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Office of International Programs & Services
Melissa Paschuck
+1 843-349-2053
melissa@coastal.edu

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Pre-Arrival Checklist

New incoming international students will need to do the following before arriving at Coastal Carolina University:

  1. ‌‌Secure your Enrollment
  2. Start the Visa Process
  3. Get Immunizations
  4. Purchase Health Insurance
  5. Send Travel Plans to OIPS
  6. Read What to Expect & What to Bring
Secure your Enrollment. 

After you have been accepted to Coastal Carolina University, you will need to secure your enrollment.  Enrollment is quick and easy and you can do everything online. To secure your enrollment, you need to take the following steps:

Start the Visa Process.

In your acceptance package, you will find your acceptance letter, information on how to access your Coastal e-mail, an enrollment guide that explains how to apply for housing on campus and more, and a letter from OIPS with your I-20 or DS-2019 attached. As an international student wanting to enter the United States, you will need to apply for a visa at the American embassy or consulate nearest you. For more information about the visa process, visit our Visas & Immigration page.

Get Immunizations, if Needed.

Every student attending Coastal Carolina University is required to meet the University's Immunization Requirements prior to registration, and submit a copy of their immunization record to student health services prior to enrollment.  Click here for complete information.

Required Immunizations:

  • M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • (2 doses required at least 28 days apart for students born  1957 or later and all health sciences students)
    • dose given at age 12 months or later
    • dose given at least 28 days after first dose.
  • Tuberculin skin test (PPD or Mantoux) within the past 12 months (international students from high risk countries). If there is a history of a positive skin test, a chest  X-ray is required.
  • Residence hall students under 25 years of age must provide proof of meningococcal vaccine or sign the waiver/declination on the University Health History and Immunization Form.
  • Tetanus (DTap, DTP, DT, Td or Tdap) vaccination within the last ten years.

Recommended Immunizations:

  • Tuberculin skin test (PPD)
  • Hepatitis A (2 doses)
  • Hepatitis B (3 doses)
  • Varicella (chicken pox) - (2 doses)
  • Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) (3 doses)
  • Influenza (flu)
Purchase Health Insurance.

Health insurance is required for all international students per Coastal Carolina University and U.S. government regulations. The minimum insurance requirements vary depending on if you are a J1 or F1 status international student.  J1 students are in the United States for an exchange program and are generally here from one semester to a year.  F1 students have chosen Coastal Carolina University as their school of choice, and are degree-seeking. For complete information, click here

Send your Travel Plans to the Office of International Programs & Services (OIPS).

For students arriving for Fall 2013 semester into Myrtle Beach International Airport (Airport Code: MYR), we will arrange for someone to meet you at the airport and take you to campus. We can only guarantee pick-up from the airport to campus for flights arriving at Myrtle Beach International. For more detailed information about traveling to Coastal, click here.

Please send the following information as soon as you make your travel plans to Melissa Paschuck at melissa@coastal.edu:

  • Arrival airport
  • Departure City
  • Name of Airline
  • Flight Number
  • Date and time of arrival

For example, you might be flying into MYR on Delta Airlines, Flight number DL5211 from Atlanta, arriving at 6:53pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Read the sections What to Expect & What to Bring.

These sections will help you to understand what you will need to bring with you as well as provide answers to many of the questions students have prior to coming to Coastal Carolina Universtiy.