Professional/Adult Students

If you are over 21, you are considered an adult student. Adult students who are looking to audit classes for professional development or personal enrichment, and are not degree-seeking, should complete the non-degree application.

Note: If you are looking to complete your degree, you should apply as a freshmen (if you don't have any previous credits) or as a transfer student (if you have some previous college credit). Adult students looking to complete their degree should explore the Bachelor of Professional Studies program. If you're one of our 60+ students, you qualify for a tuition exemption. 

Adult students can take courses by applying as a non-degree student. In addition, the College of Charleston offers a number of professional development courses through the Center for Continuing and Professional Education. 


Application Information

  • 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.