Online Student Orientation Module

Office of Admissions, Hours of Operation Monday- Friday,  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring 2017 online orientation is open as of Friday, NOVEMBER 4, 2016

The goal of Online Orientation at New River CTC is to assist our students in the overall transition to college, including basic information on academic policies, procedures, Student Services and information regarding registering AFTER your initial advising/registration appointment with your assigned academic advisor during the next scheduled current student registration event. 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, under Quick Links.

First semester advising takes place within the Office of Admissions for the following students: New first time freshman, returning (readmitted) who sat out a semester or longer excluding summer and new transfer. You will be assigned an academic advisor after your initial first semester advising and registration occurs.

Special students (non-certificate/degree seeking), Provisional (current high school) and Transient (visiting from your home institution to take a course or two) will be seen in the Office of Admissions each semester for advising and registration. NOTE: You must complete a new Application for Admission each semester you attend.

Please note: Transient students, Special (non-degree seeking) students and those enrolling as Provisional high school students (current high school students, not graduating in May/June applying as first-time freshman) are EXEMPT and DO NOT have to take online orientation. Current high school students who are graduating and enrolling as certificate or degree seeking students (not provisional) will need to complete online orientation.


New Student Priority Registration for Spring 2017 will begin November 14 by appointment for those who are fully admitted. Registration Appointments are available 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

(Fully admitted means admission file is complete-all documents requested have been received and your online orientation is passed/complete).

You may call your local campus Office of Admissions to   schedule an appointment to register if you are fully admitted and have completed online orientation. Returning (readmitted) students will also need to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions your first semester upon returning.


Open Registration for all new students will begin December 1, 2016 by appointment. Schedule your appointment today! Registration Appointments are available 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you have previously taken online orientation and it has been over one year, you will be asked to take it again when re-enrolling. You will not be able to use your previous student ID. Instead you will need to use your date of birth, such as 07111999, for July 11, 1999 for example. The system will not provide you with the quiz at the end of orientation if you use the same ID number each time. You will need to make sure you use your middle name after your first name, such as Henry "Allen" Smith.

Please make sure you if you need to stop and continue at a later time, that you use the same sign-in credentials each time. Your information is saved each time you exit with your specific login.


Registration Information (You must complete online orientation in order to register, those exempt are listed above)

Seats will fill quickly! Once we have processed your application for admission, you will receive a welcome letter in the mail from the Office of Admissions with your Student ID number.  Use this ID number to complete online orientation. See new student registration dates listed at the top of the page. Priority registration occurs prior to general registration.

You may call your local Office of Admissions to schedule your appointment to register for your classes once online orientation is open each semester and you have completed/passed online orientation.

If you have applied within one week of classes starting, you will not receive your letter in time, please call to discuss your admit status, payment options if you have not submitted your FAFSA by a certain date and how you will proceed with online orientation. Please review what is needed below for your admission file depending upon your student type. It is important that you read the information. View the academic calendar for important dates such as the first day of classes, etc. View Academic Calendar

If you are a transfer student and have not submitted official college transcripts or we have not received them, please bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts with you for your appointment in order to register for classes. Scroll down for registration information and make your appointment to register for classes soon!


Steps to Enrollment

Apply for Admission (you should submit your application before applying for financial aid)
Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Sign up and Complete Student Orientation (exemptions listed above)
Register for Classes (Schedule your appointment to register. We like to devote our time and attention to YOU and an appointment allows us to focus on you!).
Pay Tuition and Fees
Purchase Books Online
Attend Classes

Priority Registration is given to new fully admitted students and New Veteran students (admission file complete) and graduating high school seniors who have applied for Fall and are only lacking the official transcript.


