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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.

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Application Instructions

To begin your application, read the information below.  Then click on 'BEGIN ONLINE APPLICATION' link above.  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.

Admission Procedures

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.

West Virginia Northern Community College, pursuant to the requirements of Titles IV, VI, VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, does not discriminate against applicants, employees, or students on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, gender, ancestry, marital or parental status or national origin in its employment policies and/or educational programs or activities, including admissions to such.

Inquiries concerning this rule should be directed to Stephanie Kappel, who is designated coordinator for Title IX and Section 504. You can reach her at 304-214-8901 or

Additional Information

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 in addition to completing a regular degree seeking application. Nursing applicants will complete the Nursing Application. If you are not able to access a printer at this time, you can complete the Allied Health Online Application.

Financial Aid
A number of financial aid programs can assist students in meeting the expenses of attending West Virginia Northern Community College. Awards are made on the basis of need and/or scholastic achievement. Applications and materials may be obtained from the college. Early application is recommended. All male students under age 26 must be in compliance with the Military Selective Services Act.

Veterans planning to receive their Veteran Educational Benefits should contact West Virginia Northern Community College's Veteran Certifying Official to complete the necessary paperwork.