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Basic & Transitional Studies

Basic Skills

Build Skills for Career or College Readiness

The Basic and Transitional Studies program at the College of the Albemarle (COA) offers a variety of comprehensive programs designed to help you gain the academic skills you need to become career or college ready. Our programs can help you:

  • Improve reading, writing and math skills.
  • Refine English language proficiency.
  • Develop interview and employment skills.
  • Attend college classes and receive credit.
  • Earn a High School Equivalency or Adult High School Diploma.

Admissions

If you’re an adult or a qualifying minor (age 16 or 17), you may enroll in Basic and Transitional Studies programs. Minors must complete our Minor Application for Admission.

Transcripts

Request High School Equivalency Records

Questions? Please contact Dwan Turner, Adult High School Coordinator, at dwan_turner@albemarle.edu.

Orientation

Upcoming sessions

Contact

Room C 104
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2322 or email us at tessa_parnell@albemarle.edu.

Pre-Registration

Sign up for orientation and Student Success classes by contacting Ruthie Moody 252-335-0821 ext. 2322 or Tessa Parnell 252-335-0821 ext. 2302.

Pre-Registration

Sign up for orientation and Student Success classes by contacting Ruthie Moody at 252-482-7900 ext. 6018.

Pre-Registration

Sign up for orientation and Student Success classes by contacting Debra Whitham at 252-335-0821 ext. 7525.


Programs


Adult High School

Adult High School Program

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Adult High School (AHS) program is designed for adults who need to complete the credits required to obtain a high school diploma. Admissions Seating is […]

About Adult High School Program
Career Pathways

Career Pathway Programs

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Career Pathways programs will help you explore your talents and passions, and discover a meaningful, satisfying career or college path that taps into your full […]

About Career Pathway Programs
English as a Second Language Program

English as a Second Language

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) English as a Second Language (ESL) is a course designed for English Language Learners (ELL) who want to fluently speak, read and write the English […]

About English as a Second Language
HSED Graduation

High School Equivalency

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) High School Equivalency (HSE) is designed for adult students who test above a 9th grade level in math and reading but haven’t obtained a high […]

About High School Equivalency
Intellectual Disabilities Education program

Intellectual Disabilities Education

College of The Albemarle (COA) offers programs to help persons with learning disabilities enhance their education and life skills. Programs offer the opportunity to experience classes in a college setting, […]

About Intellectual Disabilities Education