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Student Resources

Student Accounts

To activate your student account, reset your password or retrieve your username, please visit College of The Albemarle’s (COA) password manager.

Once you have set your password, you can log into the following resources — all with the same username and password:

Student Resources

COA is committed to ensuring that you have the necessary support during this time. Visit the Aviso Resource Guide for a list of resources/services to address a variety of concerns including mental health, food insecurity and public assistance.

Additional Resources

Virtual Job Shadow is a career exploration and video-based career planning platform that is free to COA students.

How to Create an Account

  1. Visit the Virtual Job Shadow website
  2. Select “College of The Albemarle – Portal” and then choose the “New Account” link in the uppermost menu
  3. Enter your login username: your email address
  4. Create a password
  5. Enter your name
  6. After you submit your account information, check the confirmation email sent to your email address
The Student Assistance Program is a college-sponsored benefit that offers the support and resources you need to address personal or school-related challenges and concerns. It’s confidential and free to you and your household family members.

Whatever you need, we’re here to help.

  • Assessment and counseling
  • Legal services
  • Financial services
  • Online and confidential

Access Services

Immediate help is available by calling 800-633-3353. You can also visit and log in:

  1. Select “My Portal Login,” then the “Work-Life” option
  2. Enter username “coacares4u”
  3. Use password “guest”
COA Cares is a program created in partnership with the COA community. We provide support and resources to help ensure success on your path to graduation and as you enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution.

COA Cares helps by:

  • Maintaining on-site food pantries accessible from our four campuses
  • Providing a Career Closet for interviews and other employment needs
  • Coordinating internal and external referral services
  • Offering school supplies

Apply for COA Cares Funding

Questions? Email