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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?

1. Attend and participate in the CEaL Welcome programming and events.
  • CEaL Welcome move-in is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13th.
  • CEaL Welcome programming/events are scheduled Wednesday, August 14th - Friday, August,16th.  
2. Successfully complete the Fall UNIV-110C First Year Experience course with a grade of C or higher,
  • CEaL student will work with their Academic Advisor during summer orientation to enroll in UNIV-110C. 
  • For more information and to register for summer orientation, click NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION. 
  • UNIV-110 is a CCU graduation requirement.
3. Attend Student Success Team meetings with their Academic Coaching Specialist, Academic Advisor, and student Peer Leader,
4. Complete the fall semester with a 2.0 term GPA and 12 credit hours, and
5. 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 EXPLAIN WHY THEY DID NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AND THEIR PLAN FOR SUCCESS IN THE SPRING. CEAL STUDENTS EARNING BELOW A 2.0 GPA AT THE END OF THE FALL SEMESTER WILL BE PLACED ON ACADEMIC PROBATION AND REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE SOAR PROGRAM. 
STUDENTS WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE CEAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS IN THE FALL WILL BE INVITED TO JOIN THE CINO ACCELERATE PROGRAM IN THE SPRING. THE CINO ACCELERATE PROGRAM IS AN OPT-IN PROGRAM AND NOT REQUIRED, BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 

Are the classes I am enrolled in the Fall semester, college level courses?

  • YES! ALL courses taken while in the CEaL program are college level courses.
  • The UNIV-110C course taken in the fall is a 3 credit hour course and CCU graduation requirement.
  • CEaL students work with their academic advisor and are enrolled in college level courses for the fall semester.
  • ALL courses taken in the fall semester are within the core curriculum, counting towards graduation requirements, keeping them on track to graduate on time. 

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.