F20 Student Life online

As always, student life is here for you… even online.  We look forward to connecting.

Student life staff will have their virtual doors open for drop in or planned meetings. The easiest way to contact us will be through email and Google Hangouts chat, which you can access right through you COA Gmail. Feel free to “knock” if you see our status as “online”.  Please contact any member of the student life staff with questions you have during the term.

We are also still responding to the Student Life Emergency Line at 207-266-5890

Counseling services 

COA counseling services have been moved to an online telehealth platform called Doxy.me.
There are licensing restrictions that will not allow our counselors to practice across state lines, so they will be providing counseling services, at this point only to those students who physically reside in Maine. There are many counseling regulations to be mindful of and while some regulations have been relaxed due to COVID-19, others have not. Information is coming in phases regarding the delivery of counseling services and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Online scheduling

For students who are currently living in Maine, you will be signing up for counseling services through schedulicity the same way you always have, however please note:

  • Type in your COA email address and your phone number as both will be needed by your counselor
  • The individual counseling sessions have been changed to one hour in order to accommodate any lag time between sessions
  • There will be no student copay for the Spring 2020 term.
  • Each student must fill out a “Telehealth Consent” form and the “COA Emergency Contact Release for Mental Health” and return it to Barbara Conry prior to the start of your counseling appointment in order for your scheduled appointment to take place.
  • Release Form for Mental Health Services
  • Telehealth Services Consent Form
  • Doxy.me is user friendly. Your counselor will be emailing you a Doxy.me link. Once you click on the link, there will be a few easy to follow steps. Your counselor will call you if they do not see you in their virtual waiting room, at the time of your appointment

For all students who are currently living outside of Maine, who may need to seek counseling services, we encourage you too: reconnect with a previous provider or contact your family physician for a recommendation. A local or statewide google search is another option, as many therapist due to the coronavirus are moving their private practices to an online Telehealth platform. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions contact Barbara Conry

COA student health plan

Insurance coverage regarding COVID-19 is as follows:

  • Covid-19 testing will be covered at 100%, as it is considered preventative under your current health policy.
  • Coronavirus treatment will be covered by your student health insurance plan, as any other health issue would be. Please review your 2019-2020 student health insurance plan and the Summary of Benefits and Coverage, which can be found in your student portal under Health and Wellness.
International Accommodations    

During these difficult times with COVID-19, NGL/Wellfleet, the health insurance company, has lifted the exclusion prohibiting coverage for medical visits while students are in their home country.

  • Medical visits while in your home country will be covered at the same “in network” manner you experience in the US under your current student health insurance plan. More detailed information, along with how to submit your claims will follow shortly.

Online scheduling

Time management and study skills

Study Skills and Time Management with Liz Rabasca can be scheduled in Schedulicity . Please note the following:

  • Liz will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00pm - 5:30pm, with each appointment being 30 minutes.
  • When scheduling your appointment please include your email address and phone number.
  • Liz will contact students for appointments through “Google meet” so be looking for her invite in your email.
Wellness

Weekly hatha yoga with Heather Murray will be available for Spring term. Find the link to the weekly video in this Google doc

Mahandeva is also offering a weekly kundalini yoga video.  Here is the folder where the videos are stored. 

Dennis Kiley is offering a series of short guided meditations.  Find them in this YouTube playlist. 

Note: you must be logged into your COA Google account to view.

International student services
  • US regulations for F-1 students regarding online coursework have been lifted in response to COVID-19. You can maintain your status by enrolling in a full course load (three credits) during spring term and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
  • OPT and CPT applications can still be processed
  • Travel signatures for I-20s can be arranged
  • For inquiries, requests, or concerns contact Dianne at dclendaniel@coa.edu
  • Please look for emails from ISS office for registration information and updates!