Thank you for your interest in College of The Albemarle (COA). We’re international student friendly and would be most happy to assist you in obtaining a student visa. If you’re currently in the U.S. on a valid visa (other than F-1), we can assist you in applying to change your current status to the status of F-1 student. It’s possible for you to obtain a student visa for three years to study at COA.
The cost for applying for a change in status is $290 (I-539 form) and an additional $200 (I-901 fee) for registering in Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS). Please review the F-1 Visa checklist for specifics about how this money should be paid. COA doesn’t charge any fees for assisting you with the change of status request.
If you’d like us to help you apply for the change of status so that you may attend COA, please follow the steps below.
How to Apply
If you experience login issues or need assistance with your College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) account, please call 866-866-2362.
If you haven’t attended COA for one year prior to the semester you plan to enroll, please re-apply for admission.
Please complete the “Introduction to myCourses” in myCourses before registering for classes.
Upon completion of the placement test, international students should meet with a DSO to learn about what documents are necessary to complete a change of status or I-20 application. Students seeking an F-11 Visa from their home country should contact a DSO for an I-20 application.
Please schedule an appointment at the campus you’ll be attending.
- Elizabeth City Campus: 252-335-0821.
- Dare County Campus: 252-473-2264.
- Edenton-Chowan Campus: 252-482-7900.
- Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center: 252-453-3035.
International students: Your F-1 status change must be approved by Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) prior to enrolling in classes.
We aren’t usually able to receive email from foreign servers, and strongly recommend that you establish a U.S. email account (Gmail, Yahoo, Earthlink, AOL, Hotmail) in order to communicate with us by email.
Elizabeth City Campus: AE 133
252-335-0821 ext. 2281