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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.

Our programs can help you:

  • Improve reading, writing and math skills.
  • Refine English language proficiency.
  • Develop interview and employment skills.
  • Attend college classes and receive credit.
  • Earn a High School Equivalency or Adult High School Diploma.


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:

Signing up for Orientation and Student Success Classes for the Elizabeth City Classes
Contact Ruthie Moody 252-335-0821 ext, 2322 or Tessa Parnell 252-335-0821 ext. 2302 for more details.


Request High School Equivalency Records


Dwan Turner
Adult High School Coordinator


Adult High School Program

Career Pathway Programs

English as a Second Language

Help with Reading, Writing and Math

High School Equivalency

Intellectual Disabilities Education


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 Ruthie Moody at 252-482-7900 ext. 6018.
Contact Debra Whitham at 252-335-0821 ext. 7525 for information about pre-registration in Dare.