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Why was I admitted into the CEaL program?

The CEaL program was established to provide comprehensive academic support to offer capable students who otherwise may not be able to attend another opportunity to become fully admitted to CCU. Students are admitted without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability or faith.

What are the requirements to be admitted into Coastal Carolina University from the CEaL program?

To successfully complete the summer portion of the CEaL program and continue to the fall semester, students must:

1. Complete the summer online UNIV-154 Fundamentals of Integrative Learning course with a grade of C or higher, and

2. Attend and participate in 80% or more of the CEaL Welcome Week programs and events.


To successfully complete the fall portion of the CEaL program, students must:

1. Complete the fall UNIV-110C First Year Experience course with a grade of C or higher,

2. Attend Student Success Team meetings with their Academic Coaching Specialist, Academic Advisor, and student Peer Leader,

3. Complete the fall semester with a 2.0 term GPA and 12 credit hours, and

4. Have no conduct violations.


If a CEaL student does not complete the fall CEaL program requirements, they would be eligible to submit an appeal to continue to the spring semester and will be placed on academic probation and required to complete the SOAR program. 

Students who successfully complete the CEaL Program in the fall, will be invited to join the CINO Accelerate program in the spring.

How can I get more information about the CEaL program?

If you have additional questions about the CEaL program or need more information, please contact Dr. Daphne Holland, Associate Provost for Student Success, at dhollan1@coastal.edu or 843-349-6901.

What is the UNIV-110 First-Year Experience course?

This course is designed to enhance the satisfaction and success of first year students. The course focuses on developing critical and creative thinking, information literacy skills, improving written and oral communication skills, setting personal and academic goals, developing structured and consistent study habits, practicing effective time management, and becoming contributing members of the Coastal community. This course is a university graduation requirement and must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

When do fall classes begin?

To find all important dates, like the first day of class, visit the CCU Academic Calendar.