What are the Application Deadlines?

Undergraduate Admissions Deadlines

Freshmen

  • Early Notification Deadline – November 1
  • Merit Scholarship Deadline – December 1
  • Regular Notification Priority Deadline – February 1

Transfer Students

  • Fall Semester Deadline – June 1
  • Spring Semester Deadline – December 1

Readmit Students

  • Fall Semester Deadline – May 1
  • Spring Semester Deadline – December 1

International Students

Admission deadlines for international students are the same as for other U.S. students. Be sure to start the application process early to allow time for transcript translations to be completed and for your visa to be processed.

Graduate Admissions Deadlines

Please refer to the Graduate School website at gradschool.cofc.edu/applyingtograduateschool for application requirements and deadlines.

What are important application dates to remember?

FRESHMAN DEADLINES AND DECISION DATES

 The application for Fall and Spring 2012 is now open!

EARLY NOTIFICATION DEADLINE

November 1: Your application and all materials must be submitted online, e-mailed, or postmarked by this date.

We will notify you of our admission decision in late December.

Early notification is non-binding. That means you have until May 1 to decide whether or not you want to enroll. Advantages: You’ll know early in the process whether you’ve been accepted; we’ll know that you are very interested in attending the College of Charleston. However, if you think you can significantly improve your grades or test scores in the first semester of your senior year, you should wait until the regular notification period to apply.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

December 1: If you want to be considered for a merit-based scholarship, your application and all materials must be submitted online, e-mailed or postmarked by this date. Grades, test scores or other talents determine eligibility for merit-based scholarships.

We will notify you of our admission decision by April 1. Scholarships are usually awarded in February and March.

REGULAR NOTIFICATION PRIORITY DEADLINE

February 1: Your application must be submitted online, e-mailed or postmarked by this date. 

We will notify you of our admission decision no later than April 1.

Many applicants apply during this period. We will accept applications after February 1 on a space-available basis, but priority will be given to applicants who apply before that date.

ENROLLMENT AND HOUSING DEPOSIT DEADLINE

May 1: Your deposit must be received or postmarked by this date.

This will confirm your enrollment at the College. If you’ve paid your tuition deposit and your housing deposit by May 1, you will be guaranteed on-campus housing.

SPRING SEMESTER

November 1: Your application and all materials must be submitted online, e-mailed, or postmarked by this date.

Decisions will be made and notifications sent out on a rolling basis.