Admitted International Students

We are excited to welcome you to the College of Charleston community! You'll have countless opportunities to create, explore, connect, discover, inspire and achieve!

Make sure you complete all the necessary steps to officially become a Cougar. Follow the detailed instructions and links to complete each step.

  1. Go to MyCharleston
    1. Use your CofC credentials (your CWID) as the username –  without MyCharleston is the only site where you’ll log in with the first half of your CofC credentials, without 

  2. Select the MyAccounts tab, scroll to the bottom and click the link that says "Log onto eBill account". (Click on the button to "Open my eBill Account.")
  3. In the new pop-up window, select "Deposits" at the top, then select the term you’ll be entering CofC.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select the incoming student deposit. (The system will prompt you to submit the $400 enrollment deposit. This officially confirms your spot in the entering class.)

* You may also mail a check to Treasurer’s Office, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424. Please include your CWID and indicate your start term on the memo line of the check.

Your CofC credentials are used to access MyCharleston (the CofC student portal) and campus resources such as public computers and WiFi.  

Initial username/login:

As an applicant/admitted student, your initial username is your CofC ID (CWID) number. 

Initial password:

  • Your initial password is your College of Charleston ID (CWID) number plus your six-digit date of birth in the format MMDDYY plus a capital A and an exclamation point (A!). 
    • For example, if your DOB is January 05, 1995 and your CWID is 90000009 then your initial password is: 90000009010595A! Be sure to register your account and reset your password to one that you’ll remember moving forward. 

Please note: this is an example, your numbers are specific to you. If you do not know your CWID, you may find it within your online acceptance letter in your CofC application portal

FYI: if you have attended CofC in the past, or paid a deposit for a prior semester without enrolling, you should continue to use the same credentials you were previously issued.  

Once you pay your deposit to confirm your spot, we’ll update your account username to an alphabetical username – a combination of your last name and first initial – and will create a CofC email address for you. 

Students will be emailed their login credentials to the email account they used on their application after their tuition deposit is paid.

Housing is guaranteed for incoming students who complete their housing application by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 1. Your CofC enrollment deposit needs to be paid 24 hours before you can apply and access the housing application.

Go to MyCharleston and choose the "MyHousing/Dining" button in the top right corner. Pay the $50 housing application fee and proceed to the housing application. Learn more about housing options and review the housing contract and addendum (which you'll sign during the application process). The housing application fee and housing application opened on February 1.

For international transfer students: Submit all official final university transcripts. Transfer credit evaluations will be finished no later than your orientation. You must submit transcripts directly from the foreign credential evaluation company, or via your school of record one of the following three ways (we cannot accept documents sent from students/parents):

  1. Secure transmission server (eScript, SCOIR National Student Clearing House, Naviance or Docufide)
  2. Email to:
  3. Mail to :
    College of Charleston
    Office of Admissions
    66 George Street
    Charleston, S.C. 29424-0001.

Official university transcripts are required by the last day of the drop/add date of your first semester, or a registration hold will be placed.

Go to MyCharleston (, choose the “Academic Services” tab, choose "Degree Works" (if you have not paid your deposits yet, you’ll find Degree Works on the “Admission Status” tab)

Sending AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate), or A-Level Exam scores

For AP and IB exams, make an official score request from the testing agency's website and select College of Charleston as the recipient.

For A-Level exams, certified official results must be sent directly from your school counselor or school official to:  

View the College's international transfer equivalencies.

To register for New Student Orientation

Go to MyCharleston (, choose the “Academic Services” tab, scroll to the orientation box, click the “orientation registration” link and complete the form.


Submit your official, final high school transcript and national exam results (if applicable), verifying your graduation from high school. You must submit transcripts directly from the school of record in one of three ways (we cannot accept documents sent from students/parents):

  1. Secure transmission server (eScript, SCOIR, Parchment, Naviance or Common App)
  2. Email to:
  3. Mail to:
    College of Charleston
    Office of Admissions
    66 George Street
    Charleston, S.C. 29424-0001

NOTE: This step does not apply to transfer students.

If you have not already submitted your official test scores, you must submit them to College of Charleston by June 1 for fall entrance or January 1 for spring entrance. To be considered official results, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency website to CofC via their electronic transmission service. It may take up to three weeks for your test scores to process.

You’ll be unable to register for courses without your official test scores on file. 

SAT code: 5113

ACT code: 3846

TOEFL code: 5113

Note: SAT and/or ACT scores will be used for CofC math placement purposes even if you applied test-optional for admission. You can, and should, submit official SAT/ACT results for any tests you’ve taken even if you didn’t want them reviewed with your application.

The College of Charleston requires students to have three vaccines:

  1. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Two doses at least 28 days apart for students born after 1956 Dose 1 given at first birthday or later Dose 2 given 28 days after first dose or later
  2. Quadrivalent Meningitis Vaccine administered at 16 years of age or after (Meningitis Serogroup B vaccine not required) Students over the age of 24 are not required to get a meningitis vaccine if they do not already have one.
  3. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) given within the last 10 years.

If your immunization records are not issued in English, all immunization records must be translated into English.

As of January 2019, new incoming students who are not in compliance with the College of Charleston immunization policy will have a registration hold placed on their account that prevents them from registering for classes at orientation. View the steps for Uploading Immunization Records.

For international students intending to enroll on a F-1 student visa, please view the documents required to receive your Form I-20.

Once all required documents are received, your I-20 will be mailed to you from our Center for International Education. Allow 3-5 weeks for the creation and mailing of your I-20.

All F-1 international students are required to attend an additional International Student Orientation hosted by our Center for International Education (CIE). All F-1 students will receive an email from CIE with orientation details as the time approaches. 

Paying Your Tuition Bill

You can pay all bills online through MyCharleston. Your bill will be generated after you attend orientation, based upon your personal class schedule. View the tuition charges.

Explore Our Campus

We hope you will be able to visit our campus and take a campus tour. Can't make the trip to see for yourself? Check out our Virtual Visitor Center and take your virtual tour today!

Channel Your Inner Cougar

Buy Cougar gear online or in our bookstore. Or download some digital swag and show your Cougar pride.

Student Technology Needs

Laptop Requirement

All students are required to have a laptop computer.

This requirement will reduce the possible spread of germs by limiting the need for shared public computer stations. It will ensure continuity in the event of school closures, evacuations and other possible emergencies. It will also give students the means to manage the blended classroom format and access school software.

Financial Aid may be available for this, and the Office of Information Technology has a limited number of laptops and WiFi Hotspots available to loan to those students who cannot afford one.

Apple and Dell Discounts

Both Apple and Dell have established College of Charleston online stores, where students can take advantage of reduced pricing when purchasing personal computers. Both sites include models recommended by Information Technology at various price point options.

Students Can Install Office 365 Products for Free

All College of Charleston students can access Office 365 with their College credentials and use applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more from anywhere, at any time, using any device with an Internet connection. Students can also install Office 365 products on up to five separate devices like a desktop, laptop, tablet, or cell phone - for free. In addition, with Office 365, students have 1TB of cloud-based storage space available in OneDrive.


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