Welcome to Coastal Carolina’s Admission page. This is where your educational journey begins and we are here to assist you obtain your goal. Whether you want to earn a diploma or a degree, learn new job skills, and experience hands-on training, Coastal has a wealth of programs from which to choose.
If you are interested in non-credit courses, please visit our Continuing Education page.
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Coastal Carolina Community College maintains an open door admissions policy for all applicants. The College serves students regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, age, or physical handicap. Selective placement of individual students in the different programs of study within the College is determined by the admissions office, within the guidelines established by the State Board of Community Colleges and the North Carolina Community College System for each program of study and course offered.
The admissions requirements for Coastal Carolina Community College will comply with current adopted rules under the State Board of Community Colleges Code regarding open door admissions of applicants (1D SBCC 400.2). The College serves students regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, age, or physical handicap.
An applicant for admission to a curriculum program of study at Coastal Carolina Community College must be a high school graduate (recognized by a state accredited provider) or have GED scores (recognized by a state accredited provider) which qualify as a high school equivalency certificate within any of the fifty states or an equivalent secondary education approved by the Admissions Office. A “certificate of attendance” does not constitute high school graduation nor is the certificate deemed equivalent to high school completion. All other qualified applicants will be admitted as special credit students. Special credit students are not eligible to receive financial aid funds, veterans program benefits, or graduate from a program.
Selective placement of individual students in the different programs of study within the College is determined by the Admissions Office, within the guidelines established by the State Board of Community Colleges and the North Carolina Community College System for each program of study and course offered.
A student desiring to transfer to Coastal Carolina Community College must be able to meet the admissions requirements in effect at the time of application.
To enroll in courses offered in continuing education, a student should be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Individuals, ages 16 and 17, can be served, if a minor applicant form is provided before class. Certain classes require a background check, placement test, and/or high school diploma or GED. North Carolina legislation states that a student enrolling in the same occupational extension course more than twice within a five-year period will be subject to additional charges.
A visiting student is defined as a student who is currently admitted/enrolled at another college or university and wishes to enroll at Coastal. All visiting students must submit a completed admissions application and meet Coastal’s course placement requirements. Visiting students currently receiving federal financial aid (PELL) or veterans’ assistance with their current college are required to submit written notification from their school to the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Programs, prior to enrolling. It is strongly recommended that visiting students submit a transient student letter at time of registration.