Deadlines

Fall Semester Admission:

Spring Semester Admission:

International Transfer Students:

International Visiting Students:

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Fall Semester Admission- classes beginning in August

Early Decision

Apply by: October 15
Get your decision by: December 1

Early decision applicants make a binding commitment to enroll at the College of Charleston in the following fall if admitted. Only students who have identified the College of Charleston as their first choice and who will not use scholarships and financial aid as a primary factor should select the early decision option. Transfer applicants and students considering a gap-year are not eligible for early decision. Students may apply to other schools but may only apply to one school through a binding early decision process. Students accepted for early decision agree to withdraw any applications from all other colleges and submit a nonrefundable deposit by January 1. To learn more about early decision, check out our FAQ.

Early Action

Apply by: Midnight December 1
Get your decision by: February 1

The early action deadline is non-binding and provides applicants with their admission decision by mid-January. In order to be considered, the application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted by December 1. 

Honors College Priority

Apply by: Midnight December 1
Get your decision by: February 1

If you plan to apply to the Honors College, you'll indicate this on the regular College of Charleston application. We strongly encourage you to submit your application and all required materials for regular and Honors College admission by the December 1 priority deadline. This will ensure that you are considered for named merit scholarships offered by the Honors College. Apply by that date, and you'll have your decision from the Honors College by January 31

Regular Notification Priority Deadline

Apply by: March 1

Priority will be given to applications submitted on or before March 1. Applications completed after March 1 will be considered on a space available basis. Please allow 6-8 weeks from the time your application is completed to receive an admission decision.


Spring Semester Admission - classes beginning in January

Apply by: November 1

For consideration for the spring semester, the application for admission and supplementary materials must be submitted online, emailed, or postmarked by November 1. Please allow 6-8 weeks from the time your application is completed to receive an admission decision.
Applications submitted or completed after November 1 will be considered on a space available basis.


Application Deadlines for International Transfer Students

Your application and all materials must be submitted online, emailed, or postmarked by these dates.  Please allow 6-8 weeks from the time your application is completed to receive an admission decision.

Transfer Deadline for August Admission

Apply by: June 1

Transfer Deadline for January Admission

Apply by: November 1 


International Visiting Students

Visiting Student Deadline for August Admission

Apply by: March 29

Visiting Student Deadline for January Admission

Apply by: October 12