Scholarship Opportunity for Community College Transfer Students

Do you plan to further your education after graduating from Northern? You may be eligible for scholarship funds to assist you in your educational endeavors.

 

 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. Check out their website to see if you qualify!

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Summer 2013 Registration is Open!

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Registration for the Summer 2013 semester is open!  While class offerings are limited during the summer it is still a great time to get started.  View a copy of our Summer 2013 course offerings here.

Summer intersession is the week of May 13 through May 17. Summer sessions begin May 20, 2013 or later and end by August 10, 2013. Please consult the course schedule for the exact dates of the classes you wish to take.

The last day to pay for early registration is Monday, May 13, 2013.

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    • Have Transient Letter Sent from Home Institution
    • Complete Transient Application (online or in person)
    • Submit payment for classes or set up consortium agreement with Financial Aid Office at Home Institution

 

jellyfishEarly Entrance (high school) Students

  • Complete Early Entrance Application (available at your high school or pick up at WVNCC)
  • Student, Parent, and School Official must sign off on application
  • Supply WVNCC with ACT/SAT scores or schedule placement testing
  • Submit application with payment

 

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CAB Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Help support a great cause!

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It’s Time to Pay a Visit to Your Academic Advisor…No Ghoulin’

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Fall 2012 Enrollment Information

Greetings to all future Thundering Chickens!  I wanted to pass along some important enrollment information for Fall 2012.  Fall classes begin on Monday, August 20, 2012.  The last day to pay for early registration is Tuesday,  August 7, 2012.

Admission

Complete an application online at http://www.wvncc.edu/potential-students/apply-online/79.

 Send ACT/SAT scores to WVNCC or Schedule COMPASS placement testing at http://www.wvncc.edu/current-students/compass-placement-testing/1276.

If you have attended another college or university, send official copies of transcripts to WVNCC, Records Office, 1704 Market Street, Wheeling, WV, 26003.

Schedule an appointment for registration with a Counselor and schedule Orientation.

Financial Aid

Complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at www.fafsa.gov (WVNCC’s school code: 010920)

Request a FAFSA Pin online at www.pin.ed.gov

Complete the WVNCC Financial Aid Application and any other requested documents.  WVNCC Financial Aid forms can be downloaded online at http://www.wvncc.edu/offices-and-services/financial-aid-forms/647.

August will be here before you know it!  Complete your admission application and financial aid as soon as possible to ensure best possible course selection at the time of registration.

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Last Day to Pay for Early Registration for Summer 2012

WVNCC’s Last Day to Pay for early registration is TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012.   The Service Center will be open until 6:00 p.m. on this date.

If you have registered for classes and have NOT completed your financial aid and have a financial aid award, set up a payment plan, or paid for your classes by this date, you will be dropped from all scheduled classes after 6:00 p.m. on May 15.

Every semester, students who did not complete their paperwork or failed to make a payment on time lose their classes.  Plain and simple—it sucks!  You have to come in and complete all of the required paperwork and then re-register for classes.  And 9 times out of 10 the courses you scheduled are now full and you are left with slim pickings.

Don’t be dropped from your classes.  Check your N.O.W. account to verify that your financial aid is complete or may a payment.

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Hurry and Register for Summer 2012 Before Classes Are Full!!!

The Summer 2012 start date for classes is rapidly approaching.  May 21, 2012 will be here before you know it!  Advising and registration for summer classes is ongoing.  If are a new student and you have completed your admissions application and placement testing–you need to schedule an appointment to register for classes ASAP.  You can schedule an appointment by contact the Service Center at 304-214-8839.

Transient students for summer can check out a previous blog regarding the admissions and registration process.

Current students still needing to register for summer courses can obtain their summer Alternate PIN from their academic advisor to register online through N.O.W.

If you are planning to take summer courses, please be advised of the following important dates:

May15–Last Day to Pay for Early Registration

May 17–Book Vouchers begin at noon

May 21–Classes begin

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Selective Admission Programs

At WVNCC most programs located within the Division of Health Sciences are selective admission.  This means that students seeking to enroll in a selective admission program must complete a health science application and meet all pre-admission requirements.  The following majors at WVNCC are selective admission:

Most programs only admit new students to start in the fall semester.  The one exception is Nursing.  The traditional program starts in both fall and spring on the Wheeling campus, while the LPN-ADN Transition program begins only in the summer.

Students are encouraged to check the pre-admission requirements for each program and complete the Health Science Application as soon as possible.   Completed applications can be turned into the Service Center along with the $25.00 application fee.

Please note, only completed applications will be reviewed by the department.

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Fall Registration TIPS for Returning Students!

1. Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor as soon as possible.

2. Ask questions about what classes you need to take.

  • Are there any pre- or co-requisites I need to know about?
  • Are any of my courses offered Fall only or Spring only?
  • Do I need any more Developmental/Transitional Education courses?
  • Does my program require an internship?
  • If I am going into a selective admission program, when should I apply?
  • Do I need to petition any course substitutions for Graduation?

