Online Student Orientation Module

Office of Admissions Hours:  Monday- Friday,  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Online Orientation- open March 6, 2017 for Summer/Fall 2017

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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 academic 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.

Please make sure you if you need to stop and continue at a later time that you use the same sign-in credentials each time. Your information is saved each time you exit with your specific login. Also if you need assistance, we will ask you for your login in: First Name, Last Name and what you used for your Student ID in order to login and view.

EXCUSED FROM ONLINE ORIENTATION

Transient students (visiting from their home institution), Special (non-degree seeking) students and those enrolling as Provisional high school students (current high school students/non-degree seeking, not graduating in May/June applying as 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.

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

IMPORTANT ONLINE ORIENTATION INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN

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 student ID or what you previously used as your student ID. Instead you will need to use your date of birth, such as 07111999, for July 11, 1999 for example or your phone number. The system will not provide you with the quiz questions at the end of each section of orientation and the final test if you use the same ID number each time. You will also need to make sure you use your middle initial or full middle name after your first name, such as Henry A. or Henry "Allen" Smith. Write your login information down in case you experience any problems so we may assist.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

A Transient student (visiting from another college) must have their completed transient permission form sent to the Office of Admissions on the campus they will attend or have it in-hand in order to register for class or courses.

A Provisional student (current high school student) must have their completed provisional form sent to the Office of Admissions on the campus they will attend in seat or online or have it in-hand in order to register for a class or courses. (For courses offered within the high school, forms will be collected on site at the high school only).

Note: Non-degree seeking students will not provide any documentation other than an application for admission unless in order to enroll in a course or courses with prerequisites (PR)

A prerequisite is a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course. A prerequisite may be eligibility for English 101, which means you must have taken college level English 101 and passed or have tested into it. Another example is in order to take Sociology 224 Marriage and Family Relations, the prerequisite is Sociology 210 Principles of Sociology. This means you must first take Sociology 210 before you can register for Sociology 224.

Non-degree seeking students are: Special students (non-certificate/degree seeking), Provisional (current high school) and Transient (visiting from your home institution to take a course or two) or those seeking an Advanced Skill Set Certificate (ASSC) which is not eligible for financial aid or loans. These student types do not have a major and are not assigned an academic advisor. Students must meet prerequisites in order to enroll in select courses and provide proof of meeting the prerequisites.

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NEW STUDENT AND READMITTED STUDENT REGISTRATION DATES

PRIORITY REGISTRATION for Summer and Fall 2017 will begin MONDAY, APRIL 24 by appointment for those who are "fully admitted".

Registration appointments are available 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fully admitted means an application for admission has been received and processed, your admission file is complete-all documents such as official transcripts and/or test scores requested have been received (if applicable) and your online orientation is passed/complete (if required).

Returning students will need to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions your first semester upon returning after submitting a new application, submitting any requested documents and completing online orientation if applicable. A returning student is excused from online orientation if they have previously completed it within the past year.

You may call to schedule your appointment beginning March 13, 2017.

Office of Admissions:

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315      Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565                   

Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012               Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437                   

Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469            

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OPEN REGISTRATION for all new and readmitted students will begin MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 by appointment.

Appointments are available 8 a.m.-3 p.m. You may call to schedule beginning on March 13, 2017

You may call your local campus Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment to register if you are certificate (C.A.S) and/or degree seeking (A.S., A.A.S) once you have:

- submitted an application for admission

- completed and successfully passed online orientation

- submitted official college transcripts or have your unofficial copies of college transcripts used to advise for registration (in order to receive financial aid or loans, you must submit your official college transcripts to complete your admission file). If you are a readmitted student, you may have transcript(s) on file if submitted for Fall, 2009 or after. If you have attended any other colleges in     your absence, we will need those transcripts.

- have submitted placement test scores: your ACT score report, SAT score report, have taken the Accuplacer test at New River or have college level English and Math on your college transcript. To take the placement test, visit here: http://www.newriver.edu/current-students/student-services/student-success-centerand click on the campus you wish to test at for the number to call to schedule an appointment or to see available times to come in.

Returning (readmitted) students will need to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions your first semester upon returning after submitting a new application, submitting any requested documents and complete online orientation if applicable. A returning student is excused from online orientation if they have previously completed it within the past year.

