Special Programs

Special Programs

Accelerated Degree Programs

Coastal Carolina University offers accelerated degree programs to help students earn a bachelor's and/or master's degree in a shorter amount of time ‌than ‌they would if they were enrolled in traditional college programs.

  • The Degree in Three program is an accelerated undergraduate program, where students can receive their bachelor's degree in three years by completing an accelerated program that includes summer classes.  Learn more »
  • The Get More in Four program is a combined four-year bachelor's degree and master's degree program in which students will complete the bachelor's Degree in Three program and a one-year master's program.  Learn more »

Bridge Program

The Bridge Program is a comprehensive, rigorous, residential program that provides an opportunity for participants to improve their academic skills and meet the admission requirements of Coastal Carolina University. Jointly administered by Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College, the program provides support for the transition from high school to college and places primary emphasis on engaged learning in an active community of teacher-scholars and students. Students are invited to participate in this program based on their SAT/ACT and high school GPA.  Learn more »

CEaL Program

The Coastal Excellence and Leadership (CEaL) Program at Coastal Carolina University grants conditional admission to some students who fall just below the University's admission requirements. Admission to the CEaL program is by invitation only to a select group of students who have demonstrated academic potential through their hard work in high school classrooms. Students in the CEaL program must participate in and successfully complete a rigorous first semester program.  Learn more »


Daphne Holland, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost of Student Success Initiatives
Kearns Hall 105