Application Process - Coastal Carolina University
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Application Process

Prospective 1st Year Students:

  • If you want to apply to the Honors program, you should indicate that when asked on regular CCU online application. You will then be prompted to fill out the Honors section of the application. This consists of a short essay to be reviewed by the Honors College staff.
  • Students who are accepted into the Honors program will be notified by letter after acceptance to University.
  • If you have already applied to CCU, but missed applying to the Honors program, please contact the Honors Office (honors@coastal.edu) for instructions on how to submit your Honors essay as a supplement to your CCU application.
  • The numbers of students in each entering honors class is limited, and priority consideration will be given to students who apply before May 1. 

Transfer Students:

  • We welcome transfer students into Honors at Coastal.
  • If you want to apply to the Honors program, you should indicate that when applying via CCU's online application for transfer students. You will then be prompted to fill out the Honors section of the application. This consists of a short essay to be reviewed by the Honors College staff.
  • Students who are accepted into the Honors program will be notified by letter after acceptance to University.
  • We accept transferred honors credit from other Universities. The Director of Honors will review your transcript. Contact the Honors office after you receive your acceptance notification.
  • If you have already applied to transfer to CCU, but missed applying to the Honors program, please contact the Honors Office (honors@coastal.edu) for instructions on how to submit your Honors essay as a supplement to your CCU application. 

Current Students:

  • Each Fall semester, the Honors office will issue a call for applications for current first-year students to apply to the Honors program for Spring semester.
  • The call for applications will go out to well-qualified first-year students after mid-terms, and applications will be due shortly after Thanksgiving.