- Feb. 28, Maymester and Summer School registration begins
- Feb. 29, EXPRESS II classes begin
- Mar. 3-11, Spring break
- Mar. 12, Midterm grades available
- Mar. 19, Last day to withdraw from a spring 2012 course
- Mar. 23-24, Accepted Students Weekend
- Mar. 24, New students may sign up for summer orientation through MyCharleston
All calendars for the semester (academic, registration, exam schedule) as well as breaks and holidays can be found on the Registrar’s website at: http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php
EXPRESS classes start TODAY!
Express II classes begin Feb. 29, 2012. The last day to drop or add an Express II class is March 2. EXPRESS classes are offered in an accelerated time frame and give students the opportunity to earn credit hours during the spring semester if their class schedule can accommodate additional hours. To view the Express II courses being offered students would need to login to MyCharleston and click on the tab for Academic Services. Select the Lookup Classes tool (select Spring 2012) in the Registration Tools Channel on MyCharleston. On the LOOK UP CLASSES page Express II should be indicated as the PART of TERM in order to view only Express II classes. You must also select at least one Subject to perform your search. Students will need to look at the remaining (Rem) seats to determine if there are any available seats in the class. If 0 remaining is indicated there are no seats available in the Express II class. Students may continue to check to see if seats open during the drop/add period. If seats are available students can enroll in the class through MyCharleston. Express courses are offered at both our downtown campus and our north campus. The north campus location would be identified with NORT as the location. There is no College of Charleston shuttle available to transport students to the CofC north campus. Students will need to arrange transportation to the north area campus for these classes.
Fall 2012 Registration:
All academic calendars including the final exam schedule and registration entry time schedule can be located on the Office of the Registrar website. Students enroll based on their earned credit hours at the end of the fall 2011 semester. Registration opens at 8:00 am on the opening registration day for each group below. For instance, students with 122+ earned hours can begin registration at 8:00 am on March 19th. After the first day, registration is open overnight as well for that group. Students with 113-121 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 am on March 20th. NOTE: Please note if a student has a registration hold on their record they will not be able to register for classes until they have taken the appropriate action for the hold to be removed.
Registration Entry time website:
Midterm Grades available March 12th:
In college many (but NOT ALL) classes will provide students with a midterm grades to help them measure their academic progress midway in the semester. To view midterm grades:
- Login to MyCharleston (user name and password is needed to login)
- Click on the Academic Services tab (located on the top toolbar)
- From the Academic Services page click on Banner Self-Service
- From Banner Self-Service you will see folders – click on the STUDENT folder and click on Student Records – select the option for midterm grades
- If you have problems logging in to MyCharleston contact Helpdesk@cofc.edu
Tips for students worried about midterm grades:
- Talk to the professor! Check the syllabus for available office hours. The professors at the College of Charleston want to help students succeed but the student must take the initiative to seek them out and discuss their concerns.
- Go to the Center for Student Learning (CSL) in the Addlestone Library: http://csl.cofc.edu/?referrer=webcluster& – The CSL is FREE for students! The services include: Tutoring, Math Lab, Writing Lab, Speaking Lab, Language Lab, and help with Study Skills.
- Meet with an Academic Advisor: http://advising.cofc.edu/. A student’s academic advisor is a great resource for advice about classes and academic planning. They are also supportive listeners and serve as an invaluable source of guidance to students.
- Do not miss class and submit assignments on time!
- Utilize effective methods to study. Incorporate active learning techniques for reading texts and taking notes. The study skills seminars offered by the Center for Student Learning cover a variety of topics that may be helpful to students.
- Manage time differently in order to get the maximum amount of study hours. This may mean cutting back or stopping extracurricular activities. Create a weekly calendar with time for study noted each day. Consider reducing work hours. Working more than 20 hours a week (if enrolled full time) may affect academics.
Academic Advising & Planning Center: http://advising.cofc.edu/
Degree worksheets, advising contacts, student resources, general education requirements:
Registrar Forms & FERPA information:
- http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php – FERPA & Request to view records form
GPA, Probation, and Scholarship Calculators:
- http://undergrad.cofc.edu/academic-resources/gpa-calculators.php – GPA calculators
Undergraduate Academic Services (email@example.com):
- http://undergrad.cofc.edu/forms/complete-withdrawal.php – Withdrawal form
- http://undergrad.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php – Undergraduate Academic Services Contacts (this office handles academic probation, dismissal, withdrawal, and Leave of Absences)
Questions or comments about Dining Services? www.cofc.edu/diningservices
Email the customer service area at DiningServicesCustomerService@cofc.edu if you have questions about meal plans, dining, payment, food choices, or hours of operation.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about work orders, moving out, housing, or wish to share comments regarding the residence hall or residence life issues. This is the general email address for the Office of Residence Life.
Off Campus housing – How to Get Started Guide:
Office of Financial Assistance & Veteran Affairs:
It’s time for parents and students to complete the FAFSA to receive financial aid for the next academic year. Financial aid includes grants, loans (student and parent), and federal work study. You may find the applying for aid webpage which is posted below helpful. There are also a couple of videos on this page about the process. You can read more about the different types of aid by selecting the appropriate link on the left sidebar of the page. Students and parents can walk in and meet with a CofC financial aid counselor any time between 8:30-5 M-F. Email email@example.com with questions.
If you have questions about the ebill please contact the Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-953-5572. Provide your student’s full name and CWID (College Wide Identification Number) in any correspondence.
Become an Authorized User:
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 email@example.com. A payment plan for each semester is available. Check it out at: http://treasurer.cofc.edu/
Family Weekend September 28-30:
The Office of Student Life looks forward to welcoming you to campus September 28-30, 2012 for Family Weekend! Please mark these dates on your calendar and visit http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/ on a regular basis for updates and additional information. Online registration for Family Weekend will begin in early August. Reminders will be sent to the listserv and a schedule of events will be mailed to families of first-year students. The weekend will include a variety of programs and events designed to highlight the history, culture and beauty of the College, the city of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Volunteer – a great way to spend your free time and build your resume!
Transition Year website:
Parents may be interested in the Transition Year website provided by The Jed Foundation. The website provides information about the complex transition from high school to college and includes many resources to help parents anticipate, plan for, and protect the emotional health of their college student. This guide was designed with input from authorities on college mental health. The Transition Year website can be accessed at http://www.transitionyear.org/ – click on the nametag PARENT to view information. You do not have to register/login to access information.
May 2012 Graduation:
The May ceremonies take place outdoors in our beautiful and historic Cistern Yard. There are two ceremonies – one in the morning and one in the afternoon of the same day. Because of the large number of graduates who participate, tickets are required for guest admission. Each graduation candidate will be eligible to receive 4 tickets for their guests who wish to join them in the Cistern Yard. Additional tickets are only available on a limited basis by raffle at several senior events that take place throughout the year. Contact your senior class officers for more information. Details (including dates/times) about the May ceremony can be found on the Senior Information Website during the spring term. Inquiries concerning commencement ceremony tickets should be directed to the alumni relations office.
Senior Information website:
Advising@cofc.edu – Questions about academic advising, course selection, academic advisor
DiningServicesCustomerService@cofc.edu – Questions about meal plans, dining, payment
FinancialAid@cofc.edu – Questions about financial aid, awards, loans, grants, scholarships
MailServices@cofc.edu – Questions about mail services for students, shipping, mailboxes
Reslife@cofc.edu – Questions about residence halls, repairs, room changes, issues with roommates
Treasurer@cofc.edu – Questions about bill payment, payment plans
firstname.lastname@example.org – General questions or referral to campus services
email@example.com – Questions about First-Year Experience coursework