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International Graduate Admissions Process

International Graduate applicants have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree at a regionally-accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent at an institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in their country.

Step 1: Review your academic department’s admission deadlines and requirements.

Step 2: Apply Online and pay the application fee.

Step 3: Request post-secondary transcripts required by your program.

Request that all post-secondary institutions you attended AFTER high school upload transcripts and any diplomas or certificates HERE.

Official documents should be submitted in the original language(s) AND with an official English translation if not in English. If you need assistance translating your documents, resources can be found at American Translators Association

ALL international transcripts should be evaluated by an external credential evaluation company. Please request a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation. Coastal Carolina University will accept evaluations from ANY NACES or AICE member agency. We do not recommend any one evaluation company over another. 

The following companies offer special pricing for Coastal Carolina University applicants.

IEE - International Education Evaluation

JS&A - Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants



Step 4: Meet English Proficiency Guidelines.

I am from an approved, English-speaking country and attended post-secondary school in an approved, English-speaking country. To complete my application...

I do not need to provide any additional English Proficiency test scores. 

I have attended post-secondary school in the US. To complete my application... 

I must have at least a "C" in a transferrable English composition course equivalent to 3 credit hours AND at least a total of 24 transferrable credit hours.

I have attended only international post-secondary institutions. To complete my application...

English test scores meeting guidelines for proficiency should be sent directly to Coastal Carolina University from the testing agency or the school.

The institutional code for the TOEFL is 5837. When taking the IELTS or DUOLINGO ENGLISH TEST, request that Coastal Carolina University receive your scores. Scores must be within two years of the application date.

When you fill out the graduate application, you will be asked which test you took and the date taken. If you have not completed the test when you apply, you will have the opportunity to provide this information later.

Step 5: Submit required test scores.

If the program you are applying to requires a standardized test, such as the GRE, GMAT, or MAT, official test scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing service. Coastal Carolina University's institutional code is 5837. On the graduate application, you will be asked to provide the name of the test and the date taken. If you have not yet taken the test, you can indicate that on the application.

Institutions can send official transcripts via regular mail to:

College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Coastal Carolina University

P.O. Box 261954

Conway, SC 29526

Institutions can send official electronic transcripts via email to:


Step 6: Provide other supporting documents.

Supporting documents such as resumes, goal statements or writing samples can be uploaded during the application process. All common file formats are allowed (e.g., doc., docx., and pdf.). Once you've submitted your application, you can upload additional documents later, if desired. An automated email will provide instructions for you to upload to a secure site. If you have questions about sending supporting documents, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at +1-843-349-2394 or

Please DO NOT send supporting documents to this email. It is for questions only.


Step 7: Upload a copy of the photo page of your passport.

You can upload the copy HERE