Current CofC Students


The College of Charleston Honors College provides highly motivated students with the opportunities and challenges they are seeking to make the most of their college experience. Honors students benefit from small, discussion-based courses in a wide range of disciplines; early and frequent access to research, internship, and study away opportunities; personalized mentoring with an Honors faculty member; priority course registration; and a vibrant living-learning community.  

In most cases, it will take students at least six semesters to complete the Honors Curriculum, so we typically only review students who have completed no more than two semesters at the College of Charleston. If you have any questions about whether or how to apply to the Honors College as a current CofC student, please email

Ready to apply?

Honors Application

Interested applicants should submit the Honors application, which includes a statement of intent and resume. The statement of intent should be 250-500 words and should cover why you believe you are a good fit for the Honors College and what you hope to gain from participating in the Honors College. The resume should highlight your leadership and community engagement experience.

What We Look For

A cumulative college GPA of 3.4 or higher is required for consideration and a GPA above 3.8 is preferred. In reviewing applications to the Honors College, the admissions team considers your statement of intent alongside your transcript(s) and resume. 


Fall: May 15

The Honors College provides admission decisions once final grades are available from the spring semester.