Freshman: After Acceptance

Below is a checklist of items that are needed to finalize your enrollment at CCGA. To ensure you are ready to begin classes, complete the following tasks as soon as possible.


All freshmen are required to participate in an orientation program. The next steps towards enrollment, orientation allows you to meet with an academic advisor to review your course schedule, interact with current students as well as other members of the incoming class, tour the campus, and meet with representatives from various departments to learn more about their services and programs. Please note- this is the first step towards registering for classes at Coastal Georgia.

Residence Life and Housing

Students should apply for housing immediately after acceptance. Most freshmen are required to live on campus for their first year- students who live within the immediate five counties (Glynn, Camden, Wayne, Brantley, and McIntosh) are highly encouraged to live on campus, but have the option to exempt from the first-year requirement.

Financial Aid

Don’t forget to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By filing your FAFSA, you will be considered for need‐based aid including loans, grants and the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship (GA residents only). The College of Coastal Georgia School Code is 001558
  • Georgia students only seeking HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship consideration need to apply through the GSFApps.
  • For more information or to a financial aid counselor, please call 912-279-5722.


Did you know that the College of Coastal Georgia foundation distributes approximately $700,000 in scholarships to students per year? You must be admitted to CCGA before you can apply for scholarships. The Foundation Scholarship application opens in October of each year and there are two rounds of awarding. The first deadline is February 1st and the second deadline is April 1st.

Required Enrollment Documents

Verification of Lawful Presence

In accordance with Board of Regents policy, all applicants who are accepted for admission or re-admission to the College of Coastal Georgia are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States in order to receive in-state tuition or other state benefits. There are a number of ways for a student’s lawful presence in the United States to be verified. Students only need to provide one of the following examples to satisfy this requirement:

  • Students who file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are eligible for federal aid may have their lawful presence verified as part of this process.
  • A current Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia. Temporary/interim paper licenses and licenses marked “limited term” are not acceptable.
  • A current Driver’s License issued by a U.S. state that issues REAL ID compliant licenses. Only unexpired licenses with the REAL ID symbol may be accepted. ID's must not be marked Limited Term, FN, Temporary, Nonrenewable, or Not for REAL ID purposes.
  • A copy of an original or certified U.S. birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or territory of the United States bearing an official seal. The copy must clearly show the raised or written seal to be acceptable. Copies that are not clear or do not show the seal cannot be accepted.
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A current military ID (service member only, not dependent). Service members must present the military ID to our Admissions office for further documentation. A photocopy is not acceptable.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551). We require the front and back side of your Permanent Resident Card. It must not expire before the first day of class of the term.

Immunization Records

Students must send in a record of immunization to complete the enrollment process. You can upload a copy of your immunization records in the New Student Portal within the Health Center Application.

Students must also send in a record of immunization to complete the enrollment process. You can upload a copy of your immunization records in the New Student Portal within the Health Center Application.

Final High School Transcript

Once you have graduated from high school, you will need to send the Office of Admissions an official copy of your final high school transcripts that shows your graduation date.

  • Request this through your high school counselor- they will either send it electronically or by mail to CCGA Admissions, One College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520
  • For questions, Please contact

Check Admissions Status

If you have questions about your admissions status, please send your inquiries to Be sure to include your CCGA ID number (i.e.-920XXXXXX or Date of Birth) in your email to expedite service.

Access the MyCCGA Portal

Your login will be your CCGA ID: (9200XXXXX)

Your password will be CCGaMMDDYY (your six digit birthday, including zeros)

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