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 You must list the institution(s) on your Application for Admission, including withdrawn courses if a transcript was created.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.



Future Students

Thank you for your interest in New River! We are proud to provide students in southeastern West Virginia with a quality, affordable educational option.  With small classes, a caring faculty and staff, and five convenient locations, New River is a great choice  Whether you are pursuing an associate's degree, upgrading your job skills, or taking general education classes that will transfer to a four-year institution, New River can be your next step to success.

New River serves a nine-county area, including, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster Counties. A full range of programs and services are offered at the following campuses: Beckley/Raleigh County, Greenbrier Valley (Lewisburg), Mercer County (Princeton) and Nicholas County (Summersville). Technical programs are offered at the Advanced Technology Center location in Ghent.

New River is constantly growing, improving and evolving. We invite you to visit or call the campus nearest you to learn more about how we can help prepare you for a bright future.


New Student Orientation

Enrollment Categories

Degree and Certificate Programs

Financial Aid

College Catalog

Course Schedule

Tuition and Fees

General Admission Contact Information






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(provisional form) 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. Once agrrements are confirmed through Academic Affairs, Dean Layer and/or designee will work with Enrollment Services to schedule on site regstration for dual credit at the high school.

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..


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




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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.