WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

Gateway to your future.

Welcome to Northern Community College's Admissions Office.  Thank you for including Northern in your future. These pages explain the steps necessary to begin your journey toward a successful career with a great future as a Northern graduate.

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Admissions Policies

West Virginia Northern Community College is an open door college admitting students regardless of academic background.  Some Health Science programs are limited enrollment with specific entrance requirements.  The College recognizes that students may take courses to gain employment skills while others seek to transfer to four-year institutions.  Others take courses as Early Entrance high school students or as Transient students while enrolled at other colleges.

Separate applications are available for general admission, Career Development, Community Education, and Early Entrance/Home-Schooled students (see Applications page).  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 Science Selection and Admission below).

In addition to the application, the following is required for admission to WVNCC

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:

Health Science Selection and Admission

Some 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 or Nursing application (including application fee), and provide official copies of their high school transcript and any prior college transcripts. See individual program pages under Healthcare and Human Services for selection criteria and deadlines. Early application is recommended. 

Student Right-to-Know

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 Resource Center and Regional Campus Dean Office, in the library at any of the public colleges and universities, or at public libraries throughout West Virginia.

Safety Information

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.

Student Grievance Reporting Process

The process and form for filing a grievance are available here. For information or questions about this procedure, contact the Vice President of Student Services, Janet Fike, at 304-214-8845 or jfike@wvncc.edu.