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Deadlines

Here's what you need to know about your decision deadlines:

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Early Decision 

Apply by: November 1
Get your decision by: December 1

Early decision is a binding commitment to enroll at the College of Charleston in the following fall if admitted. If the College of Charleston is your first choice, and you won't use scholarships and financial aid as a primary factor for deciding which school is the best fit for youthen early decision is the best choice for you!

You may apply to other schools but may only apply to one school through a binding early decision process. If accepted for early decision, you agree to withdraw all applications from any other colleges to which you applied. And, you must submit a nonrefundable deposit by January 1. 

Transfer applicants and students considering a gap-year are not eligible for early decision. 

Application materials for early decision candidates must be submitted by November 1. Decision letters are issued by early December. To learn more, check out our FAQ.

Early Action/Honors College Priority

Apply by: December 1
Get your decision by: January 15

Early action is non-binding and provides you with your admission decision by mid-January. To be considered, your application file must be complete by December 1. You may apply before November 1. Just let us know you'd like to be considered an early action applicant so your decision is non-binding.

Students who wish to receive first consideration for the Honors College should submit their application by December 1.

Regular Notification

Apply byFebruary 15
Get your decision by: April 1

To receive your decision by April 1, your application file must be complete by February 15.

Applications completed after February 15 will be considered on a rolling basis, but only if space is available. Priority will be given to applicants who apply on or before February 15.


Enrollment and Housing Deposits 

Apply byMay 1

You must submit your enrollment and housing deposits by May 1. On-campus housing is guaranteed if you've paid your enrollment and housing deposits, as well as completed the housing application by May 1.


Spring Semester

Apply byNovember 1

For consideration for the spring semester, your application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted online, emailed, or postmarked by November 1. You must submit enrollment and housing deposits by November 1. 

If you're graduating from high school in December and enrolling at the College of Charleston in January, you must submit an official letter from a principal or counselor confirming the successful completion of graduation requirements, including the date by which you'll receive your high school diploma. 

Applications completed after November 1 will be considered on a rolling basis, but only if space is available. 


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