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.
Dual Credit or college courses offered in the high school
If college classes are offered in 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 apply for admission and register for these classes on site at the high school. Specific placement scores must be met in advance in order to register for math, English and other select courses. View the current College catalog and scroll down almost to end of the catalog to COURSE DESCRIPTIONS to find courses listed and their prerequisite requirements.
Principal or Counselor Note: Accuplacer testing may be provided by New River staff on site at the high school for dual credit courses offered in the high school prior to courses beginning each semester by working through your New River CTC contact, either your Regional Director of Operations or the Dean. Placement testing may be done the previous semester once classes are determined for the following semester. Placement testing must be completed and scores verified before the first day of class in order for the student to be enrolled in select courses. ACT and/or SAT scores may be used instead and must be submitted prior to the beginning of class.
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 the Dean, 304-929-5494 or 304-929-5445.
College classes 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 (by completing a 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 enrolled
- 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 and student signature
High school students on campus 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 prior to registering for the course: ACT, SAT 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). View the current College catalog and scroll down almost to end of the catalog to COURSE DESCRIPTIONS to find courses listed and their prerequisite requirements. The Accuplacer placement test may be taken at New River once a student has completed the application for admission process if taking Early Enrollment courses on campus.
Contact the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center to request an appointment on campus for Placement testing if you plan to take math, English or a course in which you will need test scores.
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
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.
For course inquiry, course set up, instructor criteria and other academic related questions, please contact the Dean, 929-5494 or 929-5445.