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Application Timeline

Honors College Application Timeline

August: Online Application Available

The Undergraduate Application to the College of Charleston opens. Applicants indicate on the online application whether they would like to apply to the Honors College.

November 1: Early Notification Deadline/Preferred Honors College Deadline

November 1 is the non-binding early notification deadline for the College of Charleston. All students submitting their application and supplementary materials by November 1 will receive a CofC decision by the end of the year. All students that also have their Honors College supplementary materials submitted by this deadline are guaranteed an Honors College decision by the end of January.

December 1: Consideration for Merit Scholarships and Special Opportunities

All applicants who have submitted their application and Honors College supplemental materials by December 1 will be considered for merit scholarships from the Office of Financial Aid and the Honors College. This includes consideration to attend the Honors College Interview Weekend where students interview for special merit scholarships and programs.

Mid-December: Select Invitations to the Honors College Interview Weekend

A select group of applicants will be invited to attend the Honors College Interview Weekend via mail along with their Honors College admission decision. These students will be interviewing for Honors College merit scholarships and special opportunities; however, if an applicant is not invited to attend they still may be eligible for College of Charleston Merit Scholarships. 

Late January: Early Notification/Preferred Honors College Decisions

All students that completed their application to the Honors College by the November 1 Preferred Honors College Deadline will receive their Honors College admission decision.

Early February: Honors College Interview Weekend

Invited students must attend the two-day event to be considered for Honors College merit scholarships and other special opportunities.

March: Merit Scholarship Offers 

All students completing the application process by December 1 will be notified of any merit scholarship offers from the Office of Financial Aid and/or the Honors College. 

Late March: All Honors College Admission Decisions

All students that completed their application to the Honors College after the November 1 Preferred Honors College Deadline will receive their Honors College admissions decision.

*All Honors College decisions will be received via mail.