By choosing COA, you’re choosing a different kind of education—an education that’s engaged in the world and completely shaped by your interests and passions. 

Get to know COA online
We will be developing a dynamic slate of online events to help you get to know the college and our community from afar. Check out our online events here. We’ve put together a slate of  video tours  so you can get to know our campus and the area from afar. 

Make it official

We want you to come to COA and we’re pretty darn sure the feeling’s mutual. Please read the enrollment checklist  carefully and when you’re ready to commit, take these important next steps by the indicated deadlines: 

  • Fill out the reply form on your applicant portal , letting us know you’ll join us at COA. Be sure to submit this form by the deadline!*
  • Pay your enrollment deposit. Once you submit the reply form, you’ll be able to pay online through your applicant portal using either a credit card or bank account information. 

Next steps

Please read through our guide for what’s next (this helpful packet of information is coming soon, and will likely be your new best friend!) and submit any other required forms. The forms will be available in March, and include:

  • Student life packet 
  • Housing application, housing contract, meal plan selection, student support, and emergency contact forms can be found on your applicant portal 
  • Outdoor Orientation Programs (OOPs) packet, you can also submit your registration and fee online
  • International student pre-arrival guidebook 

Early Decision I reply form/deposit due January 10.
Early Decision II reply form/deposit due February 15.
Regular Decision first-year students reply form/deposit due by May 1.
Regular Decision transfer students reply form/deposit due by May 15.
Winter Term reply form/deposit due December 1 (November 15 for international students).
Spring Term reply form/deposit due by March 1. 

Connect with admission and financial aid staff

Ask all your questions

  • Follow our admitted students Instagram page @coa.admitted.students to stay up to date, see what’s happening on campus, and connect with your classmates.
  • Join us for a series of online eventsconnect with COA faculty, staff, and students in a series of Zoom sessions to help you get to know campus from afar.
  • You can ask questions anonymously on COA’s Tumblr
  • Join us for the Admitted Student Reception  on April 16-17. We plan to host this as in-person event. 

Start planning for next year

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