Dual Enrolled High School Students

Get a jump on your college career.

Local high school students who are exceptionally strong academically are welcome to take college-level courses at the College of Charleston in their senior (and in some cases, junior) year. They will receive college credit for their coursework.


To apply for fall or spring semesters, dual enrolled high school students must: 

*Note: Teacher Cadet students do not need to submit the Dual Enrollment Permission Form.

Note: To prove U.S. citizenship, applicants must complete the Verification of Lawful Presence form and deliver the original, with a photocopy of your proof document, in person or by mail, to the Registrar’s Office. To complete the dual enrollment permission form, the applicant must complete part one, the applicant's family must complete part two, and the applicant's high school official must complete part three and then, return the form to the Office of Admissions.

Academic departments approve the acceptance of dual enrolled students and their enrollment in courses on a space-available basis. Since these courses carry full college credit, dual enrolled students are subject to all academic and student regulations of the College of Charleston. 

To apply for one of our summer terms, please visit our summer session website and follow the application instructions. 


You can browse course offerings (by semester) on our website. Popular courses for high school students include computer science, public speaking, American government, introduction to sociology, introduction to psychology, mathematics and foreign language classes. Placement tests may be required to determine the appropriate level of math or foreign language you can take. Because you can register for classes only after all degree-seeking students have registered, some classes may be full.  


The College of Charleston fee is $450 per student per course.

Fall or spring

Dual enrolled 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.