What address should I use to send my transcripts to the College of Charleston?

If you are an undergraduate student APPLYING to the College of Charleston, please send your transcripts to: 

Office of Admissions and Adult Student Services

Attn: Transcripts 

College of Charleston

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424-0001

If you are a CURRENTLY ENROLLED undergraduate student who has taken courses at another institution, please send transcripts to:

Office of the Registrar

College of Charleston

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424-0001


If you are APPLYING to or are CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a program at the The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, South Carolina – College of Charleston, please send all transcripts to:

The Graduate School – The University of Charleston, South Carolina

College of Charleston

66 George Street, Suite 310 Randolph Hall

Charleston, SC 29424-0001


To verify that your transcript has been received, please call the respective department.

Admissions: 843.953.5670

Office of the Registrar: 843.953.1849

The Graduate School: 843.953.5614

Am I required to provide proof of lawful presence in the United States?

Section 17 of the South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act (H. 4400, Act 280), enacted June 4, 2008, requires South Carolina public colleges and universities to verify the lawful presence in the United States of their students.  To attend a public college or university in the state, a student must be a citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully present in the United States.

Students must provide proof of lawful presence in the United States before being allowed to enroll or continue enrollment at the College. The Board of Trustees of the College of Charleston has approved a verification process to comply with the law.

Please print and deliver a hard copy of your verification letter to the Office of the Registrar.

Verification Letter: Current Students

Verification Policy: Policy & Procedures

Click on the link below for more information.

What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is a web-based degree audit application and academic advisement tool that provides a clear and convenient method for students and advisors to track degree progress. It is intended to assist students in reaching their academic goals and achieving a better understanding of degree requirements.   

Where can I find Degree Works?

Students and their advisors have access to Degree Works via their MyCharleston portal account. The Degree Works access channel is located on the Academic Services tab for students and on the Advising tab for faculty/staff. Once you have located the Degree Works channel, click the hyperlink for Open Degree Works.

What are the benefits of using Degree Works?

Degree Works provides students with access to their unofficial degree audit which lists information regarding their current program(s) of study including institutional requirements, general education requirements, major requirements (with concentration, cognate or track, if applicable) and minor requirements.  When using Degree Works, students will be able to:

  • Learn the degree requirements for their major(s) and minor(s)
  • See how all completed courses apply to degree requirements
  • Identify courses needed to complete their degree(s)
  • View their grades and academic standing
  • View their cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) and their major GPA
  • View College of Charleston and transfer credit hours earned
  • Calculate a GPA based on their performance for the term
  • Calculate the grade combination(s) needed to achieve a goal GPA
  • Plan for registration in future semesters
  • Create What-If audits to process speculative degree audits based on current class history
  • Estimate how many semesters it will take to graduate
  • And more…!

Important Note:  Degree Works is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions, the Academic Catalog or the Office of the Registrar. Degree Works is neither an official academic transcript nor an official notification of completion of degree requirements.

How do I get an email account?

Student Email or Cmail

Cmail is the College’s student email system powered by Google.

All College of Charleston applicants who have paid their tuition deposit with intent to enroll at the College of Charleston have a @g.cofc.edu email account that is accessible through mail.g.cofc.edu. Your Cmail account is used by the College to contact students with vital information, such as Financial Aid and class registration dates.  You will receive information about the account and password at the email address you used on your application 48 hours after your tuition deposit is processed. 

Faculty and Staff Email

Email accounts are created when you are hired if you are a permanent employee, or a faculty or adjunct faculty member. E-mail accounts are created for all others upon request by your supervisor. A Cougars account, which allows login to campus PCs and MyCharleston, is created for EVERY employee when hired.

Your email address at the College of Charleston is your Cougars username with @cofc.edu appended to it. For example, if your name was John Smith and your username was smithj, your email address would be smithj@cofc.edu. This account is created upon your hiring at the College. If you don’t know your email account name and password, contact Helpdesk at 843.953.3375 or helpdesk@cofc.edu. If you need an email account set up, please contact your supervisor or department chair.

What is the College’s Privacy Policy?

Privacy Policy

The College’s Privacy Policy can be found at http://cofc.edu/policies/privacypolicy/


This Policy and Procedure governs the security and confidentiality of personal information entrusted to the care of College of Charleston (“College”) to carry out its mission and to certain other sensitive information that is generated and owned by the College. This Policy and Procedure also establishes the principles and processes by which that information will be maintained and managed.


The South Carolina Family Privacy Protection Act provides, in relevant part:

§ 30-2-20. Privacy policies and procedures required of all state entities.

All state agencies, boards, commissions, institutions, departments, and other state entities, by whatever name known, must develop privacy policies and procedures to ensure that the collection of personal information pertaining to citizens of the State is limited to such personal information required by any such agency, board, commission, institution, department, or other state entity and necessary to fulfill a legitimate public purpose.

