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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: or

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  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 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).


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



Spring 2021 Registration Entry Dates

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 5 November 2020 | 4:57 pm

Registration for Spring 2021 begins on Thursday, November 5, 2020 by assigned entry date for all currently enrolled students. Registration takes place on the Registration Tools channel in MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab.

The registration entry date schedule is based on earned hours.  This does not include the hours in which you are currently enrolled.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on the designated dates listed below.

Spring 2021 Registration Entry Dates

  • Thursday, November 5: 90-122+ earned hours
  • Monday, November 9: 80-89 earned hours
  • Tuesday, November 10: 70-79 earned hours
  • Wednesday, November 11: 60-69 earned hours
  • Friday, November 13: 50-59 earned hours
  • Monday, November 16: 40-49 earned hours
  • Tuesday, November 17: 30-39 earned hours
  • Wednesday, November 18: 20-29 earned hours
  • Thursday, November 19: 1-19 earned hours
  • Friday, November 20: 0 earned hours

Just a quick reminder that the last day to withdraw “W” from full semester courses is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm (EST).  Students may withdraw from a course in Banner Self Service in MyCharleston (which opens at 8:00 am (EST) each day).  Instructions for withdrawing can be found on the Help and Training tab in MyCharleston on the Office of the Registrar Student Resources channel.

For all course withdrawals, you will receive an email confirmation to your college-issued email account from the email address  Your instructor will also receive a copy.

A withdrawal “W” is not a grade. A “W” indicates that a course was started but not completed.  If you are unsure about withdrawing from a course, please consult with your instructor and/or advisor.

Students should make sure to resolve any registration holds on their record prior to the last day to withdraw.  A hold can prevent you from being able to withdraw from a class.  To find out if you have a hold, login to MyCharleston.  Click on the Academic Services tab and look for the Registration Tools channel.  Click on Registration status.  Only the department who placed the hold can remove the hold from your account.   Visit this webpage for more information on hold types:

Dear Students,

This post contains important information about the privacy of your education records.

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:

For additional information or for questions concerning the College’s FERPA policy and procedures, please visit or contact the Office of the Registrar directly (email: or 843.953.5668.

Mary B.

Our quick question chat feature is available Monday – Friday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm by visiting RO Live Chat or look for the maroon pop-up bar in the lower right hand corner of our main web page.  Please do not share passwords, CWID, SSN, or other protected information in chat.

REMINDER:  Today is the last day for drop/add for full semester courses:  8/31/20!

We Are Here For You!

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 24 August 2020 | 3:06 pm

Although we are currently closed to in-person traffic, we offer many ways to serve you.  We are virtually just a phone call, email, chat or Zoom away!

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted on the RO News Blog)

PHONE: 843.953.5668

EMAIL: or Office E-mail Contacts

CHAT:  Available Monday – Friday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Visit

ZOOM: By appointment.  Please email us.


The Office of the Registrar is currently processing course changes from Academic Departments in response to Fall 2020 Covid-19 planning.  You may notice changes in your course schedule or in the instruction modality for some of your courses.   As we get closer to the start of classes on August 25th, check your schedule regularly. Students have the ability to make changes to their schedule through the end of the drop/add period. If you have questions, check with your academic advisor.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to navigate the plans for a safe Fall semester!  Additional information on Covid-19 planning can be found on

This is a very popular question!  Thanks for asking it!  The Office of the Registrar cannot override or register students into courses.  Course enrollment is maintained by the academic departments.  Only a Department within a School can grant capacity or pre-requisite overrides.  Keep in mind, not all Departments grant overrides.  Each Department sets their own criteria for review and approval of overrides.

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