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Transfer Admission

Students are eligible to apply for admission to the Honors College both from within the College of Charleston and as an external transfer student. Due to the limited number of vacancies in Honors each year, transfer admission is highly competitive. Transfer students are required to talk with Dr. Bryan Ganaway before applying to ensure our curriculum requirements will mesh with the classes you have already completed. An average College GPA of 3.4 or higher is required.

The deadline to apply for spring semester is December 1st, and the deadline to apply for fall semester is May 15th.

The Application Process

  1. If you are transferring to the College from an outside institution, complete the steps for transfer admission, and indicate your interest in the Honors College on the online undergraduate transfer application. If you are a current College of Charleston student, please complete the Honors College Application for Campus Transfer
  2. Complete your Statement of Intent. This section allows you to share why you believe you are a good fit for the Honors College. If you are transferring from another college/university, you must also tell us why you have decided to leave your current/previous school and why you have chosen the College of Charleston. 
  3. The Honors College requires one letter of recommendation from one of your college professors. Please provide the first name, last name and email address for your recommender below and we will contact that person on your behalf.
  4. Submit a resume for consideration. This document should focus on your achievements outside of the classroom, paying special attention to leadership and public service.

If you do not submit them on the application, your résumé, your statement of intent, and contact information for your professor to submit a recommendation should be sent to

If you are applying as an external transfer student with under 24 credit-hours, you should submit your high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores to the Admissions Office.

Submit your official college transcripts. Please be advised that the Honors College does not make a decision on transfer applicants until we have received transcripts from the current semester.

Once you have submitted your completed application and all supporting documents, the Honors College will return a decision to you via your primary email address. Current College of Charleston students should check their address.