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.

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.