Implementation and adherence to this Policy and Procedure are necessary to comply with the cited statute and to provide for the protection of sensitive information that is maintained or owned by the College.

The specific purposes of this Policy and Procedure are:

  • To establish a College-wide approach to information security.
  • To prescribe mechanisms that help identify and prevent the compromise of information security and the misuse of data, applications, networks and computer systems.
  • To define mechanisms to protect the reputation of the College and allow the College to satisfy its legal and ethical responsibilities to others.
  • To prescribe an effective mechanism for responding to external complaints and queries about real or perceived non-compliance with this Policy and Procedure.
  • To further reduce the risk of exposure and identity theft when a Social Security Number or other personal identifying information is used by the College as a primary identifier and to provide for the consistent, proper and secure management of such information.


This Policy and Procedure is applicable to all members of the College Community including our faculty, staff, students, visitors and contractors who have access to College records regardless of the medium in which those records are stored or where they are located.

Where can I park on campus?

Parking on Campus

Vehicles parked in a College of Charleston parking lot must have a valid permit properly displayed to avoid receiving a parking citation. Parking services issues parking permits for all surface parking lots and magnetic access cards for several garages located near campus.

Please contact the Office of Parking Services at 843.953.7834 for answers to all of your questions concerning parking on the College of Charleston campus.

Campus Parking Map

The campus parking map is available at http://parkingservices.cofc.edu/docs/map-only.pdf.

For Guests

Due to the limited number of parking spaces available on the College of Charleston campus, all guests of the College should be directed to park in a parking garage or in metered parking spots. Any guest who considers parking in one of our surface lots is advised to read the posted signs very carefully, as most of our lots are 24-7 permit-only and subject to citations.

Four public parking garages are located close to campus:

  • The College’s St. Philip Street Garage at 81 St. Philip Street (next to the Bell Building); the rate is $0.75 for the first half hour, and $1.00 per hour for each additional hour. The daily maximum is $16.00 per calendar day.
  • The new garage on St. Philip Street between George and Liberty Streets; the rate is $2.00 for the first hour and $1.00 per hour for each additional hour. There is no daily maximum at this garage.
  • The Wentworth Street Garage, located at the intersection of Wentworth and St. Philip Streets; the rate is $1.00 each for the first half hour, and $1.00 per hour for each additional hour.  There is not a daily maximum at the Wentworth Garage.
  • The Francis Marion Garage on King Street next to the Westin Francis Marion Hotel; the rate is $2.00 for the first hour, and $1.00 per hour for each additional hour. There is not a daily maximum at the Francis Marion Garage.

 * Please note that garage rates are subject to change without notice.

Guest garage passes are available to hosting departments that wish to pay for their guests’ parking. Departments may contact the Office of Parking Services at 843.953.7834 for more information concerning garage guest passes.

What are SNAP Services?

SNAP (Students Needing Access Parity)

SNAP Services provides assistance and guidance to students with a documented disability to ensure equal access to all programs and services of the College.

Who Should Apply?

  • Students with a documented learning disability, attention deficit, physical disability or psychological disability
  • Students who received accommodations in high school
  • Students who have extreme difficulty with language or mathematics courses despite studying an inordinate amount of time

How do I apply?

  • Complete a SNAP application form, which can be obtained on the Center for Disability Services (CDS) website or by calling 843.953.1431.
  • Submit the application and required documents to CDS/SNAP Services.
  • Students will receive a letter of approval or denial within two to four weeks.If approved,make an appointment with a SNAP administrator to identify the services available to you; if denied,you may appeal to the Faculty Committee on Academic Standards.

Services Provided

Once a student is approved,SNAP Services provides:

  • special advising and registration;
  • reasonable accommodations specific to individual needs,based on medical documentation or psycho-educational assessment;
  • communication with instructors, upon request,to
  • make them aware of individual student needs and to identify reasonable accommodations;
  • assistive technology (including reading software, Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS and Zoom Text);
  • alternative courses to foreign language and mathematics/logic requirements if need is documented.

(If math is considered to be an essential component of the student’s major- a major in education or business,for example- alternatives to math/logic may not be used.)

Contact Us

Telephone: 843.953.1431
Fax: 843.953.7731
SC Relay System: 711 (within SC) or 1.800.735.2905 nationally

How can I find my student id number or cwid?

CWID is the campus wide identification number assigned to all faculty, staff, and students.  You can lookup your CWID through MyCharleston.

Option 1

  1. Login to MyCharleston
  2. Click the My Accounts tab.
  3. View your CWID in the Cougar Card Mini Statement channel.


Option 2

  1. Browse to MyCharleston, but do not login.
  2. In the Login box, click the link for Get Login Assistance.
  3. On the Login Assistance page, click the link to Locate Your CWID.
  4. Fill in the required fields and click Submit Information.