Welcome to Coastal
We are very pleased that you will be joining us at Coastal Carolina University (Coastal)! We hope that you will find Coastal to be an enjoyable experience and a suitable choice for your studies.
The Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) will be your primary point of contact point during your time here. Our staff is here to assist you - Coastal’s undergraduate and graduate international students - through the visa and immigration process, as well as getting accustomed to life in South Carolina. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
By now, you should have received your acceptance packet from the University. If you have not received it, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and our office will track it down or send you a new packet.
Once you receive your packet, it is very important that you immediately read through all of the materials. The packet contains 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. Please ensure that your information on the I-20 or DS-2019 is accurate and start the visa application process as soon as possible. If it is incorrect, please let us know immediately.
We also strongly encourage you to start getting connected to CCU by accessing the following online pages:
- Pre-Arrival Checklist
- Office of International Programs and Services Facebook page
- CCU International Student Club Facebook page