Congratulations on your acceptance to Coastal Carolina University—and on your decision to make the Coastal Choice! We are very excited to welcome you to your new home. Listed below are the steps you need to take to ensure your acceptance stays in effect and you are ready to begin your first semester at the University. Additional information about enrollment is also available in the Enrollment Guide.
Step One: Make your enrollment deposit
The $100 enrollment deposit holds your place in the class. You must also make your deposit before you can apply for housing or sign up for an Orientation session. Enroll Now.
Note: You will need the username you rececived by letter after you applied to the University and the password you selected during set-up. If you have not set-up your password, go to http://www.coastal.edu/search/setup. If you have lost or misplaced this letter, please contact the Office of Admissions at 843-349-2290 or 843-349-2028 (M-F, 8:30 - 4:30).
Please make your enrollment deposit no later than May 1 if you are planning to attend for the fall semester. If you decide not to attend Coastal Carolina University and have paid your enrollment deposit, you may request a refund on your enrollment deposit by writing to the Vice President for Enrollment Services prior to the appropriate deadline for the term. No refunds will be honored after these deadlines:
- Fall Semester—May 1
- Spring Semester—December 15
To defer your admission, click the following link and follow the instructions to complete, print, and send the form.
Request for Deferred Admission
Step Two: Apply for housing
The $150 advance housing fee will reserve your space in campus housing. The priority deadline for completing the housing application for first-year students is June 1. All first and second-year students are required to live in campus housing unless they meet certain exemption criteria (see http://www.coastal.edu/housing/). To apply for campus housing, make your enrollment deposit and then submit your housing application.
Housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservations will be made until a completed application with the required $150 advance housing fee is paid online and the enrollment deposit has been received by the Office of Admissions. The $150 advance housing fee is non-refundable. After you submit your housing application, changes can only be made by calling University Housing, 843-349-6400.
Step Three: Register for Orientation
Orientation is required for all new freshman and transfer students. To register for an Orientation session, make your enrollment deposit and then submit your Orientation registration. Orientation fees are non-refundable.
Step Four: Return your immunization form
Every student entering a South Carolina college or university is required to provide an immunization record prior to enrollment. Please complete the Health History/Immunization Form and return it to Student Health Services or bring it with you to Orientation. The completed form is due by Aug. 1 for the fall term and by Dec. 15 for the spring term.
Step Five: Take your foreign language placement test
All new freshman students are required to take the online foreign language placement test at least two weeks prior to attending Orientation. All new transfer students who have not taken a college foreign language course are required to take the placement test. The tests (Spanish, French or German) are available at www.coastal.edu/lac/ptest.html.
Step Six: Submit final transcripts and test scores
To complete the enrollment process, submit your final high school and/or college transcripts to the Office of Admissions and any AP scores to the Office of the Registrar.
Step Seven: Pay your bill
Students who attend Orientation in June and July can view their bills on WebAdvisor the beginning of July. You can view the payment deadlines on the Office of Student Accounts Web site. For students who attend Orientation and register for classes after July, payment is due at the time of registration.
Step Eight: Ensure your legal presence is verified
By state law, to attend a public university in the State of South Carolina, a student must be a citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully present in the United States. Coastal Carolina is requiring the submission of a document that will support your compliance with the law.
In order to verify your citizenship, you are required to provide this information to the Office of Admissions. You can mail photocopies of these documents to the Office of Admissions in the enclosed postage paid envelope. These documents must be received in the Office of Admissions prior to the start of classes.
Students who are not verified as citizens during the Federal financial aid application (FAFSA) process must present proof of citizenship in the form of one of the following acceptable documents:
The University can accept photocopies of citizenship documents so long as we reserve the right to demand production of the certified original in the event we have any questions about whether the copy is true and accurate, or in the event any of the information on the copy is unreadable.
- Copy of the South Carolina driver's license if the student first became a licensed driver in the state after January 1, 2002, or a copy of a valid driver's license issued after January 1, 2002, from one of the following states (if your state is not on this list, it is not eligible): Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine (license issued after November 15, 2008), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin;
- Social Security Card;
- Current U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport that has not been expired more than 10 years;
- Certificate of Naturalization — (USCIS Form N-550 or N-570);
- U.S. government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
- Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561); or
- Permanent Resident/Green Card;
- Unexpired U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID Card (DOD DD-2).