3. Additional items to consider:

  • Tell my advisor I am a Financial Aid student and/or a Veteran
  • Let my advisor know if I have an approved Financial Aid 150% Plan on file
  • If I need a new Financial Aid 150% Plan form, pick it upbeforemeeting with my advisor
  • Tell my advisor if I am limited in hours due to Standards of Progress for Financial Aid and/or Academics
  • Discuss my timeline to Graduation

4. Get your Alternate PIN for Fall 2012; keep your PIN in case you need to Add/Drop classes later.

5. Schedule classes online! The earlier you schedule, the better chance you have of getting the courses you need in the time slot that you want. You may go to http://www.wvncc.edu/uploads/t0_Webpagehelp-online-registration.pptx to view instructions for online registration.

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Fall 2012 Registration is Here!

Fall 2012 registration will open next week!  Registration will open for all selective admission Health Science majors who have been admitted to their programs on Monday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m. For all other students, registration begins on Tuesday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m.  Fall 2012 course schedules are available at the Service Center or online.

New degree seeking students for Fall will need to have completed the following steps to register for classes:

  • Complete Admissions Application.
  • Completed Compass Placement Testing or submitted ACT/SAT scores to the college.
  • If transferring coursework, you will need to submit an official transcript from all colleges/universities attended.

Students seeking to apply for Financial Aid:

  • Complete 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Once your FAFSA has been received, you will receive Financial Aid documents in the mail.  Complete and return all documents as soon as possible.  For more information, visit WVNCC’s Financial Aid webpage.

New students should schedule an appointment with a counselor or attend a Compass Advising Session on the day of your placement test.

Current students must see their Academic Advisor for advising, course selection, and to obtain their Alternate PIN. Once you have obtained your Alternate PIN, you can register online through N.O.W. Access in your Student Portal.

Remember the earlier you register the better course selection and availability you will have! 

 

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SGA Petitions Now Available!!!

Let’s talk about the Student Government Association (SGA) and how important it is to get involved.  I cannot stress enough the benefits of becoming involved in extra-curricular activities in college.  In fact, one of the greatest predictors of success in college is student engagement in college activities!

I know that many of you may feel that SGA may take too much time or it may feel “too high school” for you.  And, I completely understand your apprehension.  When you have a family, job and school it may seem that just one more thing will set you over the edge…the overwhelmed edge that is.  For those of you that have memories of high school student council (whether they are fond or not), SGA in college is a different ballgame.

So here are some truths about SGA @ WVNCC:

  • Tri-Campus Meetings are once a month (and you get a free lunch!)
  • You get to meet new people from Wheeling, Weirton, and New Martinsville
  • There are opportunities to represent the college at state meetings
  • You can serve on college committees and be apart of the decision-making process for issues that impact students
  • You gain valuable leadership, teamwork, communication and critical thinking skills
  • You gain experience for your resume and professional references

To sum things up, SGA is too good of an opportunity to pass up. 

Currently, petitions for election are available at the Service Center or in Student Activities.  Petitions are due April 2, 2012.  Elections are April 16-19, 2012.

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Summer 2012 Registration Information for Transient Students!

Summer 2012 registration is well underway.  If you are planning to take summer classes at WVNCC and are currently enrolled at another institution–you may be classified as a transient student. 

Here are some commonly asked questions and answers for individuals interested in becoming Transient Students at WVNCC.

1. What is the difference between being a Transient Student and a Transfer Student?

Transient students are taking courses at WVNCC to transfer back to a home institution. Transfer students are enrolling at WVNCC as a degree seeking student.

2. Do I need to complete an Admissions Application?

Yes, students wishing to be transients at WVNCC need to complete the General Admissions Application form indicating Transient as student type and selecting 900T Transient as Program of Study. Applications may be obtained at any campus Service Center or may be completed online at: www.wvncc.edu/applyonline

3. Do I need to have official copies of transcripts and test scores sent to WVNCC?

No, if you are going to be a transient student you will need to obtain a letter of transient status from your home institution.  The letter should include the course(s) to be taken at WVNCC that will transfer back to the home institution.  The letter serves as a waiver for prerequisites for the courses.   More importantly, the letter is protection for students as it is an agreement of transfer course work.

4.       What if I am not enrolled in a college currently, but am taking courses to be accepted into a specialty program?

Most likely a school will not give you a transient letter if you are not currently enrolled.  You will need to complete the WVNCC Admissions application and supply all required transcripts, placement test scores, etc.  It is strongly suggested that you work with your destination institution to verify (preferably in writing) that the courses that you take at WVNCC will transfer as the credit needed.

5.       Am I able to use Financial Aid as a Transient Student?

Yes, students who plan to use their financial aid from their home institution must have a CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT sent directly from their home institution to WVNCC before the Last Day to Pay or on the day they register if it is after that.  Transient students are not eligible for financial aid through WVNCC.

