Vacancy in Conway is high. The reality is that if you want to find an apartment here and are willing to put in even a little bit of time, you should be able to find something. Six weeks at almost any time of year should be enough time to find an apartment here.
Bring everyone with you who will be involved in your application when it is time to meet a prospective landlord. If you have roommates, the landlord will want to meet them before approving them. By the same token, if you're having someone co-sign for an apartment, they will likely want to meet them as well.
Conway is a small town, so if you wanted to walk or bike everywhere you would have no problem doing so. A car can be helpful, but you'll find that most of the time you end up driving needlessly short distances if you live, work and study in town. The Coast RTA transit system is also available.
If you like history, tour historic buildings like City Hall and the other structures that are designated historic places. Downtown, you will find a vibrant local shopping and dining district. Head to the Old Oak Tavern to enjoy an authentic local pub. Of course, for students, the fact that Conway is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area means that they are within a stone's throw of one of the most infamous locations for Spring Break each and every year.