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Admissions

"How do I become a student at New River Community College?"
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"How would I request a catalog, class schedule, financial aid forms or other information about attending NRCC? "
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"How do I locate my student ID and user name, or reset my password?"
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"How do I register and pay for classes at NRCC?"
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"How do I print a copy of my schedule and pay online for my classes?"
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Academic

"How many credits do I have to take to be a full-time student?"
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"How do I find out who my faculty advisor is?"
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"I am considering pursuing a degree program at NRCC.  How would I contact a faculty member with specific questions about a degree program(s) that interests me? "
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"My schedule will not allow me to come to campus to take classes at the present time.  What degree options are available to me?"
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"I plan to transfer to a four-year college. What courses should I take at NRCC ?"
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"I would like to get into the LPN or RN program at NRCC.  What do I need to do?"
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"Do I have to complete the degree in two years or may I go at a slower pace? "
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"Do I need to take the courses in my degree program in the exact order listed in the course catalog?"
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"I am trying to raise my overall G.P.A. Is there a way to estimate what my G.P.A. needs to be next semester to raise my cumulative G.P.A. to a specified average?"
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"How do I search for what classes will be offered in upcoming semesters? "
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"How can I find a record of my previous coursework and grades at NRCC or any VCCS college?"
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"Where can I find an evaluation of my coursework from another college and how the credits transferred into NRCC?"
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"How do I transfer my course work from NRCC to another college?"
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"I am really struggling in my classes.  Are there tutors on campus who will help me?"
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"What services are available for a student who been identified with a learning disability?"
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General

"When do classes begin?"
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"Where do I get my books?"
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"Where do I get my parking decal for student parking at NRCC in Dublin?"
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"Where do I get a student photo ID made?"
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Admissions

How do I become a student at New River Community College?
Follow the simple steps below to become a student at NRCC:
http://www.nr.edu/admissions/howtobecomeastudent.php

How would I request a catalog, class schedule, financial aid forms or other information about attending NRCC?
Please click on the following link to request information: http://www.nr.edu/request/

How do I locate my student ID and user name, or reset my password?
Click the link below to use our online user name/password wizard: https://nr.my.vccs.edu/jsp/userconfig.jsp?action=reset
If this user name/password wizard is not working for you, contact the NRCC Help Desk online, or call (540) 674-3600 ext. 4400

How do I register and pay for classes at NRCC?
Go to:  www.nr.edu and click “My Accounts” (located under the photograph)
Click anywhere in the rectangular box that contains 4 icons
Put in your user name and password -(if you do not know your user name and password, Click on “look up my user name and set my password”)   
Click “VCCS Student Information System”
Click “Student Center” then click “Enroll”
You can enter the 5 digit class number from the schedule of classes and hit “enter”
To search for open classes, click the “search” button.  Then enter the “course subject” and “course number”  For example, to search for Eng 111: enter “Eng” for the course subject, and “111” for the course number, and then click the “search” button

How do I print a copy of my schedule and pay online for my classes?
Go to:  www.nr.edu   and click “My Accounts” (located under the photograph)
Click anywhere in the rectangular box that contains 4 icons
Put in your user name and password 
Click “VCCS Student Information System”
Click “Student Center” then click  “Enroll”, then click the “Class Schedule” tab at the top
To see schedule in day by day format, click “Weekly Calendar View”
Click on “Student Center”, then click “Account Inquiry” to see the tuition
Click “Go to QuikPAY” to pay online with a credit card.

Academic

How many credits do I have to take to be a full-time student?
12 credits is the minimum full-time course load, but students may take up to 18 credits a semester as a full-time student.

How do I find out who my faculty advisor is?  
If you are current student and are in a degree program, your faculty advisor is listed on the right hand side of your “Student Center” menu, after accessing the Student Information System using your user name and password.  You can access the Student Information System from the NRCC homepage by clicking “My Accounts.”  If you are a current student, but do not yet have an advisor, please contact a counselor in the Counseling Center for assistance.

