What's My Application Type?

Are you unsure whether you should apply as a first-year student, a transfer student, second-degree applicant or readmit student? Check out the descriptions below to see where you fit.

First-Year Students

I will be a first-year student because I have:
  • not yet graduated from high school, or earned my GED, or I am taking a post-graduate (fifth) year of high school.
  • not taken any college classes between the time I graduated, earned my GED, or took a post-graduate year, and now.
    Note: If you took college courses while still in high school (dual-erollment), you are still considered a first-year applicant.

Transfer Student

I am considered a transfer student if I have:
  • earned an associate’s degree, but not a bachelor’s degree.
  • taken any college classes since I graduated from high school, earned a GED, or completed a post-graduate year of high school.

    Note: College classes include any community/technical college, trade school, two-year or four-year college courses, and/or military service with a Joint Services Transcript (JST).

Second-degree Student

I should apply as a second-degree student if:
  • I have already earned a bachelor’s degree from any accredited four-year college/university, and I am interested in earning a second bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S., B.P.S or B.I.S) from the College of Charleston.

Readmit Student

I am considered a readmit:
  • if I was previously enrolled at the College of Charleston as a degree-seeking student – either as a first-year student or transfer student.
    Note: The application review process and deadlines will vary depending on the cumulative GPA we have on record for the last term during which you were enrolled at the College.