Admissions Application for Degree and Certificate Objective Students
All students must complete a General Admission Application for entrance to Northern. For Allied Health applicants there are other requirements that must be met and you should see your Admissions Counselors for details.
Early Entrance Student
Personal Interest Student
To begin your application, read the information below. Then click on the corrrect 'BEGIN APPLICATION' link above for your appropriate area. There is no application fee for this degree seeking application.
General Admission Policy
West Virginia Northern Community College subscribes to an "open door" admission policy. The college admits as a "regular" student anyone who has a high school diploma or the equivalent, and as a "special" student anyone else who can benefit from college instruction.
The following items are to be submitted by degree and certificate seeking students:
- The online degree seeking application
- High school transcript and/or GED™/TASC scores (Applicants who graduated from high school or passed their GED™/TASC more than 5 years prior to admission and/or have earned 30 or more semester hours of credit at a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.)
- Home-schooled students must submit written verification of subject mastery.
- International students are admitted as full-time students and must demonstrate satisfactory command of English language, provide evidence of sufficient support funds, and meet standard expectations of the U.S. Immigration Office.
- Standardized placement scores, if available.
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary educational institutions previously attended, sent directly from the registrar's office of the previous institution(s).
- If born after January 1, 1957, first-time applicants who plan to be full-time students must submit proof of immunization for rubella and measles.
Limited Enrollment Programs
Some Allied Health programs have limited enrollment. Candidates must submit a special application and service fee. All appropriate records from high school, previous colleges, and standardized placement scores must be received in the Admissions Office before the application is reviewed. Early application is highly recommended. See individual program webpages for details.
Allied Health applicants for the limited enrollment programs of Radiography, Surgical Technology, Clinical Medical Assisting, and Health Information Technology need to print and return the Allied Health Application Radiography & Surgical Technology Application or the Allied Health 1+1 HIT & Medical Assisting Application in addition to completing a regular degree seeking application. Nursing applicants will complete the Nursing Application.
Selective Admissions Programs
Substance Abuse Intervention Programs require a separate application, learn more about these programs and apply here.
Apply for Financial Aid
Northern offers eligible students federal and state financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Don’t wait, file your FAFSA today.
Apply for Scholarships
You can also apply for scholarships, money that does not have to be repaid, to use for educational expenses.
Northern awards thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. By completing one Northern Scholarship Application you will be considered for dozens of scholarships. Awards may be based on cumulative grade point average, financial need, number of credit hours, or specific program. The priority application deadline for scholarship awards is March 1 for the next academic year.
Veterans planning to receive their Veteran Educational Benefits should contact West Virginia Northern Community College's Veteran Certifying Official to complete the necessary paperwork.
Public Notification Of Nondiscrimination In Career-Technical Opportunities
West Virginia Northern Community College adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. West Virginia Northern Community College does not discriminate in its admissions practices [except as permitted by law], in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, West Virginia Northern Community College is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes [sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status].
West Virginia Northern Community College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by West Virginia Northern Community College policy.
Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the West Virginia Northern Community College community on the basis of sex is in violation of the EEOC policy.
Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by filing an incident report at https://www.wvncc.edu/offices-and-services/incident-report/7320
Title IX Coordinator
1704 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003