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 or stop by your campus before 1 p.m. to test:

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. We do not accept scores from other institutions.

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

 

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 or TASC. Home-schooled students must complete the GED examination or TASC 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 if you are certificate or degree seeking.

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, have completed a general education development (GED) or the TASC 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 enrolling 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 seeking a Certificate of Degree - For admission purpose: All home school students must submit an official transcript or a written transcript of verification demonstrating completion of the required high school subject matter signed by the parent or person completing the homeschool education, providing the date of graduation, a Grade Point Average and the date signed.  Home school students unable to supply written verification or such a transcript may present the General Educational Development (GED) test scores or TASC scores in lieu of. FINANCIAL AID MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, this is for admission only. For financial aid inquiry regarding homeschool admission, contact: Financial Aid (click here). Special non-degree seeking students may enter without a transcript, but are not eligible for financial aid or loans and must meet pre-requisites for courses.

West Virginia residents who were home-schooled and are applying for the WV PROMISE Scholarship or WV Higher Education Grant must have a GED or TASC certificate. Home-schooled students must completed the GED or TASC 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. FINANCIAL AID MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION.

 

General Admission Contact Information

Campus Address Telephone
Raleigh County Campus 280 University Dr
Beaver, WV 25813
304-929-5475
304-929-5469
Advanced Technology Center P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Rd.
Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-3315
Greenbrier Valley Campus 101 Church St
Lewisburg, WV  24901
304-647-6568
304-647-6565
Mercer County Campus 1001 Mercer St.
Princeton, WV  24740
304-818-2012
Nicholas County Campus 6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651
304-883-2437

You may call 1-866-349-3739 and and press "1" or ask for Student Recruitment to obtain or to assist with an application for admission, request more information about New River CTC's degree and certificate programs or 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.. Student Recruitment may also be reached directly:

Recruiter Campus Telephone
William "Will" King Raleigh County Campus 304-929-5470
  Nicholas County Campus  
  Advanced Technology Center  
  Mercer County Campus  
  Greenbrier Valley Campus  
  Advanced Technology Center  

Student Recruitment will assist you in taking your next step and becoming a part of our New River family!

If you have submitted an Application for Admission and have questions or need assistance, 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). You will receive an admit letter (addressed to your mailing address on your application) within 4-7 business days from processing your application detailing any outstanding requirements you have to be fully admitted. If you would like to share how we can improve or discuss a complaint, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, (304) 929-5480. Your experience is important to us!

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 for classes will occur. The mailing address on the Application is where any official college correspondence will be mailed. IMPORTANT: Please make sure to update your address or telephone information if it changes at anytime with the Registrar's office, visit online FORMS or in person at the Registrar's Office at the Raleigh Co. campus. The Office of Admissions on any other campus may assist on behalf of the Registrar's Office.  An applicant should receive an admit letter within 4-7 business days from the time we receive and process the application. One week prior to the close of registration, if a personal email address is provided you will receive notification by email as well.

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, during a period called "current student registration".

New students are seen by appointment for advising and registration. Walk-ins may be worked in when our schedule permits for registering (example: a cancellation occurs). Otherwise we will ask that you scheule an appointment for registration so that we may devote our time and attention to working with you. A future student is always welcome to stop by and pick up an application and get information on the steps to enrollment. You may also want to schedule a Career Assessment with the Student Success Center if you are not sure of what you would like to pursue or what major you will chose. 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 under our Orientation link regarding registration and postcards are mailed announcing registration dates. 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, and telephone numbers to reach you before 4 p.m. and we will call you back with appointment choices.

Online orientation is open several weeks prior to the beginning of new student registration and is a requirement in order to register for classes. For more information, visit Student Orientation

      

 

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

 

Transfer Student

If you are transferring to New River CTC from another accredited post-secondary institution (college or university), we consider you a transfer student. A student who fails to acknowledge attendance at any college or university in which he/she has been registered is subject to immediate dismissal. You must list the institution(s) on your Application for Admission, including withdrawn courses if a transcript was created. If you are unsure, contact the institution to clarify prior to submitting your application. Transfer students must submit the following information:

  • An Application for Admission form.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended, sent directly from the previous institution to the local campus Office of Admissions.
  • A final official high school transcript if transferring in fewer than 30 college credit hours from an accredited institution, mailed directly from the high school (a copy is not an official document). The official transcript must include the date of graduation.
  • A copy of your ACT, SAT, Compass, or Accuplacer placement test scores if you have not taken and passed a college level Math and English course. The Accuplacer test may be taken on your local campus by contacting the testing Program Coordinator once you have completed the application process to New River.

 

 

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Need to register for fall classes? Join us on Tuesday, June 28 between 3 and 6 p.m. on the Greenbrier Valley Campus for Registration Day. Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Success Center staff will be on hand to help you along with community resources to help you with child care and paying for college.