Interview Weekend

2021 Honors College Interview Weekend 

The annual Honors College Interview Weekend will be held February 6th-12th, 2021. Candidates have been notified of their invitation via their CofC applicant portal. After registering for the event, candidates should check their email regularly for important updates, but this page will also provide general information about the event. All activities will be held virtually, and links will be available in the week leading up to the event.

All students invited to the Interview Weekend have already been admitted to the College of Charleston Honors College. The interview process is used to identify strong candidates for the Charleston Fellows Program, for Honors named scholarships, and for other special opportunities.


Overview Schedule 

Saturday, February 6th: Preview Day

9:00 - 9:45 am EST: Opening session
10:00 - 12:00 pm EST: Personalized schedule to include academic interest meetings, campus tours, and sessions with current students
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST: Break for lunch
1:00 - 4:00 pm EST: Personalized schedule to include academic interest meetings, campus tours, and sessions with current students; parent information session and social
4:00 - 4:45 pm EST: Keynote speaker and closing session

Monday, February 8th - Thursday, February 11th: Group Interview 

3:00 - 6:00 pm EST: Candidates will be assigned a one-hour timeslot on one of the group interview days to participate in a virtual group interview. Assignments will be sent via email by January 29th.

Friday, February 12th: Individual Interview and Writing Exercise 

1:00 - 5:00 pm EST: Candidates will be assigned a two-hour timeslot during which they will participate in a virtual individual interview and writing exercise. Assignments will be sent via email by January 29th.

7:00 - 9:00 pm EST: Fireside chat with current students (optional)

Asynchronous Components 

Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Academic Programs Information Sessions
Campus Tour

To be considered for all special opportunities associated with the Honors College Interview Weekend, candidates must participate in all components listed above. It is likely that candidates may need to request to miss classes for one of the virtual interviews, but we can provide a school excuse and communicate the significance of these activities to schools as needed.


Specialty Scholarship Application

The specialty scholarship application is due January 15th and is required to be awarded an Honors named scholarship. You can link to this application through your CofC applicant portal. Once you click on that link, go to the "Sign In" button in the top right corner of the page and use the following instructions to log in:

Your username is your CofC ID (a.k.a. your CWID) followed by @g.cofc.edu. Your password is your CWID, then your six-digit date of birth in the format MMDDYY, then a capital A followed by an exclamation point (A!).  

So, for example – if you were born Jan 05, 2003 and your CWID is 90000009, then your username would be 90000009@g.cofc.edu and your initial password would be: 90000009010503A! (Again, that's just an example!)

From there, you will be prompted to complete the general scholarship application, which is the only part required to be considered for Honors scholarships. Other conditional sections may appear, and we strongly encourage you to complete the entirety of the application to give yourself the best chance of being considered for scholarships. If you have issues logging in, please contact foundationscholarships@cofc.edu


Links to Virtual Activities

The week prior to the event, links will be posted here for candidates' reference. All synchronous virtual events will be hosted on Zoom.


Contact Information

For questions about the Honors College Interview Weekend, contact Elizabeth Roberts at honors@cofc.edu or 843.953.1252.