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REMINDER:  January 19, 2021 is the last day for drop/add for full semester courses.  Dropping a course after this deadline results in a withdrawal “W” from the course.  A “W” is not a grade. A “W” indicates that a course was started but not completed.

Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, observed. No classes. College closed.

Dear Undergraduate Students:  The Office of the Registrar welcomes you to the Spring 2021 semester!  This post contains some helpful dates, deadlines, and information about the semester.

Academic Calendar:  Please be sure to take a few minutes to review the entire Spring 2021 Academic Calendar.   Here are some important highlights:

  • Drop/Add Deadline for Express I Classes: Wednesday, January 13th
  • Drop/Add Deadline for Full Semester Classes: Tuesday, January 19th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Express I Classes: Wednesday, February 10th
  • Drop/Add Deadline for Express II Classes: Wednesday, March 10th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Full Semester Classes: Monday, March 22nd
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Express II Classes: Monday, April 5th

Academic Catalogs:  Looking for the undergraduate or graduate academic catalog (academic regulations, course descriptions, department/program information, etc.)?  Visit the web page: https://registrar.cofc.edu/academic-catalog/index.php 

FERPA:  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.  For more information, visit the webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php 

Full-time vs Part-time Status:  A minimum of 12.0 credit hours is considered full-time enrollment for undergraduate students. Be careful about dropping or withdrawing from courses which take your total enrollment hours below this minimum, as your financial aid and health insurance could be affected. 

Holds:  Registration holds will keep you from being able to drop, add or withdraw from classes in MyCharleston.  Only the department who placed the hold can remove it from your account.   For a list of hold types and contact information, please visit:go.cofc.edu/holds.

One Stop Answers:  Visit our One Stop Answers for Common Student Requests web page for additional questions and answers.

Program of Study Resources:  Visit the web page Program of Study Resources to find Major Roadmaps, Program of Study Planners, General Education Requirement information and more!

Program of Study Management (POSM):Ready to declare your major?  Visit https://registrar.cofc.edu/posm/index.php for more information!Proxy Access Management:  Want to share your schedule, midterm grades, or final grades with a parent or guardian? Current College of Charleston students have the ability to electronically share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian.  Visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php for more information. 

Transfer Students:  Take a few minutes to review the Transfer Resource Center web page for helpful information regarding transfer credits and getting involved as a transfer student. 

Have a great semester! Go Cougars! 

Best,

Mary B.

Help! I have a registration hold!

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 8 January 2021 | 2:34 pm

If you have a registration hold on your account, you will not be able to register for courses until this hold is cleared.  Only the department who placed the hold can remove the hold from your account.  Visit https://registrar.cofc.edu/courses/registration-holds-and-required-verifications.php for a list of registration hold types and contacts.

Spring 2021 Types of Course Delivery

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 4 January 2021 | 1:29 pm

The College’s “Back on the Bricks” plan specifies the types of course delivery for the Spring 2021 schedule. Please visit https://cofc.edu/back-on-the-bricks/academics-and-classrooms/spring-2021-course-guide for helpful definitions.

Winter Break: RO and TRC Hours

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 18 December 2020 | 3:25 pm

The Office of the Registrar (RO) and the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) will close for Winter Break at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.  The RO and TRC will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:30 am.  Many frequent questions can be answered on our website: registrar.cofc.edu or transfer.cofc.edu.  We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Final Grades Delay 12/17/20

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 17 December 2020 | 4:18 pm

Due to unexpected technical issues, the processing of all final grades will be delayed.  Degree Works will also be unavailable during this time.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  We will notify the campus as soon as this issue is resolved.  Thank you for your patience.

Registration Closed for Orientation – Upcoming Dates

By Julie Dahl
Posted on 2 December 2020 | 10:00 am

In order to assist our incoming students, registration will be closed on December 16 and 17, 2020 and again on January 7, 2021 for New Student Orientation.  Continuing students, please plan your registration activity accordingly.

Office Hours Thanksgiving Holiday

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 24 November 2020 | 12:17 pm

The Office of the Registrar and Transfer Resource Center will close for the Thanksgiving holidays at 2:00 pm (EST) on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.  We will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:30 am (EST).  Happy Thanksgiving!

Many helpful resources are available on our website: registrar.cofc.edu or transfer.cofc.edu.

Course Withdrawal Date Extension Fall 2020

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 19 November 2020 | 12:28 pm

The deadline for students to withdraw from one or more full term or Express II courses has been be extended.  Students may withdraw between 8:00 am (EST) November 20, 2020 and 11:59 pm (EST) December 7, 2020.  The course withdrawal extension applies only to students enrolled in College of Charleston courses and does not apply to Charleston Bridge students.

In making the decision to withdraw from a course, it is important for students to consult with their instructor and/or advisor and to consider possible financial aid implications.  All decisions are final.

Express II and Full-Term Courses

Students who wish to withdraw from an Express II or full-term course should use Banner Self Service.

  • Login to MyCharleston and go to the Academic Services tab.
  • Look for the Banner Self-Service channel and click on Banner Self-Service/Student/Registration/Add or Drop Classes
  • Select Fall 2020 as the term and click Submit
  • Locate the course for which you wish to withdraw
  • Under the Action column, click the drop-down menu and select Web Withdraw
  • Click Submit Changes
  • Once you submit a withdrawal request for a course, you will see “Web Withdrawal” next to the course on your course schedule. You will also receive an email confirmation to your college-issued email account from the email address coursenotifications@cofc.edu.  Your instructor will also receive a copy.

Express I Courses

Students will not be able to use Banner Self Service to withdraw from Express I courses because they have already been graded.  Students who wish to withdraw from an Express I course should email their withdrawal request to grades@cofc.edu prior to the deadline.  The email must come from your college-issued email account and include:

  • Name
  • CWID
  • Course Acronym and Number
  • Name of Course

How Does a Course Withdrawal Appear on My Transcript?

When a student withdraws from a class, the “W” status indicator will appear on the transcript to indicate that a course was started but not completed.  A “W” is not a grade and does not impact the grade point average (GPA).

Refunds

Withdrawing from a course, or even all courses, during this extended withdrawal period will not make students eligible for a tuition refund.

 

 

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