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Frequently Asked CEaL Program Questions

Why was I admitted to Coastal Carolina University through the CEaL Program?

CEaL was established to provide comprehensive academic support to offer capable students who otherwise may not be able to attend due to their standardized test scores another opportunity to become fully admitted to CCU. CEaL offers students who have been contingently admitted to the University an opportunity to successfully complete and pass both ENGL 103 and HIST 105 or 106 in order to become fully admitted into Coastal Carolina University. Students are admitted without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability or faith.

Am I required to live in campus housing in order to participate in the CEaL Program?

All CEaL students are required to live on campus, unless you are living with a parent/legal guardian within 50 miles of CCU and that is the address on file with the Office of Admissions, you are required to live on campus.

There are many benefits to living on campus: you are closer to the action, getting to classes is easy, meals are prepared for you and the library is open 24/7.

What are the advantages of the CEaL Program?

The advantages of being in the CEaL Program include early contact with faculty and staff, the opportunity at a quality academic start by completing two courses toward graduation at a cost savings, and use of CCU facilities including the HTC Student Recreation Center, student support services and Student Health Services.

How do I know which courses to take?

All students in the CEaL Program take Rhetoric and Argumentation (ENGL 103) and Pre-Modern World (HIST 105) or Modern World (HIST 106).

How do I get textbooks/workbooks/materials?

You are responsible for buying your books and materials. Most students do not receive enough financial aid to cover the costs of books and materials. The cost each semester could be $200 or more depending on the number and type of courses you are taking. Textbooks can be purchased or rented at the Chanticleer Store or through online vendors.

When will I be able to select my room assignment?

You will be able to select your room assignment in MyCoastalHome in late May. You can access MyCoastalHome through University HousingSee the University Housing website for more details about room selection,

How can I find out what’s going on?

Check your CCU student webmail regularly, preferably every day. You will see announcements, calendars, notices of activities and deadlines. You can also check your account balances, schedule, courses completed and more. CCU offers many ways to see what is going on, from postings in your residence hall, email, the CCU Mobile app and Coastal Connections.

If I need help, where do I go?

As a CEaL Program student, you can benefit from services offered at CCU. The following individuals are available to assist you: CEaL Peer Guides in your living area, tutors in CCU's and the assistant provost. You can also get help with your computer and technology through CCU's Student Computing Services.

Do my parents have access to my college information?

According to federal legislation called Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the right to review and/or amend education records transfers from parents to the student at age 18 or enrollment in postsecondary education. You, the student, are the only one (aside from authorized college officials) who has the right to view your records and information or authorize others to view your information. Some exceptions may apply if a student submits a written request/documentation to the Office of the Registrar. By doing so, you give them access to financial records, grades and other information. Please discuss this matter with your parents.

Can I visit/tour Coastal Carolina University prior to attending?

CCU offers tours every weekday except holidays at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (September through April) and at 9:30 a.m. only (May through August). For more information, visit the Office of Admissions.

How can I get more information?

To learn more about CCU, go to If you have additional questions about the CEaL Program or need more information, please contact Daphne Holland, assistant provost of student success initiatives, at