What is the status of my application?

Check Your Application Status

Please note that we are in the process of migrating to a new system, so you may experience some delay in receiving your e-mail invitation to access our MyCharleston portal for the first time.

Feel free to call us at 843.953.5670 and we will be happy to give you a status update on your application or your transfer credit evaluation over the phone. Please note that we cannot give admissions decisions over the phone.


MyCharleston is the central online portal for all College of Charleston business, including admissions status updates, admissions decisions, transfer credit evaluations, deposits, and billing. After you’ve submitted your completed application, we will send you a special invitation e-mail with instructions for logging into MyCharleston for the first time. This e-mail will contain a special personalized link that will alllow you to set up your MyCharleston account. Be sure to follow the instructions in this e-mail, and don’t forget to set up your security questions in case you ever need to reset the password to your account. During periods of high volume, it may take a few weeks for this e-mail to be sent. If you never received an e-mail invitation, or have misplaced it, please e-mail mycharlestonapplicant@cofc.edu and we’ll resend it within 3 – 4 days.

After you’ve set up your MyCharleston account for the first time through the e-mail invitation, you can log into MyCharleston directly at my.cofc.edu. To log in, use your CofC ID Number for your username, and the password you selected when you set up your account.


After you’ve submitted your application and your MyCharleston account is set up, you will be able to view your application status online at my.cofc.edu.

We will continue to update your status as we receive and process all of your documents, including transcripts. Remember to allow time for us to receive and process your materials – at least two weeks in most cases. At times of peak volume, such as during application deadlines, it may take longer than usual to process your materials. Documents that are not required for your application, such as letters of recommendation, will take longer to process.


Admissions decisions will be posted on MyCharleston, and you will also receive a letter in the mail. Review our admissions deadlines to see when decisions will be posted.


While we are migrating to our new MyCharleston portal, please call us at 843.953.5670 or e-mail transfer@cofc.edu to check the status of your transfer credit evaluation. Once our migration is complete, you will also be able to view your transfer credit evaluation online in MyCharleston (my.cofc.edu). We will continue to update your transfer credit evaluation as we receive and assess your transcripts, so check back often.


Once you’ve been accepted to the College, you will by able to make your enrollment and/or housing deposits and pay your tuition bills all through our MyCharleston portal. You may also submit your deposits by mail. You’ll receive instructions on depositing in your admissions acceptance letter.

How do I apply for Undergraduate Admissions?

Applying to College of Charleston for Undergraduate Admissions

Applicants for Freshman admission must submit the application, application fee ($45.00 for paper application, $35.00 for online application), high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, and an essay.

Letters of recommendation beyond the counselor recommendation on the Secondary School Report (Part II of Application) are not a formal requirement for application to the College of Charleston. Only applicants who are also applying to our Honors College are required to obtain two (2) teacher recommendations (see Honors application). If you are not applying to the Honors College and still wish to submit letters of recommendation please limit them to two. They must be submitted via email to the following address admapplicants@cofc.edu.
Resumes, activity sheets and any other additional information that you wish to submit to us should also be emailed to admissions@cofc.edu.
Transfer applicants must submit the application, fee, and all college transcripts.  Transfer applicants with fewer than thirty hours must meet requirements for freshman applications as well (see above).
We encourage all students to apply online.

Please visit the Admissions webpage and select the appropriate category to receive detailed information about that type of admission.  You can also find our online application at this site.
For more information, please visit Undergraduate Admissions.