Online Student Orientation Module

Online Orientation for SPRING 2017 is not currently open. Spring 2017 orientation will open Friday, NOVEMBER 4, 2016, at 6 p.m.

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 and new transfer. You will be assigned an academic advisor after your initial first semester advising and registration occurs.

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 attend.

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 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.


New Student Priority Registration for Spring 2017 will begin November 14 by

appointment for those who are fully admitted.

(Fully admitted means admission file is complete-all documents requested have been received and online

orientation is passed/complete).You may call your local campus Office of Admissions to

schedule appointment to register if you are fully admitted and have completed online

orientation. Returning (readmitted) students will also need to schedule an appointment with the Office

of Admissions your first semester upon returning.

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

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 each time. Your information is saved each time you exit with your specific login.


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, 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. Priority registration occurs prior to general registration.

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)
Sign up and Complete Student Orientation (exemptions listed above)
Register for Classes (Schedule your appointment to register. 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
Purchase Books Online
Attend Classes

Priority Registration is given to new fully admitted students and New Veteran students (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.

IMPORTANT: 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 cannot disperse without you being "fully admitted" and registered for classes.

You will be expected to make a payment if your financial aid has not processed and/or they cannot verify your award amount. Check with your financial aid counselor regarding expectations for payment if you have submitted the FAFSA on or after December 19.



** 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 NOVEMBER 4, 2016

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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, Nicholas County Campus , or One Room University.

Semesters run January-May, Summer Term, and August-December and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid any delays with class registration or financial aid (if eligible). Please see our Student Orientation page for your next steps after applying, Orientation and Next Steps. 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, or 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 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

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.


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

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.




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