New and Enrolled Coastal Carolina University Students
As a student who is about to, or has recently graduated high school, there are a number of things you can do to aid your progress in the Degree in Three program at Coastal Carolina University. Use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need.
- SAT/ACT Scores
- High School Transcript
In order to be admitted to the Degree in Three program you must also be admitted to Coastal Carolina University. If you have already been admitted to Coastal Carolina University please skip to the next section.
Otherwise, you can begin your application to Coastal Carolina University by clicking here: https://www.gocoastalnow.org/web/. As a component of the admissions process you will be asked to furnish high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. For more information on ordering your test scores click the link below.
- SAT - http://sat.collegeboard.org/scores/send-sat-scores
- ACT - http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/
Admission to the Degree in Three program begins by scheduling an appointment with a Degree in Three program coordinator. Appointments can be scheduled through the "Contact a Program Coordinator" tab.
It is important to understand that all program participants are required to complete the same number of credits as all other students graduating from Coastal Carolina.
For this reason it is highly advantageous for program participants to enter college with as many credits as possible. College credit can be earned while still in high school through a variety of methods including those listed below.
When sitting for exams students are asked to select the school(s) they wish to receive their scores. It is important that you select Coastal Carolina University so that we are able to evaluate your exam scores and provide college credit based on your results.
- Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
If you need to have your scores sent to Coastal Carolina you can find more information on ordering at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/scores/online-score-students.
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams
If you need to have your scores sent to Coastal Carolina you can find more information on ordering at http://www.ibo.org/informationfor/alumni/transcripts/.
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams
If you need to have your CLEP scores sent to Coastal Carolina you can find more information on ordering at http://clep.collegeboard.org/about/score.
- Dual Enrollment Credit
High school students taking coursework at a college will have their college credit recorded at that institution. In order to receive credit at Coastal Carolina University you will need to have a transcript sent and evaluated. Contact the Office of the Registrar at that institution to have your transcript sent to:
Coastal Carolina University
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29526
In order to officially be admitted into one of the 17 arranged programs, students will typically meet the following minimum criteria (some programs require additional criteria for admission):
Cumulative High School GPA of 3.5 or higher
SAT Math & Critical Reading combined score of 1100 or higher, or
ACT composite score of 24 or higher
NOTE: TOEFL exam scores can be accepted in lieu of the SAT/ACT requirement. The recommended score is 71. Students that do not meet the above criteria may apply and program coordiantors have the authority to modify or waive any of these requirements at their discretion.
The Degree in Three program is an accelerated program of study, therefore it is important that you speak with an program coordiantor prior to making any registration decisions. You can schedule an appointment with a Degree in Three program coordinator by clicking the "Contact a Program Coordinator" link in the navigation bar.
Major not yet listed through the Degree in Three?
Students majoring in fields of study not offered through the Degree in Three program are still eligible for the Trustee Award. Any student not enrolled in the Degree in Three program that is planning on completing their degree in three years should speak with their college-level program coordinator about enrolling to receive the Trustee Award. More information regarding the Trustee Award including contact information for the college-level program coordinators can be found on the "Trustee Award" tab.