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Are you a new student at Coastal Alabama?

Join us for a DIVE session and get prepared for the Fall semester. Our summer orientation sessions, known as DIVE, will give you valuable information and help prepare you to be a student with Coastal Alabama. Some of the beneficial information covered at orientation will include:

  • An introduction to college life
  • Financial Aid information
  • Navigating your student account
  • Overview of our online learning system Canvas
  • Introduction to student activities and clubs
  • Campus Safety
  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Assistance with course registration

How to sign up for DIVE?

  1. Apply for admissions
  2. Review the DIVE date and locations below
  3. Click on the link next to your preferred date and complete the online form to reserve your spot
  4. Check your email for a confirmation email

How to prepare for your DIVE Orientation Session: 

  1. Make sure you apply for admissions prior to your arrival
  2. If you did not provide a copy of your valid ID during the application process, email a copy to admissions@coastalalabama.edu or see admissions the day of your session.
  3. Request copies of all official transcripts be sent to Coastal Alabama (high school/GED and previous colleges, if applicable). Your transcripts should be official and final, meaning they include final grades, GPA, and graduation date.
  4. Send ACT scores to admissions@coastalalabama.edu; or schedule an Accuplacer placement test here
  5. Bring your student number and student email information with you to your session. You received this information via an email with the subject line: " Yourname, This is important!"

 

DIVE Dates

Date Time Campus Sign-Up
June 8 10:00 AM Brewton Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
June 9 10:00 AM Bay Minette Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
June 15 10:00 AM Thomasville Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
June 16 10:00 AM Monroeville Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
June 16 2:00 PM Fairhope Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
June 28 2:00 PM Gulf Shores Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
June 30 2:00 PM Atmore Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 12 2:00 PM Thomasville Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 13 2:00 PM Brewton Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 14 2:00 PM Bay Minette Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 19 10:00 AM Bay Minette Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 20 1:00 PM The Academy at the Fairhope Airport Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 21 10:00 AM Fairhope Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 21 2:00 PM Monroeville Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 26 1:00 PM Gilbertown Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed
July 28 10:00 AM Bay Minette Registration for this DIVE Session has Closed

 

How to attend a DIVE Orientation Session online:

Can’t make it to a campus for orientation? We have an online option as well. Here is how you can view the DIVE information online

*DIVE courses will not begin uploading to Canvas until after June 1st*

  1. If you have not already, complete the application for admission. Have your valid ID handy for upload during the application process.
  2. Request all final (includes final grades, GPA, and graduation date) official transcripts be sent to the Admissions office (High school/GED and all previously attended colleges, if applicable)
  3. Check your email address you provided during the application process in 24 to 48 hours. You will be sent an email detailing next steps, and a second email containing your Student number and your student email address.  All correspondence after this will be sent to your student email.
  4. Allow 5 to 7 business days, and a DIVE “course” will be uploaded to your CANVAS account.  Canvas is the online learning system for Coastal Alabama. You will access Canvas using your student email and password. 
  5. Complete the DIVE course, and earn at least an 80% on the course.
  6. Contact advising@coastalalabama.edu to set up an advising appointment to discuss academic and career goals, as well as map out your coursework for fall semester. 
  7. Register for classes via your OneACCS account.

If you have any problems accessing your Coastal Alabama Canvas account, please contact the Helpdesk, helpdesk@coastalalabama.edu or 251-580-4900.