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Basic & Transitional Studies

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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

Admission

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.

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Request High School Equivalency Records

Contact

Location Days Hours Phone Email
C 104 Mon – Thu 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 252-335-0821 ext. 2322 tessa_parnell@albemarle.edu
  • Moody, Ruthie

  • Instructional Aide

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2322

  • Parnell, Tessa

  • Compliance Services Coordinator

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2302

  • Whitham, Debra

  • Instructional Aide

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 7525

Orientation

Register for one of our upcoming two-day sessions:

Apr 09

Basic & Transitional Studies Orientation

Apr 9 at 9:30 am3:00 pm
Apr 10

Basic & Transitional Studies Orientation

Apr 10 at 9:30 am3:00 pm
May 14

Basic & Transitional Studies Orientation

May 14 at 9:30 am3:00 pm
May 15

Basic & Transitional Studies Orientation

May 15 at 9:30 am3:00 pm

Programs


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