Online Student Orientation Module

Office of Admissions Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, May 11, 2018 and beginning again Monday, July 30. 

Summer Office Hours: Monday, May 14 through July 26, Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Fridays.



Monday, April 9- New students (first-time freshman, transfers, readmits, etc.) may begin to call the Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment to register for classes. Requested admission checklist items and online orientation must be completed in order to register. Graduating high school seniors applying for Summer or Fall may wait to submit their official high school transcript once graduation has occurred.

Monday, April 23, 2018- New student and readmitted student Priority Registration begins for fully admitted students to include our new Veteran students by appointment.

Monday, May 7, 2018- New student and readmitted student Open Registration begins by appointment.

Students may call to schedule an appointment to register once the admission checklist items listed on this Orientation page are complete. Please review, complete and then call to schedule your appointment to register.


8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. thru May 11

Beginning May 14- July 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  CLOSED ON FRIDAYS

After July 30, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., open on Fridays

If you have questions regarding the criteria to register or the checklist, please call your local campus Office of Admissions (listed at the bottom of page).


No appointment is needed for these event dates. If certificate or degree seeking, you must have completed online orientation and have official college transcripts on file if applicable or submitted unofficial college transcripts for registration purpose only. If no prior college, you may submit ACT or SAT scores within 5 years from the date of application or take the Accuplacer here at New River CTC by contacting the Student Success Center prior to the event.

10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at each location

Wednesday, August 1- Nicholas Co. campus

Thursday, August 2- Mercer Co. campus

Monday, August 6- Raleigh Co. campus

Tuesday, August 7- Greenbrier Valley campus


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.

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. Also if you need assistance, we will ask you for your login in: First Name, Last Name and what you used for your Student ID in order to login and view.


Transient students (visiting from their home institution), Special (non-degree seeking) students and those enrolling as Provisional high school students (current high school students/non-degree seeking, 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.

You must complete online orientation in order to schedule an appointment to register and in order to register for classes. Those exempt (do not have to complete) are listed above.



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 student ID as your password to login again, or you will not be provided the test at the end to complete. Instead you will need to use your date of birth, such as 07111999, for July 11, 1999 for example or the last four of your social security number. The system will not provide you with the quiz questions at the end of each section of orientation and the final test if you use the same ID number each year you must retake upon re-entering the college as a readmit. You will also need to make sure you use your middle initial or full middle name after your first name, such as Henry A. or Henry "Allen" Smith. Write your login information down in case you experience any problems so we may assist.




You may call your local campus Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment to register if you are certificate (C.A.S) and/or degree seeking (A.S., A.A.S) once you have completed the following:

- submitted an application for admission (readmitted students must submit a new application)

- completed and successfully passed online orientation

- submitted ALL official college transcripts sent directly from the school to The Office of Admissions, even if transcript has all W's (withdraw) in order to receive financial aid or loans. Any college attended must be submitted, you cannot choose whether you wish to receive credit or not, you must submit all. Financial aid and/or loans cannot be dispersed unless your admission file is complete- "fully admitted" meaning all official transcripts, etc. are in file).

For advising and registration, you may submit unofficial copies of all college transcripts in order to place you in classes only, these do not count towards fully admitting you. We must have unofficial transcripts to register you if we have not received your official transcripts. If you are a readmitted student, you may have transcript(s) on file if you attended recently. If you have attended any other colleges in your absence from New River CTC, you will need to request that those transcripts be sent directly from the school to your local campus Office of Admissions after reapplying for admission.

- have submitted placement test scores: your ACT score report, SAT score report, have taken the Accuplacer test at New River or have college level English and Math on your college transcript. To take the placement test, visit here: and click on the campus you wish to test at for the number to call to schedule an appointment or to see available times to come into the center. In high school, if you have scored an achievement level score of Level 3 in English, Language Arts and Math on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment, this may be provided in lieu of test scores in order to by pass foundational Math or English courses.

Returning (readmitted) students will need to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions upon returning after:

- submitting a new application

- submitting any requested documents we may need (such as official transcripts, etc.)

To schedule your appointment after completing your admission checklist items, please call your local Office of Admissions:

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315     Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565                

Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012             Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437                   

Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469            



Non-degree seeking students are considered Special students-(non-certificate (CAS) nor degree seeking), Provisional (current high school  students taking courses) and Transient (visiting from your home institution to take a course or two) or those seeking an Advanced Skill Set Certificate (ASSC) which is not eligible for financial aid or loans. These student types do not have a major and are not assigned an academic advisor. Students except for transients must meet prerequisites in order to enroll in select courses and provide proof of meeting the prerequisites.

Each type of student above must submit a new application each semester they wish to register.

A Transient student (visiting from another college) must complete an application for admission each semester you enroll.  You will need to have your completed transient permission form sent to the Office of Admissions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or have it in-hand with all signatures on the form. The Registrar's Signature MUST be on the form in order to register for class or courses).

A Provisional student (current high school student) must submit an application for admission each semester you enroll and have your completed provisional form sent to the Office of Admissions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent to the campus you will attend in seat or online (choose campus you are closest to or will register at). Or you may have it in-hand in order to register for a class or courses. (For courses offered within the high school, forms will be dispersed and collected on site at the high school only). You may not register without a completed provisional form. Your counselor may contact 304-929-5480 for a Provisional Form.

