Student Advising

Students must work with the Admissions Office to complete all admission requirements to be a fully admitted student to the college. The program faculty serve as the advisors for prospective program students. Students should contact the program directly for questions, additional information, and course scheduling. Advising is essential to assuring accuracy of information, clarification of questions, and for scheduling required prerequisite courses. Please contact Diane Tyson at dtyson@newriver.edu or 304-929-5038 to schedule an advising appointment.

Selective Enrollment

The Medical Laboratory Technician program is a selective enrollment program meaning that students must apply to the program and be accepted before enrolling in any course with a MLTN prefix. A maximum of 15 students will be admitted into the program each August.   Admission to the program  is determined using a which is provided in the information packet as well as outlined below. Acceptance to New River and meeting of program application requirements does not guarantee admission to the MLT Program. Only completed files will be reviewed for MLT program admission, unless unusual circumstances determined by the MLT faculty should arise.

A numeric score sheet is used to determine admission based on:

  • 1. Overall GPA
  • 2. MDST 120/121L, Phlebotomy (grade and attempts)
  • 3. MATH 109, grade and attempts
  • 4. BIOL 231/233L Anatomy & Physiology 1, grade and attempts
  • 5. CHEM 101/103L Chemistry 1, grade and attempts
  • 6. Previously earned degrees
  • 7. Previous or current work experience in a laboratory setting.
  • 8. Previous or current Military (active duty or reserves)

Students accepted into the program are required to follow program policies and procedures, some of which differ from the institution policies and procedures. You may also view our complete policies and procedures manual via our program website

Program Application Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

Students must have completed or be enrolled in the program’s first semester prerequisite courses when applying to the program.The additional general education requirements may be taken while taking the technical courses.Equivalent prerequisite courses may be completed at any college or university; New River CTC students are not given preference during the selection process.All prerequisite courses of the curriculum must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Students have until the end of the traditional spring semester to complete prerequisite courses. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.50 for all college-level work.

Program Application

The program application must be completed and submitted by the application deadline a indicated below. Click here to download the Application.

Application Deadline

Application materials including the program application, transcripts and proof of work or military experience must be submitted to the MLT Program by the student in a single envelope.Application materials may be hand delivered or mailed to the MLT Program and must be received on or before 4:00 p.m. on April 30th. However, if the 30th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the materials must be submitted the Friday prior to the 30thMaterials submitted separately as well as faxed or e-mailed material will not be accepted. Students are not permitted to submit application materials to any other College office.

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/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 and Student Services
New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

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