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Appeals and Options

Appealing Your Decision

Every student that is not offered admission to the College has the right to appeal their decision. The committee only accepts student-written letters of appeal. An applicant should only appeal if there is substantial new information that the committee was not aware of at the time of the original decision. An applicant should not appeal just to request a second review of their application. The committee will review appeals and render a decision before the deposit deadline for each semester (May 1 for fall, January 1 for spring).

Transfer students may email an appeal request (with additional necessary documentation) at any time to Freshmen students may email an appeal request to, and the subject must be marked "Appeal of admissions decision for {insert name of student}" with the appropriate name inserted as indicated.

Freshman Transfer Option

Some freshman applicants not offered regular admission may be invited to participate in the Freshman Transfer Option. These students will attend another college/university for two terms, earn a minimum of twenty-four (24) transferrable college credits* with a 3.0 overall G.P.A. or higher to qualify for admission to College of Charleston the following fall term. Dual-enrollment college coursework, coursework taken prior to high school graduation, and remedial courses are not applicable to these twenty-four hours.

You must identify yourself as a participant by returning the postcard sent to you to inform us of your intention.

*Scholarship students must meet the 30 earned hours requirement for eligibility.

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