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College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

College of the Atlantic Academics

College of the Atlantic requires a minimum of 36 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. College of the Atlantic accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, College of the Atlantic does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 58% of students who start college at College of the Atlantic finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

College of the Atlantic true.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: College of the Atlantic may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At College of the Atlantic?

College of the Atlantic has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with College of the Atlantic directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at College of the Atlantic

When choosing a major, College of the Atlantic students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at College of the Atlantic.College of the Atlantic allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Frequently Asked Questions About College of the Atlantic

Does College of the Atlantic Offer Learning Disability Services?

🟨 Check with College of the Atlantic directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does College of the Atlantic Have An Online Program?

❌ College of the Atlantic false or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does College of the Atlantic Offer AP Credit?

✅ College of the Atlantic true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does College of the Atlantic Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at College of the Atlantic, check with the school directly.

Does College of the Atlantic Require Internships?

✅ College of the Atlantic requires an internship for all students.

Internships can help students gain hands on work experience for their resume, network, and explore career paths without committing to one path. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic Library

The main library on campus is the Thorndike Library.

Dual Degree Programs at College of the Atlantic

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

College of the Atlantic does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does College of the Atlantic have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

College of the Atlantic does not have any ROTC programs.

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College of the Atlantic Majors & Subject Areas

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Campus Setting

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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