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International Freshman Applicants 

Students who submit a complete freshman application file (including the application/application feeofficial transcript(s), and official test scores) to Coastal Carolina University by the admission deadline will be reviewed for admission. 

  • Completion of 12 years of secondary education or equivalent, or in the progress of completing the last year of secondary education.
  • A minimum cumulative average* of B on completed coursework.
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement

*Students are strongly encouraged, but not required to take the SAT or ACTHowever, official test scores received from the SAT, ACT, and any other tests found in the English Language Proficiency Requirements are used when considering students for scholarship awards. 


International Transfer Applicants

Students who submit a complete transfer application file (including the application/application feeofficial college transcript(s)college transcript translation, and official test scores) to Coastal Carolina University by the admission deadline will be reviewed for admission. Official transcripts and related documents must be received from all previously attended institutions.

  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative collegiate GPA or a "C" average in at least two full-time semesters (24 semester credits) or its equivalent. *Students with less than one year of full-time, university-level education outside the U.S. at a non-U.S. accredited insitution must also meet the admission criteria for International Freshman Applicants.
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement

International Graduate Applicants

Graduate and professional programs have individual admissions process and requirements. International graduate students should contact their chosen graduate program to learn about their application and admission requirements. For a listing of all the graduate and professional programs offered by Coastal Carolina University, please visit Graduate & Professional ProgramsGraduate admission criteria are established both by the Graduate School and by the graduate program of study.

The minimum academic criteria for graduate admission include:

  • Earned a degree of 4 or more years that is equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor degree, or higher degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.
  • Earned a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) equivalent to or higher than the minimum for your chosen graduate program criteria.
  • Evidence of satisfactory English Proficiency Requirement as required by your graduate program.

Graduate applications are processed through the combined efforts of the Office of International Admissions and the individual colleges and departments. The Office of International Admissions is primarily responsible for evaluating foreign credentials for the graduate departments. Individual admissions decisions are however, the sole responsibility of the graduate department to which the student has applied.