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

  • Submit an Application for Admission.
  • Complete a new Application for Admission if you are a Returning (re-admitted) student, Transient student, Provisional student (current high school) or Special student (non-degree seeking) prior to your registration appointment with the Office of Admissions. A Transient student must have their completed transient permission form sent to the Office of Admissions on the campus they will attend prior to registration or have it in-hand. A Provisional student must have a completed Provisional Form in hand at the time of registration. Click here for a Provisional Form
  • Submit all official college transcripts (if applicable) to the Office of Admissions. If you do not have official transcripts turned in, you must submit unofficial transcripts for advising purposes ONLY prior to scheduling a registration appointment or you may bring them with you. You will still be responsible for submitting official transcripts, excludes Transient students. Special students may need unofficial transcripts if applicable in order to meet a pre-requisite requirement for coursework. Current high school students (provisional) who have taken dual credit or college courses should submit unofficial transcripts when necessary to meet select course pre-requisite requirements.
  • If you have not submitted ACT, SAT or Compass (accepted from a WV public high school-Reading, Writing and Math) placement test scores or have not passed a college level Math and English course from an accredited college in which New River CTC accepts, you will need to take a placement test. For test scores to be accepted, the test date must be within five years from the date of Application for Admission. Tests are administered through the Student Success Center.
  • Successfully complete online Orientation. Transient, Special (non-degree seeking) and Provisional (current 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. The Office of Admissions will verify completion within the last year in order to schedule readmits.

Conditionally admitted certificate or degree seeking students may schedule an appointment until January 6, 2016 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 (Accuplacer) within the Student Success Center and scores must be entered prior to scheduling an appointment or have submitted ACT SCORES, etc. Other student types, Special, Transient and Provisional may register until January 6 as well. Special students (non-degree seeking) will need unofficial transcripts or test scores in order to register in higher level courses or those stating “Eligibility for English 101” for example. Or in order to enroll in college level Math or English.

IMPORTANT: Please do not wait until the last day to register, January 6, as appointments are FULL and most classes are closed, and your FINANCIAL AID/LOANS will be delayed because Financial Aid cannot disperse without you being "fully admitted" and registered for classes, resulting in payment needed.

You will be expected to make a payment if your financial aid has not processed and/or they cannot verify your award amount. Check with your financial aid counselor regarding expectations for payment if you have submitted the FAFSA on or after December 19. 





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.

Once agreements are confirmed through Academic Affairs and courses are set up, Dean Layer and/or her 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..

General Admission Contact Information

Campus Address Telephone
Raleigh County Campus 280 University Dr
Beaver, WV 25813
Advanced Technology Center P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Rd.
Ghent, WV 25843
Greenbrier Valley Campus 653 Church St
Lewisburg, WV  24901
Mercer County Campus 1001 Mercer St.
Princeton, WV  24740
Nicholas County Campus 6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651

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
Kelly R. Taber 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



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 listed below have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies relating to disabilities or sex discrimination.


Inquiries from Students:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX

Leah Taylor, Vice President for Administrative Services
New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

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

Inquiries from 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 Services
New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

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

Apply Now!

Congratulations on deciding to apply at New River Community and Technical College! We are excited to help you with your journey and taking your next step to a better future. If you have a question during the Admission and Enrollment process, please do not hesitate to call the toll free number and ask for or select the Office of Admissions, 1-866-349-3739. You may also find a list of degree and certificate programs offered at New River CTC by clicking here, or you may view the list of the available degrees and certificates for the Advanced Technology Center, Raleigh County Campus, Greenbrier Valley Campus, Mercer County Campus, Nicholas County Campus , or One Room University.

Semesters run January-May, Summer Term, and August-December and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid any delays with class registration or financial aid (if eligible). Please see our Student Orientation page for your next steps after applying, Orientation and Next Steps. Financial Aid may be contacted by calling the toll free number, 1-866-349-3739 or by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are accepted online, or by fillable PDF that may be returned by email or via a printed application. You may also request an application by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Questions related to the online application may be directed to your local campus Office of Admissions staff or Enrollment Services, 304-929-5480.

Apply online


Download Application for Admission (PDF)

This application is sent through to New River CTC and requires set up of an account. or This form may be printed and mailed or submitted via email. Completed forms should be emailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steps to Enrollment

1. Apply for Admission
2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA)
3. Sign up and Complete Online Orientation
4. Register for Classes
5. Pay Tuition and Fees
7. Purchase Books Online
9. Attend Classes



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Students can now purchase their textbooks for spring 2017 courses online through New River CTC's Bookstore.