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Enrollment Services

The mission of the Enrollment Services Division is to develop and implement strategies that ensure the opportunity for full participation of all students to attain access to, success in, and graduation from Coastal Carolina University.  As a provider of services to students, parents, faculty, and staff, the Enrollment Services Division seeks to expand, enhance, and improve the quality of its services.  Enrollment Services, through cooperation with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, works to support and recommend campus-wide policies, programming, instruction, and other activities for the benefit of prospective and current students.

The Enrollment Services Division consists of the following units:

  • Admissions recruits and counsels new students and administers admissions policies, processes and procedures.
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships oversees the awarding of institutional, state, federal and other forms of financial assistance.
  • Welcome Center provides introductory information about Coastal Carolina University, administers some admissions procedures, and offers campus tours.


  • Gregory Thornburg, Vice President
  • Amanda Craddock, Director of Admissions
  • Dawn Hitchcock, Interim Co-Director of Financial Aid
  • Mark Garrison, Senior Associate Director, Admissions Technology
  • Kenley Jones, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Recruitment
  • Cynthia Johnston, Senior Associate Director of Transfer & Non-Traditional Students
  • Caroline Madden, Senior Associate Director Financial Aid & Scholarships

Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions is responsible for marketing the University to its many student constituent groups and processing their applications to enroll new and returning students who seek to attend a comprehensive liberal arts institution.  Among its many student groups, the Office of Admissions recruits and enrolls traditional freshman, transfer, readmit, non-traditional, and graduate students.

The Office of Admissions seeks to enroll a talented student body from a variety of ethnic, economic and geographic backgrounds.  Among its functions, the Office of Admissions identifies prospective student markets, develops recruitment literature and methods of outreach to these markets, implements recruitment outreach and counseling to identified markets, receives and processes admissions applications electronically, evaluates application files and makes admissions decisions, corresponds with accepted applicants through matriculation, performs initial transfer assessment for academic credit, finalizes matriculant files for the Registrar, and evaluates residency status for all new and redamitted students.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is to support and assist the University in accomplishing its aspirations, specifically through the Enrollment Services Strategic Initiatives, while assisting students and parents in identifying possible sources of financial assistance in meeting the cost of education at Coastal Carolina University.

Financial aid available for Coastal students is derived from federal and state government sources such as scholarships, grants, work-study, loans and Veterans Educational Benefits.  Additional scholarships are provided by Coastal Carolina University, along with other funds available through private and public sources.

To determine whether or not a student is eligible for federal student financial aid programs, the student and his/her family must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year for priority consideration.  The University expects students and their families to share in the responsibility to meet the costs of college.


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Priority Admission Deadline:  December 1

Scholarship Priority Deadline:  January 1

Priority Deadline for Financial Aid:  March 1

Deadline for Academic Merit and Institutional Scholarships:  March 1

Enrollment Deposits Due for Freshmen:  May 1

Transfer Scholarship Deadline:  June 1


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