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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
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. Attend an Advising/Registration Session*
Once you have taken the placement test (or had it waived), you can sign up to attend an Advising and Registration Session
. Students with less than 12 credit hours of college credit or who have never attended college are required to attend this session. You should sign up for an Advising/registration session at the campus you will be attending. Students who have earned 12 college credits or more at COA or another college are not required to attend one of these sessions.
* International Students-F-1 status or status change must be approved by SEVIS prior to enrolling in classes.8. COA Orientation
In order to enhance your college experience, you will attend New Student Orientation which will be held before the semesters begin. We will notify you at a later time with more information.