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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.

To learn more about how our CofC Honors students and alumni are involved and prospering, check out 10 Green Way the Honors blog. To see what jobs, internships, research positions, and other opportunities current Honors students have available to them, check out the CofC Honors Hub

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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

CofC Honors Alums Open Cat Cafe in Charleston
Posted on 29 November 2016 | 11:10 am
Ashley Brooks ’14 and Annaliese Hughes ’14 met during their freshman year as students in the Honors College at the College of Charleston, and once they discovered that they had a mutual affinity for felines, they became the best of friends. That love of cuddly kittens would eventually lead to the duo bringing the first cat […]
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Swansons Named Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year
Posted on 22 November 2016 | 10:08 am
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter has named Steve ’89 and Emily Swanson ’89 the 2016 Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year. Announced at the chapter’s National Philanthropy Day celebration on Nov. 17, 2016, the award honors the Swansons for their generosity, exemplary leadership in the philanthropic community, civic and charitable responsibilities […]
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SCAMP Research for Success
Posted on 17 November 2016 | 11:08 am
This is a guest post by Emmanuel Lopez ’20.  On Thursday, October 27, 2016 students from the South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP) gathered to present their undergraduate research during the annual “Undergraduate Research Banquet” and thanked the program supporters for making their research possible. Honors College Junior Bravada Hill who’s majoring in history […]
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Honors Bachelor’s Essay Database Created
Posted on 15 November 2016 | 11:44 am
Scrambling to figure out what to do your Bachelor’s Essay on? Curious about what other students have done in the past? Want to relive your BE glory days? The Honors College now has a comprehensive database of Honors Bachelor’s Essays written after 2013 thanks to the digital services librarian at Addlestone Library. These Bachelor’s Essays […]
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