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Student Orientation

 

 Student Orientation

 

Welcome to the 2015 Spring New Student and Returning Student Online Orientation

 

The objective of Online Orientation at New River CTC is to disseminate basic information on academic policies, procedures, Student Services and information regarding registering after your initial semester. 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, www.newriver.edu under Future or Current Students, next scroll over Academics and click on College Catalog.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Now thru December 1st - Priority Registration for Fully Admitted Applicants

 

To qualify for Priority Registration you must meet the following criteria:

 

 

  • submit an Application for Admission and be considered fully admitted (admission file complete- applicant has submitted all official transcripts and test scores).

 

  • complete a new Application for Admission if you are a Returning (re-admitted) student, Transient student, Provisional student (high school) or Special student (non-degree seeking) prior to your registration appointment with the Office of Admissions. Transient students must have their completed transient permission form sent to the Office prior to registration or in hand. Provisional students must have a completed Provisional Form in hand at the time of registration. Click here for Provisional Form

 

  • Successfully complete online Orientation. Transient, Special (non-degree seeking) and Provisional (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.

Fully admitted students may contact the Office of Admissions on their local campus to schedule an appointment to register after they have successfully completed online orientation. Students should complete a career assessment if desired due to uncertainty of major (uncertain of what they are interested in) before scheduling an appointment to register. The career assessment is free and offered through the Student Success Center on your local campus. (Contact information provided in online Orientation.) You may also take the Career Assessment online if you are not attending classes on campus. Check with your center today. After Priority Registration ends, all new (which includes returning (readmitted) students) may register.

December 1st - Open Registration begins (Dec. 1 to January 9- last day to register)

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

  • have submitted an Application for Admission
  • complete a new Application for Admission if you are a Returning (re-admitted) student, Transient student, Provisional student (high school) or Special student (non-degree seeking) prior to your registration appointment with the Office of Admissions. Transient students must have their completed transient permission form sent to the Office prior to registration or in hand. Provisional students must have a completed Provisional Form in hand at the time of registration. Click here for Provisional Form
  • submit all unofficial college transcripts (if applicable) to the Office of Admissions if you do not have official transcripts turned in for advising purposes ONLY prior to scheduling a registration appointment. You will still be responsible for submitting official transcripts by the end of semester.
  • if you have not submitted ACT, SAT or Compass (accepted from a WV public high school) placement test scores or have not passed a college level Math and English course from an accredited college in which New River accepts, you will need to take a placement test. For test scores to be accepted, the test date must be within 5 years from the date of Application for Admission.
  • Successfully complete online Orientation. Transient, Special (non-degree seeking) and Provisional (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.

Conditionally admitted students may schedule an appointment for December 1 through January 9 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 within the Student Success Center and scores must be entered in the database prior to scheduling an appointment.

Do not wait until the last day to register- January 9, as many classes are closed and your financial aid will be delayed as it contingent upon being registered for classes.

Click here to begin Spring 2015 Online Orientation

 

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), Nicholas County (Summersville).  Technical programs are offered at the Advanced Technology Center 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.

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First-Time Freshman

A student who has earned a high school diploma or completed a GED and has never attended college or who has only taken college courses as a high school student for college credit.  A first-time freshman must submit the following before becoming fully admitted to a Certificate or Associate Degree program:

  • An Application for Admission form.
  • A final official high school transcript mailed directly from the high school (a copy is not an official document). The official transcript must include the date of graduation.
  • Submit a copy of General Education Development (GED) test scores.
  • A copy of your ACT, SAT, Compass, or Accuplacer placement test scores. The Accuplacer placement test may be taken at New River by contacting the testing Program Coordinator once you have completed the application process.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges in which coursework was taken while in high school, sent directly from the institution to the local New River campus Office of Admissions.

 

 

 

Special Services

Following is list of services, activities and programs, which serve students at New River Community and Technical College.

Community Services

Community Services encompass the wide range of cultural, economic, environmental, scientific, social, and other activities and programs that involve interaction with individuals, groups, and organizations external to New River Community and Technical College and that contribute to mutual development of the college and the various community parties.  Specifically, this involves partnership activities combining continuing education, workforce development and customized training, and service programs that strengthen the relationship between New River and the constituents that it serves.

New River Community and Technical College provides both occupation-specific continuing education programs that fulfill professional development requirements for working adults as certified through various regulatory agencies and community-based, non-credit programs that are offered primarily for enrichment purposes.

Developmental Courses

The college provides developmental foundation courses in Reading, English, Arithmetic, and Algebra (ENGL 098, ENGL 099, MATH 098, MATH 099) for students scoring below the benchmark scores on ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS assessment instruments. Successful completion of developmental course(s) is a prerequisite for many college-level courses. Developmental studies courses are not counted toward meeting graduation requirements and are not used in the calculation of the graduation grade point average; however, they are covered by financial aid.

Disability Services

Students with special needs are encouraged to contact the ADA compliance officer or the Student Resource Centers on their campus before the start of the semester and request accommodations. Students with documented disabilities are eligible for ADA accommodations if they meet the conditions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students must self-identify themselves and provide appropriate written documentation of their disability. Students qualifying for services will work closely with the ADA compliance officer to determine potential accommodations afforded to participate in the academic programs and services. Reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures are effected to assure equal access to individuals with disabilities. The ADA compliance officer will prepare the “Notification of Need for Accommodation” letters for the faculty.

Should a temporary disability occur during the semester, the student must provide reasonable and timely notice of a need for accommodations and services substantiated by appropriate documentation. Information provided to the Office of Disability Services is treated as confidential and is not released to anyone without the student’s prior consent. All inquiries are confidential.

Veteran's Assistance

For further information, please visit Veterans Educational Benefits 

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment

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. Students must be of junior or senior status to enroll. Students are only allowed to register for these classes when a representative from New River registers the class. The date will be announced at the high school in advance, and registration may not take place on the local college campus for these courses.

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.

High School Student (Current or Early Completion)

 

High School students, to include those who complete graduation requirements early, are not eligible to receive Financial Aid until the Summer semester following graduation on a case by case basis. 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 Compass placement test may be taken at New River once a student has completed the application process. Please contact the Program Coordinator at the local campus for more information.

A New River high school Provisional Form is available by printing form as a PDF version here, 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.

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 admission questions. If you need specific dual enrollment information, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, Tracy Evans, 304-929-5480.

 

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Thanksgiving Holiday

All New River CTC offices will be closed November 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.