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Transfer Students

Transfer students make up a large part of the College of Charleston student body. Each year, we welcome many students from other institutions. Whatever your reasons for transferring to the College might be, you’ll find lots of students like you on campus. You will attend orientation with all new incoming students, and have a chance to connect with others before the school year begins.


There are four categories of transfer students:

  • Transfer students with more than 24 hours of earned college-level credit
  • Transfer students with fewer than 24 hours of earned college-level credit
  • Readmit students — have attended the College of Charleston before
  • Second degree students — have already earned one bachelor’s degree

Our requirements depend on what type of transfer student you are, so be sure to read those very carefully before you apply. Keep an eye on application deadlines, and check out grants and scholarships for which you might be eligible. You will need to complete and submit the entire application pertaining to your category before we can consider you for admission to the College.

To learn how your credits will be evaluated for transfer credit, visit South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center, and to find out what credit we award for AP, IB or CLEP test scores, check out transferring credits.

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