Transfer 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 transfer students at least six semesters to complete the Honors Curriculum regardless of what transfer credits are awarded. Applicants are encouraged to apply if they plan to spend at least six semesters at the College of Charleston. Applicants who plan to spend less than six semesters at the College of Charleston may not find it in their best interest to apply to the Honors College. If you have any questions about whether or how to apply to the Honors College as a transfer student, please email

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Honors Application Materials

Applicants are required to submit a supplemental statement of intent on their application to the Honors College. This statement should be 250-500 words and should cover why you believe you are a good fit for the Honors College, why you have decided to leave your current/previous school(s), and what you hope to gain from participating in the Honors College. Applicants should also submit their high school transcript to the application.

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 activities list. 


Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

The Honors College provides a conditional admission decision on a rolling basis and will provide a final decision once we receive final grades from the most recent term you are enrolled in.