Non-Degree Programs

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Students who do not intend to enroll in a degree program may register for a limited number of courses as an auditor or as a non-degree student.

If you wish to enroll in undergraduate courses, but do not intend to seek a degree at this time, you may apply as a non-degree student. Refer to our non-degree information sheet as a starting point.

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You have many undergraduate enrollment options:

***A graduate application is required to enroll in graduate level courses.  Graduate courses typically are numbered at the 500 level and above.

APPLYING

  • Complete the non-degree application.

  • Every student must provide proof of U.S. citizenship

  • Non-degree students may need to submit transcripts (unofficial or official) to enroll in some courses that require pre-requisites. Transcripts should be sent to the department.

  • Students in non-degree status may formally transfer into a College of Charleston degree admission program after completion of 15 - 30 hours of coursework with a minimum 2.6 (in-state resident) / 3.0 (out-of-state resident) GPA. At that time, official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended must be submitted if they are not currently on file.

  • Students who do not meet our degree-seeking requirements may not be eligible for non-degree admission.

REGISTRATION

**Non-degree students may continue to register for courses from one term to the next unless a fall or spring term is missed. In that event, a student must reapply for admission. Failure to enroll during the summer does not interrupt the status of a non-degree student. Continuously enrolled students may use MyCharleston to register for courses according to hours earned at the College of Charleston. 

Take the Next Step:

Check the Course Schedule and Section Search.

  • Select the term for which you want to review courses from the select-term drop-down box and click the submit button.

  • Select the subject for which you want to see courses and click the submit button.

  • Then select the course for which you want to see schedules.

Course descriptions are available in the undergraduate catalog. In the top right corner, select the correct catalog year in the drop-down menu.

TUITION & FEES

Visit the Treasurer's Office regarding tuition and fees.

DEADLINES

Non-degree students with below a 2.0 GPA at the College of Charleston must meet the following deadlines:

  • Spring Semester: Apply by November 1

  • Fall Semester: Apply by May 1

All other non-degree students:

  • Spring Semester: Apply by December 31

  • Fall Semester: Apply by August 15

FINANCIAL AID

Non-degree students are not eligible for federal financial assistance. 

CAMPUS HOUSING

Campus housing is usually available to non-degree students during the summer terms but not during the fall and spring semesters. An exception is made for national and international exchange students housed on campus during regular terms.

PARKING

For more information on parking and services, select a service from our navigation menu on the left. 

COUGAR CARD SERVICES

The Cougar Card is the official College of Charleston identification card. It is issued to all members of the campus community. 

CONTACT US

Admissions main line: 843.953.5670

Fax: 843.953.7461 or 843.953.6322