Welcome to the COA application for undergraduate admission


Your application will be considered complete when we have the following:

  • A completed application form and $50 fee
  • At least two teacher recommendations
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Counselor recommendation (first year students only)

Returning users:

Log in to continue an application

First-time users:

Create an account to start a new application.


Each application is reviewed holistically by several members of our admission committee,
which includes faculty, current students, and admission staff. We are specifically looking for
evidence of:

  • Strong academic preparation and achievement
  • Intellectual curiosity and a love of learning
  • Desire to be part of a small college community with a focus on human ecology
  • A tendency to seek out intellectual and personal challenges
  • Ability to thrive in a self-directed environment