Without a spark of curiosity, the drive for meaning and purpose, and a social and physical environment conducive to sustained attention, learning can be challenging, if not impossible. With financial support, encouragement from loved ones, peer connections, your own academic interest, and intentionality, earning your degree at COA can be a joy! Various members of the COA community are here to work with you interdependently to help you hone the self-knowledge, skills, and metacognitive capacities to grow in the ways that matter most to you.