- Check out the Study Skills Workshops offered http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php
- March 1-March 8 – Spring break
- March 9 – Classes resume
- March 10 – Maymester & Summer registration begins for current CofC students
- March 16 – Midterm grades available to students by noon
- March 25 – Last day to withdraw from a spring class
- March 26 – Fall 2015 early registration begins based on earned hours
- April 24 – Fall registration open to all currently enrolled students
- April 27 – Last day of classes
- April 29-May 6 – Final exams begin (see exam schedule for time/day of exam)
- May 7 – Residence Halls close at 12 noon
- May 12 – Final grades available to students by 1:00pmEST
- May 15 & 16 – Graduation ceremonies (Info: http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/)
College of Charleston Academic Calendars: (Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 available)
Final exam schedule: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2015.pdf (refer to spring the student’s course schedule to determine exam day/time)
Fall Course Registration Entry Times: http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/entrytimes.php
The Fall 2015 dates for registration is now available. Registration for Fall 2015 begins on Thursday, March 26, 2015 for all currently enrolled students (with 106-122+ earned hours) by assigned entry time on MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab. The entry time scheduled is based on the hours that earned. This does not include the hours in which a student is currently enrolled. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on the opening registration day for each group. For instance, students with 106-122+ earned hours can begin registration at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 26, 2015. Students with 90-105 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 a.m. EST on March 27th…etc. Registration will open to all currently enrolled students on Friday, April 24.
Residence Life: 843-953-5523
Email [email protected] if you have questions about living on campus, residence halls, room or roommate assignments, and changing rooms. You may use this email or phone number to contact the senior director of Residence Life (Mr. John Campbell), if you wish to share comments regarding hall activities and programming, hall conditions, or personnel.
Academic Planning Tools:
Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help you succeed at the College of Charleston.
Center for Student Learning (CSL): http://csl.cofc.edu/
This CSL highlight this week is private tutoring. “Tutor Matching Service” (TMS) is an online tutor list/tutor marketplace that matches students with tutors for both online in person tutoring sessions in over 150 subjects and standardized test preparation. … TMS takes care of the scheduling, booking, and payment to allow tutors more time to do what they do best—coaching—and less time worrying about business details.” (TMS press release August 1, 2013). The Center for Student Learning has collaborated with TMS for the convenience of students who either cannot use the CSL’s services or would rather have a private tutor. The TMS tutors offer their services on a pay-per-session basis. They set their rates themselves, and clients pay them directly through TMS. The College of Charleston has no oversight over their services and does not make any recommendation regarding their appropriateness to tutor inside the subject areas they have self-selected to tutor in. While you should always check out first the many tutoring and academic support services that CSL offers at no extra charge, the CSL is excited to offer this partnership with Tutor Matching Service as an additional resource for College of Charleston students.
Degree Works: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php
DegreeWorks is a web-based degree audit application and academic advisement tool that provides a clear and convenient method for students and advisors to track degree progress. DegreeWorks is designed to assist students in reaching their academic goals and achieving a better understanding of degree requirements. DegreeWorks provides students with access to their unofficial degree audit which lists information regarding their current program(s) of study including institutional requirements, general education requirements, major requirements (with concentration, cognate or track, if applicable) and minor requirements. When using DegreeWorks, students will be able to:
- Learn the degree requirements for their major(s) and minor(s)
- See how all completed courses apply to degree requirements
- Identify courses needed to complete their degree(s)
- View their grades and academic standing
- View their cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) and their major GPA
- View College of Charleston and transfer credit hours earned
- Calculate a GPA based on their performance for the term
- Calculate the grade combination(s) needed to achieve a goal GPA
- Plan for registration in future semesters
- Create What-If audits to process speculative degree audits based on current class history
- Estimate how many semesters it will take to graduate
The DegreeWorks access channel is located in MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab. Locate the DegreeWorks channel and click the hyperlink Open DegreeWorks
If classes will be missed, the student should email all professors directly. This email should come from the student’s campus email address. Include the student CWID and the class (name, time, day, and CRN) in the email. It is up to the faculty member to determine if this is an excused or unexcused absence. There are a certain number of classes that may be missed during a semester – this is usually noted on the course syllabus. In addition to email, a student can complete the absence memo form found at http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/about/absence-memo/index.php
Students should contact the IT HELPDESK if there are problems accessing MyCharleston, paying tuition or paying a tuition deposit, or accessing campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected] (option #3) – please include student full name and CWID if emailing.
How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: We highly encourage parents to become authorized users!
You can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email [email protected].
May Undergraduate Graduation:
The Senior Information website at http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/ will be updated as new information about the May graduation becomes available. We will post information about graduation to the CofC parent listserv as we receive additional details. Students should check their campus email and stay up to date on details about tickets and graduation related informational events during the spring. Questions should be directed to http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/contactus.php
Websites of interest:
- Undergraduate catalogs: http://catalogs.cofc.edu/
- Undergraduate Academic Services: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/
- Program of Study Worksheets: http://registrar.cofc.edu/program-of-study-resources/program-of-study-worksheets/index.php
- GPA calculators: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/gpa-calculators/index.php
- Follow the instructions to set up Cougar Alert at: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/
- Majors and Minors: http://www.cofc.edu/academics/majorsandminors/index.php
- College of Charleston Honor System: http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/
- Student Handbook: http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/studenthandbook/index.php
[email protected] – Questions about academic advising, course selection, academic advisor
[email protected] – Questions about meal plans, dining, payment
[email protected] – Questions about financial aid, refund checks, loans, grants, scholarships
[email protected] – Questions about mail services for students, shipping, mailboxes
[email protected] – Questions about residence halls, repairs, housing application, room changes
[email protected] – Questions about bill payment, fees, payment plans
[email protected] – General questions or referral to campus services
Visit the CofC Parents Website:
Listserv members are encouraged to visit the Parent website at www.cofc.edu/parents, which is updated frequently by the New Student Programs staff. The website has a variety of resources for parents of new and currently enrolled students. You may also unsubscribe or change your listserv subscription setting using the link provided on the website.