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First-Year Fellows

The First-Year Fellows Program will provide special opportunities to well qualified applicants to the College of Charleston who have indicated an interest in majoring in English, history or theatre.

Based on their high school GPAs, and SAT and ACT scores, some select incoming freshmen will be invited to participate in the program.

  • During their first semester at the College these students will be placed in a First-Year Experience (FYE) section that is relevant to their intended major.
  • The professor for each of the FYE sections will become the students’ mentor. In addition to meeting regularly with their mentor/academic advisor, students will have the opportunity to work as an individual or part of a group on an independent study with the professor.
  • For two years, the Fellows will become a member of the Student Advisory Council for the Provost and Deans. The council meets each spring to advise the Provost and Deans on how to improve the academic experience – particularly as it relates to first-year students.
  • In the fall of their second year, Robinson and Lightsey fellows who have earned 24 credit hours, have a 3.0 GPA and are recommended by their professor, can apply for a $2,000 study-abroad scholarship.