Admissions FAQs

How do I apply for Residency?

Complete a Residency Determination Request

All applicants (with the exception of Career and College Promise applicants) must complete a Residency Determination request to determine their tuition status (in state or out of state) prior to completing and submitting an Admissions application. Documentation may be required during this process. View the Helpful Hints Guide for Residency Classification on our web site for a list of information that may be required to submit the Residency Determination Application. Please have these documents on hand prior to starting your Residency Determination Application.

You can complete your Residency Determination Request online through RDS.

How do I apply online?

You can apply online through or you can apply in person on campus Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Once we have received your application you can see an Academic Counselor to complete the application process. If you have questions, please call (910) 938-6394.

Do I need to take the placement test?

Placement tests are required unless the applicant qualifies for a placement test waiver (see an Academic Counselor for more information).

When do I register for classes?

If you are a new or returning student, your registration date will be given to you by the Academic Counselor during the admissions process. Current students will receive registration information in the mail. The registrations dates and times are posted in the curriculum schedule each semester (refer to the current curriculum OnCourse Schedule or refer to the Calendar page).

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Coastal Carolina’s FAFSA school code is 005316. (See the Financial Aid quick link for complete information.)

Where and when do I get a parking sticker?

Upon initial registration students will get their parking sticker from the Security Office located in the Student Center. Hours are Monday -Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where do I park?

Students should park in designated slots marked with an “S,” unless you are authorized to park in Handicapped parking (see Campus Map).

What is Blackboard

Blackboard is the website where online classes are taught. Many instructors of regular face-to-face classes also use it as an optional web supplement. See the Distance Learning webpage to view more information on online classes and requirements.

How do I drop a class?

During the registration period for the upcoming semester a student may drop a class at any time prior to the first day of the semester by completing a Drop/Add card. After the semester starts, students may withdraw from a class by completing a Registration Change Notice. The Drop/Add card and Registration Change Notice are available in the Registrar’s Office or the Admission’s Office located in Student Services.

How do I request transcripts from Coastal Carolina Community College?

Transcript request forms are available in the Registrar’s Office. Requests are also accepted by fax or mail with signature. Please note that Coastal does not accept emailed transcript requests. For specific instructions about requesting transcripts, please see Request for Transcript.