Student Services

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.

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

 

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

 

 

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..

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.

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The Business Office has mailed out bills for the first summer term, but financial aid has not been applied yet. Students will receive an additional letter from the Financial Aid Office. If you’re paying for your classes yourself, you can take advantage of the 50/50 payment plan. Pay 50% of your balance by May 12, 2016, and pay the remainder of your balance mid-way through the semester.