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. 

Spring 2020 - Get to know COA online
With COVID-19 changing everyone’s spring plans, we are developing a dynamic slate of online events to help you get to know the college and our community from afar. Check out the schedule here . We’re also putting together a slate of new 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, including: 

  • Student Life Packet (due June 1, 2020)
  • Housing, meal plan, and emergency contact forms, (available March 5 on your applicant portal , due June 1, 2020)
  • Outdoor Orientation Program (OOPs) Packet Due to the current guidance around social and physical distancing, our week-long OOPs (Outdoor Orientation Program) trips will not be possible this fall, but we will be incorporating experiential and outdoor options into our on-campus orientation week.
  • International Student Pre-Arrival Guidebook * (will be updated soon)

*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 June 1, 2020 (extended deadline).
-Regular Decision transfer students reply form/deposit due by June 1, 2020 (extended deadline)
-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

  • 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. 
  • Join the COA Admitted Students Group on Facebook : it’s a great place to ask your questions and meet other admitted students. 
  • Feeling shy? You can ask questions anonymously on COA’s Tumblr
  • Join us for the Admitted Students’ Reception  on April 19. It’s all online this year, and you’ll hear from current faculty, staff, and students. 

Start planning for next year