Frequently Asked Questions


Can I take classes online or face to face?

At COTC students have the flexibility to take classes face-to-face and online. 

Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate degree?

Students interested in continuing on to pursue a bachelor’s degree can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. COTC has several transfer agreements with four-year colleges.

Four-year colleges and universities often have opportunities for students to create a custom degree. Degrees that are custom are often referred to as interdisciplinary study.  

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college?

COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year.

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email

How do I schedule an appointment with a Gateway academic advisor to identify and map classes for a custom degree plan?

Students can reach a Gateway academic advisor by emailing or by calling any COTC campus location: 

  • Newark: 740.922.3666
  • Coshocton: 740.622.1408
  • Knox (Mount Vernon): 740.392.2526
  • Pataskala: 740.755.7090

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started.