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So many reasons to choose WVNCC

Welcome! So many reasons to choose WVNCC

Welcome to WVNCC

We are excited to have you as a new student! We understand that there is a lot to consider when making a choice about your future, but we are here to help you every step of the way. One of the main reasons our students love Northern is the friendly environment and staff. We love our students, and faculty and staff work tirelessly every day to make sure you are successful and getting the most out of your college experience.

For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Dennis Thorn at or 304-214-8838.

Location, location, location!

We have three locations - New Martinsville, Wheeling & Weirton - so you can stay close to home no matter where you live. Plus our robust online offers allow you to learn from the comfort of your home!


Your time matters! That's why we strive to provide flexibility to meet your needs and tailor to your schedule, whether you're a busy mom, working professional, or recent high school graduate. Northern offers options for everyone, including online classes, flexible schedules, and more, allowing you to balance your life while pursuing your education. Additionally, we offer two 100% online programs: Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse Intervention, providing added convenience.

What should I study?

We have over 70 programs to choose from to get you started in the career you want in two years or less. Not sure yet what you want to do? That is perfectly fine! You can start at Northern and if you decide on a path that may require a four-year degree we will work with you to transfer.

You can also utilize WVNCC Career Coach to take an interest assessment.

  • Explore career matches, wages, job growth, skills, and more
  • Find related programs at your intstitution
  • Create and upload a resume to live job postings

Explore Career Coach now!

Want to know how your previous trainings and experience equate to college credit?

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Paying for college

One of your main concerns is probably how will you afford college? We feel this should never be a roadblock! Your college tuition may be entirely FREE with a WV Invests Grant, and you could graduate with little or no debt with your Associate degree. See if you qualify! Even if you aren’t eligible, on average you will spend 36% less to attend Northern compared to other four-year, public colleges. We are the most affordable community college in West Virginia and 83% of our students who apply for financial aid receive it. Find out your eligibility for federal and state financial aid, grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Plus, check out all of our scholarships available! On average over 226 of our students receive over $280,000 in scholarships annually.

Stand out

Our average class size is 11 students to 1 instructor so you will get the personal attention you need as you transition into college.

Learn from the best

Our courses are taught by faculty who have the same educational background as instructors who teach at four-year colleges and universities. Plus, many of our faculty have spent years in their field and are excited to pass along their real world experience to you!

Social life

We have spaces on each campus to study or hang out and meet new friends. Plus you can get involved in Student Government Association, numerous clubs, intramural sports and more! Make sure you attend one of the dozens of fun (and often yummy) events that are sponsored by our Student Activities!


We have many resources available to assist you in your journey. Make sure you take advantage of our Academic Resource Center which includes the Library and Tutoring Center, Career Services, and more.

Ready or not?

So are you ready to apply or just check our campuses out? Simply apply to Northern to make your dream a reality or if you are not quite ready just click the schedule a tour button and we would love to show you around and answer all your questions!

Get Started Today!

Our team is here to help you get started! We are here to walk you through every step along the way, from applying, to paying for college, to registering, even your first day - we are ready to help!

We encourage you to schedule an on campus or virtual appointment with our recruiter if you would like to speak to someone about the programs Northern has to offer, our admissions process, financial aid or any other questions you may have. We would love to speak with you!

Click now to schedule your appointment!

Once you apply, you will receive an acceptance letter within 2 weeks with further instructions on becoming a WVNCC student. If at any time you have questions, please contact our service center on the campus you will be attending.

We look forward to seeing you this fall at WVNCC!

Coming from Another College?

Are you a student at another college looking to join us for fall? If so, visit our Transient Student page, which includes the Transient Student Let's Get Started Guide and other useful information.

Transient Student Information

Apply Today!

Complete our free online application and then check your acceptance letter for important information about how to register for fall classes.

Begin Application Process Now

Schedule Classes

Want to check out all the classes Northern has to offer? Search Schedule Planner to see what options are available. You can leave the search bar blank to see all classes or search for a specific subject. Narrow your search by campus or choose "Distance Education" to see online classes. This will give you a sneak peek at your possible schedule for the upcoming semester without even applying yet!

Schedule Planner

Semester Calendar

Here's a quick guide to important dates and payment information for your semester.

Academic Calendar

Get Connected Today!

Download the WVNCC GO App in the App Store or in Google Play.

And follow WVNCC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a look at our three campuses and all the facilities available.

Virtual Tour