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Academic Advising Forms and Resources

Advising Resources for Students

The advising resources listed below provide students tools to assist in registering for the appropriate and required courses to complete a program of study.

Form Purpose
Credit by Examination Form Use this form if you would like to receive credit for a course by examination. 
Course Substitution Form Use this form when you want to substitute a course you have taken before for a required course in your program of study. Your advisor must sign and approve. 
Fresh Start Form Use this form if you would like to have past courses completed at COA not counted in the calculation of your current program of study GPA.
Grade Change/Removal Form Use this form if you would like to change or remove a grade from a previous semester course.
Graduation Application Use this form when you are in your final semester and would like to graduate.
Registration Change Form Use this form if you would like to drop a course before the semester begins.
Student Information Change Form Use this form when you are changing your program of study and/or updating your personal information.
Withdrawal Form Use this form only when you are withdrawing from a class or classes you are currently enrolled in. See COA's Refund/Withdraw Policy.

College Catalog

The college catalog contains information about academic policies and regulations, the curriculum for each academic program, and course descriptions for each course offered. The course descriptions will list prerequisites or co-requisites you may need to take a particular course. college catalog

myWebAdvisor

myWebAdvisor provides students access to their academic records and the college registration system. This is an important tool for students to learn how to use. What can students do in myWebAdvisor?

  • Contact their advisor
  • See their semester course schedule
  • Evaluate their progress on completing the courses in their program of study
  • See their transcript
  • Pre-register and register for classes
  • Drop and add classes
  • Pay for their classes with MasterCard or VISA
  • Access E-Cashier monthly payment plan
  • Check their financial aid status

To become familiar with the some of the features of My Web Advisor, view the My Web Advisor Guide.

Program of Study

The COA Program of Study is like a major. Each Program of Study has a curriculum guide which provides an outline of courses required to graduate. The curriculum guide is available as a printable PDF online both in the catalog and on the Program of Study web page. Students may also access Program Evaluation in myWebAdvisor, which allows students to view and print an evaluation of their progress toward completing requirements for a program of study.

College Transfer Information

The Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degree programs are articulated curriculums through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with the University of North Carolina and private North Carolina colleges. If you are transferring to a four year college you need to learn about the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) that COA has with UNC system universities and North Carolina private colleges. Visit COA's College Transfer page for more information on how to transfer from COA to a four year college in North Carolina and elsewhere.

Other Resources

Sometimes a course is not available at COA and students are encouraged to consider taking the course(s) they need at other NC colleges online.

Virtual Learning Center - Online courses offered at other NC Community Colleges

UNC Online - Search for courses and bachelor degrees offered online through the UNC system


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