Thank you for your interest in College of The Albemarle (COA). We’re international student friendly and would be happy to assist you in obtaining a student visa. It’s possible for you to obtain a student visa for three years to study at COA. COA doesn’t charge any fees for assisting students with the F-1 visa process but the student is ultimately responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents to U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS).
To learn about COA’s application and enrollment process, select the situation that best applies to you:
How to Apply
If you’re currently in the U.S. on a valid visa other than F-1, we can assist you in the process to change your status to F-1 (student visa). The cost for applying for a change of status is $370 (I-539 form) and an additional $200 for the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) fee. COA doesn’t charge a fee to assist students with the change of status request.
If your change of status application is approved by USCIS, you’ll receive the benefits of the F-1 status, but you won’t receive an F-1 visa in your passport. An F-1 visa is required to re-enter the U.S.
If you’re interested in changing your status, please watch “How to Become an International Student at COA” and follow the steps below.
If you experience login issues or need assistance with your College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) account, please call 866-866-2362.
Please complete the “Introduction to myCourses” in myCourses before registering for classes.
- 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
Those with current B-1/B-2 visa are not able to enroll in classes until their change of status application has been adjudicated by USCIS and must maintain a valid B-1/B-2 status. For more information, consult USCIS.
Elizabeth City Campus: AE 133
252-335-0821 ext. 2281
Coordinator, International Student Services and Academic Advisor
Dare County Campus: 104
252-473-2264 ext. 7011