The Coastal Bound Program | Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Coastal Bound

The HGTC/CCU Coastal Bound

Coastal Bound LogoIn addition to the residential Bridge Program, Horry-Georgetown Technical College students may elect to enroll in the Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) and Coastal Carolina University (CCU) Coastal Bound Program. Students can enroll in this program in their first semester or any subsequent semester, and may remain in the program until they successfully graduate or meet the transfer requirements to CCU. This partnership will provide students who have identified CCU as their transfer institution with additional CCU services early in their collegiate career.

Students who elect to enroll in this program will receive the following services from CCU in addition to the services provided by HGTC. Students will be charged a non-refundable $500 fee per semester and must adhere to the Code of Conduct at both institutions.

Clubs and Organizations

Coastal Carolina LogoWith more than 180 student clubs and organizations to join, there is no shortage of ways for students to get involved on campus in areas that interest them most. The Office of Student Life is the gateway for involvement opportunities, leadership development and exciting entertainment. Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services gives students ways to embrace and share what makes them unique, because while our students are all a part of TEAL Nation, they are all also unique individuals who hail from almost every state across the U.S. and from several countries around the world.

Lib Jackson Student Union

The purpose of the Lib Jackson Student Union is to enhance the co-curricular experience for CCU students. One of its primary functions is to serve our student organizations. Student organizations that are officially registered and have completed all training, as well as offices of departments housed in the union, will receive priority booking of meeting spaces, including the Student Organization Resource Center.


The CINO Card is the University’s official photo identification card. The CINO Card is really No. 1! Find out what's new with the office and the award-winning CINO Card. The card has multiple uses on campus and should be carried at all times to identify yourself as a member of the University community.


  • Gain access to the HTC Student Recreation Center, Kimbel Library, and many campus events.
  • Borrow books from Kimbel Library.
  • Pick up tickets to athletic and cultural events.
  • Pay for food and services on-campus with CINO Cash.
  • CINO Cash can also be used at over 20 different off-campus locations.

Additional Benefits

In addition to the perks above, the following services will be available to all Coastal Bound students:

  • Access to intramural sports, and scheduled student activities
  • Access to facilities including the Lib Jackson Student Union
  • Access to Student Health Services and CCU Counseling Services
  • Access to Tutoring and Learning Center and Academic Coaching

In order to transfer to Coastal Carolina University, students must apply and meet the CCU admissions transfer requirements. Transfer students accepted to Coastal Carolina University with an earned Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from HGTC will have all core curriculum requirements waived. Course prerequisites and minimum credit requirements for the awarding of degrees will still apply.

To enroll in the program, please fill out the Coastal Bound Application and email it to  The application can also be submitted by mail or in person to:

Pamela Whitley, Office of Advising
Building 1100, Room 104B
2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, South Carolina 29526