Parts of the Application

In order for the admissions committee to issue a decision, an applicant's file must be complete.  All application materials must be either delivered or postmarked by the appropriate deadline. Remember, we cannot review an application or make a decision until the Office of Admissions has received all parts of the application. Once you’ve applied, you will be able to check the status of your application and required materials online. Decisions are generally made within three to four weeks of completing an application file.

THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE YOUR FILE:

  • Undergraduate application. You’ll have the option to submit a personal statement in which you can tell the admissions committee anything you think the College should know about you. (Readmit students are required to submit a personal statement). 
  • $50 application fee. You will pay this fee when you submit the application.
  • Official college/university transcripts from each school you’ve attended. 

Submit admissions materials to:

College of Charleston
Office of Admissions
66 George Street
Charleston, S.C. 29424-0001
Fax: 843.953.6322 I Email: admapplicants@cofc.edu

REQUIRED FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH FEWER THAN 12 CREDIT HOURS

  • High school transcripts from each high school attended (Must be sent directly from the high school to CofC via a secure transcript submission service like Parchment, SCOIR, or eDocs). 
  • Mid-term grades of currently enrolled coursework. You may submit a screenshot of your student portal with midterms or use thetransfer admission midterm grades report. All screenshots must include the student name, the school name, and the names/midterm grade(s) of all work in progress. 

REQUIRED FOR READMIT STUDENTS

  • Personal statement. Use the personal statement in the online application to let us know about your activities since you left the College of Charleston, and why you want to return.

OPTIONAL APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Letters of recommendation are not required. If you want to submit letters of recommendation, send no more than two. Use “Recommendation Letter” in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name, birth date, and College of Charleston ID number, if you know it.
  • Résumés, activity sheets, any other supplemental information. You may email anything else you want us to consider. Be sure to include your full name, birth date, and College of Charleston ID number, if you know it.
Arts submissions and auditions.
We do not require arts submissions or auditions for admission, and there is no separate application for the School of the Arts. However, there are some departmental scholarships available requiring auditions or portfolio reviews. 

HONORS COLLEGE APPLICATION

When you submit your transfer admission application, indicate you want to apply to the Honors College. Learn more about Honors College applicantion requirements.

RESIDENCY

Residency for tuition purposes is determined when you submit your application. If you indicate you are a South Carolina resident on your application but we cannot make that determination based on the information you submit, you will be advised to work with the Office of Legal Residency