Office of Admissions:

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315      Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565                   

Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012               Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437                   

Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469            

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ADVISING

First semester advising takes place within the Office of Admissions for the following students: New first time freshman, returning (readmitted) who sat out a semester or longer excluding summer, special (non-degree seeking), provisional (current high school students) and new transfer. You will be assigned an academic advisor if you are certificate (Certificate of Applied Science) or degree seeking after your initial first semester advising appointment and before current student registration occurs your first semester. Students who are interested in select admission programs such as Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic) and Practical Nursing (LPN) will first complete general admission through the Office of Admission and will then be referred to an advisor in their specialty area.

Students must first complete a general admission application and receive their ID number before applying to a selective admission program.

Special students (non-certificate/degree seeking), Provisional (current high school) and Transient (visiting from your home institution to take a course or two) will be seen in the Office of Admissions each semester for advising and registration. You must complete a new Application for Admission each semester you re-enroll.

If you are a new transfer student and have not submitted official college transcripts or we have not received them, please submit or you must bring your unofficial transcripts with you for your advising appointment in order to register for classes

If you are a readmitted student, you may have transcript(s) on file if submitted for Fall 2009 or after. If you have attended any other colleges in your absence, you will need to request those official transcripts and you must bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts with you for your appointment in order to register for classes.

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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 to register)
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

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*ORIENTATION WILL OPEN MARCH 6, 2017 for Summer/Fall 2017 Registration CLICK HERE TO BEGIN*

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Once you have applied for admission and received your letter from the Office of Admissions, your email account has been set up. Please read the "new student letter" within this link and review the Information Technology page for more details. Click here for Information Technology page (your email instructions, etc.)

Optional In-Seat Orientation Dates (RSVP)

Please note: daycare is not provided. You will need to email to reserve your seat or call 304-929-5480 with the information requested below.

Choose one-

Thursday, August 17, 1p.m.-3 p.m. or Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.    

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include:                                                                                                                 

1.) your name and telephone number  we can reach you between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.                                                      2.) the campus you will attend

3.) the date you will attend (choices above)                                                                                                                   4.) # of guests and relationship to you (please note, the sessions can be a great opportunity to bring a friend who is interested in college and wants to learn more!) LIMIT 3*

*If Orientation becomes full and we need to make room for more students, we will reduce the number of guests allowed. Please provide a telephone number as requested above so we may reach you in the event this occurs. Thank you for your understanding.                                                                                                 

 

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. 

Dual Credit or college courses offered in the high school

If college classes are offered in 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 apply for admission and register for these classes on site at the high school. Specific placement scores must be met in advance in order to register for math, English and other select courses. View the current College catalog and scroll down almost to end of the catalog to COURSE DESCRIPTIONS to find courses listed and their prerequisite requirements.

Principal or Counselor Note: Accuplacer testing may be provided by New River staff on site at the high school for dual credit courses offered in the high school prior to courses beginning each semester by working through your New River CTC contact, either your Regional Director of Operations or the Dean. Placement testing may be done the previous semester once classes are determined for the following semester. Placement testing must be completed and scores verified before the first day of class in order for the student to be enrolled in select courses. ACT and/or SAT scores may be used instead and must be submitted prior to the beginning of class.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     304-929-5494    Dean Marianne Layer

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    304-647-6563    Roger Griffith, Direcor of Operations, Greenbrier Valley Campus

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       304-883-2424    Mary Igo, Direcor of Operations, Nicholas County Campus

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  304-256-0262    Jill Holliday, Direcor of Operations, Raleigh County Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Mercer  

                                                           County Campus

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 the Dean, 304-929-5494 or 304-929-5445.

 

College classes 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 (by completing a 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 enrolled
  • 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 and student signature

High school students on campus 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 prior to registering for the course: ACT, SAT or Accuplacer test scores for evaluation.

Specific placement scores must be met in advance in order to register for Math, English and other select courses. (Refer to Test Scores). View the current College catalog and scroll down almost to end of the catalog to COURSE DESCRIPTIONS to find courses listed and their prerequisite requirements. The Accuplacer placement test may be taken at New River once a student has completed the application for admission process if taking Early Enrollment courses on campus.

Contact the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center to request an appointment on campus for Placement testing if you plan to take math, English or a course in which you will need test scores.

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

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 prior to or at the time of registration in order to register for courses on campus (Early Enrollment). 

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.

For course inquiry, course set up, instructor criteria and other academic related questions, please contact the Dean, 929-5494 or 929-5445.

 

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 for Admission, whether they wish to obtain credit or not, it is not a choice. It is required. If colleges are identified and it is caught by financial aid, it can cause a substantial delay in the processing of financial aid or if awarded aid and caught after, the student is responsible for the repayment of any funds.
  • 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 listed below have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies relating to disabilities or sex discrimination.

