College of The Albemarle follows the "open door" admission policy for any person who is 18 years old and has attained a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED). Applying for admission and enrolling at College of The Albemarle requires that you complete some necessary steps. Listed below are the steps you need to complete to ensure your enrollment and success at College of The Albemarle.
Steps to Enroll at COA
1. Choose a Program of Study
Before you fill out an application for admissions, it is important that you know what you would like to study at COA. Explore the Programs of Study section of the website. The college also has counselors and resources that can assist you. Go to Career Services for more information. Some Programs of Study are only offered at certain campuses.
2. Apply for Admission
Apply to College of The Albemarle online at the CFNC website. 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 to enroll in must re-apply for admission (Example: a student who last attended COA Spring 2011 must apply for admissions for Fall 2012).
3. Create Your COA Login and Attend myCourses Orientation
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. Once you create your COA login you can access your myGmail, myWebAdvisor, and myCourses (the college's online education software). Students must complete the online myCourses Orientation in myCourses to take any online, hybrid, and most classes. Log in to the student portal.
4. Apply for Student Aid and Scholarships and/or Veterans Benefits
Apply for Federal Financial Aid early. For more information on student aid, please visit the Scholarship and Student Aid area of the website or contact the Scholarships and Student Aid office at (252) 335-0821 x 2385. COA offers Veterans Services and assistance with applying for Veterans Benefits.
5. Submit Information
We encourage you to have your high school/GED and college transcripts (if applicable) sent to the Admissions Office at the Elizabeth City Campus to ensure that you are registered properly and awarded any transfer credit. Please see Admission to the College.
6. Take the Placement Test
A placement test is required for all curriculum programs. All or part of the placement test may be waived - Waive and Bypass Developmental Courses. Please visit the Placement Test area of the website for more information about placement test schedules at each campus location.
7. Attend an Orientation/ Registration Session
Once you have taken the placement test or had it waived, you can sign up to attend an Orientation and Registration Session. Students with less than 12 credit hours of college credit or who have never attended college are required to attend an orientation/registration session. Students who have earned 12 college credits or more at COA or another college are not required to attend orientation. You should sign up for an orientation/registration session at the campus you will be attending:
Dare Campus - If you would like to schedule a placement test, please contact: 252-473-2264
All orientations will be held in room 232 in the tech building at the Dare campus.
Please have the following completed prior to orientation:
- placement tests
- myCourses orientation
- myGmail set up
Edenton-Chowan Campus - call to schedule a session 252-482-7900 x 2413
Please visit Tuition and Fees for information about fees and the variety of payment options available. Once tuition and fees are paid, students can then get their parking pass and student identification card at the admissions office of the campus they plan to attend.
9. Attend Class!
Make sure to attend all classes. Instructors have the right to drop students for lack of attendance. The first day of class is important because instructors will inform you of the work you will need to complete to be successful. Missing the first day of class will be counted against you in the attendance policy.
If you have questions about enrolling at College of The Albemarle, please contact your assigned Student Success Coach listed below.
|Elizabeth City Campus (252) 335-0821|
|Student Success Coach||Email Address
||Student Last Name|
|Maenecia Colefirstname.lastname@example.org||2240||A - B|
|John M. Wellsemail@example.com||2243||C - F|
|Andrea Templefirstname.lastname@example.org||2277||G - H|
|Derek Meredithemail@example.com||2290||I - M|
|Cherrie Boycefirstname.lastname@example.org||2281||N - S|
|Kenny Krentzemail@example.com||2220||T - Z|
|Dare County Campus (252) 473-2264|
|Martha Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||223||A - H
|Alice Bridgeemail@example.com||236||I - L|
|Katherine Dunavantfirstname.lastname@example.org||222||M - Z|
|Edenton-Chowan Campus (252) 482-7900|
|Amanda Hodgesemail@example.com||2413||All Students|
College of The Albemarle follows the "open door" admission policy of the State Board of Community Colleges. This policy provides for the admission of any person who is 18 years old and has attained a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED). Admission to the college does not imply admission to the applicant's program of study. See your Program of Study for specific admissions requirements. Transfer students must ensure transcripts from previous institutions are received prior to the beginning of their second semester in order to receive credit. See Admission to the College in the college catalog.
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