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 Student Types for more specific information.

After you have completed and submitted your application for admission, you will receive notification that your application has been processed. We will also contact you if additional documents are needed to complete your admission file. All requested documents should be mailed directly from the school or agency to the campus Office of Admissions location you will be attending or if an online student, choose the closest campus you will work with. You will be assigned a New River Identification number (ID #) which is included in your admission letter.

Steps to Enrollment for degree or certificate (CAS) seeking students:

  • Apply for admission.
  • Request to have official transcripts sent (in sealed school envelope) to the New River CTC campus you will attend or sent through the school’s electronic service (where available) to your campus Student Program Advisor. [Admissions staff emails are listed below for electronic delivery use.] Transcripts include:
    • official high school transcript requested through the school, online, Board of Education or high school equivalency (GED or TASC) requested through www.diplomasender.com; and
    • an official college transcript for each college attended, even if withdrawn (if applicable).
  • Submit ACT or SAT scores taken within the past 5 years from date of application or call the Student Success Center location listed below to schedule an appointment to complete your placement test:
Advanced Technology Center
Nicholas County Campus
Greenbrier Valley Campus
Raleigh County Campus
Mercer County Campus
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov. Use school code 039603. [Apply by April 15 to be considered for the WV Higher Education Grant. PLUS, you may also qualify for free tuition via the West Virginia Invests grant. For additional info, visit www.newriver.edu/financial-aid/  or email finaid@newriver.edu.]
  • Complete your Student Orientation* online at www.newriver.edu/online-student-orientation-module/. [You will need your Student ID. Online orientation is required to register. Also, plan to attend an on campus orientation.]
  • Call your local Office of Admissions listed below to schedule an appointment to register for classes once you have submitted:
    • all official college transcripts,** including withdrawn. Unofficial college transcripts may be used for registration purposes only but you must submit official to receive financial aid or loans and to re-enroll. [Email addresses are provided below if your former school plans to make an electronic submission.];
    • ACT, SAT or Accuplacer test scores or have completed college level math and English; and
    • successfully completed and passed Student Orientation online.
Advanced Technology Center
Nicholas County Campus
Greenbrier Valley Campus
Raleigh County Campus
Mercer County Campus
Enrollment Services

* Transient students, non-degree seeking students and those enrolling as provisional high school students do not have to complete online orientation.

** Not submitting high school or high school equivalency official transcripts will not prevent you from registering for your first semester; however, you will not receive state or federal financial aid until official transcripts are submitted. You will be self-pay. Official transcripts must be submitted by the end of the semester in order to re-enroll.

Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

New River Community and Technical College does not discriminate in its educational programs or in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or genetic information or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state laws, Title VII Human Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The office listed below has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies relating to disabilities, sex or other forms of discrimination.

Peter Hoeman, Dean of Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator
New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

Telephone: 304-929-5027
Email: phoeman@newriver.edu
Web: newriver.edu/nondiscrimination