6.        How much does WVNCC cost per credit hour?

The cost per credit hour is $87 for in-state tuition (this includes residents of Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, and Monroe counties in Ohio).  For out-of-state residents the cost is $286.00 per credit hour.  A Metro tuition rate of $201.00 per credit hour is available for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Greene counties in Pennsylvania and Columbiana and Washington counties in Ohio.

7.        How will my home institution know that I have completed my coursework at WVNCC?

You will need to have an official WVNCC transcript sent to your home institution once grades are final.  Please note: a fee is charged for each transcript requested.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS: Students who are attempting to make up hours or to improve their GPA for the PROMISE Scholarship are advised to also check with their home institution financial aid office to be sure of the timeline for submitting grades. Courses at WVNCC which are taken Pass/Fail may not qualify for PROMISE. Students are encouraged to thoroughly check out all information prior to registration.

 

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Explore Your Potential: 2012 Career & Transfer Fair

Welcome to the West Virginia Northern Community College Explore Your Potential: 2012 Career & Transfer Fair

This fair is designed to connect graduating students from all three WVNCC campuses with employer and continuing education/transfer opportunities. All students, alumni and community members are welcome to attend.

The event will be held at:
West Virginia Northern Community College
B&O Building, Auditorium
1704 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Date: April 4, 2012
Time: 10:00 am2:00 pm

Jobseekers DO NOT need to pre-register, but will need to sign in at the registration desk on the day of the event. This event is free to everyone.

All candidates should dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes to distribute to employers. Students seeking to transfer should bring unofficial copies of their transcripts for review.

To find out how to make the most of this event, follow the link below.

http://www.collegecentral.com/wvnccfair/tips.cfm

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Student Ambassador Program

Are you a people person? Are you proud to be a student at West Virginia Northern? Then we have just the opportunity for you!! Participants in the WVNCC Ambassador Program will serve as representatives of the student body for welcoming prospective and new students.   Some duties of ambassadors will include assisting with New Student Orientations, conducting campus tours, and speaking to groups of prospective and new students.  The Ambassador Program provides a unique opportunity to become involved and to promote the mission of Northern.

For more information about the Student Ambassador Program: contact Tami Becker, Wheeling Campus Counselor.

tbecker@wvncc.edu  or 304-214-8946

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FAFSA on the Web Workshops

If you were not able to attend College Goal Sunday and would like assistance completing the 2012-2013 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), WVNCC’s Financial Aid Office will be hosting FAFSA on the Web Workshops  on each campus during the month of April!  See below for a schedule of dates, times, and locations.

Wheeling Campus:

Wednesday, April 4 in B&O Building Rm 219 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and in Education Center Rm 418 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Weirton Campus:

Monday, April 2 in Rm 134 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

New Martinsville Campus:

Thursday, April 5 in Rm 210 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please remember to bring the following with you:

Independent Students:

  • Student and spouse (if applicable) 2011 IRS Tax Form and W-2′s
  • Student and spouse (if applicable) 2011 documentation of any untaxed income

Dependent Students:

  • Student and Parents’ 2011 IRS Tax Forms and W-2′s
  • Student and Parents’ 2011 documentation of any untaxed income

Also, don’t forget Student and Parent PIN numbers to sign your FAFSA electronically.

For more information, contact Financial Aid @ 304-214-8844.

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Compass Placement Testing

Students are required to take the Compass Placement Test if they do not have ACT or SAT scores available. This must be completed prior to registering for their first class to determine appropriate course placement. Students may retest in any of the required subject areas one time. Students must wait at least five days between testing and retesting. Students may not retest after having attended the transitional education course for that subject. Retesting should be completed during the student’s first semester. Students being retested will be charged a $10 fee.

To schedule to take the Compass Placement Test you must first be admitted to WVNCC. You may then go to http://www.wvncc.edu/current-students/compass-placement-testing/1276 and sign up for an available test date. If you have been admitted for Summer 2012 or Fall 2012, please schedule your placement test as soon as possible as seating is limited. Practice test problems are available at http://www.act.org/compass/sample/.

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Summer 2012 Registration is Open!

Registration for the Summer 2012 semester is open!  While class offerings are limited during the summer it is still a great time to get started.  View a copy of our Summer 2012 course offerings here.

Summer intersession is the week of May 14 through May 18. Summer sessions begin May 21, 2012 or later and end by August 9, 2012. Please consult the course schedule for the exact dates of the classes you wish to take.

New-Degree Seeking Students

    • Complete an Admissions Application (online or in person)
    • Complete Financial Aid documents starting with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • If you have not completed an ACT or SAT, schedule Placement Testing (Contact Wheeling Campus Service Center–304-214-8839)
    • Register for Classes

Transient Students

    • Have Transient Letter Sent from Home Institution
    • Complete Transient Application (online or in person)
    • Submit payment for classes or set up consortium agreement with Financial Aid Office at Home Institution

Early Entrance (high school) Students

  • Complete Early Entrance Application (available at your high school or pick up at WVNCC)
  • Student, Parent, and School Official must sign off on application
  • Supply WVNCC with ACT/SAT scores or schedule placement testing
  • Submit application with payment
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