College of The Albemarle

Welcome to the College of The Albemarle Online Application
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Completing the admissions application is the first step in the enrollment process at COA. Congratulations on taking the first step towards your successful educational journey!

We thank you for your interest in College of The Albemarle and are looking forward to guiding you through the enrollment process. After you submit this application, please check your email for communication from us.

Complete the Enrollment Process in FIVE easy steps!

Steps in the Enrollment Process:

  1. Submit an Application for Admissions through CFNC Ė You are HERE!!!††a.† Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Ė
  2. Transcript Review (all previous high school and college transcripts required)
  3. Create your COA Log-in.
  4. Take the placement test or receive a waiver for placement (with appropriate HS GPA and Math courses)
  5. Advising and Registration
  6. Orientation

Applications without a social security number

Applications submitted without a Social Security number require additional processing. If you choose not to disclose your SSN, entry of your application will be delayed. In addition, you should be aware that for some purposes, for example tuition tax credit documents (1098T) and federal financial aid, social security numbers are required.

Contact Information

Provide a working telephone number and current mailing address so we can stay connected with you.

Financial Aid Info

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International Students (F1 Visa)

If you are an international student applying for an I-20, please visit for additional admissions requirements.


All new students are required to complete the myCourses readiness assessment prior to enrolling in any online class - Students must complete each module with a 90% or better. Please allow us 2-3 business days to create your COA account before attempting to complete this step.


If you do not fully answer the questions regarding your Driverís License information and ALL residency questions, your application will be determined to be OUT OF STATE Tuition and you will be billed as an out of state student when you register. You may appeal this decision prior to the start of the term. Please contact the Registrarís office for further information and assistance at You may also visit the Student Success office on each COA campus.

Returning Students

The college has a re-admit procedure for inactive students that have not registered for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer). Returning students must submit official transcripts from any institutions attended since their COA departure.


College of The Albemarle is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. College of The Albemarle is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of College of The Albemarle.

Still have questions?

Please contact the Registrarís office Ė

Or call (252)335-0821

Letís get started with the Application process!

Note: To qualify for admission at COA, all students must have graduated from an accredited high school, adult high school or HSE (High School Equivalency) program or be 18 years old or older. Students must submit a copy of their official transcripts (high school and previous college) prior to enrolling in their second semester.

Last updated: 3/22/2016 12:24:00 PM ET

Application Instructions

Traditional Applicants:

  • Complete this online application. After you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column of the application and follow the directions.
  • Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application and keep it for your records. (Additional instructions may be included on the submittal screen)
  • Make arrangements for official test-score reports to be sent to the admissions office.

Career and College Promise (CCP) Applicants:

  1. If your high school counselor has pre-approved you for participation in Career & College Promise, you may complete and submit your application. Otherwise, you must complete the CCP Status Form and select specific CCP Pathway(s) before completing this application.

  2. You will be required to provide your NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE ID) or Unique Identifier when completing the status form, if you do not know your NC Student Number, you will find it on your most recent report card, or you may obtain your ID from your high school counselor.
    • NC private school or home school students: If you do not know whether you have an NC Student Number, please take your next steps based on the following information:
      • If you were a NC public student in 2008 or later, please contact the school or district where you attended school. The district will have a record of your NC Student Number and can provide that for you.
      • If you are a current NC private school student who has not attended an NC public school since 2008, please check with the counselor at your private school; some private school students receive NC Student Numbers under certain circumstances.
      • If you are a NC private school or home school student and do not have an NC Student Number, you may obtain a Unique Identifier (UID) by contacting

  3. Once you have completed the CCP Status Form and your counselor has approved your pathway selection, please review the information below carefully, then complete and submit your application. Your NC Student Number/UID also will be required on Screen 2 of the application.

Please be aware of the following:

  • You should identify yourself as a CCP participant on Screen 3 of the application.
  • You should print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application and keep it for your records. (Additional instructions may be included on the submittal screen.)
  • During the application process, you will be asked to identify the College Transfer and/or Career & Technical Education, OR a Cooperative and Innovative High Schools pathway in which you wish to participate. If you are unsure, you may save your application and return to it later.
  • You will not be able to submit an incomplete application.
  • You should arrange for official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended as well as required test scores to be sent to the appropriate community college admissions office.
  • If you have additional questions about the CCP program, please see your high school counselor or visit the NC Career & College Promise website (

Transcript Instructions

Submit all previous high school and college transcripts prior to your second semester of enrollment.

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

In order to send electronic transcripts, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled, or enrolled at the time of graduation, at a participating public high school in North Carolina.
  • Make sure you have entered the following information in the This is Me section of Your Profile:
    • First and Last name - This must match your NC SID name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NCWISE Student ID) - This can also be found on your report card.
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • My Account is connected to (the high school where you are currently enrolled, or were enrolled at the time of graduation)
If these conditions are met, you are ready to proceed to the Transcript Manager. A successfully requested transcript should be received by the college within 1-2 business days.

Important Announcement:

  • If you graduated in summer 2012 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript. Please note this is a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until NC DPI migrates historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

College of The Albemarle
PO Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC  27906-2327
Fax: (252) 335-2011
How to Use the College of The Albemarle Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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