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What We Look For

The College of Charleston uses grades and standardized test scores to evaluate your level of academic preparation.

 If English is not your native language, we will look closely at your English language proficiency by reviewing either your TOEFL or IELTS exam score. The minimum required score for the internet-based TOEFL is 80. Note: we may not offer you admission if you score below 20 on an individual exam component. The minimum required score for the paper-based TOEFL is 570. The minimum required overall band score for the IELTS is 6.5 (academic format only).

If English is your native language, we require either the SAT or ACT.

We also need to see that you can fund your studies at the College of Charleston. Therefore, please submit a completed Certificate of Finances form.