Non-degree Programs

We welcome a range of students at the College of Charleston — from those who dual enroll to 60+ students. Some pursue degrees, while others simply want to audit a few classes and enrich their lives. Whatever your situation, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the College of Charleston. You have many undergraduate enrollment options:

  • If you're 21 years old or older, you are considered an adult student. You may apply either as a degree-seeking student, or a non-degree student.
  • Dual enrollment student (taking College of Charleston course while still in high school).
  • If you are enrolled at another college or university, but would like to take classes at the College of Charleston, you are considered a visiting student.
  • If you are 60 or older and a resident of South Carolina, you may register for classes as a 60+ Tuition Exemption Program for a nominal fee.
  • If you would like to take a class but are not pursuing a degree at this time, you may register as a non-degree student. The non-degree quick information sheet can be found here.

Please visit our graduate school website if you wish to take graduate classes.

For information about summer school, go to


The College of Charleston fee is $450 per student per course for students who meet the SC residency requirements.

Fall or spring

Students entering in the fall or spring terms may register during the non-degree registration period (after degree-seeking students have registered). Contact the Office of Admissions for dates and times. 


Please see our summer session website information about registering for summer session courses. When you register, you will receive a Cougar Card, the College's Official ID. You will also be issued a College of Charleston email account and access to MyCharleston.