Special Student (non-certificate (CAS) nor degree seeking) must apply for admission each semester you will attend. Visit Payment arrangements may be made with the Student Accounts/Business Office on your local campus. Special students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid since they are not seeking a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) or a degree and therefore are self-pay.                                                                    

Visit for Student Accounts/Business Office contacts, information on paying tuition online and payment options. Or from our website, scroll over Future Students, Paying for College and click on Student Accounts/Business Office.

As a special student you must meet any prerequisite course requirements listed under Course Descriptions in the college catalog. You may provide placement test scores for Math and English courses or unofficial college transcripts to meet prerequisites. You may provide ACT, SAT or Accuplacer (taken at New River CTC). If you have taken the West Virginia General Summative Assessment and scored an achievement level of 3 in English, Language and Arts (ELA) and Math, this will exempt you from taking Foundational courses in Math or English.

The college catalog with Course Descriptions may be found on our website. Scroll over Future Students, Academics and click on College Catalog or click here College Catalog.

Note: Non-degree seeking students will not provide any documentation other than an application for admission unless in order to enroll in a course or courses with prerequisites (PR), excluding Transient students.

A prerequisite is a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course. A prerequisite may be eligibility for English 101, which means you must have taken college level English 101 and passed or have tested into it. Another example is in order to take Sociology 224 Marriage and Family Relations, the prerequisite is Sociology 210 Principles of Sociology. This means you must first take Sociology 210 before you can register for Sociology 224. Prerequisites may be found by viewing courses in the online course catalog, under Course Descriptions, near the end of the catalog. Course catalog

Office of Admissions:

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315     Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565                

Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012             Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437                   

Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469        

Director of Enrollment Services (304) -929-5480   



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, special (non-degree seeking), provisional (current high school students) and new transfer. You will be assigned an academic advisor if you are certificate (Certificate of Applied Science) or degree seeking after your initial first semester advising appointment and before current student registration occurs during your first semester. Students who are interested in select admission programs such as Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Paramedic (PARM) and Practical Nursing (LPN) will first complete general admission through the Office of Admissions and will then be referred to an advisor in their specialty area.

Students must first complete a general admission application and receive their Student ID number before applying (completing and submitting application) to a selective admission program.

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. You must complete a new Application for Admission each semester you re-enroll.

If you are a new transfer student and have not submitted official college transcripts or we have not received them, please submit or you must bring your unofficial transcripts with you for your advising appointment in order to register for classes

If you are a readmitted student and have attended any other colleges in your absence, you will need to request those official transcripts be sent directly to New River CTC's Office of Admissions on the campus you will attend. In order to register for classes, you must bring a copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) with you for your appointment to schedule classes (register). You must list any colleges attended on your application, it is not optional.


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)
Pay Tuition and Fees
Purchase Books Online
Attend Classes




Once you have applied for admission and received your letter from the Office of Admissions, your email account has been set up. Please read the "new student letter" within this link and review the Information Technology page for more details. Click here for Information Technology page (your email instructions, etc.)

Optional In-Seat Orientation Date (RSVP)

Please note, daycare is not provided. You will need to email to reserve your seat. If you do not have access to email, you may call 304-929-5480 with the information requested below.

To be announced

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include:   


1.) your name and telephone number  we can reach you between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.                                

2.) the campus orientation you will attend                                                                                        

3) # of guests and relationship to you (please note, the sessions can be a great opportunit to bring a friend who is interested in college and wants to learn more!) LIMIT 3*

*If Orientation becomes full and we need to make room for more students, we will reduce the number of guests allowed. Please provide a telephone number as requested above so we may reach you in the event this occurs. Thank you for your understanding.If we have lack of participation for orientation, we will provide one on one departmental orientation instead.


Statistics Regarding Crime on Campus

The Student Right-To-Know Act, which was renamed The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1998, mandates that institutions of higher education disclose information about crimes on and near their respective campuses.

New River Community and Technical College annually submits the Campus Crime Report based on the provisions of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. This information is submitted in the categories outlined for any crimes or incidents on campus, on public property adjoining campus and any incidents involving hate crimes. The data reported number and nature of crimes for the calendar year, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31 and crime statistics for the past three years are provided. New River Community and Technical College Campus Crime report can be located on the link to the New River CTC web page and Campus Safety and Security Survey web page: which will be posted on or before October 1, 2017 of each year.

Student Right-To-Know Information

New River Community and Technical Campus Security and Crime Statistics Report is available via this link: also located on New River Community and Technical College web pages:

New River Community and Technical College Student Handbook link:

New River Community and Technical College Policies and Procedures are available on the New River Community and Technical College web pages:

Additionally, law enforcement agency information provided by the West Virginia State Police concerning registered sex offenders is available at this link:

For further information regarding campus safety, please contact Robert Runion, Director of Facilities and Campus Security at 304-929-5026 or Leah Taylor, Vice President of Administrative Services 304-929-6701.