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Application Timeline

Honors College Application Timeline

NOTE (01/16/2018): An Honors College decision cannot be made until an applicant has received an acceptance package from the College of Charleston. Early Action applicants should expect to receive their College of Charleston decision in the next 10 days and, if they are admitted, should expect to receive their Honors College decision in the mail by the end of January.

August: Online Application Available

The online Undergraduate Application to the College of Charleston opens. Applicants indicate on the application whether they would like to apply to the Honors College. Selecting "yes" will prompt the applicant to submit supplemental Honors College information and materials that are not required by the Office of Admissions. 

November 1st: Early Decision Deadline 

Early decision applicants make a commitment to enroll at the College of Charleston in the following fall if admitted. If the College of Charleston is your first choice, you are encouraged to apply by this binding early decision deadline. All early decision applicants submitting their application and supplementary materials by November 1st will receive their CofC decision and Honors College decision by early December. 

December 3rd: Early Action Deadline/Honors College Priority Deadline

December 3rd is the non-binding early action deadline for the College of Charleston. All early action applicants submitting their application and supplementary materials by December 3rd will receive their CofC decision  by mid-January and Honors College decision by the end of January.

December 3rd is the Honors College priority deadline in order to be considered for the Honors College Interview Weekend in February. This deadline is recommended for all students interested in the Honors College since beginning December 3rd we work to build our incoming class. After this deadline, admission may become more difficult as we become more selective with our remaining acceptances. 

Note: Students may apply prior to the November 1st deadline and indicate that they would like to be considered an "early action" applicant so that their decision is non-binding. 

Early February: Honors College Interview Weekend

All applicants who have submitted their application and supplemental materials by December 1st will automatically be reviewed for invitation. Invited students will interview for Honors College merit scholarships and special opportunities; however, if an applicant is not invited to attend, they are still eligible for other College of Charleston merit-based scholarships. Invitations will be sent out by the end of December and invitees must attend the two-day event to be considered for Honors College merit scholarships and other special opportunities.

February 15th: Regular Notification Deadline

To receive a decision by April 1st, students must submit the application for admission and all supplmentary materials by February 15th. 

*All Honors College decisions will be received via mail.