Freshman Student Checklist

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Congratulations on being admitted to Coker College as an entering freshman student! The following checklist will help make sure you have a smooth transition to your new life as a Cobra:

Reserve your place by paying your deposit

  • If you plan to live on campus in our Residence Halls, send us your $150 deposit to secure your place. This will also serve as your room damage/lost key deposit. (See “Apply for housing” below for more housing information.)
  • If you are a commuter and live at home, send us your $50 advanced tuition deposit to reserve your place in the class.
  • Pay your deposit online here. Be sure to select Deposit Form.
  • Deposits can also be mailed to:

Coker College
Office of Admissions
300 East College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550

Submit your final transcripts and test scores

  • Don't forget to send us your final high school transcript, IB and/or AP scores, and any dual credit transcripts. These must be ordered from the college where you received your dual enrollment credits. The College Board code for Coker College is 003427. Be sure to include this code to have your AP or IB scores sent to Coker.
  • IB scores can be requested through email at [email protected], or you can learn more at For AP score questions, visit
  • Transcripts / forms should be mailed to:

Coker College
Office of Admissions
300 East College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550

Receive your Webadvisor log-in information

After you’re admitted, you will be given access to the Coker College WebAdvisor program. WebAdvisor is your electronic gateway to almost everything you will need as a Coker student. As an admitted student, you will be able to:

  1. See your admissions status
  2. Review all financial aid that has been posted to your account

To log into WebAdvisor, please use your firstname.lastname as your username and your six-digit birthdate (mmddyy) as your password. You will be asked to set a personal password that is only for WebAdvisor. The following example can be used as a reference:

John Smith
Birthdate: April 5th, 1992
Username: john.smith
Password: 040592

For step-by-step instructions, click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Information Technology Help Desk by calling 843-383-8323.

Complete Housing Agreement (residents only)

  • Coker College is a residential campus. Coker provides residential facilities for the housing needs of our traditional full-time day students (<=23 years of age). On-campus housing is required. Students may apply to live off-campus if they meet one of the following requirements: the student lives in the local area (30 mile radius) with a parent, spouse or legal guardian; is a senior (90+ credit hours); or is 22 years of age.
  • All residential students must complete the Housing Agreement.
  • After May 1 of each year, the Director of Residence Life will send the link to our Roommate Matching Software to those who have sent in their deposits and completed the Housing Agreement. In addition to matching you with a roommate, this software also allows you to select your residence hall preference.
  • Room and roommate assignments are sent to your Coker College email in mid-July from the Director of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life makes every effort to place you in the residence hall of your preference, but room assignments are made based on the date your Admissions Deposit is received and completion of your Housing Agreement.
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Attend a Summer Orientation Program

All new incoming students are required to attend a Summer Orientation Program. The Summer Orientation programs are one day events (with the exception of Coker Connection) designed to give new students a head start on their academic experience at Coker. During the Summer Orientation programs, new students will complete the English Placement Exam/Writing Assessment, begin the academic advising experience, and register for Fall classes. Students may choose from the following options:

  • Option 1: Early Orientation Day

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Contact Sarah Jeffery, Campus Visit Coordinator, at [email protected] for more information.

  • Option 2: Coker Connection (Extended Summer Orientation, $150 per student)

    June 25-27, 2017

    Coker Connection is Coker’s optional extended summer orientation program for incoming freshmen. Held in June, it’s an intense, experiential learning program that gives students the opportunity to connect with fellow freshmen, stay in residence halls and explore campus before orientation. The program concentrates on goal setting and relationship building in an effort to position students for a successful start to their Coker College career. For more information, click HERE.

  • Option 3: Summer Orientation

    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Contact Sarah Jeffery, Campus Visit Coordinator, at [email protected] for more information.

    To register for the for the Summer Orientation program of your choice, please click HERE.

Activate your Coker email account

  • Once your deposit is received, your Coker email account will be active after March 20, and within one week thereafter. Our Information Technology Office will establish your personal Coker College email address. All Coker College students, faculty and staff have a Coker email address. Your email address is essential to be able to register for classes and receive communication from Coker College. If you are a residential student, you must use your Coker email address in order to receive your room assignment.
  • To log into Coker email, go to and use your firstname.lastname as your username and your eight-digit birthdate (mmddyyyy) as your password. Your Coker email username and password is also your login information for other Coker College resources (except for WebAdvisor).
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Information Technology Help Desk by calling 843-383-8323.

Complete Think About It: Part I by Friday, August 18th, 2017

  • Think About It: Part I uses an engaging, thoughtful approach to provide students with the tools they need to navigate the risks of life in college before they ever set foot on campus. This is an online course.
  • All new students who have deposited will receive an email from the Dean of Students after July 15 with instructions on how to access the course. The email will go to your Coker College email account.

Submit your Health Services Forms (residential students only)

  • All residential students must complete the Medical Profile and provide updated immunization records. The Medical Profile & guidelines on submitting immunizations records can be accessed here.

Complete your Athletic Department Documents (student-athletes only)

  • Student-athletes should click here for the athletic department’s specific medical information required for participating in athletics.

Complete your Medical Access Fee Waiver by August 18, 2017 (residents only)

  • All residential students are automatically billed for the Medical Access Fee unless it is waived by providing proof of private insurance. To waive this fee, please complete the Medical Access Fee Waiver.
  • The Medical Access Fee IS NOT INSURANCE and only allows access to a local medical provider for limited basic acute care/sickness after a referral by the college nurse during the academic year. The student is responsible for all co-pays, deductibles, and any and all charges that are incurred.

