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, the school principal or counselor will be able to tell you what courses they are offering as dual credit or for college credit only if applicable. Students must be of junior or senior status to enroll. Students will register for these classes when a representative from New River visits the high school. 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 offered for high school students on New River campuses and are determined prior to the beginning of each semester. Students may sign up for these courses on campus.
Current junior or senior high school students may take college courses on our New River College campus with permission 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 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 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 upon request each semester.
A New River high school Provisional Form is available by printing form as a PDF version here, by e-mailing a request to
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
with general college admission questions.
If you have dual (credit) enrollment or early enrollment (on campus) admission or registration questions, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, Tracy Evans, 304-929-5480 or 304-929-6720.
For academic related dual enrollment or early enrollment related questions, such as instructor credentialing or for Principals who would like to schedule a meeting to pursue dual credit opportunities, please call Dean Maryanne Layer, 304-929-5494 or email