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Covid-19 FAQInformation for Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Our first priority is the health and safety of our community. Our schedule of courses was made to offer students flexibility and choice in how they access courses. Courses may be: face-to-face, blended, internet, hybrid, web conferencing and via video carts. Visit our class schedules page to read instruction-type definitions.
Yes. Many classes, labs, shops and clinicals will meet face to face and attendance is required. If your classes are offered via the internet, you will need to participate (attend) several times a week to stay current in your classes.
Face masks are now optional. Select programs may have requirements.
Yes, libraries will be open. Students can use the computers/internet in the libraries or access the many college databases. Library databases can be accessed from other locations as well. Since there may be some changes to hours, please visit our library web page.

The college has tutors who can help you face to face. Contact the Academic Support Center Director for more information at 252 335 0821 ext. 2244.

Online tutoring is available through, a free, online tutoring assistance program, which provides unlimited access to a network of tutors 24 hours per day. The link can be found in any of your MyCourses classes. For more information, visit our web page.

Contact your advisor if you need assistance in dropping/adding courses.
This is not a requirement, but it is highly recommended that you stay home if you have a fever or any Covid-related symptoms.
Faculty and staff are on campus, currently. You may reach any faculty or staff member by calling the campus/extension or emailing them. If you need assistance with contact information, please call any campus location.
Yes. Students are encouraged to go to any campus front desk to have their ID made or to pick up their parking decal.
Students may visit the bookstore at COA – Elizabeth City or order books online.
Students who are sick and need to wait for a ride should contact Campus Safety and Security at their current COA campus. Campus Safety and Security will then escort the student to a secure location until the student’s ride has arrived.
If you test positive or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or is waiting on a Covid-19 test result, you need to immediately report this to your instructor or advisor and self-quarantine immediately using Maxient. An incident report must be completed and will be kept confidential.
If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the U.S. and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).