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Apply by: October 15
Receive your decision on: December 1
Enroll by: January 5


Early decision is a binding commitment to enroll at the College of Charleston in the following fall if admitted. If the College of Charleston is your first choice, and you won't use scholarships and financial aid as a primary factor for deciding which school is the best fit for youthen early decision is the best choice for you!

You may apply to other schools but may only apply to one school through a binding early decision process. If accepted for early decision, you agree to withdraw all applications from any other colleges to which you applied. And, you must submit a nonrefundable deposit by January 5. 

Transfer applicants and students considering a gap-year are not eligible for early decision. 

You must submit your application, signed Early Decision Agreement, all high school transcripts, and, standardized test scores (if applicable) by October 15. Decision letters are issued December 1.

Early Decision FAQ. 

Apply by: November 1
Receive your decision on: December 15

Early action is non-binding and provides you with your admission decision by December 15. To be considered, your application must be complete by November 1. 

Students who wish to receive first consideration for the Honors College should submit their application by November 1. 

Apply by: January 15
Receive your decision on: March 1

To receive your decision by March 1, your application must be complete by January 15.

Late applicants are not guaranteed admission decisions by March 1.

Apply by: May 1

You must submit your enrollment deposit by May 1. On-campus housing is guaranteed if you've paid your enrollment and housing deposits, as well as completed the housing application by May 1.

Apply by: November 1

For consideration for the spring semester, your application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted online, emailed, or postmarked by November 1.

For those admitted students seeking housing, an enrollment deposit and housing application should be submitted as soon as possible thereafter. On-campus housing for spring semester is offered if space is available.

Calendar for Incoming Students for Spring 2023

What does it mean to be on the waitlist? Visit our Waitlist FAQ page.