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Next Steps at the College of Charleston

We are excited to welcome you to the College of Charleston community! You'll have countless opportunities to create, explore, connect, discover, inspire and achieve!

Make sure you complete all the necessary steps to officially become a Cougar. Follow the detailed instructions and links to complete each step.

  1. Go to MyCharleston
    1. Use your CofC credentials (your CWID) as the username –  without @g.cofc.edu. MyCharleston is the only site where you’ll log in with the first half of your CofC credentials, without @g.cofc.edu. 

  2. Select the MyAccounts tab, scroll to the bottom and click the link that says Log onto eBill account. (Click on the button to Open my eBill Account.)
  3. In the new pop-up window, select Deposits at the top, then select the term you’ll be entering CofC.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select the incoming student deposit. (The system will prompt you to submit the $400 tuition deposit. This officially confirms your spot in the entering class.)

* You may also mail a check to Treasurer’s Office, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424. Please include your CWID and indicate your start term on the memo line.

Your CofC credentials are used to access the specialty scholarship applicationMyCharleston (the CofC student portal) and campus resources like public computers and WiFi.  

As an applicant/admitted student, your username is usually your CofC ID (CWID) followed by @g.cofc.edu. Keep in mind this is not an email address (yet!) FYI: if you have attended CofC in the past, or paid a deposit for a prior semester without enrolling, you should continue to use the same credentials you were previously issued.  

Your initial password is your College of Charleston ID (CWID) number plus your six-digit date of birth in the format MMDDYY plus a capital A and an exclamation point (A!).  So, if your DOB is Jan 05, 1995 and your CWID is 90000009 then your initial password is: 90000009010595A! Be sure to register your account and reset your password to one that you’ll remember moving forward. 

Please note: this is an example, your numbers are specific to you. If you do not know your CWID, use the following link to retrieve it: go.cofc.edu/cwid 

Once you pay your deposit to confirm your spot, we’ll update your account username to an alphabetical username – a combination of your last name and first initial – and will create a CofC email address for you. 

Students will be emailed their login credentials to the email account they used on their application after their tuition deposit is paid.

Go to MyCharleston and choose the MyHousing/Dining button in the top right corner. Pay the $50 housing application fee and proceed to the housing application. Learn more about housing options and review the housing contract and addendum (which you'll sign during the application process)

Visit our events page here.

Visit the Admissions Events page to register.

Submit all official final college transcripts (including dual credit coursework taken in high school). Transfer credit evaluations will be finished no later than your orientation. You must submit transcripts directly from the school of record one of three ways (we cannot accept documents sent from students/parents):

  1. Secure transmission server (eScript, SCOIR National Student Clearing House, Naviance or Docufide)
  2. Email to: admapplicants@cofc.edu
  3. Mail to :
    College of Charleston
    Office of Admissions
    66 George Street
    Charleston, S.C. 29424-0001.

Official college transcripts are required by the drop/add date of your first semester, or a registration hold will be placed.

Go to MyCharleston (my.cofc.edu), choose the “Academic Services” tab, choose Degree Works (if you have not paid your deposits yet, you’ll find Degree Works on the “Admission Status” tab)

Sending AP/IB/CLEP/DSST scores
Make an official score request from the testing agency's website and select College of Charleston as the recipient. View the College's transfer equivalencies.

Go to MyCharleston (my.cofc.edu), choose the “Academic Services” tab, scroll to the orientation box, click the “orientation registration” link and complete the form.

We encourage you to apply for federal assistance. If you have not already done so, you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline to apply for the fall semester is March 1. Applications submitted after June 1 for the fall semester or November 15 for the spring semester will be processed; however, aid may not be available by the first day of classes.

If you graduated from a high school in South Carolina, were a S.C. resident at the time of high school graduation, and wish to be considered for state scholarships, we’ll need your official final high school transcript. Your transcript must be sent from your school directly.

Submit your official final high school transcript, verifying your graduation from high school. You must submit transcripts directly from the school of record in one of three ways (we cannot accept documents sent from students/parents):

  1. Secure transmission server (eScript, SCOIR, Parchment, Naviance or Common App)
  2. Email to: admapplicants@cofc.edu
  3. Mail to:
    College of Charleston
    Office of Admissions
    66 George Street
    Charleston, S.C. 29424-0001

NOTE: This step does not apply to transfer students.

You must provide your official test results (by June 1 for fall entrance or January 1 for spring entrance). To be considered official results, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency (College Board or ACT) website to CofC via their electronic transmission service. It may take up to three weeks for your test scores to process.

You’ll be unable to register for courses without your official test scores on file. Our SAT code is 5113 and our ACT code is 3846.

Note: Scores will be used for CofC math placement purposes and SC state scholarships even if you applied test-optional for admission. You can, and should, submit official SAT/ACT results for any tests you’ve taken even if you didn’t want them reviewed with your application.

NOTE: This step does not apply to transfer students.

Every student must provide proof of U.S. citizenship before enrolling. If you've filed a FAFSA, you're all set. If you've not filed a FAFSA, you must provide proof of U.S. citizenship; complete the Verification of Lawful Presence form.

The College of Charleston requires three vaccines:

  1. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Two doses at least 28 days apart for students born after 1956 Dose One given at first birthday or later Dose Two given 28 days after first dose or later
  2. Quadrivalent Meningitis Vaccine administered at 16 years of age or after (Meningitis Serogroup B vaccine not required) Students over the age of 24 are not required to get a meningitis vaccine if they do not already have one.
  3. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) given within the last ten years

As of January 2019, new incoming students who are not in compliance with the College of Charleston immunization policy will have a registration hold placed on their account that prevents them from registering for classes at orientation. View the steps for Uploading Immunization Records.

Paying Your Tuition Bill

You can pay all bills online through MyCharleston. Your bill will be generated after you attend orientation, based upon your personal class schedule. View the tuition charges.

Explore Our Campus

We hope you will be able to visit our campus and take a campus tour. Can't make the trip to see for yourself? Check out our virtual visitor center or take our virtual tour today!

Channel Your Inner Cougar

Buy Cougar gear online or in our bookstore. Or download some digital swag and show your Cougar pride.

Student Discounts

Apple and Dell Offer Reduced Pricing for College of Charleston Students

Both Apple and Dell have established College of Charleston online stores, where students can take advantage of reduced pricing when purchasing personal computers. Both sites include models recommended by Information Technology at various price point options.

Students Can Install Office 365 Products for Free

All College of Charleston students can access Office 365 with their College credentials and use applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more from anywhere, at any time, using any device with an Internet connection. Students can also install Office 365 products on up to five separate devices like a desktop, laptop, tablet, or cell phone - for free. In addition, with Office 365, students have 1TB of cloud-based storage space available in OneDrive.

Summer Courses

Want to get a jump on your college career? Register for Summer Sessions. If you have work or other commitments preventing you from registering for a traditional class, try one of our distance education/online courses.

Cougar Excursion

Cougar Excursion to get involved on campus, and participate in team-building exercises. Cougar Excursion is held over three days in August.


Connect with the Office of Admissions

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