Accepted Students

Congratulations on having been accepted to CIU!

Now that you’ve been accepted, we have helpful checklists to ensure a smooth transition to becoming a CIU student.

Undergraduate Fall 2020 Start:

Graduate and Seminary:

Online Business:


When you apply, you will receive access to MyCIU. Once you have been fully accepted, you will receive full student access and will be notified of this change by the Registrar's Office.

Admissions Office

Submit the $100 enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit is applied toward your first semester's tuition. If conditionally accepted, submit any outstanding requirements (such as final official transcripts) to become fully accepted. Missing requirements show on MyCIU under your Application Progress

Financial Aid Office

If you are applying for financial aid, you follow these steps to ensure you are considered for all aid you may qualify for. Contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions at or (803) 807- 5036.

Health Form

All students taking classes on campus must submit a health form before being cleared to register for classes. Students participating in collegiate athletics must also submit Physical Examination Forms to the CIU athletic trainer, Ryan Lail at prior to participating. 

Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance coverage. Under the federal government's health care law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), you must have a plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage or pay a fee on your next federal tax return. There is no special student exception to the federal requirement to have health insurance. CIU does not provide a student health insurance; the student is responsible to secure his or her own coverage. Coverage is available for US citizens at and Non-US citizens at

New Student Orientation

Undergraduate students attend new student orientation. Graduate student orientation varies by location and program. 


Residence hall students are required to submit a $100 housing deposit to reserve housing. Students living in the residence halls complete the New Student Housing Survey and review our list of room essentials and prohibited items. Single, double, or triple room requests and any preferences given on the New Student Housing Survey are based on availability and not gauranteed.

Students wishing to live in Pine View Apartments apply for housing through Pine View Properties. Contact the Pine View Apartment Office with any questions at or (803) 834-4452.


New undergraduate students will be pre-registered for classes once final official transcripts have been received, new students will be able to make schedule changes at the new student orientation.


The Academic Success Center at CIU coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. Please notify your admissions counselor if you will need any accommodations.