New Student & Family Programs offers family orientation programming during all transfer and freshmen student orientations sessions. The family program is run concurrently with, but seperate from, the student schedule. During various presentations and programs, family members will learn more about all areas of their student's college experience.
Spending this time with us provides family members with a great opportunity to ask questions and truly understand Coastal Carolina University and their student’s college transition. Our family member programming is designed to be very informative, and we encourage all attendees to be present for the planned presentations and orientation events. Family members will receive a detailed schedule upon arrival.
Your Student's Next Steps
- Register for their session online:
Please note that the must pay the $100 enrollment deposit before your student can register for Orientation. The fee for the 2-Day Freshmen Orientation is $140 and the Transfer Orientation is $70. These fees allow each student to bring up to TWO guests with them to Orientation. A written confirmation will be mailed 7-10 business days after registration is received. Orientation Fees are Non-refundable.
- Placement Exams:
Foreign Language: All new freshmen students are required to take the online foreign language placement test at least TWO weeks prior to attending Orientation.
All Transfer students who have not taken a college level foreign language course are required to take the online foreign language placement test at least TWO weeks prior to attending Orientation.
Math Placement: All new freshmen students will be required to take the on-site COMPASS math placement exam during their Orientation session. Any transfer student who has not taken a college level math course will be required to take the on-site COMPASS math placement exam the evening BEFORE their Orientation or by scheduling a time with the Academic Testing Center prior to their Orientation date. Please note that a statistics course is not considered a math clas for placement purposes.
- Send their transcripts:
Most academic departments begin working on students' class schedules prior to Orientation. In order to assure that students are being placed in the correct courses it is important that all final transcripts are received prior to Orientation.
- Financial Aid Information:
Ensure that Financial Aid is in order prior to Orientation by following these helpful steps: Financial Aid Checklist.
- Traveling to Coastal:
Here are helpful directions and a campus map.
Summer Orientation Dates
- Freshmen Orientation Dates
- Transfer Orientation Dates
- Registration for Summer Orientation is now available.