How to Apply

Explore the local ecosystems in and around Charleston with Saving Biodiversity in the Anthropocene 


Turn the city into your own interactive social justice map with Mapping Memory in Charleston


Examine Charleston as a city molded by medicine with Bodies and Anti-Bodies








How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a course reaches capacity. We will follow up and notify all applicants of their enrollment status within one week of receiving a completed application. The application portal will automatically email you a copy of your application, which you should keep for your records. Once your application has been processed, we'll send you an email from with a complete timeline, checklist, and instructions for payment and remaining paperwork.

Who is Eligible

The Honors College Summer Institute is open to high school students of all backgrounds who will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in the fall.

Program Cost

Tuition for Saving Biodiversity in the Anthropocene is $700.
Tuition for Mapping Memory in Charleston is $500.
Tuition for  Bodies and Anti-Bodies is $500.
*A limited number of $100 scholarships are available to help offset tuition costs. Once you submit your application, you will receive additional information about the scholarship application process.


Applications for each course will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the course reaches capacity. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible by submitting a nonrefundable deposit of $150. This deposit is applied to the full enrollment cost.

Refund Policy

Students who do not participate in the Institute forfeit their $150 deposit. Students who pay the full amount and decide to withdraw before June 1 are eligible to recoup the remaining balance from their payment. Students who withdraw after June 1 are eligible to recoup their remaining balance in the event of hospitalization or death of an immediate family member. All other withdrawals, including student dismissal, are ineligible for refunds.


For additional information on the application process, please contact