Apply to the Honors College


Honors students are curious, engaged, and motivated leaders on campus and in the Charleston community. The Honors College provides students with personalized opportunities that enhance their college experience.

Why Honors?

The Honors College is a smaller community within the larger College of Charleston campus for students of all academic disciplines and with a diverse range of long-term goals. As a student in the Honors College, you would benefit from:

All of these aspects support you in accomplishing your goals, whatever they may be!

How to Apply

Most students join the Honors College as incoming freshmen and apply at the same time they apply to the College of Charleston. To be considered for the Honors College, just indicate your interest on the online CofC application or Common App and provide the supplemental Honors essay. The profile of admitted students changes each year depending on the applicant pool, but there is never a minimum GPA or test score required. Learn more about how to apply as a freshman.

Students interested in joining the Honors College from another college/university or from the regular College of Charleston curriculum will be asked to provide a statement of intent that outlines why you are interested in the Honors College and why you are a good fit. Learn more about how to apply as a transfer student or current CofC student.