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Online Students

Welcome, Online Students

We are excited to have you as part of the College of The Albemarle (COA) family. Whether you are coming to COA to get training for a rewarding career or to earn a degree and transfer to a four-year university, know that every member of our team is here to support you and we will do all we can to help you transform your tomorrow.

*Students with a break in enrollment, 12 months or longer, must reapply for admissions.  Previously submitted official transcripts will not be required again.  Upon readmission, students must follow the catalog of record in effect at that time.

How to Enroll

Apply Online

If you experience login issues or need assistance with the 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.

Submit all official high school, High School Equivalency Diploma and college transcripts from your previous schools to ensure proper registration and credit transfer. Send them to:

College of The Albemarle
Attn: Registrar
PO Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327

Official transcripts are required before you are able to register for classes. If you believe we already have an official transcript on file, please call the Admissions Office at 252-335-0821 ext. 2290.

Incoming information becomes the property of COA and may not be released to third parties, including the applicant.

Start with the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to see if you are eligible for federal and state financial aid. It may also be used when you apply for scholarships.

Get your FSA ID (Federal Student Aid identification)

Fill out the FAFSA

COA’s Federal School Code: 002917

What you will need:

  • Student’s personal identifying information (SSN, ARN, USCIS or TIN)
  • Parent’s/legal guardian’s personal identifying information (SSN, ARN, USCIS or TIN)
  • Student’s latest year’s Federal Tax Return
  • Parent’s/legal guardian’s latest year’s Federal Tax Return
  • Permanent Address
  • Driver’s license or vehicle information (if available)
  • Military information (if applicable)
  • U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) documentation, if applicable is not needed

The COA Foundation awards more than $300,000 a year in scholarships, and you only have to fill out one application.

COA Foundation Scholarship Application

Learn more about these and other types of Financial Aid.

You can also visit My College Payment Plan to set up a payment plan.

To make a full payment by cash, check or credit/debit card, please contact the cashier at 252-335-0821 ext. 2248.

Looking to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree? Find out how much money you can save by completing your first two years at COA (PDF).

All entering students need to take a placement test for English and math or qualify for a waiver based on their previous academic record. Learn how we determine if you need to take placement tests (PDF).

We will let you know if you need to take placement tests.

Have questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Information on Placement Testing

Each COA student is required to complete our Online Orientation prior to registering for classes. You’ll be asked to create a student account and will need your COA Student ID number, which you can find in your admissions welcome email. Please note: Some programs will have an additional mandatory orientation for their students.

At COA, you will use an online learning management system called myCourses for all of your online classes. To help you successfully navigate your classes, we have created a course called COA 101. This course will introduce you to all of the different features of myCourses and will be an important resource for you, not just now but throughout your time here at College of The Albemarle.

  • As a new student, you will have access to myCourses one week before the start of your class.
  • Your semester course(s) will be made available and visible on the first day of your class(es) starting at 12:15am.

We highly encourage you to visit and complete the COA 101 course, which will be available one week before the start of your class. Trust us, you will be glad you did complete the course before the first day of class!

Need help selecting a career or educational path? Check out COA programs of study.

You can also visit Career Coach™, where you can explore careers, salaries and local job opportunities. Or, log into Virtual Job Shadow™ with the same username and password you use to access your COA email.

Our advisors are available Monday thru Friday to meet with you to talk about your program of study and class schedule. They will go over your placement testing results, register you for classes and answer any questions you may have. Please schedule your appointment at any of our campuses:

  • COA – Dare: 252-473-2264
  • COA – Edenton-Chowan: 252-482-7900
  • COA – Elizabeth City: 252-335-0821 ext. 2499
  • COA – Currituck: 252-453-3035

You can also email [email protected].

Attention international students: An F-1 status change must be approved by Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) prior to enrolling in class.