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.

4. Register for Courses

Students are responsible for self-registering for courses during the entirety of their time at CIU. Course registration is available in MyCIU. For a visual guide, please refer to our Registration Tutorial Video.

3. Submit Health Form

All students taking classes on campus must submit a health form and insurance information before being cleared to register for classes. Students participating in collegiate athletics complete a physical form and outstanding requirements on the student athlete Front Rush portal.

All students are required to have health insurance 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 guaranteed.

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 Admitted Student Day, a mandatory event that will be informative and essential for your life as a student here at CIU!

Want to spend more of your summer at CIU? Register for our Summer of Success camp that’s happening June 17th–21st.

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

Fall 2024

New Student Checklist

New Student Athlete Checklist

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Checklist