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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.

1.  Apply to Coastal Carolina University

  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • High School Transcript

2.  College credits earned in high school

3.  Schedule an appointment with a Degree in Three program coordinator

Apply to Coastal Carolina University

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.

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.

 

College credits earned in high school

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

 

Schedule an appointment with a Degree in Three program coordinator to begin the application process

In order to officially be admitted into one of the 16 arranged programs, students must 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

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.