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. 

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 will soon be your best friend!) and submit any other required forms, including (check back soon for the guide)

  • Student Life Packet (Available March 1, due May 1)
  • Housing, meal plan, and emergency contact forms, (available March 1 on your applicant portal , due May 1)
  • Outdoor Orientation Program (OOPs) Packet (Available March 1, due June 1) - note: To pay the OOPs program fee, you can either call the admission office (800-528-0025) to pay by credit card, use our online payment portal to make a one-time payment from a bank account, or send a check in the mail to Admission Office, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. 
  • International Student Pre-Arrival Guidebook  *(will be updated March 1)

*Reply Form and Deposit Deadlines:
-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. 

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