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 Application Plan

 2024 Application Deadline

 Approximate Decision Release

 Enroll By

 *Early Decision #1  November 1  December 1  January 5

  Early Action





 November 1





 December 1 
 For S.C. high school applicants
 Including S.C. Honors College applicants

 December 15 
 For non-S.C. high school applicants
 Including Honors College applicants

 May 1



 May 1


 *Early Decision #2  January 15  March 1  March 15
 Regular Decision  January 15  March 1  May 1 


*If you are admitted Early Decision, you will definitely enroll in the College of Charleston and withdraw all other applications.


Go To The Application

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. 

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

Early Decision Agreement

Early Decision FAQ. 

Early action is non-binding and provides you with your admission decision early.

Students who wish to receive first consideration for the Honors College should submit their application by November 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 15

For consideration for the spring semester, your application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted online, emailed, or postmarked by November 15.

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 2024

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