Admissions

New River Community and Technical College is an open-door admissions institution, which means that the College is committed to providing an educational opportunity to all persons regardless of educational background or preparation.

The College has established the following guidelines to assist students in complying with established admissions standards of the institution. Refer to "New River Enrollment Categories" for more specific information.

All material submitted in support of an Application for Admission becomes property of New River.

  • Admission file requirements must be satisfied and a student must be "fully admitted" in order to receive Financial Aid, if eligible.
  • Applicants must list all former colleges attended on the Application or there will be a substantial delay in the processing of financial aid.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the student to provide accurate information on the Application for Admission form. An incorrect social security number can delay file completion, financial aid and/or loans, if eligible.
  • 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.
  • 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 or to enter a program that has a limited number of spaces and certain minimum entrance requirements.

General Admission Contact Information

Account Placed on Admission Hold (AH) To Prevent Future Registration

Admission Guidelines

Notice of Non-Discrimination

New River Community and Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, blindness, or disability in its educational programs or in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment as required by applicable state and federal law.

The offices designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies relating to disabilities or sex discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX are:

 

Inquiries from Current and Prospective Students:

Alan Withers, Ph.D
Vice President of Student Services
Phone: 304.929.5011
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New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

Inquiries from Employees/Visitors/Third Parties:

Leah Taylor
Vice President of Administrative Services
Phone: 304.929.6701
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New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

 

 

Special Services

The following is a list of services, activities and programs, which serve students at New River Community and Technical College.

Community Services

Community Services encompass the wide range of cultural, economic, environmental, scientific, social, and other activities and programs that involve interaction with individuals, groups, and organizations external to New River Community and Technical College and that contribute to mutual development of the college and the various community parties.  Specifically, this involves partnership activities combining continuing education, workforce development and customized training, and service programs that strengthen the relationship between New River and the constituents that it serves.

New River Community and Technical College provides both occupation-specific continuing education programs that fulfill professional development requirements for working adults as certified through various regulatory agencies and community-based, non-credit programs that are offered primarily for enrichment purposes.

Foundation Courses

The college provides foundation courses in Reading, English, Arithmetic, and Algebra (ENGL 090, ENGL 099, ENGL 100, MATH 090, MATH 099) for students scoring below the benchmark scores on ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer assessment instruments. Successful completion of foundation course(s) is a prerequisite for many college-level courses. Foundation studies courses are not counted toward meeting graduation requirements and are not used in the calculation of the graduation grade point average; however, they are covered by financial aid.

Disability Services

Students with special needs are encouraged to contact the ADA compliance officer in the Student Success Center on their campus before the start of the semester and request accommodations. Students with documented disabilities are eligible for ADA accommodations if they meet the conditions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students must self-identify themselves and provide appropriate written documentation of their disability. Students qualifying for services will work closely with the ADA compliance officer to determine potential accommodations afforded to participate in the academic programs and services. Reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures are effected to assure equal access to individuals with disabilities. The ADA compliance officer will prepare the “Notification of Need for Accommodation” letters for the faculty

Should a temporary disability occur during the semester, the student must provide reasonable and timely notice of a need for accommodations and services substantiated by appropriate documentation. Information provided to the ADA Compliance Officer is treated as confidential and is not released to anyone without the student’s prior consent. All inquiries are confidential.

Student Success Center Contact Information:

Advanced Technology Center
P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-5016

Raleigh County Campus
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813
304-929-5005

Mercer County Campus
1397 Stafford Drive
Princeton, WV 24740

304-818-2014

Nicholas County Campus
6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651

304-883-2465

Greenbrier County Campus
101 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901

304-647-6591

Coordinator of Student Success Centers
304-929-5027

Veteran's Assistance

New River Community and Technical College provides resources and support to veterans as they make the transition from soldier to student. Support for Military personnel, veterans and their families is provided through the Office of the Coordinator of Adult and Veteran Student Services. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 304-929-6566.

Services include assistance with the admissions and enrollment process, academic advising, and referral for help and support both inside and outside of the College.

The College also has a Certifying Official providing support for Military personnel, veterans and their families with a wide range of Veteran’s Administration (VA) Educational Benefits including:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill: Chapter 33
  • Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 30
  • Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 1606
  • Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 1607
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation: Chapter 31
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance: Chapter 35

The College website provides a description of these programs here:
http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/veterans-benefits

For more information on VA educational benefits or to apply, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.

If you are eligible for veterans’ benefits, you should submit the Veteran Information Form to the Coordinator of Adult and Veteran Student Services, Donna Lewis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to begin the veterans' enrollment process at the College. To reach the Veterans Certifying Official's, call 304-647-6566 or 647-6565.

For further information, please visit our Veterans Educational Benefits page.

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. 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.

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 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.

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..

Online Student Orientation Module

Welcome to the 2016 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 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.

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, 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 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.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

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FOR FALL 2016 WILL OPEN Monday, MARCH 21, 2016 at 5 p.m.

NOTED CHANGE: Monday, March 21, Summer 2016 Registration opens for all new students. All new students may register on this date for summer courses.

Monday, April 18,New Student “Priority Registration” opens for Fall 2016

Priority is given to new students (includes Returning (re-admitted) and New Veteran students to register who are fully admitted (admission file complete) and graduating high school seniors who have applied for Fall 2016 and are only lacking the official transcript.

Monday, May 9, New Student General Registration opens

Registration Fall 2016 opens- general registration open for all new students who have completed and successfully passed Online Orientation.

MAY 9- FALL Open Registration begins and remains open until last day to register, AUGUST 12, 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 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 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 May 9, 2016 thru Aug. 12, 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- August 12, 2016, as most classes are full (closed) and your FINANCIAL AID/LOANS will be delayed as it contingent upon being "fully admitted" and registered for classes.

If you wish to attend our In-Seat FALL 2016 Orientation, dates and times will be announced soon!

Email 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

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 Riverstudent 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

***FALL 2016 Orientation will open Monday, March 21, 5 p.m.***

ONLINE ORIENTATION FOR FALL 2016 will open MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016, 5:00 p.m. CLICK HERE TO BEGIN & SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE

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Registration for the 2016 Summer and Fall semesters is underway. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 1-866-349-3739 with questions.  Register early to get the classes that you want. Click here to view course schedules.