Thank you for choosing Coastal Carolina University! We welcome your application for admission and look forward to assisting you throughout the admission process. Below is more information about admission and enrollment and the services we offer to help you complete your application and make a successful transition to the University. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-277-7000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or find us on Facebook.
- What do we look for in applicants?
Applicants from countries other than the United States must meet the same admission requirements as domestic applicants (see the freshman and/or transfer admission pages). An additional form is needed to verify that you have the financial resources that will enable you to study in the U.S. If your first language is not English, you will also need to complete the TOEFL exam.
- What are the deadlines?
The completed application must be received by July 1 for the fall term and November 15 for the spring term. Applications received after these deadlines will be reviewed for the following semester.
Applying for Admission
- How do I apply for admission?
We strongly encourage you to apply for admission online. You will need to create an account and select a username and password. You can also print out and complete the paper application or request a paper application by calling the Office of Admissions at 800-277-7000. There is a $45 application fee that must be paid before you can submit your application to the University.
- What materials or documents do I need to send?
The following materials must be received in the Office of Admissions before your application will be reviewed:
* As part of the application, all applicants are required to submit complete responses to a series of community standards questions in Item 24. Applicants must satisfy the community standards portion of the application before the application file is reviewed or an admission decision made. The community standards review process supports the University's goal of maintaining a safe learning community.
- What standardized test should I take?
If your first language is English, you are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. If your first language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language System (IELTS) Exam. The minimum score for admission on the TOEFL is 527 on the paper-based test (PBT), 197 on the computer-based test (CBT), or 71 on the Internet-based test (IBT). The minimum score for admission on the IELTS exam is a 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.0.
- How do I submit my transcripts if I have attended an international university?
If you have previously attended a university outside of the United States, you must submit a professional course-by-course credential evaluation of all international university coursework completed through AACRAO International Education Services or from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Credit from foreign colleges/universities is reviewed by the International Programs Office in coordination with the dean of the student's major and the dean of the each course in review.
After You've Applied
- When will I get a decision?
Applications are reviewed and decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students typically receive information about their admission status approximately three weeks after all materials are received in the Office of Admissions (application, fee, transcripts, and test scores).
- Whom should I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions related to applying and enrolling, please contact Cynthia Johnston in the Office of Admissions at email@example.com, or 843-349-2023. If you have questions about student visas, travel, employment, etc., please contact the Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-349-2684. You can also find us on Facebook.
- Once I've been accepted, how do I enroll?
First of all, welcome! We are excited that you will be joining us! Enrollment is quick and easy and you can do everything online. Here are the main steps in the enrollment process but more detailed information is available in the Enrollment Handbook you received with your acceptance letter:
- What do I need to do to make sure my acceptance stays in effect?
After you have paid your enrollment deposit and reserved housing and Orientation, there are some additional steps you need to complete to ensure your enrollment stays in effect and to get ready for your first semester such as returning your immunization form, submitting your final transcript, etc. Complete information and a detailed list of these steps is available online.
- How do I obtain a student visa?
An I-20 immigration document, issued to degree-seeking students at the time of acceptance is the document that allows students to stay in the U.S. for the length of their academic program. This form is taken to the American Consulate or Embassy in the student's home country for F-1 visa to be issued. The U.S. Embassy or Consulate makes the final decision of visa approval. Additional information is available on the Office of International Programs Web site.