Enrollment Categories

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:

 

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.

For more information on the Accuplacer test, please refer to New River CTC's College Catalog by clicking here.

 

General Admission Contact Information

Raleigh Co. Campus Greenbrier Valley Campus Mercer County Campus Nicholas County Campus Advanced Technology Center
280 University Dr., Beaver, WV 25813 101 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901 1001 Mercer St., Princeton, WV 24740 6101 Webster Road, Summersville, WV 26651 P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Rd.
Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-5475 304-647-6586 304-818-2012 304-883-2437 304-929-3315
304-929-5469 304-647-6568 304-883-2438
304-929-5476

You may call 1-866-349-3739 and choose the campus you are interested in attending. Next, press "1" or ask for Student Recruitment to learn more about New River CTC, our courses, programs and the opportunities available to you. Another option is to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you have submitted an Application for Admission and have questions or need assistance after receiving your acceptance letter, please call the Office of Admissions on the campus you plan to attend. During peak enrollment times, please allow 24-48 hours for your call to be returned (July-August and November-January). If your call has not been returned during this period, please call the Office of Enrollment Services and let us know, 304-929-6720 and we will assist you.

The campus selected on the Application for Admission is where the Admission file will be housed, financial aid funds will be distributed (if eligible), and registration will occur. The mailing address on the Application is where the admit letter and information will be mailed after processing. Please make sure to update this information if it changes at anytime within our office. An applicant should receive an admit letter within 4-7 busienss days from date of application. During peak enrollment times, please be patient with us as it may take longer.

New Students are seen in the Office of Admissions initially before being assigned to a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will work with the student to assist in advising and registration after the first schedule is prepared.

New students are seen by appointment for advising and registration and walk-ins may be worked in when our schedule permits (example: a cancellation occurs). Otherwise we will ask that you scheule an appointment for registration so that we may devote the time and attention to working with you. New student registration begins after the designated specific current student registration period ends each semester (see Academic Calendar).  Fully admitted students (complete admission file) will be allowed to register during the first phase, priority registration. Information will be posted on Facebook and under our Orientation link regarding registration and postcards are mailed prior to the date. Please call to schedule your appointment once you are notified of your admission status and have completed your mandatory online student Orientation.You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, campus, numbers to reach you at before 4 p.m. and we will call you back with appointment choices.

Online orientation is normally available one month prior to the beginning of new student registration.

 

 

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, the school principal or counselor will be able to tell you what courses they are offering as dual credit or for college credit only if applicable. Students must be of junior or senior status to enroll. Students will register for these classes when a representative from New River visits the high school. 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 offered for high school students on New River campuses and are determined prior to the beginning of each semester. Students may sign up for these courses on campus.

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 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 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 upon request each semester.

A New River high school Provisional Form is available by printing form as a PDF version here, 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) admission or registration questions, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, Tracy Evans, 304-929-5480 or 304-929-6720.

For academic related dual enrollment or early enrollment related questions, such as instructor credentialing or for Principals who would like to schedule a meeting to pursue dual credit opportunities, please call Dean Maryanne Layer, 304-929-5494 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Student Orientation

 

 Student Orientation

 

Welcome to the 2015 Spring New Student and Returning Student Online Orientation

 

The objective of Online Orientation at New River CTC is to disseminate basic information on academic policies, procedures, Student Services and information regarding registering after your initial semester. 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, www.newriver.edu under Future or Current Students, next scroll over Academics and click on College Catalog.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Now thru December 1st - Priority Registration for Fully Admitted Applicants

 

To qualify for Priority Registration you must meet the following criteria:

 

 

  • submit an Application for Admission and be considered fully admitted (admission file complete- applicant has submitted all official transcripts and test scores).

 

  • complete a new Application for Admission if you are a Returning (re-admitted) student, Transient student, Provisional student (high school) or Special student (non-degree seeking) prior to your registration appointment with the Office of Admissions. Transient students must have their completed transient permission form sent to the Office prior to registration or in hand. Provisional students must have a completed Provisional Form in hand at the time of registration. Click here for Provisional Form

 

  • Successfully complete online Orientation. Transient, Special (non-degree seeking) and Provisional (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.

Fully admitted students may contact the Office of Admissions on their local campus to schedule an appointment to register after they have successfully completed online orientation. Students should complete a career assessment if desired due to uncertainty of major (uncertain of what they are interested in) before scheduling an appointment to register. The career assessment is free and offered through the Student Success Center on your local campus. (Contact information provided in online Orientation.) You may also take the Career Assessment online if you are not attending classes on campus. Check with your center today. After Priority Registration ends, all new (which includes returning (readmitted) students) may register.

December 1st - Open Registration begins (Dec. 1 to January 9- last day to register)

In order to register for classes, you must meet the following criteria:

  • have submitted an Application for Admission
  • complete a new Application for Admission if you are a Returning (re-admitted) student, Transient student, Provisional student (high school) or Special student (non-degree seeking) prior to your registration appointment with the Office of Admissions. Transient students must have their completed transient permission form sent to the Office prior to registration or in hand. Provisional students must have a completed Provisional Form in hand at the time of registration. Click here for Provisional Form
  • submit all unofficial college transcripts (if applicable) to the Office of Admissions if you do not have official transcripts turned in for advising purposes ONLY prior to scheduling a registration appointment. You will still be responsible for submitting official transcripts by the end of semester.
  • 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 accepts, you will need to take a placement test. For test scores to be accepted, the test date must be within 5 years from the date of Application for Admission.
  • Successfully complete online Orientation. Transient, Special (non-degree seeking) and Provisional (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.

Conditionally admitted students may schedule an appointment for December 1 through January 9 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 within the Student Success Center and scores must be entered in the database prior to scheduling an appointment.

Do not wait until the last day to register- January 9, as many classes are closed and your financial aid will be delayed as it contingent upon being registered for classes.

Summer/Fall 2015 Orientation will be available at a later date.

Spring 2015 Orientation is over and no longer available.


 

 

 

 

Spring 2015 Online Orientation (Not accepted at this time)

 

 

 

High School Student (Current or Early Completion)

A current high school student (to include those who complete graduation requirements early) may take courses concurrent with their high school courses (dual enrollment or dual credit) if they have an overall 2.5 GPA, submit a Provisional form and are of junior or senior status (may enroll in the summer prior to the Junior year).

 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
  • High school students must fulfill prerequisites (PR) of the course(s), if applicable. If taking a Math, English, or select courses with prerequisites, a student must submit one of the following: ACT, SAT, Compass 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). See Course Descriptions for prerequisite requirements. The Accuplacer placement test may be taken at New River once a student has completed the application process if courses are taken on campus. Please contact the testing Program Coordinator at the local campus for more information. Courses offered in the high school are offered a testing opportunity on site. Registration will occur on site as well.

We understand that some high school students may want to begin their college experience as soon as possible. Students are eligible to earn college credit and graduate early through EDGE courses and the Tech Prep Program which allows students to take high school courses for community and technical college credit.

 

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Summer Financial Aid Applications are now available. Students taking summer courses also need to submit a 2014-2015 FAFSA including New River CTC’s school code 039603. The deadline for Summer Financial Aid Applications is Friday, April 24, 2015.