Parent Website: www.cofc.edu/parents
Email Questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of New Student Programs – 843-953-2017
- All calendars (academic, registration, exams) can be found on the Registrar’s website http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php.
- Classes begin: August 23
- Last day to drop or add classes: Aug. 25
- Midterm grades available on MyCharleston: Oct. 11
- Deadline to withdraw from a class: Oct. 21
- Last day of classes: Dec. 5
- Final Exams: Dec. 7-14
Reslife@cofc.edu – Questions about residence halls, move in, room assignments
DiningServicesCustomerService@cofc.edu – Questions about meal plans, dining services
FinancialAid@cofc.edu – Questions about financial aid, awards, loans, grants, scholarships
Treasurer@cofc.edu – Questions about bill payment, payment plans
Advising@cofc.edu – Questions about academic advising, course selection
Orientat@cofc.edu – Questions about new student and family orientation
FYE@cofc.edu – Questions about the First-Year Experience (FYE) program
Admissions@cofc.edu – Questions about receipt of academic transcripts, admissions issues
SummerPreview@cofc.edu – Questions about the Summer Preview program (August 16-20)
Parents@cofc.edu – General questions, referral to campus services
Instructions on how to set a forward from your Cmail account are available on the student computing blog at http://blogs.cofc.edu/scs/student-email/ .
Student Computing Support
Help with My Charleston or email accounts:
For assistance with MyCharleston, problems with campus email, or there are no credentials available when attempting to register for orientation please email: email@example.com or call the Helpdesk at 843-953-3375.
Academic Advising & Planning Center:
Degree worksheets, advising contacts, student resources, general education requirements:
GRADES: Undergraduate Academic Services: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/
Students enrolled at the College of Charleston must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) to avoid being placed on academic probation. These requirements are on a sliding scale based upon the total number of credit hours earned by the student.
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NOTE: Provisionally admitted freshmen must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 by the end of their first year to remain at the College of Charleston. Provisional students should contact Page Keller firstname.lastname@example.org if they have questions.
If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester meets the minimum requirement as listed above, but is below 2.0, then the student will be placed on academic warning. If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester is less than minimum listed above they will be placed on academic probation. If you have questions about probation, dismissal, or withdrawing from the College of Charleston email Undergraduate Academic Services at email@example.com.
A payment plan for each semester is available. Check it out at: http://treasurer.cofc.edu/PaymentPlan.html
Office of the Treasurer: Parents become an AUTHORIZED USER!
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. To become an authorized ebill user visit the website at: www.treasurer.cofc.edu. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUITION & FEES:
For financial aid questions email email@example.com or call 843-953-5540. Some helpful websites include:
CofC Parents Blog:
Parents may subscribe to the CofC Parent Blog by clicking on this link: Subscribe to Parents by Email (submit your email address to subscribe to the blog)
The Office of New Student Programs offers a parents blog to keep you updated on listserv postings from college faculty, staff and administrators. By signing up for the blog email subscription, you will receive an email if there are any new postings.
The College of Charleston’s annual Family Weekend will be held on September 23-25, 2011. Coordinated by the Office of Student Life, the weekend will include a variety of educational, informational and social opportunities for students and their families to learn more about the College and the various cultures and traditions that make Charleston and the Lowcountry a wonderful place to live and grow.
PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE): www.cofc.edu/fye. FYE is required of all new students beginning 2011-12
Information about the First-Year Experience (FYE) program and course descriptions can be found at www.cofc.edu/fye. All new students with less than one full year of college experience are required to complete FYE during the fall or spring semester of their first year. Students only take one FYE (either a first–year seminar or learning community) during the academic year. This is a part of their general education requirements. For FYE questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.
Summer Orientation starts in June!
Orientation Information can be found at: http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php
The Office of New Student Programs provides 10 two-day summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that parents let your student complete the online orientation registration thru MyCharleston. The orientation registration form includes several questions that the student will need to answer such as information about prior coursework, college course selection, and First-Year Experience interest. If you have orientation questions email email@example.com or call 843-953-2017.
Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all ten of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $25.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members when they registered for orientation just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you! The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.
Summer Preview for new students will be held August 16-20, 2011:
Pre-registration, participation fee and waiver required for this summer program. Details can be found at: http://nsp.cofc.edu/summer-preview/index.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017. Summerpreview@cofc.edu
Living-Learning Communities in McConnell Residence Hall (Available to new students August 2011-May-2012):
Living-Learning Communities are designed for incoming freshmen in McConnell Residence Hall. You can find details about this opportunity at http://nsp.cofc.edu/llc/index.php. Each floor has a specific area of interest (Medical, International Business, Communication, Arts) and offers related programming in that area. Live with other freshmen with similar interests! If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017. Questions: LLC@cofc.edu
Office of New Student Programs: Supporting new students and their families!
To view the programs offered through the Office of New Student Programs visit our website at http://nsp.cofc.edu/index.php (click on the left sidebar for programs which include new student and family Orientation, Summer Preview, Living & Learning Communities in McConnell Residence Hall, and the Provisional program). If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.
ONLINE CAMPUS RESOURCES:
- Academic Advising & Planning Center: http://advising.cofc.edu/
- Athletics: http://www.cofcsports.com/
- College of Charleston Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php
- Career Center: http://careercenter.cofc.edu/
- Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/?referrer=webcluster&
- Center for Disability Services: http://disabilityservices.cofc.edu/?referrer=webcluster&
- Dean of Students: http://deanofstudents.cofc.edu/index.php
- Degree Worksheets: http://advising.cofc.edu/degree-worksheets/index.php
- Financial Aid: http://admissions.cofc.edu/financialaid/index.php
- FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE): www.cofc.edu/fye or to email: (email@example.com)
- GPA calculators: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/academic-resources/gpa-calculators.php
- Hometown news form: http://mediarelations.cofc.edu/hometown-news/index.php
- Parent Information & Unsubscribe to Listserv: www.cofc.edu/parents
- Public Safety: http://spinner.cofc.edu/publicsafety/
- Registrar (calendars, exams, registration, academics): http://registrar.cofc.edu/
- Residence Life: http://reslife.cofc.edu/
- Student Affairs: http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/services/index.php
- Treasurer: http://treasurer.cofc.edu/
- Undergraduate Academic Services: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/