West Virginia Northern Community College

Online Courses

Information for Students Enrolling in Online Programs

West Virginia Northern Community College will offer the following online degree programs beginning in the Fall 2014 semester:

Associate in Arts General

Associate in Science

Associate in Applied Science -  Business Administration

Certificate in Applied Science -  Small Business Management Certificate

Certificate in Applied Science - Computer Information Technology, Microsoft Applications Certificate

In addition to the fully online degree programs, students may choose from a variety of degree programs that can be completed utilizing a combination of online and traditional coursework. Students may also choose to take individual online courses to add flexibility and convenience to their academic schedule.

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Students may apply to West Virginia Northern Community College online at www.wvncc.edu by selecting Prospective Student.  Applicants should send high school and college transcripts as well as any placement test scores they may have to WVNCC at the time of application in order for the Admissions Office to determine if the developmental education requirements for an online program have been met.

Any applicable transcripts will be reviewed to determine Reading, Writing, and Math placement.  Testing requirements will be determined for all students at the time of admission. Students who require placement testing should contact Tami Becker, Counselor, to set up a remote testing location near the student's home address if necessary. The College will send a Compass testing registration number and location to the student via their WVNCC student email account (accessible after applying to the college).  

The student has 45 calendar days to take the placement test with the provided testing registration number. Students who wish to change assigned locations or who do not test with the required 45 calendar days must contact the College for new testing information. The College does not charge the student for their first test, but the remote testing location may charge a fee that the student will need to pay. Students who need to retest are charged the WVNCC retest fee and any applicable remote testing charges of the location.

Score results are available to WVNCC immediately following the test. A member of the Admissions Office or Campus Counselor will contact the student with the results. If the student successfully passes all placement testing requirements, the student is admitted into the program to which they applied. Should the student need one or more developmental courses, they will be placed into the local, on-site program until the developmental courses are complete.

For additional information regarding the application and admissions testing process, visit the Admissions webpage or contact Jenna Derrico, Program Coordinator, Admissions.

Accepted students who are not ready for college level courses may enroll in WVNCC's Developmental Fast-Track program at no charge to the student. This program will prepare students to retake the Compass test or master the content required to proceed to college level courses. For more information please contact onlineDFT@wvncc.edu.



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