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

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 Dean Marianne Layer or your Regional Director of Operations. 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

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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

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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.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

 

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

Once a student application is processed, the student received a letter or email verifying their acceptance and their admit status. A student will either be conditionally admitted or fully admitted. A conditionally admitted student is one in which the admission file is incomplete or lacking required documents to complete the file. A fully admitted student is one in which the admission file is complete and all required documents have been satisfied.

If a student remains conditionally admitted, their account will be placed on an admission hold (AH) during the first semester to prevent future registration. A conditionally admitted student will have the semester in which they are enrolled to complete their Admission file and provide the requested documentation. The Admission hold will be placed on their account to prevent future registration for the following semester prior to the current student registration period. To remove the Admission hold, the student will need to complete their Admission file. Other hold types exist for various departments and students should contact the department in which the hold was placed.

If we receive returned mail, an admission hold is placed as well until we receive an up to date mailing address. 

To view the Admission file requirements, please view New River Student Types.

 

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, 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, 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.

Student Types

First-Time Freshman

Returning (Re-admitted)

Transfer Student

Transient Student

Provisional Student

Special Student (Not seeking a degree or certificate)

International Student

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