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Academic Advising Forms & Resources

Academic Advising

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) advising resources below will help you register for the classes required to complete your program of study.


Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor that maximizes your potential to clarify your life goals and career goals; develop an education plan and completion date; identify appropriate resources and services that support your educational goals; and understand policies, procedures, and expectations important to your college experience and success.

Advising Syllabus: Map Your Educational and Career Goals

Receive credit for a class by examination.

Credit by Exam (PDF)

Substitute a course you’ve already taken for a required course in your program of study. Your advisor will need to approve and sign.

Substitute a Course (PDF)

Withdraw from a class or classes you’re currently enrolled in. See COA’s refund and withdraw policy web page.

Withdrawal from a Class (PDF)

College Catalog

The college catalog contains information about academic policies and regulations, the curriculum for each academic program, course descriptions for each course offered, and a list of prerequisites and co-requisites you may need for a particular course.

COA Academic Catalogs


The MyService website provides access to your academic records and the college registration system, and is an important tool to learn how to use. MyService allows you to:

  • Contact your advisor
  • See your semester course schedule
  • Evaluate your course completion progress toward your program of study
  • See your transcript
  • Pre-register and register for classes
  • Drop and add classes
  • Pay for classes using MasterCard™, Discover™, American Express™ or Visa™
  • Access the E-Cashier monthly payment plan
  • Check your financial aid status

Program of Study

A COA program of study is similar to a major. Each program of study has a curriculum guide with an outline of classes required to graduate, and is available as a printable PDF in the online catalog and on individual program of study web pages. You may also access the program evaluation in the MyService site to view and print an evaluation of your progress toward completing requirements for a program of study.

College Transfer Information

The Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Fine Arts degree programs are articulated curriculums through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) with the University of North Carolina (UNC) and private North Carolina colleges.

If you’re transferring to a four-year college, please review the CAA (PDF) and visit our college transfer page for more information on how to transfer from COA to a four-year college.

Other Resources

When the classes you need aren’t available at COA, you’re encouraged to take online classes through other North Carolina colleges.

Visit the Virtual Learning Center website for online classes offered at other North Carolina community colleges.

To search for online classes and bachelor degrees offered online through the UNC system, visit UNC Online.