 

Inquiries from Students:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX

Leah Taylor, Vice President for Administrative Services
New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

Phone: (304) 929-6701
Fax: (304) 929-6707

Inquiries from Employees/Visitors/Third Parties:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX

Leah Taylor, Vice President for Administrative Services
New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

Phone: (304) 929-6701
Fax: (304) 929-6707

Special Services (Community, ADA, Veterans)

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, MATH 093) 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, ADA Compliance Officer Contact Information:

Advanced Technology Center
P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-5016 or 929-5027

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.

General Admission Contact Information

Campus Address Telephone
Raleigh County Campus 280 University Dr
Beaver, WV 25813
304-929-5475
304-929-5469
Advanced Technology Center P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Rd.
Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-3315
Greenbrier Valley Campus 653 Church St
Lewisburg, WV  24901

304-647-6565
Mercer County Campus 1001 Mercer St.
Princeton, WV  24740
304-818-2012
Nicholas County Campus 6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651
304-883-2437

You may call 1-866-349-3739 and and press "1" or ask for Student Recruitment to obtain or to assist with an application for admission, request more information about New River CTC's degree and certificate programs or the opportunities available to you. Another option is to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Student Recruitment may also be reached directly:

Student Recruiter Campus Telephone
(all campuses) Raleigh County Campus 304-929-5470
  Nicholas County Campus  
  Advanced Technology Center  
  Mercer County Campus  
  Greenbrier Valley Campus  

Student Recruitment will assist you in taking your next step and becoming a part of our New River family!

If you have submitted an Application for Admission and have questions or need assistance, please call the Office of Admissions on the campus you plan to attend. During peak enrollment times, please allow 24-48 hours for your call to be returned (July-August and November-January). You will receive an admit letter (addressed to your mailing address on your application) within 5-7 business days from processing your application detailing any outstanding requirements you have to be fully admitted. If you would like to share how we can improve or discuss a complaint, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, (304) 929-5480. Your experience is important to us!

The campus selected on the Application for Admission is where the Admission file will be housed, financial aid funds will be distributed (if eligible), and registration for classes will occur. The mailing address on the Application is where any official college correspondence will be mailed. IMPORTANT: Please make sure to update your address or telephone information if it changes at anytime with the Registrar's office, visit online FORMS or in person at the Registrar's Office at the Raleigh Co. campus. The Office of Admissions on any other campus may assist on behalf of the Registrar's Office.  An applicant should receive an admit letter within 5-7 business days from the time we receive and process the application.

New Students are seen in the Office of Admissions initially before being assigned to a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will work with the student to assist in advising and registration after the first schedule is prepared, during a period called "current student registration".

New students are seen by appointment for advising and registration. Walk-ins may be worked in when our schedule permits for registering (example: if an appointment cancellation occurs). Otherwise we will ask that you scheule an appointment for registration so that we may devote our time and attention to working with you. A future student is always welcome to stop by and pick up an application and get information on the steps to enrollment. You may also want to schedule a Career Assessment with the Student Success Center if you are not sure of what you would like to pursue or what major you will chose. New student registration begins after the designated specific current student registration period ends each semester (see Academic Calendar). 

Fully admitted students (complete admission file) will be allowed to register during the first phase, priority registration. Information will be posted under our Orientation link regarding registration and registration dates. Please call to schedule your appointment once you are notified of your admission status and have completed your mandatory online student Orientation. You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, campus, and telephone numbers to reach you before 4 p.m. and we will call you back with appointment choices.

In order to register, if certificate (C.A.S.), not Advanced Skill Set Certificate, or if you are degree seeking, you must:

- Have completed and passed Online orientation, unless you are a readmitted student and       

have completed it within the past year. It is open several weeks prior to the beginning            

of new student registration.

-You must have a copy of your unofficial college transcripts on file or in hand if you have

not submitted your official college transcript and they have been processed

        -You must have a placement test score (such as ACT for example), or have passed college      

         level Math and English on transcript in file, or take the Accuplacer placement test here at    

         New River CTC by contacting the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center    

         on your local campus. Click here for Testing Contact Information

         For more information on Orientation and Registration, visit Student Orientation

 

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A 50/50 payment plan for the first summer term is available for self-paying students- 50% of your balance will be due by May 11, 2017 and the remaining 50% will be due on June 2, 2017 for the five-week term and June 23, 2017 for the ten-week term.