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TODAY! TODAY! JOIN US! The Transfer Resource Center at the College of Charleston will host its Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Lightsey Center Suite 258 during National Transfer Student Week (October 15-19). Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend to tour the center, enjoy light refreshments and pick up a sticker to show their support of the College’s transfer students.

Current College of Charleston students have the ability to electronically share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian.

The Proxy Access Management service in Self-Service Banner provides students with a way to designate proxy access to trusted users to view selected student information. By setting up proxy access the student is giving consent for specified individuals to view academic information from their student record online. The student is able to modify the access rights and valid date ranges as well as view a log of the most recent activity.  Students may select any or all of the following information items with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

NOTE: Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit our FERPA Information web page.

Drop/Add date for Express II EXTENDED

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 12 October 2018 | 11:55 am

Attention Undergraduate Students:  Due to Hurricane Michael, the Drop/Add date for Express II courses has been extended to Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  An updated Academic Calendar will be available to the campus before close of business today.

Due to potential inclement weather from Hurricane Michael, the College of Charleston is cancelling all classes and College events for Thursday, October 11, following a closure notice from the Charleston County government. All campus activities and campus visits are also cancelled for Thursday, October 11. All classes on the evening of Wednesday, October 10, will meet as scheduled.

This cancellation affects all classes, labs, meetings and other activities scheduled at the downtown campus (including Harbor Walk and Avery Research Center), North Campus, Grice Marine Lab and the Lowcountry Graduate Center, including those courses taught in the English Language Institute and the Charleston Bridge Program.

Only essential personnel will need to report to campus on Thursday, October 11. For faculty and staff, please consult with your supervisor regarding work schedules. For students, residence halls will remain open, and the Liberty Street Fresh Food Companies (the main dining facility) will be open from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Addlestone Library will have a limited schedule (please go to the library website for hours).  

Regarding a make-up day for missed classes on Thursday, Provost Brian McGee will make an announcement no later than Monday (October 15) about the academic calendar adjustments.

At this time, campus will reopen on Friday, October 12, 2018, on its normal operating schedule. For more information, please go to emergency.cofc.edu

CofC Emergency Management Team

The Transfer Resource Center at the College of Charleston will host its Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Lightsey Center Suite 258 during National Transfer Student Week (October 15-19).  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend to tour the center, enjoy light refreshments and pick up a sticker to show their support of the College’s transfer students.

National Transfer Student Week is sponsored by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students to celebrate transfer students and the professionals who support them each October.  The Transfer Resource Center will celebrate National Transfer Student Week with a special event each day, Oct. 15-19, 2018.  For a complete schedule of events, download our Event Flier, visit transfer.cofc.edu, or follow the Transfer Resource Center on Instagram and Facebook.

In addition to National Transfer Student Week, transfer students and all students with transfer credit are encouraged to utilize the services provided by the Transfer Resource Center such as pre-transfer advising, official transfer credit evaluation, connection to campus resources, and transfer student specific programs.  The College of Charleston becomes a new home to hundreds of transfer students each semester. The Transfer Resource Center strives to assist transfer students in their academic pursuits prior to admission through graduation in the Lightsey Center, Suite 258.

Prospective students looking to connect with a Pre-Transfer Advisor, can contact the Transfer Resource Center at 843.953.1135 to setup an appointment. Please visit transfer.cofc.edu for more information about the Transfer Resource Center.

The Fall 2018 Academic calendar has been updated due to Hurricane Florence.  Click Academic Calendars to view the updated calendar.

Classes Resume Tuesday, September 18, 2018

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 15 September 2018 | 7:57 pm

At this time, the College plans to have classes resume on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. All faculty and staff members will report to work as normally scheduled on Monday, Sept. 17.
http://today.cofc.edu/2018/09/15/cofc-classes-to-resume-tuesday-sept-18/

Due to Hurricane Florence, the College is cancelling all classes and College events starting Tuesday, September 11, following an evacuation order for coastal counties issued by the S.C. Governor’s Office. All sporting events, campus activities and campus visits are also cancelled beginning Tuesday, September 11. All classes on the evening of Monday, September 10, will meet as scheduled.

This cancellation affects all classes, labs, meetings and other activities scheduled at the downtown campus (including Harbor Walk and Avery Research Center), North Campus, Patriot’s Point, Grice Marine Lab and the Lowcountry Graduate Center, including those courses taught in the English Language Institute and the Charleston Bridge Program.

Information regarding when classes will resume and the campus will reopen will be provided at a later date.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In accordance with regulations issued under FERPA, the College of Charleston provides an annual notification to our enrolled students of their rights under FERPA; as well as an explanation of the exceptions under FERPA that allow the College to disclose information from the student’s education record without consent.

This notification is posted at the following link on the website of the Office of the Registrar:  http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/FERPA-annual-notification-final-june-2016.pdf

For additional information or for questions concerning the College’s FERPA policy and procedures, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php or contact the Office of the Registrar directly (email:  registrar@cofc.edu or physical address:  160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center, Room 281).

The Office of the Registrar welcomes you to the Fall 2018 semester!  This email contains some helpful dates, deadlines, and information about the semester.

Academic Calendar:  Please be sure to take a few minutes to review the entire Fall 2018 Academic Calendar.   Here are some important highlights:

  • Drop/Add Deadline for Full Semester Classes: Monday August 27th
  • Senior Citizen Registration: Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Express I Classes: Wednesday, September 19th
  • Drop/Add Deadline for Express II Classes: Friday, October 12th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Full Semester Classes: Thursday, October 25th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Express II Classes: Wednesday, November 14th

Academic Catalogs:  Looking for the undergraduate or graduate academic catalog (academic regulations, course descriptions, department/program information, etc.)?  Click Academic Catalog System. 

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 possibly be affected. 

Holds:  Registration holds for a past due balance, an advising hold, parking or library fines, etc., will keep you from being able to drop, add or withdraw from classes in MyCharleston. You can check for any registration holds using the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.  Look for the Registration Tools channel and click by clicking on the Registration Status link.  Only the department who placed the hold can remove it from your account.   If you have a hold and need to drop or withdraw from a class (by the appropriate deadline), please contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance BEFORE THE DEADLINE at registrar@cofc.edu! Requests after the deadline will not be processed.

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

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

Have a great semester! Go Cougars! 

Best,

Mary B.

Mary C. Bergstrom ‘90
University Registrar
College of Charleston
w: registrar.cofc.edu
Lightsey Center, Suite 281 and B-12

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