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New & Returning Students


Learn about the various programs and classes we offer and select the one that best fits your needs and goals.

How to Apply

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 College of The Albemarle (COA) for one year prior to the semester you plan to enroll, please re-apply for admission.

Request all official high school, High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) and college transcripts from your previous schools, and submit them to the Admissions Office to ensure proper registration and credit transfer.

How to Request High School Equivalency Records

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.

To register for a COA Connect session, visit our advising and registration page. This session is required for all students.
Math and reading/English placement testing is required for all curriculum programs, although all or part of the placement tests may be waived. Visit our placement testing web page to review our waiver policy. You’ll need to attend a COA Connect session before scheduling your placement tests.

If you’re a North Carolina high school graduate, you may be waived from taking the placement test, if you meet the criteria.

To make a full payment, please contact the cashier at 252-335-0821 ext. 2248, or visit My College Payment Plan to set up a payment plan.

Financial Aid

Federal School Code: 002917

Apply for federal financial aid early by visiting FAFSA. For more information about financial aid, call 252-335-0821 ext. 2355.

COA Foundation Scholarships


COA cooperates with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) in Decatur, Georgia’s Regional Processing Office (RPO) and the North Carolina DVA in assisting veterans and their dependents. For veteran benefits, call 252-335-0821 ext. 2218.

After you’ve taken the placement test (or had it waived), schedule an advising and registration appointment. “Introduction to myCourses” must be completed prior to appointment.

Please schedule an appointment at the campus you’ll be attending.

  • Dare County Campus: 252-473-2264
  • Edenton-Chowan Campus: 252-482-7900
  • Elizabeth City Campus: 252-335-0821
  • Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center: 252-453-3035

International students: a F-1 status change must be approved by Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) prior to enrolling in classes.