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. For Spantran evaluations, you must complete this FORM.
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...
Be sure to request English Proficiency test sores be sent directly from the testing agency to Coastal Carolina University.
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.
Because many testing centers are closed during the COVID-19 event, all CCU graduate programs have waived standardized testing requirements (GRE/GMAT/MAT) for applications for Summer and Fall 2020 admission.
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.
College of Graduate Studies and Research
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29526
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.