Four-Year Transfer

Save thousands of dollars. Improve your chances for admission and scholarships to your dream school. Learn from excellent, passionate professors. Discover your academic passion. Get a head start on your career. Whatever your motivations, launching your four-year degree journey at College of The Albemarle will transform your future.

Save Thousands on College

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Given the rising costs of college, starting your four-year journey at COA can help you save tens of thousands of dollars in costs, minimizing the burden of costly student loans.

On average, students who earn two-year degrees at COA before transferring save $30,000 compared to students who attend NC public institutions, and that number rises to as high as $70,000 compared to those who attend private and out-of-state schools.

Save $30K-$70K

on college, depending on your four-year institution

Graduate from Your Dream School

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Not only are College Transfer courses at COA guaranteed to transfer to any North Carolina state institution, starting at COA can help improve your GPA and strengthen your chances for admission and even scholarships to your dream school.

What colleges are on your wish list? If you’ve removed any because of costs or academic standards, add them back to the list and let COA help you prepare for admission!

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Yale University
  • Meredith College
  • UNC Wilmington
  • Regent University
  • Liberty University
  • East Carolina University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Mid-Atlantic Christian University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A Head Start for High-Schoolers

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Through COA’s Career and College Promise programs – dual enrollment, for short – college-ready high school juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA can earn 30+ hours of college credit, tuition free.

Lay the foundation for a four-year degree with courses in the Arts and Sciences, or get a head start on your career with dual-enrollment pathways in a number of career-focused programs at COA.

30 Free

Credit Hours or More

  • Associate in Arts
  • Nursing
  • Associate in Fine Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Drafting
  • Machining
  • EMS
  • Electrical Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Welding
  • See complete list below!

A Strong Foundation

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We sometimes hear people say community colleges are for weaker students, while stronger students begin at four-year institutions. The numbers, though, prove just the opposite.

Thanks to a strong foundation with excellent, involved professors, COA students who earn two-year degrees before transferring actually outperform juniors who began at their four-year institutions. Beginning your journey at COA doesn’t set you back, it puts you ahead of the crowd.


Junior GPA of students who earn an associate degree at COA before transferring



GPA of students who start at a four-year institution

Expert Teachers Who Really Care

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Many students who attend four-year institutions spend two years learning from graduate teaching assistants in huge auditoriums with crowds of students.

At COA you will enjoy close, personal attention from professors who are not only experts in their fields, but who genuinely care about helping you uncover your potential and discover your purpose.


average class size


of college transfer classes are taught by teachers who have master's or doctorate degrees

COA Transfer and Dual Enrollment Programs

Four-Year Transfer Programs

Four-Year Transfer Programs

  • Associate in Arts 
  • Associate in Engineering 
  • Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre 
  • Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts 
  • Associate Degree Nursing 
  • Associate in Science 
Dual Enrollment Pathway Programs

Dual Enrollment

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Engineering
  • Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Aviation Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer Integrated Machining
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • General Business Administration
  • Global Business
  • Health & Fitness Science
  • Healthcare IT Foundations
  • Human Services
  • HVAC Technology
  • Information Technology: Computer Programing
  • Information Technology: Workplace IT Professional
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Office Administration: Patient Representative
  • Nurse Aide
  • Phlebotomy
  • Welding Technology

* All programs endorsed by NC Articulation and/or Other Transfer Agreements

* All programs endorsed by NC Articulation and/or Other Transfer Agreements

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