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Basic & Transitional Studies

The Basic and Transitional (BAT) Studies program at the College of the Albemarle (COA) offers a variety of comprehensive programs designed to help you gain the academic skills you need to become career or college ready.


If you’re an adult or a qualifying minor (age 16 or 17), you may enroll in BAT programs. Minors must complete our Minor Application for Admission.


Pre-registration requirements include:

  • Taking math and reading placement tests, which take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
  • Bringing your government-issued photo identification.


Adult High School Program
High School Equivalency Program
English as a Second Language
Intellectual Disabilities Education
Career Pathway Programs


Room C 104
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2322 or email us at

For details about pre-registration, contact Craig Laughton or Ruthie Moody at 252-482-7900 ext. 6018.
Contact Debra Whitham at 252-335-0821 ext. 7525 for information about pre-registration in Dare.