I am considering pursuing a degree program at NRCC.  How would I contact a faculty member with specific questions about a degree program(s) that interests me? 
For a list of full time faculty and other detailed information about specific program offerings, click on the academic department of interest under “Academic Departments.” 

My schedule will not allow me to come to campus to take classes at the present time.  What degree options are available to me?   
Currently the college offers 120 different courses through the Distance Education (DE) program.  Students are able to complete course requirements for associate degrees in General Studies, Education, Liberal Arts, Science, Business Administration and Business Management online.  Contact the Distance Education Department for more information. 

I plan to transfer to a four-year college from New River Community College.  What courses should I take while at NRCC?
NRCC is a great place to begin your college education!  You will find the class sizes to be smaller and the professors more accessible than in the typical freshman/sophomore class at a university. To learn more about our transfer degree programs, check out our “Transfer Resources” website.

I would like to get into the LPN or RN program at NRCC.  What do I need to do? 
These two programs require a separate application (in addition to the NRCC application), and are subject to competitive or selective admission. You may obtain an RN or LPN application and requirement checklist from Phyllis Anderson in the Admissions Office:            

Phyllis Anderson
Admissions Office
(540) 674-3600 extension 4206
panderson@nr.edu

For more information on admissions requirements for the RN program, click: http://www.nr.edu/nursing/

For more information on LPN admissions requirements, click: http://www.nr.edu/pn/

Do I have to complete the degree in two years or may I go at a slower pace? 
We encourage students to pursue their academic goals at whatever pace will allow them to excel, while at the same time balancing their education with work and personal responsibilities.   In most degree programs, you may take as little as one course a semester.  However, there are some programs, such as LPN and RN, which require that students complete the degree in the time frame and semester sequence listed in the course catalog.   Some “Guaranteed Admissions Transfer Agreements” to specific colleges require students to complete their transfer associate degree within two years.  Other programs, such as Accounting and Information Systems, and Instrumentation may require students to complete their degree within 5 to 7 years, so that material mastered aligns with current knowledge in that field.  For more specific information, students are encouraged to contact faculty in the degree program(s) of interest. 

Do I need to take the courses in my degree program in the exact order listed in the course catalog? 
When deciding which course(s) to take next, it is important to read the course description in the back of the college catalog to see if the course has any prerequisites: http://www.nr.edu/catalog/.  If not, then it is often acceptable to take a course out of semester sequence.  Social Science electives, Health/PE, Public Speaking, and Humanities electives are examples of courses that may be taken in any semester, or in the summer.  However, be aware of the degree-specific courses listed under each semester of the degree program, as these courses have been placed in this order by the faculty.  Therefore, while there may not be a prerequisite for a particular course, it is often to the student’s advantage to take certain courses in the order listed.  Also, some degree-specific courses are only offered in either the Fall or the Spring semester, but not both.  It is always wise to consult with your faculty advisor about your academic planning.

I am trying to raise my overall G.P.A.   Is there a way to estimate what my G.P.A. needs to be next semester to raise my cumulative G.P.A. to a specified average?  
Yes!  Click on the NRCC  “G.P.A. Calculator”

How do I search for what classes will be offered in upcoming semesters? 
To access the current NRCC class schedule, click on the link below: https://www.nr.edu/schedule/
Be aware that until the class schedule is posted at the above link, class offerings and times are in flux. Once the schedule is posted, minimal changes are made based on class demand.
To search for class offerings at NRCC or any VCCS college in upcoming semesters:
Go to:  www.nr.edu  and click “My Accounts” (located under the photograph)
Click anywhere in the rectangular box that contains 4 icons
Put in your user name and password
            Click “VCCS Student Information System”
            Click “Student Center” then click “Search”
Choose the institution and term
Enter the “course subject” and “course number"  (For example, to search for Eng 111, enter “Eng” for the course subject, and “111” for the course number)
            Click the “search” button

How can I find a record of my previous coursework & grades at NRCC or any VCCS college?
Go to:  www.nr.edu  click “My Accounts” (located under the photograph)
Click anywhere in the rectangular box that contains 4 icons
Put in your user name and password
            Click “VCCS Student Information System”
            Click  “Academic Records”
            Click “View Unofficial Transcript”
            Select the Academic Institution, then select “unofficial transcript” for report type
If you want to send an official transcript from NRCC to another college, then select “official transcript,” and fill in the mailing address of the college.

