Freshmen Deadlines and Decision Dates
Early Notification Deadline
November 1: The early notification deadline is non-binding and accommodates applicants who wish to know their admission decision by December's end. In order to be considered, the application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted online, emailed, or postmarked by November 1.
Honors College Priority Application Deadline- Students who wish to receive first consideration for membership in the Honors College should submit their application by November 1.
The United States government has strict regulations on the issuance of I-20s and documents to international students who wish to attend an educational institution in the U.S. In order to ensure timely processing, International students are encouraged to apply by November 1.
Merit Scholarship Deadline
December 1: To be considered for a merit-based scholarship, the application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted online, emailed or postmarked by December 1. Eligibility for merit-based scholarships will be determined based on academic achievement and test scores.
Students who apply for admission by December 1 will receive a decision by April 1. Scholarships are usually awarded by mid-March.
Honors College & William Aiken Fellows Society Deadline- To be considered for membership in the William Aiken Fellows Society and all merit-based scholarships, students should submit their Honors College application with all supporting materials by December 1.
Regular Notification Priority Deadline
February 1: To receive a decision by April 1, students must submit the application for admission and supplementary materials by February 1.Applications completed after February 1 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 1. Remember to submit official test scores and transcripts in order to complete the application for admission.
Enrollment and Housing Deposit 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.
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.
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.