Accepted Students

Your Next Steps

1. Submit your Deposit & Paperwork

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.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

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.

3. Submit 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.

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

4. Plan Housing

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.

5. Visit Campus

CIU welcomes the opportunity to show what’s waiting here for new students interested in joining a tight-knit community of Christian students and educators who think globally and act locally, wherever they find themselves around the world. We offer both personal visits and group visits, and will customize your visit schedule based on what you want to experience while on campus!

Also, make sure to sign up for New Student Orientation, a mandatory event that will be informative and essential for your life as a student here at CIU!

Use the checklists below to help you complete your next steps!

Spring 2021

Resident Checklist

Commuter Checklist

Fall 2021

Resident Checklist

Commuter Checklist

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Checklist