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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, e-mail transfer@coastal.edu, or find us on Facebook.

Transfer Admission Requirements

 

1. What do we look for in applicants?

A transfer applicant is an individual who has attended another regionally accredited college or university in any capacity after graduating from high school, regardless of whether any credits have actually been earned.

If you have earned at least 24 transferrable credits, you must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA (on a scale of 4.0) and be in good academic standing at the last institution you attended to be admitted to Coastal Carolina.

If you have earned less than 24 transferrable credits, you must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA (on a scale of 4.0), be in good academic standing at the last institution you attended, and meet the freshman admission requirements to be admitted to Coastal Carolina.

2. What are the deadlines?

    • Priority application deadline for the fall term:  July 1.
    • Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed only if space is available.  Applications will not be accepted after classes have started.
    • Priority deadline for scholarships:  acceptance by June 1.

3. What if I already have a two-year degree?

Transfer students accepted to the University with an earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution will have all core curriculum requirements waived.  Course prerequisites and minimum credit requirements for the awarding of degrees will still apply.

4. What if I already have a four-year degree?

Transfer students accepted to the University with an earned Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution will have all core curriculum requirements waived.  Course prerequisites and minimum credit requirements for the awarding of degrees will still apply.

5. What is the transfer student profile for fall 2012?

    • More than 2,000 applications for 800 spots.
    • Average GPA:  2.8.

Applying for Admission

 

1. 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.  Make sure you keep this information so you can check the status of your application.  You can also print out and complete the paper Undergraduate Admissions Application (PDF) or request a paper application by calling the Office of Admissions at 800-277-7000.  There is a non-refundable $45 application fee that must be paid before you can submit your application to the University. 

2. 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:

    • Completed application for undergraduate admission.*
    • Application fee ($45).
    • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.  You can use our Transcript Request Form .
    • Students who have less than 24 credits must also submit an official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

* 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 made.  The community standards review process supports the University's goal of maintaining a safe learning community.

 

After You've Applied

 

1. 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).

2. How do I check the status of my application?

Once you have applied, you can check the status of your application online and see what materials you may be missing.  To do so, log into WebAdvisor by using the username and password you received in a letter from the Office of Admissions after submitting your application.  Go to the Applicants menu and then choose "Application Status" under "Admission Information".  Please allow 10 days from the time you submitted your application to inquire about your application status.

3. Whom should I contact if I have questions?

You have a personal admission counselor who is available to assist with questions related to applying and enrolling.  To locate your counselor, go to the Meet Your Counselor page.  You can also call 800-277-7000, e-mail transfer@coastal.edu, or find us on Facebook.

 

Transferring Credits

 

1. How do I know if my credits transfer?

Approximately three weeks after you have been accepted, you will receive a transfer credit report in the mail.  The report will list all the courses that transfer to the University and the Coastal Carolina equivalent for each course.  It is up to your academc department to determine how your courses apply toward graduation.

2. What kinds of courses typically do not transfer to Coastal Carolina?

If a course does not transfer to the University, it is typically for one of the following reasons:

    • The course was not completed at a regionally accredited institution.
    • The grade earned was lower than a C-.
    • The course was developmental or technical in nature.
    • Coastal Carolina University does not offer a similar course or our course is offered at a higher level.

If you are still unsure as to why a course did not transfer, please contact a transfer counselor by calling 800-277-7000.

3. How many credits can I tansfer?

A maximum of 76 transferrable credits from any regionally accredited two-year college transfer program and a maximum of 90 transferable credits from any regionally accredited four-year college or university will be applicable towards a Coastal Carolina University degree.  Please consult the University Catalog for more information.

4. Does my GPA transfer?

Your GPA does not transfer to Coastal Carolina; only credits transfer.  However, your GPA will be considered in the admission process.

5. How can I see what credits transfer before I apply?

There are a number of resources available online to help you get an idea of which courses will transfer to the University before you apply.  These are also helpful in planning your program of study if you plan to transfer at a later date.

Transfer Course Equivalencies

Please use the following resource to search for courses that have tranferred to Coastal Carolina University from select colleges and universities.  If a course does not appear here, it does not necessarily mean it will not transfer to the University; it could mean that the course has not yet been evaluated.

Visit sctrac.org to create your student account and obtain comprehensive information about transferring to or from participating South Carolina colleges and universities.
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  • An online, real-time list of transfer course equivalencies for courses that have transferred to Coastal Carolina from select colleges and universities is also available.  If a course does not appear here, it does not necessarily mean it will not transfer to the University; it could mean that the course has not been evaluated yet.
  • Visit CollegeTransfer.net to search for course equivalencies and obtain general transfer information for all colleges and universities.

 

I'm Accepted!

 

1. 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 Guide you received with your acceptance letter:

2. 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.

3. How is my residency status determined for tuition and fee purposes?

The initial determination of your South Carolina residency for tuition and fee purposes is made at the time of your admission to the University.  Additional proof will be required if your status is deemed "uncertain".  For residency regulations, visit the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education's Website.  You may also view and download residency forms on our South Carolina Residency web page. 

4. What are the important dates and deadlines?

There are a number of key dates and deadlines you need to be aware of in relation to the enrollment process.  Visit the Web regularly for the latest updates related to tuition payment, the start of classes, Orientation sessions, etc.

  February

    • Make sure your FAFSA is completed.  The University typically begins awarding financial aid in late February.
    • Summer Orientation information is typically mailed in February.  Sessions fill early and Orientation is required for all new freshman and transfer students.

  March

    • The priority deadline for financial aid is March 1.
    • March 1 is also the deadline for applying for an institutional scholarship.

  May

  June

    • The priority deadline for transfer academic merit scholarships is June 1.

  July

    • July 1 is the priority admission deadline for transfer students.
    • Bills will be available online for students who have already attended Orientation.  Student Accounts offers information about payment deadlines.
    • Housing assignments will be available online a few weeks before the start of classes.

  August

5. Steps to Defer Your Admission

To defer your admission, click the following link and follow the instructions to complete, print, and send the form.

Request for Deferred Admission


Enrollment Timeline
Dec 1
Priority Admission Deadline
Jan 1
Scholarship Priority Deadline
Mar 1
Priority Deadline for Financial Aid
Mar 1
Deadline for Academic Merit and Institutional Scholarships
May 1
Enrollment Deposits Due for Freshmen
Jun 1
Transfer Scholarship Deadline

 

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