Application Timeline

Honors College Application Timeline


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 supplemental materials by November 1st will receive their CofC decision and Honors College decision by mid-December. More information on the Early Decision deadline is available here

December 2nd: Early Action/Honors College Priority Deadline

December 2nd is the non-binding early action deadline for the College of Charleston. All early action applicants submitting their application and supplemental materials by December 2nd will receive their CofC decision by mid-January and Honors College decision by the end of January.

December 2nd 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. 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 the Honors College priority deadline will automatically be reviewed for an invitation to the interview weekend. Invited students will interview for Honors College named 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.  Please note that a student does not need to be invited to the interview weekend in order to be admitted to the Honors College. Only a select number of Honors College admitted students are invited to the interviews. 

The 2020 Honors College Interview Weekend will be held on February 7th-8th. 

February 15th: Regular Notification Deadline

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

May 1st: Decision Day

You must submit your tuition deposit by May 1st to secure your spot in the incoming Honors College class. 

*All Honors College decisions will be received via email after students receive a decision from the College of Charleston. Students admitted to the Honors College will also receive an acceptance letter in the mail.