

A New River high school Provisional Form is available by printing form as a PDF version here, 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.

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..



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