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International Transfer Admissions Process

Transfer applicants to Coastal Carolina University are students who are/were enrolled in an accredited international institution or regionally accredited U.S. college/university after completion of secondary school. Students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited international institution or regionally accredited U.S. college/university and are seeking to take undergraduate courses to complete a Bachelor's degree program, or pursue a second undergraduate degree are also considered to be a Transfer applicant.

Step 1: Complete Your CCU Application

    • A completed application
    • Payment of application fee
    • Official post-secondary school transcript(s)/certified English translations
    • Course-by-course with GPA professional credential evaluation 
    • Proof of English proficiency (if required)

Note: Because admission requirements are subject to change, applicants are considered for specific semesters only. If you do not complete your application for the original semester for which you applied, you must re-apply for the following semester, or subsequent semester of your choice. To request an application fee waiver, please contact

Step 2: Submit Post-Secondary Transcripts

Request that all official transcript(s), grade sheets, and degree certificates for each year from ALL university and/or institutions(s) attended be submitted either electronically or via post. An English translation must be included for all documents not written in English. If you need assistance translating your documents into English, we recommend using the American Translators Association to find a certified translator.

If any of your post-secondary schooling has taken place outside the USA, transcripts from foreign university and/or insitution(s) MUST 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 agencies.

Students who have completed fewer than 24 transferable credits of college-level work from an accredited international institution or regionally accredited U.S. college or university must also submit secondary school transcripts in their native language with a certified English translation. 

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Step 3: Submit Official Test Scores

All applicants who did not graduate from an official native English-speaking country will be required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency. International applicants whose native language is not English may be eligible for an exemption to this requirement. 
Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Coastal Carolina University to be considered official. The institutional code for Coastal Carolina University for SAT and TOEFL is 5837 and the ACT is 3843. There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination.
The Office of Admissions will use the highest test score from one test date. Photocopies or other duplication of scores are not acceptable. TOEFL/IELTS scores must not be more than two years old.

Learn more about submitting official test scores>>