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Spring and summer 2021 open registration is going on now! View our curriculum class schedules.

Spring 2021 Sessions Session Begins
6-week/1st 8-week Friday, Jan. 8
14-week/12-week (early end) Friday, Jan. 8
14-week (late start) week of Jan. 25
12-week (late start) week of Feb. 8
2nd 8-week week of March 8

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At College of The Albemarle (COA), we’re here to get you started on a path to an exciting, rewarding career that you’ll love. We’ll help you explore academic and career options, set goals, understand education and graduation requirements, and make informed decisions. Questions? Email us at

COA is proud to have served the academic needs of the Albemarle region since 1961. As the first comprehensive community college in North Carolina, we continue to expand our programs and services throughout the seven-county area: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties. We have campuses in Dare, Edenton, Elizabeth City and Currituck.

COA has an open door admissions policy and welcomes anyone who wants to benefit from postsecondary education, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

To read about admission requirements, choose the option that best describes you as a student or your educational goals:



  • Dross, Megan

  • Director, Admissions and Recruitment

  • COA – Elizabeth City: AE 125

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2220

  • Barclift, Brianna

  • Enrollment Specialist

  • COA – Elizabeth City: AE 134

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2290