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Transfer Admission

Transfer admission into the Honors College is highly competitive and is dependent on the number of vacancies in Honors courses. A cumulative college GPA of 3.4 or higher is required for consideration, although a GPA above 3.8 is preferred. Campus transfers and external transfer applicants from other honors colleges/programs or more highly selective colleges and universities will be considered first if spaces are available for transfer admission. In most cases, it is not practical to transfer into the Honors College if you have completed more than one year of coursework at CofC or another college or university. If you have any questions about whether to apply to the Honors College as a transfer student, please email honors@cofc.edu

External Transfer Application Process

Fall Deadline: June 1st
Spring Deadline: December 1st*   

*Spaces for entry in the spring are very limited; some highly qualified external transfer applicants may be asked to re-apply as campus transfers for the following fall semester. 

  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

  2. Complete your Statement of Intent. This section allows you to share why you believe you are a good fit for the Honors College. Since 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 that one of your college professors/instructors fill out our recommendation form. Please provide the first name, last name and email address for your recommender 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 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.

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 HCapplicants@cofc.edu.

Please complete your application prior to the posted deadline, regardless of when your final semester grades will be posted; however,  be advised that the Honors College does not make a decision on transfer applicants until we have received final 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. 

Campus Transfer Application Process 

Fall Deadline: May 15th
  1. Complete the Honors College Campus Transfer Form

  2. Complete your Statement of Intent. This section allows you to share why you believe you are a good fit for the Honors College. 

  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 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.

Your résumé, your statement of intent, and contact information for your professor to submit a recommendation should be sent to HCapplicants@cofc.edu.

Please be advised that the Honors College does not make a decision on transfer applicants until we have received final transcripts from your Spring 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.