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Freshmen Deadlines and Decision Dates

Early Decision 

Deadline: November 1
Notification: December 1
Early decision applicants make a binding commitment to enroll at the College of Charleston in the following fall if admitted. Only students who have identified the College of Charleston as their first choice and who will not use scholarships and financial aid as a primary factor should select the early decision option. Transfer applicants and students considering a gap-year are not eligible for early decision. Students may apply to other schools but may only apply to one school through a binding early decision process. Students accepted for early decision agree to withdraw any applications from all other colleges and submit a nonrefundable deposit by January 1. 

Application materials for early decision candidates must be submitted by November 1. Decision letters are issued by early December. 

Early Action/Honors College Priority

Deadline: December 1
Notification: January 15
The early action deadline is non-binding and provides applicants with their admission decision by mid-January. In order to be considered, the application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted by December 1. Students may apply prior to the November 1 and indicate that they would like to be considered an early action applicant so that their decision is non-binding.

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

Regular Notification

Deadline: February 15
Notification: April 1
To receive a decision by April 1, students must submit the application for admission and supplementary materials 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 

Deadline: May 1
Applicants must submit enrollment and housing deposits by May 1. On-campus housing is guaranteed for students who have paid enrollment and housing deposits as well as completed the housing application by May 1.


Spring Semester

Aplication Deadline: November 1
For consideration for the spring semester, the application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted online, emailed, or postmarked by November 1. Applicants must submit enrollment and housing deposits by November 1 also. 

If graduating from high school in December and enrolling at the College of Charleston in January, applicants must submit an official letter from a principal or counselor confirming the successful completion of graduation requirements, including the date by which the applicant will receive a high school diploma. For additional information, click here.

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