Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must:
  • Be at least 18 years old and have completed high school (Students with a high school diploma are eligible to apply, however, a high school diploma is not a requirement.)
  • Have a documented intellectual disability (Full Scale IQ Below 70)*
  • Maintain adult rights
  • Demonstrate a desire to attend the Coastal Carolina LIFE Program:
    • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Coastal Carolina University and those specific to the Coastal Carolina University LIFE Program.
    • Live independently.
    • Obtain meaningful employment.
  • Undertake activities of daily living without direct supervision (e.g., personal hygiene, self-administering medication, basic first aid and safety needs, etc.)
  • Navigate campus independently (cross roads independently, ask for assistance when needed, communicate needs effectively)

*Prospective students who demonstrate support needs reflective of our current student population but who do not specifically have an intellectual disability will be considered if spots are available. Students without a diagnosis of ID are not eligible for federal financial aid or state funds for needs-based scholarships and/or grants. 


LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123
100 Tom Trout Drive
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054 

Phone: 843-349-2665

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