Student Services

Student Orientation

Student Orientation

 

Welcome to the 2015 Summer/Fall New Student and Returning Student Online Orientation

Transient, Special (non-degree seeking) and those enrolling as Provisional (high school) students 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 will need to complete 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

 

Seats are filling quickly! Apply now for Summer classes!

We have the ten week summer term, May 26-July 31, 2015, last day for registration and payment of fees is Friday May 15, 2015.

We also have a 5 week summer term, June 29-July 31, 2015, last day for registration and payment of fees is Friday, June 19, 2015.

Steps to Enrollment

Apply for Admission (You will receive an acceptance letter outlining your next steps).

Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Sign up and Complete Student Orientation (exemptions listed above)

Register for Classes (by appointment, walk-ins will be seen when possible as a cancellation occurs or an advisor is available. 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

 

Now thru May 29 - FALL 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. You should complete a career assessment if unsure of your desired major (uncertain of what you are interested in studying) before scheduling an appointment to register for classes. 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. Check with your center today. After Priority Registration ends, all new (which includes readmitted students) may register.

 

June 1 - FALL Open Registration begins (June 1 to August 14 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 June 1 through August 14 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-August 14, as many classes are full (closed) and your financial aid will be delayed as it contingent upon being fully admitted and registered for classes.

 

 

You may save Orientation and return at anytime. The Office of Admissions will verify your completion for registration purposes.

CLICK BELOW TO BEGIN YOUR ONLINE ORIENTATION Session

Summer/Fall 2015 Online Orientation

 

 

 

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 at any point in the process you have a question, please do not hesitate to call the Office of Admissions at 1-866-349-3739. You may 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, or Nicholas County Campus.
Applications are accepted year-round and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid any delays with financial aid or class registration. Applications are accepted both online or via a printed application.

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

Apply online

Download Application for Admission (PDF)
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 becoming a New River Student

1. Apply for admission
2. Apply for financial aid
3. Receive notice of admission and financial aid eligibility
4. Return requested material to Admissions and Financial Aid
5. Participate in an online orientation session
6. Register for classes
7. Purchase Books
8. Pay Tuition and Fees
9. Attend classes

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) and  Nicholas County (Summersville).  Technical programs are offered at the Advanced Technology Center location 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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Enrollment Categories

Degree and Certificate Programs

College Catalog

Course Schedule

Tuition and Fees

General Admission Contact Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Admission Contact Information

Raleigh Co. Campus Greenbrier Valley Campus Mercer County Campus Nicholas County Campus Advanced Technology Center
280 University Dr., Beaver, WV 25813 101 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901 1001 Mercer St., Princeton, WV 24740 6101 Webster Road, Summersville, WV 26651 P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Rd.
Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-5475 304-647-6586 304-818-2012 304-883-2437 304-929-3315
304-929-5469 304-647-6568 304-883-2438
304-929-5476

You may call 1-866-349-3739 and choose the campus you are interested in attending. Next, press "1" or ask for Student Recruitment to learn more about New River CTC courses, programs and 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. .

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 a letter (addressed to your mailing address) within 7-10 business days from processing your application detailing any outstanding requirements you have to be fully admitted.  If you require immediate assistance, please call the Office of Enrollment Services, 304-929-6720. If you would like to share how we can improve or discuss a complaint, please call the Director of Enrollment Services, (304) 929-5480.

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 will occur. The mailing address on the Application is where the admit letter and information will be mailed after processing. Please make sure to update this information if it changes at anytime within the Registrar's office on the Raleigh Co. campus or the Office of Admissions on any other campus. A change of Name/Address form is available here. An applicant should receive an admit letter within 7-10 busienss days from the time we receive and process the application.

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 and walk-ins may be worked in when our schedule permits (example: a cancellation occurs). Otherwise we will ask that you scheule an appointment for registration so that we may devote the 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. 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 on Facebook and 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 prior to the beginning of new student registration and is a requirement in order to register.

 

 

Special Student (Not seeking a degree or certificate)

Students who wish to take credit courses for personal enrichment or job improvement are permitted to enroll as special students. By definition, such students are not seeking and/or not eligible to pursue a certificate or degree at the institution. Special students may take courses for which the student has satisfied the required pre-requisites. See Course Descriptions for pre-requisite requirements in the college catalog. Click here for the College Catalog.
A pre-requisite requirement will be shown after the course description listed as PR:
 
The Special student will be evaluated by the Registrar to determine whether college-level academic performance indicates an ability to continue their studies. Special students must meet with an academic advisor by the time they have completed 15 credit hours of coursework to discuss program and curriculum objectives. Special students are not assigned an academic advisor as they are not degree seeking, therefore an appointment must be made with an advisor explaining the need to discuss objectives, not to register. A self-service transcript will need to be printed and provided to the advisor. Directions available at Student Information Desks and the Office of Admissions. Registration will take place in the Office of Admissions. A special student must submit the following:
  • An Application for Admission form
  • An unofficial copy of college transcripts from previous institutions (if applicable) when prior coursework will meet prerequisite requirements. This is for registration purpose only and will not be used for transcripting former college credit.

Students not seeking a degree or certificate are not eligible for financial aid according to federal regulations. Additional requirements must be fulfilled for special students to become certificate or degree seeking.

 If a special student decides to become degree of certificate seeking, the following must first occur:

  • A new Application for Admission form
  • Provide the office of Admissions with the documentation required of a regular certificate or degree seeking student, see "What Type of Student Are You" in the college catalog under BECOMING A NEW RIVER STUDENT.

 

 

 

 

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Taking summer courses? You can now purchase your textbooks for the Summer I term with your financial aid through our online Bookstore. Contact your Business Office if you have questions.