Take Care of your Student Account

  • Students bills will be mailed to students on a weekly basis beginning no later than May 1, 2017. Balances should be paid by August 1, 2017. While you will have the opportunity to pay your bill at check-in, skip the lines by paying before. Students can pay the bill online via Webadvisor, by calling the Student Solution Center at 843-383-8002, or paying in person at the Student Solution Center.
  • Students are also required to complete the Financial Student Responsibility and Contact Consent Form before attending check-in. Most new students completed this form in the Spring. If you did not and still need to complete it, you will find that form HERE.

Register your vehicle and get your parking tag

  • Students who have a car on campus will need to register this vehicle and display a parking decal on the car. Your parking decal will be available at Orientation check-in or, after that, at the Student Solution Center 24 hours after you have submitted the online form.
  • Please complete the online registration form before you arrive on campus. The Vehicle Registration Form can be found here.

Take your math placement test

You can take the math placement test after March 20, or within one week of receiving your deposit,  by following the directions below. We ask that you take the math placement before arriving for your summer orientation session (Early Orientation Day, Coker Connection, or Summer Orientation) on campus. You will access the Math Placement Test through Blackboard Learn LMS. Blackboard Learn LMS (Learning Management System) is where you will find your classes online.


Take the Navigating Coker Technology Online Course by Friday, August 18, 2017

Attend CobraQuest: Fall Orientation

  • All new students are required to attend Fall Orientation beginning with move-in/check-in on August 19, 2017. Information regarding this event will be sent during the summer.
  • For more information, click here. (This link will be updated closer to move-in day with more specific details for Fall 2017.)

Review your FERPA rights

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In general, information from a student’s educational records may not be disclosed without the student’s direct consent. If you would like to authorize Coker College to release your educational records to certain individuals (such as your parents), please fill out this form.

Learn about student services and resources

  • ID Cards: Your photo will be taken and your student ID card will be issued to you at Orientation. Your ID card will hold CobraCash, which works like cash at on-campus dining options and select local restaurants. Please do not punch holes in your ID card. There is a $15.00 replacement cost for lost or damaged cards.
  • Dining Services: Coker College partners with Sodexo to provide food service for the campus community. Residential students are required to participate in one of two equally priced meal plan options: 21 meals/week with $125 in CobraCash or 14 meals/week with $250 CobraCash. Initial meal plan selections are made as a part of the Housing Agreement process. Changes to your meal plan may be made prior to drop/add. Commuter students may choose to participate in a competitively priced meal plan or pay cash at any location. To learn more about our dining options, click here.
  • Laundry Facilities: All residential students have unlimited access to laundry machines. Washer and dryers are available in each residence hall. There is no additional charge for laundry service. Visit from any on-campus computer for real-time updates on machine availability.
  • Campus Communication: All students are provided with a Coker College email account and a campus mailbox. Campus mail and email are considered official means of communication for the College and are the primary methods used by faculty and staff to disseminate information to our students. As a Coker student, it is your responsibility to check both your campus mailbox and student email account regularly. Failure to read college communications sent via campus mailbox or email does not absolve you from complying with the content of these communications.
  • Campus Technology: Each residential student is provided 24 hour access to our computer network through wireless and ethernet port access points. The College also offers 60+ cable television stations from Time Warner Cable Television, including Striker Cinema Channel 2. Wireless internet is available across campus.
  • Trans4mations: At Coker College, we believe that the right college education is a truly transformative experience. That’s why we created Trans4mations. Throughout your four years at Coker, Trans4mations guides you through a personalized sequence of curricular and co-curricular experiences designed to help you discover your best self. For more information, click here.
  • Counseling Center: Personal and group counseling is available to all students through the Counseling Center located in the Business Office. There is no charge for counseling services to Coker College students, and the service is strictly confidential. For more information, click here.
  • Career Development: The Career Development Office is located in the Student Center to assist students with resume writing, graduate school selection, major selection, interest inventories, and many other services. For more information, click here.
  • Personal Property Insurance: Coker College is not responsible for loss or damage of students' personal property; therefore, the College highly recommends students consider securing personal property insurance for their belongings. Coverage may be offered through your homeowner’s or an additional policy obtained through your insurance provider. Additionally, you may consider a policy issued from a third-party vendor, National Student Services, Inc. (
  • Student Health Services: Coker residential students have access to Student Health Services during regular posted office hours. Staffed by a contracted nurse, students may visit for minor illnesses, referral to contracted physicians and confidential health & wellness related consultation. The College contracts with several local physicians for limited basic acute/sickness care to provide residential students with office visits provided the student has a referral from the nurse. For more information, click here.
  • Coker Bookstore: The Coker Bookstore offers a variety of textbook purchasing options – new, used, rental and digital. The price comparison tool on our website allows you to compare our prices with the online marketplace and choose the purchase option that best meets your needs. Purchases may be made using cash, check, credit card, or, when available, Financial Aid. We also sell school supplies, Coker apparel, school spirit items, gifts, souvenirs, and drinks/snacks. The campus store is located on the bottom floor of the Student Union Building. You may visit our website: Follow the Coker Bookstore on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out about events, sales, and other special offers.

Review the Student Handbook

The Coker College Student Handbook is available online here, and is full of additional information about being a student at Coker, including:

  • Coker College Student Covenant
  • Students’ Rights
  • General College Policies
  • The College Judicial Process & Policies
  • Academic Programs, Expectation, & Policies
  • Emergency Procedures
  • College Services & Information
  • The Guide to Residence Life: Policies & Procedures
  • At Coker, people not only know my name—they know my story. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else.
  • Coker has provided me with a support system throughout my academic career and opened up my mind to all that I have to offer the world.
  • I tell people all the time that the things I’ve done at Coker, I would never have gotten those opportunities at any other school.
  • Coker is probably one of the best at forming people who know how to speak well and carry on a conversation or presentation.
  • The professors are amazing, and so encouraging, and I think they helped me realize that just because I’m in a chair, it doesn’t mean anything.