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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 or e-mail admissions@coastal.edu.

Re-Admit Students

1. What is a re-admit student?

A re-admit student is someone who was enrolled at Coastal Carolina University as a degree-seeking student and missed a major term (fall or spring semester).

2. How do I apply for re-admission?

You should submit the online Readmission application* along with the $15 application fee.  You should also submit an official transcript for any institution that you attended after leaving Coastal Carolina University.  Re-admission to the University and to the program in which you were previously enrolled is not automatic.

* As part of the application, all applicants are required to submit complete responses to a series of community standards questions.  Applicants must satisfy the community standards portion of the application before the application file is reviewed or an admission decision is made.  The community standards review process supports the University's goal of maintaining a safe learning community.

3. What do I do if I was suspended?

Students who are seeking readmission after indefinite suspension must seek readmission through the Academic Suspension Petitions Committee.  Students who desire to return after indefinite suspension must complete the Academic Suspension Appeal Form and return it to the Office of the Dean for the respective college (form is available through the Deans' Offices).  Should permission be granted, then the student must complete and submit the Readmission/Non-Degree Application along with the $15 nonrefundable application fee.

4. How do I register for classes?

After you have been re-admitted to the University, you should schedule an appointment with your advisor.  You can then register for classes online through WebAdvisor.  If you have changed majors, you may need to contact your new department office about advisement.  College and department contact information is available at www.coastal.edu.

5. Am I meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes?

All students receiving Title IV Federal aid and some forms of private aid are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. A student's status is calculated based on the cumulative grade point average and percentage of attempted courses that have been successfully completed. To determine if you are meeting these requirements, log into WebAdvisor and choose the link, "Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Results," listed under the Financial Aid banner. If your status is unsatisfactory, contact the financial aid office for further instructions. Students who have attempted at least four semesters of enrollment at CCU are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for Title IV Federal aid.

6. Whom should I contact if I have questions?

Please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-277-7000 or admissions@coastal.edu.

Non-Degree Students

1. What is a non-degree student?

A non-degree student is someone who is taking classes at the University but not pursuing a baccalaureate degree.  You may earn up to 18 credit hours as a non-degree student.  Non-degree student categories are listed below, but the University reserves the right to determine the proper category of admission.

2. How do I apply for admission as a non-degree student?

You should submit the online Non-Degree Student application* along with the $45 application fee.  You must also submit official transcripts from all previous institutions.  Applications must be approved before the first day of the semester.  Enrollment will not be permitted after classes are in session.

* As part of the application, all applicants are required to submit complete responses to a series of community standards questions.  Applicants must satisfy the community standards portion of the application before the application file is reviewed or an admission decision is made.  The community standards review process supports the University's goal of maintaining a safe learning community.

3. Are non-degree students eligible for financial aid?

No, students in a non-degree classification are not eligible for financial aid.

4. How do I register for classes?

To register, non-degree students may go to the Office of the Registrar in Singleton Hall or register online through WebAdvisor.

5. Whom should I contact if I have questions?

Please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-277-7000 or admissions@coastal.edu.

Transient (Visiting) Students

1. What is a visiting student?

Transient (visiting) students are students who wish to take courses at Coastal Carolina University while regularly enrolled in another "home" institution.  The student is responsible for securing approval from the academic dean or registrar at the "home" institution to ensure that the courses will transfer back to that institution.  Transient students are eligible to apply for on-campus housing during the summer sessions only.

Adult Learners

1. What is an adult learner?

Adult learners are non-degree-seeking applicants who seek to enroll in courses for personal or professional enhancement and who are at least 22 years old.  Adult learner applicants must provide transcripts from all previously attended institutions along with the Non-Degree Student application.  At the completion of 18 credit hours in non-degree status, non-degree students must apply for degree-seeking status.

Pre-College High School Students

1. What is a pre-college high school student?

High achieving rising high school seniors may be eligible to begin college studies, on a course availability basis, while concurrently enrolled in high school.  Pre-college applicants must provide a high school transcript with a minimum B+ average through the junior year in a college preparatory program and acceptable PSAT, SAT or ACT scores, along with a letter of recommendation of a high school counselor or principal.

Senior Citizens

1. Can I attend classes as a senior citizen?

Senior Citizens (age 60 or older) who are residents of South Carolina and who are not employed full-time may be eligible to attend classes on a space availability basis without the payment of tuition (excludes required course fees) provided the applicant meets the regular admission requirements and other standards of the University.  Senior citizens must complete either the Non-Degree Student application or Freshman or Transfer application, depending on the status of enrollment that is desired.  In addition, the Free Tuition Application for Senior Citizens must be completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions.  Senior citizens may register for classes under the free tuition provision the day prior to the first day of classes for the current term.