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Honors College

The College of Charleston Honors College expands on partnerships between faculty and student by creating a vibrant living-learning community where personal attention gives the support students need to reach their goals during and after college. Inside the CofC Honors community, motivated students live, learn, and grow together while pursuing their unique interests and goals – everything from study abroad, internships, research and service projects at home and globally.

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Interested in applying to the class of 2021?

  • Schedule a visit!
  • See our feature on current Honors College students and read articles on Honors College students and alumni in The College Today
  • Visit the Honors Hub, a listing of various opportunities available to Honors students in the workplace, on campus, in research and beyond
  • Take a virtual tour of Berry Hall to see where Honors students live and learn
  • Read about the Honors curriculum and how the First-Year Experience sets you up for long-term success
  • Browse the Frequently Asked Questions to get the inside scoop
  • Note: The fall 2017 application is not yet available, but you are able to begin work on other pieces, such as your résumé and Honors essay

Questions? Call the Honors Center at 843.953.7154 or reach us by email at

News in the Honors College

Alum Has Birds-Eye View on Rio Olympics
Posted on 10 August 2016 | 2:08 pm
Brad Burns ’03 has his eye on the Olympics. More accurately: As the technical lead overseeing the four high-resolution imaging systems – each with 13 cameras – that are monitoring the Rio games from the sky, Burns has 52 “eyes” on the Olympics. From balloons anchored 200 meters above the ground, the Simera camera systems are providing an unprecedented level […]
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Reforming Public Education Top Priority for Alumni
Posted on 5 August 2016 | 7:47 pm
Sara DeWolf ’02 and Nicholas Boatwright ’11, Honors College alumni and advocates for equity in public education, will both attend master’s programs at Harvard Graduate School of Education this fall. While both have experience teaching in schools, they aspire to work behind the scenes to improve public education for all students. DeWolf, a current member of […]
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