Where can I find an evaluation of my course work from another college and how the credits transferred to NRCC?
Go to:  www.nr.edu and click “My Accounts” (located under the photograph)
Click anywhere in the rectangular box that contains 4 icons
Put in your username and password
            Click “VCCS Student Information System”
            Click “Transfer Credit”
If you had your transcript from your previous college sent to NRCC and asked to have it evaluated for a particular Degree Program, the transfer credit will be listed here.

How do I transfer my course work from NRCC to another college?
There are three different ways to request an official NRCC transcript to be sent to another college:

  1. Write to the following address:
    Admissions and Records Office
    New River Community College
    P. O. Box 1127
    Dublin, VA 24084

    Please include your name, social security number, where transcript should be sent and your signature. Since your signature is required, we cannot accept email requests for transcripts.
    Transcripts are provided free of charge unless you request more than five at one time. In that case, there is a $1.00 per additional copy charge.
  2. Fax a request to (540) 674-3644. Include the information noted above.
  3. Request in person at the Admissions & Records Office in Rooker 259.
  4. Request online through the Student Information System. Click on “Student Center,” then click on “Academic Records” then click “ Request Official Transcript”  Be sure to enter the complete mailing address for the Admissions Office or Registrar’s Office of the college where you want the transcript sent.  Then hit “Submit”

Please understand that a transcript sent directly to you will be considered unofficial by most other colleges. Generally, for a transcript to be considered official for admission and transfer of credits, it must be sent directly from one college to another. Unofficial transcripts may be viewed online through the Student Information System.

I am really struggling in my classes.  Are there tutors on campus who will help me?
We have an Academic Assistance Center where you can be matched with a tutor who will help you when you are available before or after class.  For more information on these free services go to:  http://www.nr.edu/aa.  To obtain  a tutor, simply fill out this form and take it to the Academic Assistance Center, located in on the first floor of Martin Hall (near the bookstore).

What services are available for a student who been identified with a learning disability?
The Center for Disabilities (CDS) is located in the Counseling Center in Rooker Hall.  Documentation of the disability is needed.  Accommodations for students with a disability may include testing, classroom, notetaking, or other services as determined by the student's documentation. Contact Lucy Howlett, Coordinator (ext. 3619) or Ellen Bielema (ext. 4357) for more information.

General

When do classes begin?
Click on our academic calendar to see all the important dates for each semester:  http://www.nr.edu/students/academic_calendar.php

Where do I get my books?
            The bookstore is located in Martin Hall (Dublin). There is also a bookstore at the Mall Site.
            You will need a copy of your class schedule to get your books.
            You can look up your books and the cost ahead of time:
                 Go to www.nr.edu
                 Under “current students” click “Bookstore,” then Click “Buy Books
                 In the box “We’re on Schedule” click “Select Term”
                 Select course name and number 
                 (example: For Eng 111- select “Eng” for course name & “111” for course number)

Where do I get my parking decal for student parking at NRCC in Dublin?
Parking decals can be obtained at the Security Office, which is located just inside the main entrance to Godbey Hall.  Bring a copy of your schedule and your license plate number.  Decals are free, but are required for parking at the NRCC campus in Dublin.

Where do I get a student photo ID made?
Go to the Student Activities Coordinator’s office located in the Student Lounge in Martin Hall to have a photo ID made.  The Student Activities Coordinator is Ben Kramer.