Transferring Credits

Transferring Credits to CCU

How do I know if my credits will transfer?

You can view your preliminary Transfer Summary Report in the Self-Service student portal approximately five days after you are accepted. The report will list all the courses that transfer to the University and the Coastal Carolina equivalent for each course. It is up to your academic department to determine how your courses apply toward graduation.

To view your Transfer Summary Report, log into with your CCU login credentials. Under "Academic Quick Links", select "Self-Service". In the navigation links on the left side of the webpage, select "Academics". Select "Student Planning", then "My Progress" to view your degree audit report. You will find your initial transfer credit evaluation in your "Transfer Summary Report".

How can I see what credits transfer before I apply?

There are a number of resources available online to help you get an idea of which courses will transfer to the University before you apply. These are also helpful in planning your program of study if you plan to transfer at a later date.



How many credits can I transfer?

A maximum of 76 credits may be transferred for degree credit from any regionally accredited two-year college transfer program. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred for degree credit from any regionally accredited four-year college or university. Degree completion programs may allow up to 90 credits to be transferred from either regionally accredited two-year colleges or regionally accredited four-year colleges; please consult the University Catalog and program descriptions for details.

What kinds of courses typically do not transfer to Coastal Carolina?

If a course does not transfer to the University, it is typically for one of the following reasons:

  • The course was not completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  • The grade earned was lower than a C-.
  • The course was developmental or technical in nature.
  • Coastal Carolina University does not offer a similar course or our course is offered at a higher level.

If you have received your official credit evaluation and are still unsure as to why a course did not transfer, please contact a transfer counselor at 800-277-7000 or

Does my GPA transfer?

Your GPA does not transfer to Coastal Carolina; only credits transfer. However, your GPA will be considered in the admission process.

South Carolina Technical College Transfer Guides

Transfer Guide and Academic Plan for 2023-2024

Archived Guides

2022-2023 Transfer Guide & Academic Plan

2021-2022 Transfer Guide and Academic Plan

2020-2021 Transfer Guide and Academic Plan

2019-2020 Transfer Guide and Academic Plan

2018-2019 Transfer Guide and Academic Plan


Transfer Course Equivalencies

Please use the following resource to search for courses that have transferred to Coastal Carolina University from select colleges and universities. If a course does not appear here, it does not necessarily mean it will not transfer to the University; it could mean that the course has not yet been evaluated.

To search a course, please enter the course’s prefix and number exactly how it appears on your external institution’s transcript (ie. Chemistry courses may have a prefix of CHM or CHEM, etc., depending on your institution’s naming convention).

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