Admission Events


Admitted student reception

April 12-13, 2015
Admitted students and their families are invited to attend our admitted student reception.

While you're here you'll have the opportunity to attend classes and talk with faculty, staff, and students. You'll also connect with other admitted students, and participate in a short field trip to get to know the area. More information can be found in the admitted student materials.

RSVP by April 6: call the admission office at 800-528-0025 or email Donna McFarland, Associate Director of Admission and Student Services, at

Remember to let us know your choice of a Sunday field trip, your dietary preferences and restrictions, the names of those accompanying you, and whether you would like to meet with the Director of Financial Aid to review your aid package.

Fall open house

October 12-13, 2015
For High School Juniors & Seniors and Transfer Students
Parents are welcome at this event.

College of the Atlantic invites you and your parents to an informative and enjoyable visit to campus. You will have the opportunity to tour the campus, to sit in on classes, eat in the dining halls and speak with faculty and students about the college. This program is designed to offer prospective students a comprehensive view of COA's unique learning environment. Admission interviews will be offered during your visit.

A tentative schedule of events can be found here. A more detailed schedule will be given when students and families arrive to campus.

A listing of motels and hotels is available here.

RSVP to or give us a call at 207-288-5015 or 800-528-0025 by Monday, October 5th.

Presidential Scholars Fall Fly-In Program: October 2015

We invite you to apply to become part of COA's Presidential Scholars Fall Fly-In Program, a four-day visit to the college where you will see for yourself how a COA education works. If selected for this program, we will cover the cost of your trip to the college and provide meals and housing while you are on campus.
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for college counselors

Counselor Visit

Interested in visiting to find out what types of students come to COA? We have a summer event for college counselors. For more information check out:

Counselor Getaway

If you going to be in the Bar Harbor area and you'd like to drop by, send us an email ( or give us a call. We can schedule you a tour with a current student and answer any questions you may have.

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