Gateway to your future.
Welcome to Northern Community College's Admissions Office. Thank you for including Northern in your Future. Our Admission Staff will provide the necessary documents to get you into the classroom to begin your journey toward a successful career with a great future as a Northern Graduate.
Admissions Policy and Procedures
West Virginia Northern Community College is an open door college admitting students regardless of academic background. The Health Sciences programs are limited enrollment with specific entrance requirements. The College recognizes that many students enroll in courses or short-term certificate programs without a degree objective. Others take courses as early entrance high school students or as transient students while enrolled at other colleges.
Obtain applications and information from any Campus Service Center, through local high school counselor offices, or online at the College's website - www.wvncc.edu. Separate applications are available for general admission, continuing education and early entrance/home schooled students. General admission student applications may be submitted online or at any Campus Service Center. General admission students must select a Program of Study at the time of application. A separate application for admission into a health science program is required in addition to the general application for degree-seeking students. (See Health Sciences Selection and Admission Policy, this section.)
In addition to application, the following is required
- A transcript of high school grades or GED™ scores. Transcripts must be sent directly the high school. (Note: Applicants who have graduated from high school or passed their GED™ more than five years prior to admission and/or have earned 30 or more semester hours of credit at a regionally accredited institution do not have to submit a high school transcript/GED™ scores.
- Transfer students must provide an official transcript from each American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) accredited institution. Transcripts cannot be older than 120 days.
- Male applicants are required to comply with the Military Selective Service Act. See www.sss.gov for additional information.
- Early entrance students must submit permission of high school officials and parent/guardian.
- Foreign national students are admitted as full-time students only. They must demonstrate a satisfactory command of the English language, provide evidence of sufficient support funds, and meet standard expectations of the U.S. Immigration Office to obtain a visa through WVNCC.
- Returning students who have not enrolled for more than two years must submit a new application for admission.
- Transfer students who were dismissed from other colleges for disciplinary purposes are required to undergo review to determine if they will be admitted.
- Home-schooled students may be required to submit written verification of subject mastery.
Student placement skills information is required for all admitted general admission students in order to determine academic preparation for course placement and program entry. This assessment should be completed prior to enrollment and entry into specific courses and programs. Placement skills information may include the following:
- Official transcripts from an AACRAO accredited institution showing completion of a college level mathematics and/or English course.
- ACT or SAT scores.
- Freshman placement test scores. See Student Services section - assessment-testing - of this catalog for specific information.
Health Sciences Selection and Admission
Health Science programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Applicants must meet all general admission criteria for the College; complete a separate Health Science application (including application fee); and providing official copies of their high school transcript and any prior college transcripts. Selection of applicants is a continuous process. Early application is recommended. See healthcare-and-human-services for more information.
In accordance with the Federal Student Right-to-Know regulations, all potential students may review the graduation rates for West Virginia Northern Community College, which are published in the West Virginia Higher Education Report Card. The Report Card is available for review at each campus Learning Resources Center and Regional Campus Dean Office and also in the library at any of the public colleges and universities or at the main public libraries throughout West Virginia.
West Virginia Northern Community College provides information on the incidence of crime on the College's three campuses. This information is available in the West Virginia Higher Education Report Card. Additionally, the College publishes crime statistics and assistance resources in each semester schedule. The schedule is available at the Admissions and Registration area of each regional campus.