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Enrolling at COA is Easy! Follow these eight steps.

Not quite ready To apply? Have questions? Let us help you!

1. Apply for Admission
Apply for admission online. If you experience log-in issues or need assistance with the CFNC account, please call 866-866-2362. Students who have not attended COA for one year prior to the semester they plan enroll in must re-apply for admission (Example: a student who last attended COA Spring 2013 must apply for admission for Fall 2014). For information on what programs COA offers explore our Programs of Study or Career Services for help choosing a program.
2. Apply for Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veterans Benefits
Apply for Federal Student Aid early at www.fafsa.gov. Explore Scholarships and Student Aid. The office of Scholarships and Student Aid can also be reached at (252) 335-0821 x 2355.

3. Veterans Benefits
Veterans are invited to take advantage of the student services and educational programs offered by College of The Albemarle. COA cooperates with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA Decatur, GA RPO) and the North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs in assisting veterans and their dependents. For more information, call (252) 335-0821 x 2218.
4. Submit Official Transcripts 
Submit all official high school/GED and college transcripts to the Admissions Office to ensure that you are registered properly and awarded eligible transfer credit(s). Official High School and College transcripts must be requested from your previous schools. North Carolina GED graduates can order their GED transcripts online to submit. NC high school graduates may be waived from the placement test if they meet the criteria. Incoming information becomes the property of College of The Albemarle and may not be released to third parties including the applicant/student.
5. Create Your COA Login
After you apply to COA, you will receive your Student ID number and instructions on how to create your COA login and access your accounts at the Student Portal. Once you create your COA login you can access your myGmail, myWebAdvisor and myCourses (the college’s online education software). Students must complete the orienation in myCourses to register for classes. If you need any assistance, we’re glad to help!
6. Take the Placement Test
A placement test is required for all curriculum programs. All or part of the placement test may be waived. Review our waiver policy and testing schedule in Placement Testing.
7. Schedule an Advising/Registration Session*
Once you have taken the placement test (or had it waived), you can sign up to attend an individual or group Advising and Registration Session. You should sign up for an Advising/Registration session at the campus you will be attending. 

* International Students-F-1 status or status change must be approved by SEVIS prior to enrolling in classes.

8. Attend New Student Orientation
Sign up for New Student Orientation at the campus you plan to attend. Students who have earned 12 college credits do not have to attend a New Student Orientation.

Who do I contact if I have questions? Contact your Success Coach - We're here to help!

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